{Part 8} Couponing at 18: Elizabeth’s Journey

Meet Elizabeth – a sweet girl we know, who recently started couponing. We all kind of want to be her momma:)  She’s been really sick this week – let’s hope she gets better soon!
See the rest of her updates she sent us HERE.

Hey everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope everyone is having a good week! Well this week I start school so the number one thing on my list is school supplies!!! I was in luck this week, because Staples has something similar to up rewards. They had a bunch of freebies!!!!

I went in first and bought a ten pack of bankers boxes and paid seventeen dollars and got seventeen dollars back. I used that seventeen dollars to get the rest of the freebies listed on the Staples segment on this website. In all it was over a seventy dollar value for seventeen dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Thank you for tuning in this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your thrifty friend,

Elizabeth

  • Paper Mate Retractable Gel Pens 4 pack $4.99
    Get $4.99 back in Staples Rewards
    Makes it FREE!
  • Staples Letter/Legal Tote $8
    Get $8 back in Staples Rewards
    Makes it FREE!
  • M by Staples Writing Pads Letter Size 6 pack $9.99
    Get $9.99 back in Staples Rewards
    Makes it FREE!
  • Post-It 3″x3″ Notes 12 pack $11.99
    Get $11.99 back in Staples Rewards
    Makes it FREE!
  • Avery 8160 White Address Labels 750/box $9.99
    Get $9.99 back in Staples Rewards
    Makes it FREE!
  • Catalog Envelopes 9″x12″ 25/pack $8.49
    Get $8.49 back in Staples Rewards
    Makes it FREE!
  • Bankers Box 10 pack $16.99
    Get $16.99 back in Staples Rewards
    Makes it FREE!

{Part 7} Couponing at 18: Elizabeth’s Journey

Meet 18 year-old Elizabeth, who recently started couponing.  We love it when she checks in to let us know how she is doing!  Sounds like she had a bad run this week – Elizabeth, if it makes you feel any better – Publix was CLOSED when I finally went to get my Peter Pan deal!!  Sigh….  See her posts from the begining: HERE

Hey everyone.

I hope that your week has been good. Where I live, we were expected to recieve seven to ten inches of snow. I was very excited to hear this news, because I love snow. On the other hand, I was very nervous, because this is my first snow storm living in my own apartment.

I decided the day before we were supposed to get the big storm to go shopping for groceries. I had all of my coupons in order, and I arrived at the store to find the whole parking lot was completely full. I went in, and everything I had coupons for was completely sold out. I was so depressed that I wasn’t able to find even one of the items on my list. However, I will not give up trying, and I know I will get better as time goes on.

Your thifty friend,

Elizabeth

{Part 6} Couponing at 18: Elizabeth’s Journey

Meet 18 year-old Elizabeth, who recently started couponing.  We love it when she checks in to let us know how she is doing!
See her posts from the begining: HERE

Hello everyone!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments once again. It’s a new year and another opportunity to have a fresh start. I had two new years resolutions this year.

  • The 1st is to use coupons so I can save money, and spend whatever is left at the end of the month to help others.
  • My 2nd is to get as close as I can to God!

This week I went to the store with my new mentality, and I found some amazing deals!!  I found free pasta at Bi-Lo, and some cheap pasta sauce. I bought ten boxes of pasta, and six jars of sauce. Keep in mind – it isn’t about buying everything in one week.  It’s about creating a stock-pile and always remembering to help others!!
Thank you for reading my blog-

Your thrifty friend,
Elizabeth

{Part 5} Couponing at 18: Elizabeth’s Journey

Meet Elizabeth – a sweet girl we know, who recently started couponing. We all kind of want to be her momma:)
See the first 4 updates she sent us HERE.

Hey everyone! I hope that your Christmas went well! Also Happy New Year!!!

Recently I made a life change by moving into my own apartment! This is a very exciting and potentially scary process. However, I am really excited to start a new chapter in my life. This will also be a chance to use MANY coupons.

So, the first thing I needed to buy for my apartment was toothpaste and laundry detergent. I found toothpaste for $3.99 at Rite-Aid and recieved $3.99 in Rite-Aid +UP Rewards. I was so excited to find this deal that I bought ten tubes of toothpaste! Then, I used my Rite-Aid Rewards to buy laundry detergent that I had coupons for. I don’t really have anything for my apartment yet. So, if anyone knows of any good deals on anything you think might help me, I would really appreciate your comment. Thank you very much for reading my blog.  Happy New Year!

