Couponing for the Rest of Us

Our 10,000 Fans Challenge – Going GREAT!

Morning guys!  I just wanted to say thanks for anyone who’s been suggesting Time2Save to your Facebook Friends since we announced our goal of reaching the 10,000 Fan mark yesterday!  We’ve got until Sunday Afternoon to gain 880 Fans – but look:  We’ve already gained 111 new fans since yesterday evening!!   Yippee!


Ten Thousand Facebook Fans….THIS WEEK?

As of 4:35 Sunday Afternoon, Time2Save has 9009 Facebook “fans” – and we think that with your help we can make it to 10,000 fans by this time next week!  Will you help us meet our crazy goal?   Here’s how you do it:

1. Go to the Time2Save fan page
2. Click on Suggest to Friends (under our Butterfly Logo)
3. Select all your friends
4. Click Send Invitations

We have 993 fans to go before we hit 10,000 – but if each of you invite your other Facebook Friends, we can easily hit the mark!  Who knows, maybe we’ll hit 12,000…..or 15,000!

The Fun Part…. Giveaways!

Now we wouldn’t ask you for a favor, without giving you something in return – would we? Starting today, we’ll be cleaning out the ole Giveaway Closet and doing a new giveaway each day.   Stay tuned this evening for the first of several giveaways!

A “Tall Order”!

We got this email a little while back – and wanted to share:

“I just wanted to share a copy of my prized receipt from Publix. They had an awesome sale this week and it worked great for me.

I spent $54 and saved $258.  This is my 17y/o son standing beside it to show just long it was.

Have a great day!! Thanks for teaching me these techniques. I have loved it and we love out donation box that we have set aside for The Ronald McDonald House. We are making a visit to them this week with 2 boxes of goodies.  I cant wait.  I’m a single mom and love to help others, but never had the means to do it until now.  Its awesome and the kids have really gotten into with me.”

Sandy -what can I say?  You’re downright inspiring!  Thanks for sharing your fun picture and encouraging words, getting emails like this is one of our favorite things!

Do you have a picture or story to share?  We love to hear them!  You can email us or leave it on our Time2Save Facebook Page to encourage the whole community!

The Saturday Savings Report: 8/21

This just in!   If you’re looking for a spot to share your shopping trips & stockpile runs – come by the Time2Save News Desk every Saturday to leave a comment or link-up!  We LOVE hearing your stories, so spill the beans!

I haven’t made my “big” trip yet this week – but I did make a quick stop into Bi-Lo to grab some essentials: Bread & Coffee Creamer!  Here’s my mini-report:

*See our Bi-Lo Highlights HERE for coupons used in this scenario & MORE deals!

(2) Sara Lee Bread: BOGO $1.26 ea
Use $1/1 FLIP (My Bi-Lo accepts *3* Competitor Coupons each day)
(made it $0.26 ea)

(2) International Delight Creamer $1.99 (NOT on sale!)
Used BOGO Blinkie from my binder
ALSO used $0.55/1 printable (which doubled)
(made it $.44 ea)

Total for all items: $1.40

Your Turn!

Are you a frugal blogger?  If so come link-up here every Saturday with your favorite savings story of the week!

How to participate in the Saturday Savings Report:

  1. Write a short blog post about your Savings Adventure.
  2. Leave a direct link to your savings post.  Not a blogger?  Leave a comment in the comment section!
  3. Make sure to include specific info like which store you shopped – so other readers can try out your brilliant plan
  4. A link back to this post would be awfully appreciated!

*NEW* The Saturday Savings Report!

This just in!   If you’re looking for a spot to share your shopping trips & stockpile runs – come by the Time2Save News Desk every Saturday to leave a comment or link-up!  We LOVE hearing your stories, so spill the beans!

My favorite trip this week was undoubtedly getting (16) jars of Peter Pan peanut butter at Bi-Lo for $1.53! See my pic HERE.

Your Turn!

Are you a frugal blogger?  If so come link-up here every Saturday with your favorite savings story of the week!

