I always love to share resources that have helped me with others. Since we’ve embarked on this journey with Evan, our medical expenses have sky rocketed, even with health insurance, so I’ve been looking for ways to save money.
Enter couponing! Now that I’ve been at it for a few months, I’m amazed at how much you can save by purchasing something on sale, plus a coupon (and if you’re lucky, you can stack a sale, a store coupon, and a manufacturer coupon!). It makes me sick to think how much money I “wasted” before by paying full price for things! Two websites that have been integral to my couponing hobby are:
Briefly, the Krazy Coupon Lady explains how to start couponing, the difference between proactive vs. reactive shopping, how to “stack” deals, and gives you daily and weekly updates for the major stores. The Coupon Mom website allows you to locate your local grocery or multipurpose store and match the current sales with coupons. I tend to use Krazy Coupon Lady much more, but have friends who swear by the second website.
Additionally, a friend just sent me an email with some resources to help us with Evan’s medical and feeding therapy expenses. Thought I’d pass the information along in case anyone else out there is in the same boat:
United Health Care Children’s Foundation offers medical assistance grants (up to $5,000) to parents to cover medical services to improve the quality of life of children. These grants can cover such things as different types of therapy & other medical necessities & kids have to be covered by a commercial health plan. For more information, check out their website:
There are details about financial eligibility requirements on their website. For example, for our family of four, we have to have a gross annual income of $100,000 or less to be considered for the grant. There is also a requirement that the service(s) you want them to pay for were done within sixty days of your application, if they’ve already happened. We won’t be able to get grant money for Evan’s surgery in February but might be able to get help paying for his feeding therapy in the future.
A second resource Tina mentioned was the Disabled Children’s Relief Fund. She said that they focus attention on children who need more care than what their insurance provides. I haven’t looked into this resource yet but plan to later this week. Their website is: