About Me

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Kari Head ShotABOUT ME *updated 2017*

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 14 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 11 and in 6th grade and Noah is 8 and in 3rd 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 6 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!

Kari

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26 Responses to About Me

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  2. Beverly Gisclair says:

    I am with Gulf Coast Veterans, Inc., a non profit that gets and trains service dogs for our Veterans. We are hosting a craft show on April 27 and are looking for vendors. Could you post this to help us find vendors. You can check our website at GCVI.us

    Thank you
    Beverly

  3. Rebecca Blasio says:

    Kari
    Do you have an email or phone number that I can reach you at directly? Please let me know. Thanks.

  4. Erin says:

    could you please contact me? I am very interested in doing a coupon class!!

  5. Joy Williams-Landry says:

    Kari,

    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.

  6. 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!!

  7. Debbie says:

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. Rachel says:

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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. :-)

  14. 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.

  15. Rhonda (DD's daughter) says:

    Kari,
    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!

  16. Kimberly says:

    Looking good!!! So proud of you!!

  17. Renee' Bryant says:

    GO Girl !!!!

  18. Lacey T says:

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

  19. Stormi says:

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

  20. cyndi wood alford says:

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

    cyndi

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