Saving Cent by Cent’s Full-Cover Feature in Newspaper

Tooele Transcript Feature 7-18-13

I am excited to let you know that Saving Cent by Cent was featured in my local Tooele Transcript Newspaper yesterday, July 18, 2013. When I had the interview with the reporter, I was thinking that the story would be something small in one corner of a page. I was surprised when I opened the newspaper that it was a full-page spread!

Following the hour-long interview with the reporter a few weeks ago, the photo shoot was scheduled at my house. I was busy trying to make sure the house was picked up (which is a challenge with an 18-month-old) and that I and the girls were ready when the photographer showed up. You can see in the newspaper that they took a cute photo of my girls placing coupons in my small coupon pouch (I don’t spend hours clipping coupons, but I do some couponing. You can read more about that here.)

Here’s the opener of the newspaper article:

“Like most bloggers, Stansbury Park resident Lisa Park never really planned on becoming a blogger. The blog just came together one piece at a time. These days, it attracts about 10,000 page views per month. Park launched her blog, Saving Cent by Cent, in March of 2010, but she can trace its genesis to an earlier date in 2008, to the birth of her first child, Tabitha. Park had always planned to stay home with her children, but when she and her husband reviewed their financial situation, they realized it would be difficult, if not impossible, to live on her husband’s income alone. But Park, who escaped college with a single student loan she paid down within months of graduating, is accustomed to accomplishing impossible tasks.”

Unfortunately, in order to read the rest of the article you have to get online and pay. There is an option to sign up for a “free 24-hour trial,” but it isn’t working correctly at the moment. Hopefully next week they’ll have it fixed, and for those of you interested in reading the entire article, you can get online to do that.

I’m a little sad that you can’t get online for free right now because I wanted all of you to be able to read the article! I think that the reporter did a great job doing the write up, and the photographer was great to work with and made me feel at ease.

I feel privileged that the Tooele Transcript wanted to do a story about how I began Saving Cent by Cent. I want to thank my husband who supports me and smiles with me when I am giddy about something like this. And a BIG thank you to all of you who make Saving Cent by Cent what it is today and for allowing me share my exciting moments with you!

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  1. Hey, that is so cool! I’m glad to hear it is going so well. I’m so proud of you!

  2. You are the coolest!! And the Transcript knows what we all do: it takes at least a whole page to show how awesome you really are. Thanks for all the work you put into helping the rest of the world save money and become more finance savvy. Love ya tons!

  3. Where do you post when things are rock bottom prices, and are at a point when you want to stock up. I am not new to coupons but am learning stuff all of the time. I follow a few websites. Do you have a list of products and items so we know what month/season certain items will hit rock bottom prices?

    • Thanks for your comment, Lisa. Every Wednesday, I post the best Grocery Items to Price Match at Walmart list that is located under the “Store Deals” tab, then click on “Walmart.” It’s a list of the best deals for that week from grocery stores in Northern Utah. For the majority of the items, they are really good deals and are at the point that you would want to stock up on items that you are low on. If you want to shop at a different store instead of Walmart, you could look at the list and see what the best deals are at Smith’s, Macey’s, Fresh Market, etc. and run to that store to grab those deals. When a store like Smith’s or Macey’s has killer deals that week (such as case lot sales), then I’ll just do a post on that store. I’ll run to multiple stores when there are hot deals, but for the most part, I’ve found that price matching at Walmart saves me money, as well as time because I am only shopping at one store.

      Since I’ve kept my eye on sales for years, I know what is usually a rock bottom price. One thing I learned is that sales cycles for products run about every 12 weeks. I don’t have a list at the moment of when products/items will be at their rock bottom price, but that is definitely a post I can put together in the future. I hope some of this information helps you out. If you have additional questions, feel free to ask!

  4. Hi Lisa
    Just found your blog-because I saw it in the transcript! Great Article! Thanks for all
    of the tips:) I appreciate those of you that have a talent for blogging sharing it for the
    benefit of others!

    • Thank you! I want to share what I’ve learned with others so that they can save money too and be able to do more with their families. I hope that these tips will benefit you and your family and that you’ll visit often! Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

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