Hi there and Welcome to SaveaLoonie.com! Our names are Ryan and Terra and we run SaveaLoonie. We are a couple living in Ontario, Canada with our dogs, Jack and Ella. We just want to tell you a little about ourselves and our website.
SaveaLoonie.com was launched on May 18, 2011. We created this site to help our friends, family and fellow Canadians to learn to coupon and reduce your monthly expenses. We started couponing out of necessity. With Terra being a full time student and Ryan working with a variable income, we found our finances quickly became too much to handle. We had seen TLC’s Extreme Couponing and decided that couponing was worth a shot to try and reduce some of our expenses. We quickly found that with some time and dedication grocery bills were dropping by 50% or more! Others started to notice the success we were having with coupons and were constantly asking where we get our coupons and how to use them. After trying to explain to a handful of them all the different resources we use to collect coupons, we came up with the idea of creating a website where we could put them all together. That’s how SaveaLoonie.com was born.
Now a little about us!
I am a Sir Sanford Fleming Alumni and a graduate of the Advanced Registered Massage Therapy program. I am a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. As well as being being one of the 2 writers at SaveaLoonie, I also run a small Massage Therapy practice out of our home. You can find me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TerraKaufmanRMT. I have been couponing since late 2010 and I love every minute of it. I’m not just a couponer, but embrace every aspect of the frugal lifestyle. I do most of the content writing and updating here on SaveaLoonie.com. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with Ryan and our dogs walking, fishing, visiting family, gardening, DIY-ing, cooking or baking.
I am a self employed web designer and have been working on the internet for over 10 years. I have created and maintain several websites on a daily basis as well as SaveaLoonie.com. Every site I have run is all “Freemium” content meaning I have never charged for any service I provide online. I wasn’t sure about this couponing thing at first but quickly realized how much money could really be saved. I have never actually used a coupon by myself but am with Terra on almost every shopping trip. I am responsible for all of the back end coding and design work done on SaveaLoonie. As well as working on the web, I have a side hobby of caring for and breeding lizards, more specifically Bearded Dragons. I also enjoy horsing around with our dogs, playing video games and watching the Toronto Maple Leafs play hockey.
Jack is our oldest fur-baby. He is a Jack Russell Terrier. He is always excited to see what new goodies (especially dog treats!) that we bring home when we shop. He has got his head in every bag before they are even through the door! Jack is super energetic and loves playing ball, barking at squirrels and posing for pictures. If we are in the office working, you can bet Jack isn’t far behind! He gets just as excited as we do when a new coupon or freebie offer goes live.
Ella is an energetic Pug puppy. She is new to the couponing world but is catching on fast! Ella joined our family in March of 2012 and has made us smile everyday since then. She loves helping to sort coupons – even if they do sometime get a little soggy. Ella loves getting dressed up, playing ball and chasing Jack’s tail. During the day, you can usually find Ella asleep on the couch or laying in the sunshine some where.
What makes SaveaLoonie.com unique from other Canadian Couponing websites is our family dynamic. It is just us working here, searching Facebook, emails and the internet looking for coupons and freebies for you. All day, every day. Both of our jobs are done from home, so we are rarely far from the computer. What this means for you is that we are often FIRST to bring you time sensitive and limited time only coupon and freebie offers. We pride ourselves on bringing unique content to you first. You can be assured that being a part of the SaveaLoonie Community means you won’t miss an offer!
We also offer our community members a fun, encouraging and interactive place to find and learn about coupons. Every post, comment, Facebook message, email and promotion are all 100% done by us. We offer all of our Community Members access to our extensive and FREE How to Coupon Guide so you can learn to coupon at your own pace. We firmly believe that no one should pay to learn how to coupon which is why we offer our resource to you for nothing.
If this is your first visit, please let us Welcome you to the SaveaLoonie Community and we hope to see you around a lot. If you’ve been a SaveaLoonian for some time, thank you for stopping by to learn a bit about us. We love having you here!