We’ve been making quite a few changes here at Penny Pinchin’ Mom. The biggest one is they design of the site. We really wanted to make it as simple as possible to navigate – for everyone no matter if you view us on your traditional desktop, laptop or even your mobile device.
First off, you probably noticed that the design is different. We decided to change up our colors to really reflect my personality. I am a really simple person who loves elegance, but nothing too stuffy and snooty.
Another thing we’ve done is simplified our menu to help you find the information you need. Our menus are now simple circle graphics and there are only a few of them to sort through. What is awesome is that when you click on any of those menus, you will see the slider disappears and in it’s place – a new menu! That allows you to drill down what it you want to see even more.
For example, when you visit our Deals and Coupons page, you will see links to In-Store Deals, Printable Coupons and OnLine Shopping. If you are only interested in finding printable coupons, then click on that title and any post that contains a printable coupon will be displayed.
Perhaps you like to only shop online, then once you hit our Coupons and Deals page, you will see a link for On-Line deals. Once you click on that, only deals you find from home are displayed (and you can even shop at only certain stores if you would like – click on the store logo to find those individual store deals).
The idea is to allow you more detail to really see only what you want — or for you to see it all at once. The choice is yours.
One other feature we added under our menus is small thumbnails of our posts. Now, rather than having to scroll through to the end of our site, you can see images and titles right there for you. There are 12 posts on a page, which we hopes saves you time in finding what it is you need.
While that is all great to help you find what it is you need, the biggest change was our new tagline: Life. Family. Finances. Life is about more than money. It is about balance. It is about finding a way to really get the most out of every day. Much of that is done by living a simple and frugal life, but there is so much more to it than that.
When I started the site back 2009, I was just about the coupons and savings. However, over the years, I’ve noticed that you, my readers want more. I know you love saving money (I mean, who doesn’t). However, many of you have been wanting more “real” content. You want tips. You want ideas. You want help with your life, family and even your finances.
Thus the need to expand the site came to be. We hope that as we move into 2016 we can help provide YOU with what it is you need. We plan on sharing more than just how to get a deal on laundry detergent. We want to help you with whatever you need to in your life. And right now – you have a voice!
We’ve got a very short survey we’d love for you to answer. There are not very many questions, so it should take you only a few minute of your time. We are wanting to just make sure that we create the content and items you need for your life. What better way to do that than to ask you all how we can help.
As a thank you for taking time out of your busy day to answer our survey, you will be entered for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! That is how much we truly value your input.
Click the image below and fill out our questionnaire – and hopefully you are the lucky one I email here soon!!
Thanks again and hope you enjoy the new layout! I sure love it!