About Me

Born & raised in St.  Louis, Missouri, I am a wife and mother of 2 precious children.  I also work full-time to help my husband provide for our family. After having the opportunity to work with Carie at Clippin’ with Carie/Saving Money in MO for several months, I decided to take the plunge and take my little hobby of frugal living and couponing, and share it with all of you!  I hope to inspire you to find ways to save more money, cook delicious food, and create fun memories for your family to enjoy 🙂

I AM NOT AN EXTREME COUPONER, nor do I promote this type of living on this site. I believe those types of shopping trips are far and few in-between, and are generally unrealistic shopping trips for most couponers… really, who needs 100 mustards?? Unless you’re shopping for donations/charity or have a huge family to tend to, etc, I really don’t see the need as they’ll probably expire before you can use them all!  Will I take advantage of a good sale and coupons…HECK YES! But I also believe in and have a general limit for our family and what I’ll buy for others with my savings.

With King-Size Savings, I am taking my passion for saving money to the next level.  We hope to bring you a piece of our family, as well as show you what we like to do in our spare time! While we certainly don’t claim to know it all in the “couponing world” or proclaim to be perfect, this is OUR journey to frugal living.

To help me take you on our family journey is my wonderful King-Size Savings Team including: my husband, my mother, my sister-in-law, as well as one of my great blogging friends!  Between all of our busy and chaotic lives, work, children and day-to-day struggles, if we are able reach out and help just one person… our job will be considered done!


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1 Rogenia July 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

By allowing me to help with the search for coupons and deals I have finally realized the value in couponing. Thank you for giving me insight into your “King Size Savings” world.


2 Jenna July 8, 2012 at 11:33 am

Did you take the website over for carrie? Is there no more Clippin’ with Carrie?


Cristi 3 Cristi July 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

Yes ma’am. It’s still Saving Money in Missouri but Carie will no longer be blogging. You can check out her post An Important Note and Updates


4 Linda S July 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Welcome aboard!!!! Can’t wait to see what deals you can find for us!!
I’ve noticed that some coupons are getting smaller, so even if they are doubled you can’t get it free….I’m thinking that some people miss use coupons ,so manufactures have made them for less cents off.
I’m glad you are taking over for Carie and I wish her nothing but the best!!


5 Melissa July 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Hey..! Thanks for blogging. I’ve appreciated Carie’s website for a while. I am having a REALLY hard time viewing your website with a white background..! You might consider changing the background color.. Thanks so much for your hard work..!


6 Holly July 14, 2012 at 9:22 am

Same here, I have been out of the Q loop for awhile and wandered back today…The white background is a little ruff….Thank you for taking over for Carrie, she did a wonderful job and I think you will too.


7 Jennifer July 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Welcome aboard. I noticed on your grocery store deals there is no longer Walmart. Will you be adding this store anytime soon??


8 Cristi July 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Thanks Jennifer! Actually I put the Walmart Deals under the “National” tab in the drop down menu versus under Grocery Store, so no worries 😉


9 sally July 9, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Will you be having deals at Schnucks and Dierbergs?


Cristi 10 Cristi July 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I sure will! Just keep up to date with the deals in the menu bar at the top of the page… it lists all of the stores we will cover, so stay tuned 🙂


11 louise July 11, 2012 at 8:14 am

Is there daily notification and a place to sign up? Just found you by a fluke and not sure how to see it daily


Cristi 12 Cristi July 11, 2012 at 8:47 am

Sure! You can follow via email HERE! You’ll get a daily email with all the deal posted for that day 🙂


13 Paige July 11, 2012 at 10:27 am


I have been reading your blog and a few articles about how you started and succeed in couponing. I also intern for the Ronald McDonald House in Columbia, MO. Currently, we are running low on snack food items for the families that stay in our house while their children are in the hospital. Some of these items include granola bars, cereal, fruit snacks, pop tarts and peanut butter crackers. I was wondering if there was ever a time that you have items that you purchase for free that your family would not use that you would consider donating to our house. I was also wondering if you know of any other couponers that may be interested in donating a few items to our house. If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (573)443-7666 or pngfh3@mail.missouri.edu.

Thanks in advance,
Paige Goodin


14 Kelly July 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Hi there,

I have followed Carrie for about a year now and love it….I have not been getting the daily emails since you took over for her. I did re sign-up on your site. When should I start receiving them? Thanks for your time….Kelly Fourchy


Cristi 15 Cristi July 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

That’s odd, but the emails are scheduled to go out in the evenings, so you should get one tonight! Keep me posted if you still don’t get anything though.


16 Julie Sutton July 12, 2012 at 8:43 am

Welcome…I followed Clippin’ With Carrie for several years. I must say I will miss following her. Hope all is well with her and I wish her the best! 🙂

Is she affiliated with this blog at all or are all the deals posted by you? Just curious. Look forward to following you, but will miss Carrie.

Julie Sutton


Cristi 17 Cristi July 12, 2012 at 9:01 am

Hi Julie! It’s been such a pleasure working with Carie and she will truly be missed. As for affiliation/deals, it’s all me and the team! Since I’ve been blogging with her for just under a year, and had recently taken over the site/deals a few months ago, I’ve tried not to miss a beat…the schedule/routine hasn’t changed 🙂


18 Jennie July 14, 2012 at 8:00 am

Thanks so much for keeping the website going. It must be a lot of work. I do have a quick question for you. This past week I have noticed that I couldn’t find a couple of the coupons in the newspaper as indicated in the posting. I was wondering if perhaps your team lived in a different part of MO than Carrie/myself and that was the reason that I may have different versions of the inserts.
Thank you again.


19 Jennifer August 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Different newspapers have different coupons, I have noticed that the STL Post have a few more coupons in it sometimes, though I do not live in MO, I am in IL and there is the Belleville News Democrat that has coupons, the YES (or Sunday select), every once in a while there is a coupon book in the Wall Street, also in the Belleville News Democrat on Thursdays only in the O’Fallon area there is a free section called O’Fallon Progress that has coupons. This is very convient on $10 off $50 at Shop N Save. Most of the time they have the same coupons that will be in the Sunday paper and it only costs $1. If you look at the fold of the coupon book, it will list the papers that the book is distrubuted to. There are a lot of other papers that contain coupon books but those I listed are in my area.


20 Elizabeth July 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I can tell you are keeping up with all things from Clippin’ With Carie… YAY!!!! That means more great deals! However, I am not the greatest fan of the King Size Savings Theme/Presentation. Did you have a blog prior to this one called that? Otherwise wouldn’t Clippin with Christi make sense? Just thinking. Never the less, great deals=great site. I love how the categories at the top of the page are organized now.
I’m thankful I still have a couponing site to refer to (and I do often).


21 Carol July 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

With the new website layout, I miss the links that used to be on the right hand side by store. Where are these now? Layout just doesn’t work for me anymore.


22 Kim October 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

Hi Cristi,

I just wanted to say that I love your statement about no Supporting Extreme Couponing. I have one like that on my site….which actually offended someone but heck….cant please everyone. KWIM?

Great looking site here.


23 Doris September 9, 2016 at 11:40 pm

Love your website. Do you know what happened to Jerry at couponstl? I used to follow her and and then she quit without any word. Thanks!


Cristi 24 Cristi September 10, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Thank you so much! And no, I’m not sure what ever happened to her. Her quitting was a surprise to me as well 🙁


25 Carol Esmar September 22, 2016 at 11:11 am

Is there anyway we could have the Dierbergs list before Friday or late Thursday. The Ad comes out on Monday or Tuesday.


Cristi 26 Cristi September 24, 2016 at 11:50 pm

Thanks for visiting! Typically I post Dierbergs on Wednesdays since the ad posts on Tuesdays, however this week was a little off due to unforeseen events 🙁


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