Hi, my name is Marie Vadala. I was raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts but currently live in Ossipee, New Hampshire. I learned from an early age how to get the most out of my money and have been couponing as long as I can remember. About five years ago the lightbulb went off when I was able to purchase 54 boxes of Hamburger Helper and 6 Boxes of Potatoes completely FREE. I knew I was on to something. Shortly after that, a friend posted a link to Kathy Spencer’s appearance on a local news broadcast. At that point, I knew I could do this too and began following HowtoShopforFree.net daily. I have amassed a very healthy stockpile that has not only benefitted me but also friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. I don’t think it’s enough just to share my stockpile. I enjoy sharing my knowledge as well and have “given birth” to lots of “extreme couponers”, including my mother who has a pretty healthy stockpile herself.
The biggest misconception that I hear is that couponing takes too much time. I work full time supervising customer service for a telecommunications company and am very active in my cooperative. I am still able to fit my couponing in. Organization and resources like HowtoShopforeFree.net make it easy. I look forward to teaching the best tips and tricks for shopping for free.