How to participate in the Saturday Savings Report:

  1. Write a short blog post about your Savings Adventure.
  2. Leave a direct link to your savings post.  Not a blogger?  Leave a comment in the comment section!
  3. Make sure to include specific info like which store you shopped – so other readers can try out your brilliant plan :)
  4. A link back to this post would be awfully appreciated!

Time2Save & Time2Give Reader Testimonies!

As a community, we try to encourage each other not just in our struggle to save money – but also in our calling to give to others in need.  When you’ve come from a place of need into a place where you are able to give – you know what a joy it is!  So I have a few “Saving” and “Giving” testimonies to share with you today:

Terri French posted this on our Facebook Wall:

“Woohoo!!!! First time shopping while couponing. Spent $102 for $301 worth of product.”


Rose Thompson Smith got all this for $3.24!  Way to go Rose!

And now for a story we received from a sweet lady this week (Grab a Kleenex!):

“This last Sunday in our life group meeting (some call it Sunday School), a lady told us about an unchurched family, where the dad has lost his job, they have no car, and there are 4 children ranging from 8 to 16.  School is about to start and then I actually found out that the oldest son and his dad were sharing the same pair of shoes.  It was through the love of Jesus Christ and the Ministry that you have brought to some of our church ladies that enabled us on Thursday morning to take 2 boxes of slightly used clothes and 2 boxes of food and staples, and school supplies to help this family.  My husband said that they were so appreciative.  I would have never thought 3 weeks ago that we would be able to do this.  God has truly blessed us.  Thanks again for all you have taught me.   The bible says that before we start telling, to start by showing.  I believe that we truly got to show Gods love this week.”

Sincerely,
Kathy Smith

It’s My 30th Birthday!

Well friends, readers, countrymen – today’s the day when I shed my twenties and move into my 30′s.  It’s a bittersweet day for me:  I didn’t lose that 15 lbs I was trying to shed first, but then again, that made me extra cuddly for all the birthday hugs that greeted me this morning from my 4 sweet kiddos :)    Life is good.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that there won’t be tons of posts today, as I spend the day doing things I love: Eating Chocolate Cake, Sunbathing with a magazine, Pampering Myself, Hanging with the Family, and maybe a little shopping too!

Hope you all are enjoying your age – whatever stage of life you’re in – and let me know if it’s your birthday so we can share our special day!

*NEW!* Cute New Items in Our Online Store!

(To visit our shop, Click the Online Store Button at the top right corner of the blog!)

If you ❤  Time2Save & you’re a girl who likes to wear her heart on her sleeve (or neck, or keychain!) – we’ve added some fun new items to our Time2Save Online Shoppe!  Now listen, we don’t want any of you to go spend next week’s rent money on these – but if you’ve got a little extra, this is a great way to support the Time2Save Website & get a cute little something for yourself!

Time2Save 3-Ring Zip Binder

First up, is the awesome new TIme2Save Logo Binder.  We handpicked a great couponing binder for you, that zips closed, has an accordian file up front, and is sturdy and cute.  Plus – you’re bound to get recognized as one of those “Coupon Ladies” now!  You can also get the super-sturdy divided coupon pages in our online store.

Time2Save  T-Shirts!

Looking to get a sweet shirt like this one (modeled by none other than yours truly)?  Here I am volunteering at She Expo with Kelli Hodge – see the front & back of this cute tee.  I am totally wearing mine to Publix tomorrow – you’ll be able to spot me a mile away!

Butterfly Keychain Fob!

Our Time2Save Butterfly Keychain is very cute – and practical!  It fits around your wrist to keep your keys (and store loyalty cards) handy while you load your very-cheap groceries into the trunk.  Also – I like these because it makes it easier to find in my giant purse…..

Flutterfriends Necklace!

Last but not least – check out the Flutterfriends Necklace!  This would be sweet to get for your favorite coupon buddy (aka. Flutter-Friend) – but also, we just think it’s downright pretty!
Besides, the Buttefly is a symbol of HOPE & TRANSFORMATION, and that’s what we’re all about here at Time2Save.