About me

My name is Jen Boys and I’m a 31 yr old mom and wife. My family is my number one priority in my life and I’m so lucky to have such a great one.

My oldest daughter is 12, my middle daughter is 6 and my son is 3.  I’ve been married to my husband for 7 years and it just keeps getting better.

I grew up in a small town in Massachusetts, about an hour south of Boston.  We decided to move to central Florida in 2010 and I look forward to growing old here.

I am a full time student in Graphic Design at Full Sail University and that keeps me pretty busy.  My creative spirit was really nurtured as I grew up and I always knew I’d end up an artist.  Before I moved to Florida I was co-owner of a successful wedding videography company, where I was able to apply my creativity to preserving peoples memories forever.  It was really fun.  But now, I focus on raising my family, going to school, and working on the occasional side job on a freelance basis.  (If you are interested in my services please email me jen.boys (at) hotmail.com.)

Why call it “Coupons…or Else”?  Well, it was coupons or quit shopping.  Save money or forget my dream of us owning our own home.  Quit spending so damn much or risk losing my marriage.  So I feel like I was gently “forced” into giving couponing a try.  So, with that, “Coupons…or Else” was started.

I am embarking on a journey from irresponsible spender to super coupon saver, and this is an account of that adventure.  I thought I would document my attempt to  navigate the process of couponing from the ground up, share any tips or tricks that I discover, and give myself a way of being accountable.

I don’t know if I’ll ever be an “extreme couponer” like the women on TLC’s new show, but the show did motivate me to change my life, so I will take alot of ideas from some of the “experts” and field test them to see how these extreme methods work for a real, rock & roll mom who really likes to shop!

I encourage visitors to leave comments, share stories, ideas, tips, successes & failures.

I should also mention that just like my attempts to save money, learning to blog is a work in progress.  I’ve never used WordPress, so I’m learning as I go.  So if you stop by and things look a little funky, I may just be trying something new or learning a new way to do things.  I wanted to get started with the blog as soon as I could, and didn’t want to wait until I was a master at WordPress.  So, it is what it is.  Around here, we roll with the punches.

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