Join us for a DIY Projects Live Chat on Tonight at 9 PM EST!


 Let’s kick off 2012 by sharing DIY project ideas tonight! 
Join us for a Live Chat!

Whether you love to make your own jewelry or are an expert at refurbishing furniture…Or even if you’re not quite a DIY expert but want to learn, join us as we chat about our DIY passions!

The fun starts at 9 PM EST right here on the Time 2 $ave blog.




We had several of you join the chat last night in the Savvy Living Community, thanks so much for stopping by! 

The Savvy Living Community is powered by our friends at ebates if you haven’t joined the Savvy Living Community yet, you can join now.  There are over 6,000 members, it’s like having thousands of girlfriends across the country to share ideas, hang out, participate in discussions and more!

Tonight we’ll be kicking off an awesome new feature, we’ll be embedding the chat on the blog. You’ll come right back here at 9pm and the chat will be live  at the top of the page.

To get you in the mood I’ve listed below a couple DIY crafty posts.


We can’t wait to hear about your DIY ideas.  

 Invite your friends, share on your fb wall, tweet, pin-it etc to spread the word.

Getting to know Chantal, a new part of the Time2Save Team

In order to keep up with all the deals here on Time2Save, we’ve recently pulled in a little help – and her name is Chantal! We don’t want you guys to be strangers – so we asked her to introduce herself. Welcome Chantal!


As exciting as I would like to make myself seem, I am really just your average housewife and mother trying to make ends meet.  Some of you may recognize me from my blog, This Chattanooga Mommy Saves.
For those who don’t, here are a few facts about me.

I grew up in Atlanta, GA and currently live in Chattanooga, TN.
I have been writing  for as long as I can remember. I have a passion for poetry.
I am 23. I’m married and  have been with my husband for almost 6 years.
I have two step-sons (ages 11 and 10) and one wonderful daughter (age 3).
My favorite color is pink and my lucky number is 3.

I am excited to be joining the Time 2 Save Team and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!  Please, feel free to ask me any questions.

Facebook Poll: Time2Save Readers’ Top Splurges!

We all have those products/brands that we love – and will buy even if they’re NOT on sale or have a coupon!  (GASP)  I took a little poll on our Time2Save Facebook Page yesterday, and here are the top “splurges” that Time2Save readers can’t do without!

1) Coffee
2) Condiments  (Mayo, Ketchup, etc)
3) Peanut Butter (Overwhelmingly JIF!)
4) Toilet Paper
6) Coffee Creamer
7) Milk  (Mayfield or Organic)
8) Makeup/lotion

The great thing about couponing, is that by getting great deals on other items, we have a little extra in the budget to be able to make room for a few things we love.  It’s the little things, right?

So tell us – what do YOU “splurge” on?

{Part 11} Couponing at 18: Elizabeth’s Journey

Elizabeth sends us an update each week on how things are going (coupon-wise).
We’re proud of her for trying to be thrifty from such an early age!

Hey everyone!!!!

The week after valentines is a great time to find candy, and items with hearts, marked off. I absolutely love items with hearts on them! So, I went to a lot of different stores, and everything was marked fifty percent off. This was a GREAT deal.

I bought many cute items for a lot cheaper. This can also be a great idea for people who won’t see their valentine for a couple of days. By buying the Valentine treats a couple of days later, you will be saving alot of money!

Thank you for reading my blog-

Your thrifty friend,

Elizabeth Clayton

Here is a little roundup of available coupons to take with you for Valentine Candy:

From 1/19 SS:
BOGO Hershey’s King size [pairs well with the $1/2 CRT]
$1/2 Hershey’s Extra Dark bags

From 1/30 SS:
$2/2 Big Bags of Hershey’s
$2/2 bags of Hershey’s Drops

From 1/30 RP:
$1/2 Nestle or Wonka fun size bags

$1.50/1 Butterfinger 9.2oz Fun Size Bag from here
$1/2 Butterfinger Snackerz from here
$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Holiday Cookies from here

{Part 10} Couponing at 18: Elizabeth’s Journey


Elizabeth sends us an update each week on how things are going (coupon-wise).
We’re proud of her for trying to be thrifty from such an early age!

Hey everyone! I am so excited, because I this is my tenth blog!

This week I had a hard time finding any deals I needed. It was very frustrating, because I felt that I had been doing very well with my journey into the couponing world. However, after an hour of research I found a great deal on tissue paper ( thank goodness, because I had just ran out). At Rite-Aid they have a two-ply four pack of toilet paper for a dollar!!

I didn’t use a coupon on this deal, but I thought it was a great deal because I can buy it at anytime!! I did a little more research to find that sometimes they will have Buy 3 of the Rite-Aid brand toilet paper and get 1 Free!!

Thank you so much for reading my blog. I would just like to say one more thing. If anyone has any prayer request just let me know and I promise that I will put you on my prayer list.

Your thrifty friend, Elizabeth

Couponing at 18: Elizabeth’s Journey {Part 9}

Meet Elizabeth – a sweet girl we know, who recently started couponing. We all kind of want to be her momma:)

Hey everyone!!!!!

I hope that you are having a great week. Last week I found three freebies at Bi-Lo!  My free items include: butter, hot cocoa, and Maruchan Yakisoba noodles.

I was very excited about the free hot cocoa, because of the cold weather. It is always nice to cuddle up in a blanket, pop in a movie, and drink some hot cocoa. This would be a great idea for a family to spend time together.

Don’t forget to spend some time with your family, and tell your family you love them.

Your thrifty friend,