About Me

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Kari Head ShotABOUT ME *updated January 2016*

Thanks so much for stopping by northshoremama.com. I hope that you will find this site fun and resourceful. Allow me to introduce myself to you…

My name is Kari and I was born and raised right here on the Northshore. I graduated from Covington High School and still live in St. Tammany Parish.

I have been married for 13 years to the love of my life, Ross. We have two beautiful and crazy boys, with whom you will grow quite familiar via my tales of their antics and silly statements. Evan is 9  and in 4th grade and Noah is 6 and in 1st grade.

Family standing

My family went through a rough patch several years ago when my husband had to undergo several shoulder surgeries. He works offshore and that’s not something that you can go back to quickly, nor is a rotator surgery something that heals quickly. So, it was a loooong couple of years. We persevered and I learned how to coupon, save money, earn free gift cards and rewards in a plethora of ways that I will share with you here.

For the last 5 years, this website has been my megaphone to all moms in south Louisiana and Mississippi, who want to maximize their savings right here at home.  Who doesn’t want or need to save as much money as they can these days?  My mission is to bring you the best deals and show you how to get the most bang for your every buck!

Last year, I added some helpers and along with these ladies, I will teach you the tips and tricks to save money, earn free gift cards and hardly ever pay retail again! I will also introduce you to various programs and websites where I earn free stuff every day. I have many ideas that I am very excited about bringing to this blog, so if you will join me, we can save lots of money and have lots of fun together.  I hope you enjoy what you see and that you will tell all of your friends to join us!


43 Responses to About Me

  1. Joy Williams-Landry says:


    This is Joy Williams-Landry and I was wondering where you are located regarding purchasing items from your post on facebook. I also use coupons and would love to know how to get free stuff.

  2. Amber Broussard says:

    Looking to add a kid friendly Christmas event to your events calendar. Can you contact me please.

  3. Mani mustafa says:

    Hi Kari my name is Mani ,I own a Mediterranean restaurant in mandeville,we do kids eat free every Thursday night with adult entrée , one of our customer advice me to get contact with you so u can add us in your blog.

  4. RoyalXury says:

    Hi there!

    We would like to know how we can promote our product on your website.

    RoyalXury team

  5. Cindy Pustanio says:

    Please unsubscribe me. Please stop sending me emails.

    • Kari says:

      I can neither subscribe nor unsubscribe you. You must have signed up to receive the daily email. I don’t choose who they go to. Sorry.

  6. Melissa says:

    Hey everybody! I need some help. Looking for summer camp/day care for my 8 year old sister. They live in Amite, and my father works in Franklinton, so he’d like for her camp to be at least in the same direction as work, even if its a little out of the way. My step-mother passed away recently and my father needs someone to watch my sister while he is at work during the summer. He had some live-in help that, but that ended yesterday, so we are desperate!
    All helpful information is welcome.

  7. Melissa Rouse says:

    Open House
    Angel’s Grove Ranch in Bush, LA.
    81270 Katie Lane 70431

    May 16th, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Open House is a time to come up and enjoy a day of fun, entertainment, and hospitality in Old West fashion. Have you ever wondered what your kids experience in the summer? We invite you to come on for a summer camp preview come meet the animals and reserve your favorite horse for camp! Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and festivities continue until 1pm. We offer horse rides, hay rides and horse a demonstration by our drill team, No registration required for Open House.
    81270 KATIE LANE | BUSH, LA 70431 | 985.789.3148

  8. Melissa Rouse says:

    May want to let everyone know the big re-run for little one’s event is coming up (my first time hearing of this as I just moved to N.S thought other’s may be interested)
    Wed. Sept. 11 from 9am – 8pm
    Thurs. Sept. 12 from 9am – 8pm
    Fri. Sept. 13 from 9am – 8pm
    Sat.Sept. 14 from 9am – 5pm
    Sun. Sept. 15 from 11am – 4pm
    Items priced in RED 1/2 price Sun

  9. Kari,
    Love your site!! I own a new store in Mandeville, Redoux Home Market & Consignment. We are located next to Tuesday Morning. We sell CeCe Caldwell’s chalk and Clay paint this paint is easy to use no sanding, or priming it’s so easy! It is a cost effective way to redecorate :) We also have really unique finds too, our vendors are mostly from Magazine Street. I would love to meet you so if you are in the neighborhood please stop in and say HI!

  10. Marcia Kaye Byrd says:

    I love Christmas music especially Country music. Thank’s so much for my first Christmas present. May God bless you now and during this holiday season.

    • Jennifer Hamilton says:

      Mary Did You Know? My favorite Christmas song, so beautiful! I love your site and have found so many great deals! Thanks!!

  11. Debbie says:

    Hi there, We live on the Northshore as well. Love your web site :)

  12. tricia says:

    Hi Kari,
    I sell Pampered Chef and would like to post a free gift opportunity with a purchase… Please get back to me at your earliest convenience.

  13. stefanie says:

    I had ordered that deal for the silver jewelry awhile back that you told us about. I cannot remember the deal or the company but it never came. I think it was $8 for sterling silver pendants. Do you remember anything about this and who the company was? Sorry so vague but it was about 3 months ago.

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  15. deanwithana says:

    Can you tell me of any stores on the Northshore that doubles coupons??

