Coupon Dad – “Who Is This Whack Job?!”

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Coupon Dad

“Who is this Whack Job?!”…….”and why should I follow him?”

Well I’m glad you asked!

Let me enlighten you about the man, the man, the myth, the legend that is  Coupon Dad.

The Whack Job:

Real name: Zack

Husband and father of 4 (3 daughters and a son)

Blogger, tech geek, blog designer and social media nut

Frugal,  money saver and avid couponer (see story below)

I think I’m humorous, most others don’t agree

Over analyzer, little OCD (ok, ok more than a little) – my daughter says it’s CDO because it has to be alphabetized.

BIG kid (my youngest tells me to grow up all the time)

Have an artistic side that will come out every so often

Appreciator of good wine and occasional scotch (single-malt)

Military brat and have lived too many places to count

Computers tend to be nice to me

Follow Me?

What…..you want more? Ok, ok…….besides the crazy humor and entertainment you will get…

Simply put, I will show you how to save a ton of money so you will never pay retail again.

Couponing Background

Ahhh….so you want to know how the heck I got into this whole couponing thing?

Well, my first exposure to coupons was at the ripe age of 14. At the time,  I was visiting my father and new step-mom for the summer and looking for ways to conjure up some more cash above the typical allowance I was given. So I came up with this brilliant scheme to pitch to my parents about giving me any money I was able to save them at the store using coupons. If I was able to knock $20 bucks off the grocery bill they would give it to me in cash.

I don’t think they realized the dedication and willpower I had to make some money. I ate more Rice-A-Roni and yogurt that summer than I can even describe (those were big coupon items back then…LOL). The best part about it was this was when we lived in Denver and the local grocery store (King Soopers) doubled and tripled coupons…Score!

Then, for a short time,  the whole couponing thing disappeared from my life only to resurface a few years ago. My sister-in-law and her children came to live with us bringing the mouths to feed in my household to nine. She was a heavy coupon user and knew everything there is to know about the coupon game. She quickly got me back into using coupons for everything to help get our grocery bill under control and taught me many advanced couponing techniques. Shortly after Coupon Dad was born and I have been sharing my money saving tips, coupons and discounts ever since.

I hope you enjoy the website and blog and will consider following me if you don’t already.

Zack aka Coupon Dad

 


Comments

  1. Jaime Buckley says

    Hey Zack,

    Love what you’re doing here and I know all about wanting to save every penny possible–I’m the dad of 11 kids (9 still at home…but now I’m a grandpa 4 times over). What you’re doing here is brilliant. May i also say I feel a “tad” more comfortable being on a “manly” coupon site (is that possible?).

    Looking forward to contributing and spreading the word about the site =)

    Jaime Buckley
    Author, Master Sliver-Picker-Outer & Cool Dad

  2. Matthew says

    Hello Zack,

    You have been in the coupon game since you were 14! Smart way to earn some money from your parents. I enjoyed visiting your site. Lots of coupons and deals to help us save!

    Matthew

  3. Edwin Otero says

    Good morning! Boy, I am glad to see men doing this I was beginning to think only women did this! I have a question; On the premise about how couponing works. Is it like the total plus all the rewards programs kick in (loyalty cards, rewards program, points, etc.), minus the total being chipped away by coupons gives you the final bottom line? I just want to have a logical picture in my mind how this works more or less? Thanks for your time.
    Edwin Otero (Newbie)

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