Hi shoppers! This is Kathy Lu, features editor at The Roanoke Times.
I know you’ve been missing Hollie this week, and we apologize for the lapse. Hollie is taking a leave, which started this week.In her absence, I’d like to introduce you to two women who will be filling in for her.
Courtney Cutright covers K-12 education out of our Roanoke newsroom. But she’s also an aspiring coupon queen who recently discovered online coupons (couponmom.com is her favorite). Here’s one of her success stories:
“On my first shopping trip, I spent about $10 on four cans of chicken broth, contact lens solution, shampoo, conditioner, dental floss, dish soap and two bottles of multivitamins. The contact solution and floss were FREE after coupons! I love to see how much I can save, the hardest part is trying only to buy what I need.”
Rebecca Holland is the calendars editor and an editorial assistant in the Roanoke newsroom. She calls herself a “reformed tomboy” who learned her bargain-hunting skills from her mom. She says she’s a fan of etsy.com and ebay.com, where she can find unusual — and sometimes local — items at good prices. “Shoes are my Kryptonite,” Rebecca says, “but I can happily say I’ve never paid full price for any of my beauties.”
Courtney and Rebecca will continue to promo our Sunday circulars as Hollie has done. They might also share lessons learned and other good deals along the way.
Please continue to comment and ask questions. I know Courtney and Rebecca are ready to help.