    • Kari says:

      There really aren’t any. Piggly Wiggly does, but I hear the sales aren’t worth the effort. Kmart does occasionally, but I KNOW it is not worth the effort. No one in the store usually knows that they are supposed to be doubling, let alone how to do it. Winn Dixie is our best option with two coupons on BOGO items.

  16. Cara says:

    I love your site! We just moved to Covington from Houston, TX under 6 months ago so I am still learning my way around. I have two questions I hope you may be able to help with. First do you know of a place near by where I can drop off my expired coupons? I usually mail them to a friend at the end of each month and she then adds with her own and sends off to an address she has, however if I can save the stamp and just drop off while I’m out I’d love to. Second, I’m a military wife and in Houston there were freebies all over for Military families (the zoo for example was free for my entire family) and there were discounts at many other places but I have yet to find any great deals here for us. Have any suggestions on websites that may help me find this or if you know of any places that offer such discounts that would be great. Again I usually check your site once a day I love it. Keep up the great work!

  17. Rachel says:

    Hey Kari,
    Where can I find the link to the deal on the Canvas prints?

  18. Cynthia Prevost says:

    Walgreen’s advertised a $15 child’s card table for sale in today’s newpaper. When I went to the Walgreen’s on Military Rd. in Slidell there were none out. On the shelf where they should have been was a smaller table. On the box was stamped $12.99. The shelf label said $15. I went to the clerk with the ad. She called the manager who went in the back and got me the larger $15 table. I think they were trying to get rid of inferior stock before putting out the good one. Watch out for this!

    • deanwithana says:

      I think that the Military Rd. Walgreen is not ran correctly. I went there 2 weeks ago to buy the $24.99 printer that was in the paper and could not find it so I asked where they were. The lady at the counter told me they did not get them in….well at the same time the manager was walking up and said they had not yet put them out (it was Wednesday and the sale started on Sunday). If anyone knows who works retail, I would have had a door buster like that one stacked to the ceiling at the front door to build my sales. Just be sure if you shop at that one that you ask before you assume. It seems they do not put things out on their floor that are priority which is a result of poor management.

  19. Cynthia Prevost says:

    I attended your class at Natalie Bratton’s. I asked you about savings for seniors. In last week’s AARP flyer this site was given sciddy.com I checked it out this morning and it looks pretty good. I am sure there are others out there.

  20. Jill Dennis says:

    I recently hearrd that u were tring to set up a class in the Bush/Sun area. I am interested in attending.

  21. Lane Director says:

    Great site! I am a friend of Greg and Dari and just got into the coupon craze! With a wife and three kids we can use some free stuff from time to time. :-)

  22. Tonya says:

    What a great site! I’ve been following your blog for the last week and I’m trying to start collecting my coupons lol.
    Can you tell me if the winndixie in Covington takes Internet coupons. I’ve learned Hammond piggly wiggly doubles coupons but they don’t accept Internet ones :(
    Thanks for your help!

    • Kari says:

      Yes Winn Dixie takes internet coupons. You can see their coupon policy listed in the upper right corner of the blog.

  23. Kari,

    Have Wayne (Your uncle in-law) give me a call. I have been with Ameriplan for 18 years now and it is a great company. I have some things I can share with him regarding the business that might help him. I sent you my phone # in a recent email.

    I love your blog site. I will have lots of people that would love to attend your couponing class. I just need the next 3 weeks to concentrating on launching our new business.

  24. Rhonda (DD's daughter) says:

    I’m bookmarking your site. I’m right there with you. I HATE paying retail! I don’t have time right now to do all you do, but my favorite website is slickdeals.net. Check it out when you have a chance. I am addicted to saving $$ on stuff. My favorite rewards program is coke rewards, and my favorite Wednesday deal was free 12 pack coupons for 30 points. When you figure each pack has a 10 point code, they cost me 20 points each. I cashed in all the points I had that day… and got 28 coupons! I’ll have diet coke to last a year! Oh, and I love ordering stuff from Artscow. They send out emails often with awesome deals. Anyway, keep up the good work. I’ll check back often!

  25. Beth Ryan says:

    I live in Covington and am starting up a Daily Deals for Moms couponing site for New Orleans. I feel we are geared up for the same focus group and perhaps we can swap link.


  26. Kimberly says:

    Looking good!!! So proud of you!!

  27. Check this out and tell me what you think, good and bad. I’ve had this for awhile but haven’t been promoting it. I’m torn as to whether or not it’s worth it. Since this is your area of expertise, I’d appreciate your honest opinion. Thanks.
    PS Sam doesn’t know about this so please, at least for the moment, keep this between us.

  28. Beckie says:

    Kari have you seen the site http://www.bargainbee.com?

  29. cyndi wood alford says:


    Just got this coupon email to me from TYLENOL® $1 off grape 3.38fl oz
    don’t know if you can get to it this way r not. if not email me your e-mail addresses and i can forward you the e-mail


  30. Renee' Bryant says:

    GO Girl !!!!

  31. Lacey T says:

    GREAT job Kari!! Can’t wait to see what all you teach us Saturday!:)

  32. Stormi says:

    Thus us GREAT! Thank you for taking the time and teaching us !!! I’m loving it.

  33. cyndi wood alford says:

    enjoyed your site. can’t wait to learn more.


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