Hixson, TN Coupon Swap on June 26th!

(A meeting of the Cleveland, TN coupon group last year!)

Grab your Coupon-Buddy or your Flutter-Friend & come on down for a Coupon Swap!

Corrie Ceraolo & Kelli Hodge would like to invite any local couponers to a Coupon Swap!  It’s happening from 1-4 pm on Saturday, 6/26 at Middle Valley Church of Christ.  There will be light refreshments, so they need an approximate head count from any who plan to attend!(Just leave a comment here)  Besides any unwanted coupons you may have, please bring any expired coupons as well.  The girls will be sending them off to the military families who can still use them!

Middle Valley Church of Christ is located at 836 Thrasher Pike, Hixson, TN 37343-1747. They will be having the swap from 1- 4 on that Saturday.

Thanks Corrie & Kelly for setting this up – and I encourage all of you to try and get local swaps set up in your neck of the woods!  You can get the conversation started on our Facebook Page (There’s already a “Discussion” devoted to this) – and if you let me know your date & time, I’ll announce it right here on the website!

Coupon Butterflies: ROLL CALL!

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A friend of mine made a comment today that made me think about one of the funnest parts of couponing: Sharing With Others.  To paraphrase, she said, “What’s wonderful is the happy look you get to see on people’s faces,when you stop them & hand them a $1.50 coupon ….You just cannot replace that joy.”  And it’s true!

It’s so fun fluttering through the store leaving a paper-trail of coupons next to items – I’ve been the benefit of other’ extra coupons several times, so I like to pay it forward when I have extras!  There are all kinds of coupon butterflies:  Some tape their extras to the products, some leave stacks on the shelf for others, some send their expired coupons to the military families.

And then there are some  -  like me – who have  “Full-Price-Radar”.  It’s a switch that I can’t turn off.  I see someone putting something in their cart, I remember there’s a coupon for that in my binder, and Honey – that’s when I get scary.  I follow that poor person around Bi-Lo until I find that coupon and hand it over to them.  Sometimes they’re happy, but most of the time, they just seem a little afraid.

The same thing, but worse, happens in the checkout line.  Waiting in line is just an invitation to appraise the carts of your neighbors – am I right!?  Ninety-percent of the time I have a little stack ready for them by the time they pull up to the register.

Is this normal?  Are you appalled at the sight of your friends and total strangers paying full-price for things?   Let’s all ‘fess up to the crazy lengths we go to to help OTHER people save a buck!!

Oh My Goodness: We’re Almost at 5,000 Fans!!

Well bust my buttons!

Some people said it couldn’t be done – 5,000 Facebook Fans by this weekend??!!  Impossible!  But you, our wonderful, fabulous, awesome readers, have helped us to almost reach that goal!  (I think we can, I think we can, I think we can…..)

If you haven’t suggested us to your friends on Facebook yet – please (Pretty please with cherries on top!) do so and get in the running for a lots of newspaper inserts!  It’s easy, here’s how:

All you have to do is go to our Facebook Fan page and on the left side under our button, click “Suggest to Friends.” Then invite all your friends to join Time 2 $ave! Include a 1-line testimony with your invite (put that at the bottom of the invite box). As you click on people to invite, FB will keep count at the top of the box. Once you’ve sent out your invitations, go back to our Fanpage and leave a comment with your 1-line testimony & how many friends you invited. That’s it!

Time2Save – Reader Yard Sales!

Are you hosting a yard sale?  Would you like to spread the word to all our readers?  Well go right ahead!  Simply include your listing at the bottom of this post where it says:
*Also, if you have a blog and would like to join us in a Yard Sale Listings Blog-Hop – grab the code that says “Blog Hop”!

Because our readers are spread out a bit, it would be helpful for you to list them in the following format:

City, State: (Days of Sale) Yard Sale Highlights.  Time &  Address.
For example:
Cleveland, TN: (Fri & Sat)  Baby & Maternity Clothes, crib, boys toddler toys, housewares!  From 8-12 at 1000 American Lane.

Readers can then Mapquest your address if they’re unsure – and head over to check out your wares!  Oh, I almost forgot, I (Jamie) am an avid yard-saler myself, so you’ll probably see me show up if you’re nearby!  Here’s a Crash Course in “Yard Sailing” that I wrote awhile back- take a look if you’re interested!

Flutter Friends

 We’ve always encouraged you to get a “coupon buddy,” as you start out on your own couponing adventure.   Now, we call our coupon buddies our FLUTTER FRIENDS

More Information Coming Soon

T2$ Community Shopping Trip!

Next Friday (May 28th) we will have our first Community Shopping Trip!  We are inviting you to come shopping with us at the Publix store in Ooltewah.  Won’t it be fun for everyone to get together, share extra tips we’ve learned, swap coupons, and just have a big ‘ole hen party in the store?!?!  We’ll be there from 7pm – 9pm and everyone who comes will get a FREE shopping bag.  Leave a comment on Facebook if you can make it!