On A Very Personal Note…

Coupon Dad and Mrs. Coupon Dad

In 2009, when Zack came to me with the idea of starting a blog and website I was skeptical. First, because I really didn’t know what a blog was and no, I’m not kidding. Those of you that know us personally can tell you that I am not the tech savvy one in this outfit. I do, however, have mad skills for shopping on a budget and using coupons. Combine that with Zack’s stellar tech skills and Coupon Dad was born.

At the time, both Zack and I had full time jobs in the sales and marketing industry. We were working at the office during the day and Zack was working on Coupon Dad at night. One day Zack told me, “Honey, you can quit your job”.  I couldn’t believe it. It was such a blessing and it had come at the perfect time too. Now, I’m gonna tell you this because after almost six years I feel like we are friends. I’m not telling you this for sympathy.  It is difficult for me to work a “regular” job because I have a rare autoimmune disease. When it’s in remission, I’m great. When it’s active it requires more sick days than what “regular” jobs offer and it’s just not fair to an employer, so being a blogger is the perfect job for me. Then, in the fall of 2010, Zack left his job as well so he could stay home and work on Coupon Dad full time and help me when I needed it.

Both of our families thought we were NUTS, BONKERS, CRAZY, OFF OUR ROCKERS when Zack told them we were going to put all of our efforts into Coupon Dad. They didn’t understand how we were going to make a living. In fact, almost six years later, I still don’t think my mother gets it. Well, it’s a fair question. How do we make our money? We make money in a number of ways, but the two main ways is through the ads that are on Coupon Dad and we also have affiliate links through some, but not all, of the stores that we feature on the site. We make a very small commission if someone makes a purchase through our site. Paying us a commission is a lot cheaper than having a brick and mortar retail store, so it actually cost you less to shop online.  You can read the article why shopping online saves you money.

Why am I telling you all of this? Well, just like anything else, you have a choice when you are looking for that Denny’s coupon,  Macy’s coupon,  or any other coupon for that matter. You could visit the “big” national guys like Retail Me Not or Brads Deals or you can visit the small businesses like Coupon Dad, Coupon Geek or CouponingFor4 to get your coupons.

Instead of going directly to Coupons.com print your coupons, do it  here.  Bookmark it and print them through that link. It’s the exact same coupons that you find on Coupons.com. You can also print your Target coupons from our homepage too.  By doing so,  you are helping the little guy!

If you are a frequent shopper of  Macy’s, Kohl’s, Best Buy, and so forth, buy through us. We have a whole list of stores to choose from. By shopping through us, not only are you saving money, but you are also helping this business stay afloat so we can continue to help you and others save.

When clicking on one of our coupon links and making a purchase, no matter how large or how small that purchase is, you are supporting our small business.  You are helping us buy cleats for our son, books for our daughters, art lessons, drivers ed classes, school supplies, pay medical bills, buy groceries, give to charities, and so much more, for that we are forever grateful. By you clicking on our links, we can continue to keep the site up and running.

Coupon Dad Family

We all love supporting small businesses. Did you know that, according to Forbes, that 63% of the new jobs that are being created in the U.S.are coming from small businesses?  The reason I bring all this up is November 29th is Support A Small Business Saturday. I have just shared a way you can support a small business almost every time you make an online purchase. Do you think of Coupon Dad as a small business? You should. Statistics show that the average small business will go under within five years. We are approaching year six! Help us keep the doors open for many years to come!

I will tell you it takes a lot of work to keep up with a website of this magnitude. We are just a two person team and we work at least 10 hours each day, every day. There are no vacation days or other benefits that come with “regular” job.  There are only four days each year that we don’t open our computers. Sure we have some great benefits of being self employed. Our cars have very low mileage on them. My work clothes are yoga pants, and we don’t have to worry if I have enough sick days when I’m not feeling well.

It’s our dream. This is our job. It’s how we pay our bills. This isn’t our hobby, it’s our passion. It’s our livelihood. We also want this to grow so spread the word and tell your friends about us. We would love to be able to even hire a couple of employees some day.

If there are coupons that you are looking for or questions that you have please reach out to us. If you have budgeting or money questions, let us know.  We would love to hear from you!  On the other hand, if there is something that bugs you, let us know. We look at the site everyday and it makes sense to us, but it may not to you.  We do this for you! Our readers are our business. Without you we would not have a  business. So again, we thank you!

Think Geek Deal – BOGO + Stackable Coupon

ThinkGeek Bogo + Stackable coupon deal
Think Geek Deal – BOGO + Stackable Coupon

We all know the best way to save is to stack a sale with a coupon. This ThinkGeek deal is just that. They have their drinkware and glassware buy one, get one 50% off + there is a coupon that stacks to save you even more!

Here at Coupon Dad we always have the latest ThinkGeek promo code if you are stumbling on this post after this deal has come to an end.

One year, everything on my son’s Christmas list was from ThinkGeek. Why yes, we are huge fans. We are also fans of beverages. So this deal is perfect for those of you like us. The prices are good too. Take the Grumpy Cat mug. It’s only $9.99 and comes complete with integrated handle at no additional charge! To get the second for 50% off there is no need to add a fancy coupon code. The discount will automatically apply at checkout.

