I was delighted to interview the team behind Bargain Buys for Busy Mums recently….
Please tell us a bit about how Bargain Buys for Busy mums came about
The Bargain Buys For Busy Mums Facebook Group was setup in October 2013 by busy mum of one, Jody Leggett, as somewhere for her to help other mum’s find online bargains. Within a few months it evolved to become a one-stop-shop for anyone with children in their lives who want to save money by getting the best deals, offers and discounts including voucher codes and freebies. The group continued to grow, along with its focus to help its members by providing a personal shopping function (now retired), a ‘Bargain of the Day’ feature and a Monthly Newsletter.
Within just 12 months, the Facebook group reached 120,000 members, had an admin team of 10 and the foundation of our website – not forgetting the that we continue to be highly proud of! To mark the first significant milestone we celebrated our 1st Birthday with a free prize give away and were overwhelmed with the response.
What is your background?
Amanda currently works as a qualified health professional but has a background in web design and marketing.
Jody’s background is in management and marketing.
What have been your best bargains?
Amanda – To be honest I have found so many over the past 14 months its hard to pick just one, but if I did have to choose it must have been the fisherprice play kitchen – £89.99 reduced to £14.99 from amazon
Jody – My washing machine. On the high street £899 thanks to the group I paid £330!
What do you like doing in your free time?
Amanda – I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons, but when I get the time, I also have a keen passion for running and the gym.
Jody – More bargain finding! When that stops my time is taken up with my husband, daughter, step-daughter and friends!
Any plans for the future?
To continue to grow our website and to continue to build our member count in our Facebook group.
Quotes from some admins and members about what it’s like being involved.
Siobhan Petford – Happy first birthday BB4BM!! You are like the money saving fairy in our house who is always looking for new deals and updated bargains
Claire Howard – Happy 1st birthday to this wonderful group and newsletter, so happy you ladies created it as I know I would have never found all the bargains I’ve had the last year without this page, thanks again
Susan Stimpson – The best site I have been on for bargains, please keep up the good work.
Shelley Hill – Thanks for all the great bargains this year, my daughter has been more lucky than we ever could have afforded for both last year and her birthday. A very happy birthday to you! x
Emmay Lawry – Well done to all the admin team that do a fab job! I’m a first time mum with twin boys and my xmas is so much easier with the group, I love it!! X
Rosie Ventom – What a fantastic group! It’s helped me soo much this year cos money is soo hard to find, thank you