Lisa Koivu


Lisa Koivu is a freelance writer who spends pretty much all of her time obsessively looking for good deals. The only thing she enjoys more than finding the deals is sharing them with others! 


Lisa launched in 2009 and has been writing about bargain shopping on a daily basis ever since! In 2012, she launched, a resource for moms (and moms-to-be) looking for great deals.

Lisa is also a regular contributor to U.S. News & World Reports' The Frugal Shopper Blog.


Lisa has a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, though she spent most of her four years covering campus news at The Michigan Daily, the university's student-run newspaper. She also has a Masters in Public Administration from DePaul University.

A Message from Lisa Koivu

I love bargain shopping and refuse to pay full price for anything. This doesn't mean I exclusively shop at discount stores; instead, I shop the sales and use coupons so that I can find the best brands and products for less. My goal is to help you find the most stylish products without ever having to break the bank.

You can find me updating regularly on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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