Yes, you typed the right site into your browser – Springs Bargains has a new look! Today, I’m excited to unveil a new look for the site, one that I hope is not only cleaner and faster, but also works well on your mobile devices.
I know change is never fun, but I hope that even if you’re a bit sad to have to adjust to a new site right now, you come to find the new layout easy to use and find the information you’re looking for – and maybe even some new stuff you didn’t know was here!
One of the things I’m most excited about is the Today / Tomorrow/ This Weekend area on the front page, where you can go to get a list of what’s going on right now or very soon. Ever since I started this site, it’s been a frustration that if I post something way in advance, the information gets buried quickly, but if I wait to post it, some people aren’t able to take advantage of it because they’ve already made plans. My hope is that this gives me the ability to somewhat please those who like to plan ahead and those who are last-minute.
We’ve revamped the Kids Eat Free page (I’m glad to be done calling restaurants to confirm their kids eat free night details) and expanded and redesigned the thrift stores page (my kids are glad to be done driving around to get thrift store photos). On both of these pages, you’ll now be able to easily filter by the specific information you’re looking for, or just scroll to browse the options.
I know some would prefer not to have to click on each post to read the details, but I’ve been working hard to make sure that the pages load quickly so that it’s not much of an inconvenience. In fact, external banner ads no longer appear on most posts until they are a few days old, so that makes the pages load faster and hopefully is a little perk for those of you who are regular readers.
My 12-year-old son is now gainfully employed helping me keep the Milk Price Tracker up-to-date, so I must recognize him for his weekly work in that area. (For a long time, I’ve toyed with the idea of adding an Egg Price Tracker, but haven’t done so yet – if you would use this, let me know, as we have the ability to add it if I knew people would find it useful.) He’s doing a great job with this task and I have some more things he may be able to help with in the future, which is fun to see – he was just 3 1/2 when Springs Bargains started back in 2008!
Thank you to those of you who have chosen to use our real estate company, Circa Group, when you buy or sell a home. It takes a great deal of effort to keep Springs Bargains going, and I’m grateful that Jeremy and I are able to advertise our business through the site and no longer have to spend time doing sponsored posts, giveaways, or a ton of banner ads to keep the Springs Bargains’ lights on!
I hope you enjoy the improvements to Springs Bargains, and if something isn’t working quite right, please feel free to let me know. There are always kinks to work out!