When my kids were young - all 5 under 12 - I really struggled with having enough money to make ends meet. I didn't want to keep begging for money from my ex (wasn't an ex at the time), so I got creative. I used whatever mommy hacks and life hacks I could to survive. The biggest one was mystery shopping and "couponing" or coupons.
For years, I continued to be a coupon mother. I have a fond respect for anyone who finds ways to cut corners, without sacrificing quality or integrity because, frankly, I've done it. I continue that practice today and that is why I launched www.beautybykarenmeyer.com and beautybykarenmeyer.net
At beautybykarenmeyer.com, I highlight ways to really save on products and maximize on their dollar potential. For instance. If you go to Ebates.com and open a window, then go to beautybykarenmeyer.com and click on VISIT MY SITE, Keep both windows open, but apply for a free membership at ebates.com.
Here's the fun part! Watch for Avon to have Double the % back - so instead of 4% rebate, they will give you 8% back.
Once you have your account and you are on the beautybykarenmeyer.com page, you will see a coupon that is valid or use the 1 time use coupon. So it might be WELCOME and you would get 20% off your order (before tax), free shipping as long as the order stays over 50 before tax.
So now do the math. Pick products that are 50% off. Get 20% off that price. Now at the end of the month Ebates will send you 8%. Are you adding this up? 78% off the regular prices sound good to you? I know, right?
The other site is Beautybykarenmeyer.net As many of you know, I am a survivor of Breast Cancer, having had 2 lumpectomies. I've been free for 6 years now and am so grateful for early detection, I thought I would let people know that Avon donates a portion of the cost of the special products that are PINK to Breast Cancer Research. I love that. So on that site, you can find ways to get coupons too, but it mainly highlights samples of Avon's specialty items. In the catalog, there is sometimes a BLUE page, dedicated to products that Avon donates a portion of the cost of the special products supporting an end to Domestic Violence.
Celebrities join in as Ambassadors of the Avon Foundation causes. Reese Witherspoon was our first Domestic Violence Ambassador, followed by Rock Star, Fergie. As Avon celebrates 130 years this year, honoring women, we may find out at RepFest in Las Vegas who our new Ambassador will be for these entities.