HOUSTON – Chandra Johnson’s love of coupons is more than a hobby — it’s a necessity.
“At one point in my life, I was a single parent with three children, and I wanted to maximize my dollar,” Johnson said.
It didn’t take long for Johnson to learn the ropes, and pretty soon, she was saving thousands of dollars.
“I would say about $3,000 to $5,000 a year,” Johnson said. “There’s a strategy to it, and I learned that strategy, and I monopolized that strategy.”
Nora Kapche’s original goal was to be a stay-at-home mom. She started using the money she saved with coupons to supplement her income.
“Shopping for a family of four, I usually spend about $50 a week,” Kapche said.
Now, she’s turned couponing into a business. Her Coupon Contessa website teaches shoppers the secrets to saving the most money.
“Really trying to help others learn the things that I learned in such a long period of time, condensed into maybe…