A MUM of two from Highbridge who has saved thousands of pounds by using coupons is now helping other families on a budget.
Kerenza Richards, of Church Street, began collecting coupons last summer after watching a TV programme about it and has set up a Facebook page – Coupon Mama UK – which has attracted almost 2,000 likes in a few weeks.
She told the Weekly News: “I started using coupons last year and I’ve found a bunch of useful websites and apps and offers. My family and friends asked how I found them so I put them all on my Facebook page.
“I used to spend £100 for my weekly shop but now I spend about £10. My last shop I did in Highbridge Asda came to £130 and I paid minus 22p.
“They had to give me 22p back because of how I used the coupons.”
Kerenza, 24, will be getting her own website and is looking at getting an app developed.
She has even been approached by a television network asking if she would be interested in doing her own series.
“I didn’t want a film crew following me around so I declined,” said Kerenza.
“But I have companies contacting me all the time asking me if I can let people know about their offers.”
Kerenza will be appearing in CHAT magazine on August 7 to talk about her new venture.
She added: “It's hard and very expensive bringing up children but it doesn't have to be. I have a huge stockpile of products that I have basically got for free.
“I once managed to get 50 packets of cheese for free, so I handed them out at school.
“It’s amazing what you can get; from groceries to kids’ toys and clothing.
“Many people are not aware of offers like supermarket price guarantees and could be saving so much money.”
To see more coupons and money saving tips find Coupon Mama UK on Facebook.