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About Darlene


Hello!  My name is Darlene Michaud and I stated couponing in May of 2011.  I live in Sanford, Maine in my old family home where I care for my mother.  I have a son, Derrick and a granddaughter, Skylar who live in Memphis.

If you are new to couponing, start out by visiting my Newbie Central.  And if you have questions, you can email me at  Welcome aboard!

12 comments to About Darlene

  • Roberta

    Hi Darlene!
    If you could e-mail me your Mailing Address, I have some rebate forms to send you.
    It’s the least I can do. You are so good to all of us.
    You can use some of them for your personal use, and use the rest for a drawing!!

  • Laura

    Hi Darlene, I didn’t know if you got the “allergy relief savings” coupon book from shaws, they handed one to me at the register a few weeks ago and then a friend gave me hers too. Last week the 24-pack of everyday essentials bottled water was on sale 2/$6 and in those books there is a coupon for $1.50 off a 24 pack, and I was able to use the two that I had making the water 2/$3. I did still have to pay for the bottle deposit which I guess didn’t save me all that much but there are some good coupons in that little book that I thought might be worth mentioning, and they’re store coupons so we can stack them. Just thought I’d ask! Thanks so much!

  • Jennifer Thurston

    Hey Darlene, I was just organizing my stockpile and I was thinking that it would be fun if you did a thing where all of your followers posted pictures of their stockpiles. You know we are proud of them so I thought it would be fun for everyone, especially you because you are the biggest reason why we all have these awesome stockpiles! I was thinking instead of the commenting on the weekly Shaws ad for the $10 giveaway, you could do a post a picture of your stockpile for the $10 giveaway and make that random as well. My stockpile isn’t the best because I don’t have the space but I am still proud of it and would love to see other peoples so please consider it :) thank you for all that you do!!

  • I was wondering what day of the week you post the upcoming Shaws sale flyer? Trying to plan ahead :)

  • Wendy

    HI Darlene
    CVS in Sanford just put out a ton of diapers near the front of the store. 75% off. There are packs of Luvs, Goodnites, Huggies and big boxes of Pampers. I was there at around 11am (Wed.) and they didn’t have a sign on them yet so scan away.!!

  • Wendy

    Hi Darlene,  I just went to Walgreens (in Sanford) today (4/30) and was told that my coffee coupon had expired.  The coupon says Expires 4/30.  He was trying to tell me that the last I could use this coupon was the 29th.  Have you ever heard of this?  In my experience, the last day to use a coupon is the date stated.  Please advise.

    • darlenemichaud

      I will ask a manager next time I go in.  Coupons are GOOD on the day of expiration.  However, no policies ever point this out. I was told that at Walmart before too but I insisted and they took it.

    • lynn

      no you can use it till the date.:)

  • Kpetrie828

    Hi Darlene, I know you are in Maine, but I wanted to tell you about a GREAT children’s consignment store in Londonderry, NH.  I just went there and got some AWESOME deals. There was such high quality clothing and gear for 1/4 of the retail price.  I was completely overwhelmed.  My boys are ready for summer!  I found a 50% off coupon in the local paper (The Londonderry Times) and made out like a bandit.  It’s called Little Bye Buys Boutique and they are online and on Facebook…  I wish I knew how to tell other moms in the area about it!

  • Coupondad75

    Send me an email to and I can send you the Hannaford pdf for the $2.00 good tell the 30th.

  • Sue

    Darlene,  I met you a few months back at Shaws over near the couscous and you gave me your card.  I finally found the time to visit your site (and am enjoying it).  I noticed on your $12 challenge that you used (7) $2 OYO coupons and (7) transactions at Hannaford.  Did you do all of the transactions in one visit?  It says One Coupon Per Household so I wasn’t sure if I had to keep going in and make separate purchases.  Thanks! 

    • darlenemichaud

      They have never had a problem letting shoppers use a coupon each time, and I’ve been using their various One Per Household coupons for almost a year now.  I never do more than 2 transactions at a time. Then I put those in the car and sometimes go back and do one or two more. Then I’ll go back later in the day if I happen to be going by. I often go to the actual cashier and never once have they stopped me from doing more than one transaction. :O)