The prices aren’t outrageous and they have really cool stuff. The Breaking Bad Beaker mug is $11.99… great gift for a Breaking Bag Fan. The superhero is only $12.99. Then you buy the 50% off and you have some inexpensive gift ideas.

Use the ThinkGeek coupon code 15FORYOU to get and extra $15 off your order of $50. It will work in combination with the BOGO deal above.

This ThinkGeek deal is good through November 23, 2014.


Calphalon Roaster $49.99 Shipped!

Cooking.com deal for Calphlon Roaster for $49.99 shipped

Calphalon Roaster $49.99 Shipped!

Are you in need of a good turkey roaster for all the festivities on Turkey Day? I recommend this Calphalon Roaster and you can get is shipped for only $49.99 shipped! This baby is normally $100!

Zack and I got this exact roaster probably 15 years ago and it is still going strong! It has cook a many a pound of meat over the years.

Now if you needed some additional items you can get those too and save 10% with the Cooking.com coupon code COOKSAV but don’t use this code if you are just getting the roaster because then you will have to pay for shipping and it will actually be more with the coupon than without. But if you needed to add a blender or a skillet or something then totally use the coupon.

This deal is good through December 31, 2014.


Cooking.com Promo Codes 2014 – Get 10% Off Purchase

Save big with Cooking.com promo codes and deals

Cooking.com Promo Codes 2014

Looking for some new kitchen utensils or maybe some new pots and pans? Make sure to check out all of our Cooking.com promo codes to help you get some extra savings! Always great deals going and they get even better when you add an extra saving promo code to your order.

Cooking.com Promo Codes

Promo Codes: COOKSAV
Get 10% off your total purchase. Just shop through the link  above to activate and enter the promo code at checkout. Some exclusions may apply to Cooking.com promo codes and deals. This is a limited time only.

Promo Code: C98285
Save $30 off your order of $300 or more. Need that new Kitchen Aid mixer or a new set of cookware for Easter?? Now is the time. Simply shop through the link above and enter the promo code at checkout to lock in your discount. This is a limited time offer.

Promo Code: MIXER
Save up to $150 on Vitamix blenders. Just shop through the link above to lock in your savings. Some exclusions may apply to Cooking.com promo codes. This is a limited time offer.

Save 70% on 2-pc. Contemporary Nonstick Fry Pan Set by Calphalon. Get a 10 inch skillet and a 12 inch skillet for $49.95. Normally, $165. To get this deal, just shop through the link above and your savings will automatically be applied to your order.  You can also use the 10% off from up above to get an even better deal! Some exclusions may apply to Cooking.com promo codes.  This is a limited time offer.

Freebie: STICK
Get a FREE Cuisinart Stick blender via mail in rebate with the purchase of a Cuisinart Compact Juicer + FREE shipping. This stick blender has a $55 value.  Just shop through the link above and your freebie will automatically be applied to your cart. Some exclusions may apply to Cooking.com promo codes. This deal is good through December 31, 2014.

Cooking.com Free Shipping Details

Certainly shipping cookware and such can be quite expensive. Don’t worry with Cooking.com has you covered. Cooking.com offers free shipping on all orders $49 or more everyday.

How to Save at Cooking.com

Cooking.com has a reward program… sweet!!! Get $10 for every $200 spent after coupons, discounts, and gift certificates redeemed.  Use your reward on a future purchase.  Once issued, you have one year to spend your reward.

What We Love About Cooking.com

Mrs. Coupon Dad has been ordering from Cooking.com for years. The thing she loves best is Cooking.com’s 100% satisfaction guarantee. That’s right, if for any reason you are not happy with your purchase you can return it for a replacement or a refund of the purchase price at any time!!! Yes, that’s right, any time! All products are fully guaranteed against any defects or shoddy workmanship. Oh and don’t worry about your item getting damaged through the shipping process because that is guaranteed too.  If your package is not delivered by its guaranteed delivery date, then your shipping is FREE! The Cooking.com promo codes help too!

I personally love the price match and price guarantee. They guarantee their prices for 30 days from the purchase date. If you find our price has changed on the same item you’ve already purchased on their site within 30 days of the date of purchase, they will happily refund the difference. Also,  if you find a better deal advertised by ANY other retailer, Cooking.com will match it PLUS give you an additional 10% bonus of the total price. The 10% bonus is given in the form of an electronic gift certificate.

Forever 21 Deal – Sweaters As Low As $9.90

Forever 21 Deal for up to 50% off on winter wear


Forever 21 Deal – Sweaters As Low As $9.90

If you love trendy fashion but are on a budget then you need to check out Forever 21. They have their winter styles up to 50% off and you can score sweaters for as low as $9.90!

If you have never shopped Forever 21 what are you waiting for? Did you know their everyday price on basic leggings is $3.90!! Yep, you read that right! GREAT prices!!

Oh, and you get free shipping on $30!

Hurry, this Forever 21 Deal is good through November 26, 2014.