As I type, I am slowly floating back down to reality after an amazing trip to Orlando, Florida. All thanks to the guys at Savoo (and Savings.com), I got to spend 3 action packed days at the SaveUp confrence with some of the best money-saving bloggers the US has to offer. What they don’t know about living on a budget and how to make the most out of coupons, isn’t worth knowing. I was blown away by how HUGE the coupon industry is in the US (just take a peak at the TV show ‘Extreme Couponing’ to see that) and how well these bloggers can live as a result. I want in on that action!
Staying just a stone’s throw from Disney, I felt relaxed and ready to absorb as much as I could from the word go! My new found ‘savvy baby brother’ Jordon (find him here ; he is a coupon whiz-kid) & I hit it off straight away and did our best to represent money concious Brits . Jordon is a coupon expert this side of the pond but we both hung on every word of the US masters to gauge just how the industry works for them. I am penning more of a US/UK coupon comparison post, so watch this space!
We attended workshops covering a wide range of topics us bloggers live for! On the final day, we gave our very own perspective on how the UK coupon market is going and where we hope it will end up. I learned such a lot from these fantastic people. After all that hard work, we were invited to let our hair down with a spot of dinner and dancing. How could we possibly say no (being polite Brits and all that)..
Huge thanks to Savoo.co.uk and Savings.com for whisking me away on this trip of a lifetime where I have picked up priceless training and made amazing friends. Over the coming weeks, I plan on sharing a series of hints and tips I picked up on my trip. I will also point you in the direction of some inspiring US blogs to add to your reading. Subscribe to this blog so you don’t miss out!
Do you love coupons? Have they become essential to your weekly shop?