SA mom receives new car after using couponing skills to help Harvey victims
‘RetailMeNot' gives new car to help continue relief efforts, deliver supplies
SAN ANTONIO – You may know Kimberly Gager as the extreme couponing mom from San Antonio who used her money-saving skills to help her fellow Texans that were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
On Wednesday, RetailMeNot, a website company containing a collection of coupons, announced on its social media pages it was awarding Gager with a brand-new car after hearing she was having issues with her personal vehicle.
“RetailMeNot reached out to me last week and said they just wanted to interview me. I had no idea about the car,” Garger, 39, told KSAT.com. “So, they came to San Antonio and they said they had heard I was having car issues and next thing you know, we walked outside and there was this car!”
Gager, a Navy and Army veteran, said she’s all too familiar with the devastation caused by a major hurricane after losing everything she owned during Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
“It destroyed my entire apartment complex in Newsport News, Virginia, and I lost everything,” Gager told KSAT.com. “So, when Hurricane Harvey hit, I said, ‘You know what, I can do something for them (victims).’”
A mother of three, Gager said she normally disposed of the coupons for items that were highly needed for Harvey victims, such as diapers, baby food, certain deodorant and other supplies.
“So, I said, ‘Hey, I throw those coupons away every month, and so I can use those coupons to go get what I need.' I just felt that I had to do something, knowing the situation that I had been in before,” Gager told KSAT.com.
After her trips to the various stores in San Antonio, Grager said she travels all across the city to shelters, hotels and other places that people have asked for her to bring the supplies.
With the new vehicle provided by RetailMeNot, Grager said she has the ability to now travel outside San Antonio to the cities that were heavily damaged by Harvey, with a packed car full of supplies courtesy of coupons and donations.
“It is definitely going to help me make more deliveries, and I can go further now. Hopefully, I can go back and forth to Houston. It’s definitely going to allow me to help more people.”
For those wishing to help Gager’s continuing relief efforts for the Harvey victims, you can message Gager directly on her Facebook page.
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