Saturday, November 24, 2012

The End

Dear friends, I've decided that this will be my last post on HWFS.  I've been writing here since May of 2008 and I'm sad to say that my heart just isn't in it anymore.  Blogging is a lot of work - staying on top of the deals, writing up the posts, taking pictures of the goodies I've bought, etc.  Several years ago when there were more deals in a week than I could keep track of, writing about them was loads of fun!  There was always some new deal popping up mid-week and I enjoyed sharing them and hearing what you'd all bought as well.  But the deals are harder to come by now and I'm sure you've all noticed that I haven't been posting as much as I used to.  I've been wrestling with the thought of continuing this blog for a long time now and it came to a head yesterday when I started writing up my post about what I bought on Black Friday (not much to report, truth be told).  Blogger gave an error, saying that after all these years, I'd finally reached the limit on how much data/pictures could be posted without purchasing additional storage and I took that as a sign that it was time.  All good things come to an end eventually.  So dear friends, its been fun, it really has, but its time to say goodbye.  Happy hounding to all of you!

40 comments:

Kerri said...

I will miss you soooo much! I love your posts and reading about your deals. Sometimes you motivate me to get out there and get the deal :)
I wish you the best! Enjoy all the free time you will have now! Thanks for years of great deals!!!

Elizabeth said...

Hey lady- You made me realize that I could do this couponing thing & I can. Thanks for keeping me going & thanks for letting us into your world. I was so happy for you when you bought your house & hope it is only the beginning of awesomeness in your life.
Take care & travel safe; your writing- deals & other, will be missed.

Tina W. said...

Thanks for the great deal updates through the years. Your posts will be missed, but I understand the time drain - and somewhat diminishing deal returns.

Have a great holiday season!

Michelle said...

Well, I've gotta say, we'll miss you. I was hoping to congratulate you on upcoming milestones in your life such as engagement, first anniversary, and all while sharing shopping frustrations. I've been a follower for a couple years now and visit your site every day. However, I can imagine how much time it takes. Around election time, I was thinking, "If we could just get Frugal Suz elected we'd squash that debt!" You truly are amazing at what you do. I wish you great things in the future & have a Merry Christmas!
Michelle - from Ohio

Unknown said...

Well, I will miss reading your blog daily. Do you have suggested links to other blogs that post the deals that you do? If so, can you post the links? Thanks

Jennifer M said...

I too will miss your posts. Especially the silly pics with the weekly deals :)

frugalsuz said...

Thank you all so much! I will miss your comments very much.

Michelle - I had always planned on sharing those milestones too, but things never quite work out the way you plan them. You're too funny with the election comment. Although if more folks couponed and watched how they spend their money, I'm sure it would influence our society as a whole.

Unknown,
I get most of my deals from SlickDeals, so you could start there. Or check out the blogs I have on my list of Hounding blogs to read.

Susan said...

I will miss all your weekly posts and pics! I enjoyed seeing what deals you scored and many times it motivated me to go get them too. You always seemed to find deals that I didn't see. Loved seeing all your before and after pictures of the new house too, it's a whole new world for you now! Best of luck in the future, thanks for everything! You certainly deserve all the free time you will now have!

Susan said...

Blessings to you my silent friend. I looked forward to Wednesdays to see your post. You blessed my life with deals when we were struggling financially. I'm forever grateful.

Mary said...

Oh, I had a feeling this was coming! All good things, as they say. I am sad but I understand completely! Blogging is hard work! I, too, was looking forward to posts about the house, the pets, the future...best wishes to you, you have given me a reason to log on some days! You will be missed!

And I will definitely miss reading about the Gigi and Shadow exploits!

Going to bookmark your links now because I usually read you first, then the blogs you link to...haha!

Miss ya already!

Sheila said...

Truth be told, you are by far my favorite blogger. I clearly enjoyed each and every one of your posts. Hounding the deals just won't be the same without our Suz...

Wishing you and DBF all the best,
Sheila

Anonymous said...

I will miss you. Contracts early on engagement wedding and babies. You are an inspiration.

Sheila said...

BTW, I think it's just $5 to add additional storage....just sayin!

Frugalista Mama said...

So sad to see you go. Hopefully you will decide to come back when you are up to.

Mrs. Smith said...

Sad! You will be missed. I was also hoping to see your future updates about life. Thanks for all your hard work. Enjoy whatever the future has in store for you!

Mynde said...

I too am going to miss you horribly! I check everyday and love seeing what all you buy!! I'll keep checking back just in case you decide to update again ;0). Thanks for sharing over the years though......

Jenny said...

Oh shoot! I checked your all the time & loved the ideas!!! Your animal pics are great and DBF is a lucky guy!!

Joanne B said...

I'll second what everyone else is saying, you will truly be missed. I also enjoyed your posts about your new home and your furry family, best wishes for all that is yet to come!!!

Connie said...

I will miss you and your blog so much! But, I can totally understand how much work it is! I hope you will pop in over at the Grocery Challenge and keep in touch!

Amy said...

I'll miss your finds! Truthfully, we moved to TX this summer so I couldn't get as many deals that you posted any more. Thanks for all the deals you did tell me about! You saved me tons of money!
Merry Christmas!

Jamie @ I Am A Money Magnet said...

Oh no :( I remember when you started your blog those many years ago (i started mine around the same time (iamamoneymagnet.com) and i have since given it up, since i have a little one running around keeping me busy!). I have always admired your hounding abilities and ceaseless energy for finding deals! I agree with you, the deal seeking just isn't what it use to be!! I'm going to miss your life updates the most. Best of luck with everything!!!

Jamie @ I Am A Money Magnet said...

Oh no :( I remember when you started your blog those many years ago (i started mine around the same time (iamamoneymagnet.com) and i have since given it up, since i have a little one running around keeping me busy!). I have always admired your hounding abilities and ceaseless energy for finding deals! I agree with you, the deal seeking just isn't what it use to be!! I'm going to miss your life updates the most. Best of luck with everything!!!

debbielynne said...

I'll miss you for sure!!!! Thanks for the help you've given me over the years.

D said...

Suzanne,

I will miss your kindness and wit the most. You've so willingly shared many parts of your life with your readers which is why so many of us followed you all these years. Wishing you all the best in your life. Maybe Sheila will let you be a guest blogger...

Anonymous said...

We appreciate all the time and effort you've put into the blog. I also enjoyed your writing and will miss your posts. Wishing you a happy & healthy future, and I hope all your dreams come true.

batito said...

Thank you for teaching me how to do beer rebates. I'll surely miss you and your hounding deals :(

Wishing you the best of everything!!!

Take care,
Michelle

Theresa said...

I haven't been the most loyal follower, but yours was one of the best blogs I found when I first started couponing a couple of years ago. Best of luck in your future endeavors and thanks for all the deals and photos you have shared!

Stephanie said...

Thank you for all of your hard work, I just found you about a year ago but I have enjoyed your blog very much. You will be missed!

Deb said...

Say it isn't so! I will miss your blog, but I can't imagine how much of your time it takes up. Thanks for keeping it up for so long.

Jenna said...

I want to thank you now for all the valuable coupon information I have learned from you! I have been a follower for the past few years and always looked forward to your weekly shopping trips and information. You will be missed. I wish you all the best!

Heather said...

Best of luck to you! I will miss your blog. You were one of the first ones I checked. I know what you mean about being burnt out. I go through cycles of couponing. It is hard with every day life.

Erin said...

Thanks for all your great posts - best of luck! :-)

Anonymous said...

so sad to hear

frugalsuz said...

You guys are going to make me cry! Thank you all for your sweet words. Its been so much fun to interact with you all these years and that's why deciding to end HWFS was so hard for me.

Jen said...

Thanks for the deals. I will miss checking your site!

Anonymous said...

Awwwww noooo...Your site was one of my favorite ones to check! I think you should just turn this into a 'life' blog as I really like reading about your adventures as well. You were one of the first sites I started reading in 2008??

Jennifer said...

I will miss reading along. I have followed you for a really long time when I used to play the drug store game. But now I've moved east and am a shoprite shopper too. I always enjoyed reading your blog because you only post the deals and what you buy, none of the junk on 'deal blogs'.

Amanda Grant said...

Awww! I understand what you mean by "my heart isn't in it anymore." You had a great run, Suz! And shared so much great info. Good luck to you and your boyfriend!
PS. Maybe it's time to start a house blog???? Just a thought!

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Anonymous said...

I will miss your blog so much. Your couponing posts were so easy to understand and appreciated what you chose to share about your new home. Take care; you and your deals will be missed.