Since 2004 Stephanie has appeared frequently on television and radio teaching savings tips, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, NBC Nightly News, Fox Business, The Doctors, The View, Dr. Oz, The 700 Club, The Mike and Juliet Show, and CNN. Over 6 million members belong to her free grocery deals website www.couponmom.com.
Stephanie holds a degree in finance and has ten years of experience in sales and marketing with both Procter & Gamble and Marriott Hotels.In 1995 she retired from the corporate world to stay home with her sons. In 2001 she founded her free website www.couponmom.comcommitted to helping consumers save money and feed the hungry by increasing food donations to hunger organizations with the Cut Out Hunger program.
The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bill in Half, released in January 2010, became a New York Times Best Seller in its first month of publication.
Websites, newspapers, and magazines across the country have featured Stephanie’s savings advice including USA Today, MSN.com, AARP, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Reader’s Digest, Guideposts, Parenting, Woman’s World, Quick & Simple, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Chicago Tribune, the Orange County-Register, the Seattle Times and the Denver Post.
Cut Out Hunger shoppers nationally have donated tons of food to hunger organizations in their communities. In 2004 the Coca Cola company honored the Cut Out Hunger program by selecting Stephanie to be a torch runner in their Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay. Coca Cola selected participants for their "ability to inspire others and make a positive difference in people's lives." In 2003 the Dannon Company recognized the Cut Out Hunger program in their Families Feeding America contest. In 2002 North Fulton Community Charities named Stephanie one of their "Volunteers of the Year" for the food donations generated by the Cut Out Hunger program.
Stephanie lives with her husband and two sons in Atlanta, Georgia. Media inquiries can be directed to Stephanie Nelson at [email protected]