Stay tuned for next week, and I will put your comments to good use on my next shopping adventure.

Your thifty friend,

Elizabeth

{Part 4} Couponing at 18: Elizabeth’s Journey

If you didn’t read the first little installment - go HERE, and the second one is HERE.

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Thank you once again for all of your comments. They are really helping to find the best strategy for shopping.

However, I wanted to do this blog a little differently. I have been talking to a lot of people and asking them if they are excited for Christmas. Most of the time the answer I got was that they weren’t really excited for Christmas.  They are stressed about all of the presents they need to buy and they want to get everyone the perfect present.  So, I have decided to remind everyone what the true reason for the season is.

It is is about the birth of the one who saved us all from eternal damnation. God loves us so much that He sent his only son to die for our sins. I know I am not worthy for this present God gave to me.  So, I am going to celebrate the best gift I could have ever received on Christmas. The birth of my Savior.  Praise be to God!  Merry Christmas, and I wish you and your families the very best Christmas!  Luke 2:1-14

Your thrifty friend,
Elizabeth

{Part 3} Couponing at 18: Elizabeth’s Journey

Here’s a different take on couponing that you don’t hear about often!

If you didn’t read the first little installment - go HERE, and the second one is HERE.

Hey it’s Elizabeth again…. I just wanted to start out again by saying thank you so much for your comments. They really helped!!!!

This time I looked at this website before making a list.  That helped so much!!!!!! I felt like they had made a cheat sheet for me!  After writing my list of what I was going to buy, I gathered all of my coupons and put them in a pencil pouch holder. I arrived at Bi-Lo and I felt a little overwhelmed. However, I figured out that if I stick to my list I don’t feel as overwhelmed.

I got all of my items and went to the check out line. I was very excited to see all of my hard work put into action. Then she handed me the receipt. The orginal price was $118.16 and the price that I paid was $48.33!!!!!!!!!!!!   I was so excited that I did a dance in the middle of Bi-Lo.  Stay tuned for next week savings.

Your thrifty friend,

Elizabeth

{Part 2} Couponing at 18: Elizabeth’s Journey

Here’s a different take on couponing that you don’t hear about often!

If you didn’t read the first little installment - go HERE.

I just wanted to start out by saying thank you to everyone who left a comment. I really appreciated the kind words!

Now, I would like to tell you a little about my very first experience using coupons. I was looking through all of my ads and I found an ad for Dawn dish detergent, and it was FREE.  I was so excited that I decided to leave the house at 9 p.m. to go and pick up my free detergent.  I arrived at CVS very excited to have found my first deal.  When I went in to pick my free detergent I found many other deals with my coupons. I checked out and decided to look at the Walgreens ad.  That’s when I realized that some of the items I picked up were cheaper there.  I felt SO SAD!

I went home and told my parents I wasted their money. They gave me a hug, and told me that I still saved a good bit of money, and I will save even more with experience. I am not going to give up, and I am going to do better next time! Stay tuned for next week, and I will fill you in on my progress in the coupon world.

Your thrifty friend,

Elizabeth Clayton

*New Feature* Couponing at 18: Elizabeth’s Journey

Here’s a different take on couponing that you don’t hear about often!

We’d like to introduce you to a new regular feature you’ll be seeing on Time2Save. I want to let our guest do most of the talking – so I won’t say much, save that we met her just recently and she is such a sweet blessing of a young woman we asked her to share with you. We’d like to bring her into your lives in a small way each week – as she takes us on a journey with her.

Hey everyone, my name is Elizabeth and I am so excited to be able to share with you.

I am eighteen years old, a full time college student, and I work.   However, family comes first for me. This is why I decided to find a way to help my parents out. Like almost everyone my parents are struggling financially and every little bit helps. I learned about a coupon seminar from my sister-in-law and I thought this would be a great way to help out.

I arrived at the coupon seminar very excited, because I knew this would be an amazing chance to help my parents save money. I learned that it is possible to save hundreds of dollars monthly by using coupons. Which to me is so amazing!!! Okay, I’m off to try what I have learned so far. Wish me luck!  Thank you for reading my blog, and I will keep you posted on my journey through the couponing world.

Your thrifty friend,

Elizabeth