About Me

by Beth Montgomery on December 31, 2008 · 5 comments

in Announcements, Frugal Living

Welcome to IN Good ‘Cents’! This blog is designed to help you save money at your local grocery stores and drug stores, plus snag some great samples, freebies, coupons, and more.

I’m Beth, the owner and author. I absolutely love saving money for my family, but I also love sharing all the wonderful deals I find and helping others cut their own budgets. I’m a stay-at-home mom and while I do work very part time at my church in their childcare, I feel another way I can contribute to the budget is to save, save, and save!

Of course, there is much more to my life. I met my husband, Scott, in 2002. I actually bought my husband (well, kind of) and I didn’t have a coupon! I had just moved to Indianapolis after college and got an e-mail from Match.com with his photo and a little bit about him. Something about what he wrote caught my eye and I ended up paying $24.95 to join Match.com and write him! It was something I never thought I’d do, but it does make for a great story. Two years later we were married and not long after that, Adyston, my oldest daughter joined our family.

Ady was a BIG surprise, since I was told when I was young that I’d never be able to have children. I guess God works in mysterious ways and, obviously, that doctor had made a mistake, because after Ady we also added my daughter Inzleigh (Izy) and my son Daelan (Dae) to our family. Along with our 3 children, we’re also crazy enough to have 3 HUGE dogs – 2 weimaraners and 1 vizsla.

My family is the most important thing in my life, but when they aren’t around and I’m not blogging, I do have other interests! I have an uncontrollable addiction to books, I love to dance and listen to music, I have a warped sense of humor, I talk way too much, and I enjoy baking.

I didn’t start out to be a “savings educator” or to become a “deal seeking diva”. In fact, I just did not get it at first. One day a friend of mine was sitting with me at the park and asked, “Did you get your free chocolate and toothpaste at Walgreens this week?”. I looked at her like she had lost her mind and said, “Yeah right, Walgreens is giving away chocolate and toothpaste.” She patiently explained to me and handed me some coupons.

I was scared out of my mind. I left my children at home, in case they accused me of stealing and I had to make a run for it. But, they happily took my coupons and I took the chocolate and toothpaste paying only $0.34 tax out-of-pocket! I was in shock, but still scared out of my mind and totally confused on how this could possibly be legal. I told my mom who became a professional deal shopper over night, while I was still hesitantly snagging up the free items each week at CVS and sometimes Walgreens. It took me a while to get where I am now, but I did it and you can too!

Getting started can be overwhelming. If you have a question, please e-mail me at ingoodcents@gmail.com! I’d be more than happy to help you out. Also, if you find a great deal, let me know! I’ll give you credit.

Remember, if you get too overwhelmed, consider a Savings Soiree to help you get going! Soirees are offered the Indianapolis Area, as well as Terre Haute and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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1 robinlynnclark June 3, 2009 at 2:08 PM

If you are signed up for email from Abuelo's, they just emailed out a B1G1 certificate for June 4-18! :)

2 Anonymous June 17, 2009 at 11:02 AM

I tried to post a comment to the Target weekly, but keep getting an internet error. Anyway, wanted to let you know that there is a Target coupon for $1/1 Archer chips, 6oz or larger. So, you can get the chips for $1.33 each plus a free salsa wyb 2! Yeah! The corn chips are included and are a 20oz bag and are sooo delicious! Robin Clark

3 Lisa August 25, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Hi- – I wanted you to know that I am offering a free sample of Avon's newest scent, In Bloom, created by Reese Witherspoon for Avon. I am an Avon Lady in Indiana, and my blog is called learningbeautydaily.blogspot.com. I am sending out free samples of the new scent and a free shipping code for when it comes out next month. I don't know if you think this is good enough for your blog or not, I thought it couldn't hurt! They also have lipbalms only 59 cents each right now…sorry! I can't help myself!!
Thanks
Lisa

4 kalea_kane November 7, 2009 at 3:17 PM

Hi! I was just interested in ready about who you are since I had not read this yet. I am so glad you started this blog up. Congrats on the beautiful family! :)

5 Maggie November 9, 2009 at 2:45 PM

I just read your story. How awesome that you met on Match.com! I have never heard of someone actually getting married after using one of those sites. And whoever told you that you couldn't get pregnant was so wrong! God has blessed you with such a beautiful family.

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