New! AT&T Alerts PLUS FREE $5 Starbucks Giftcard!! (Plus enter to win a $50 Visa Gift Card)


I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for easy ways to save extra money.  Recently, I’ve signed up for text alerts through some of my favorite restaurants and have gotten great deals I wouldn’t have otherwise.  When I saw this new offer from AT&T Alerts I couldn’t wait to share with you since they have such a huge list of participting brands and retailors, thus increasing the savings opportunities.  Plus, offers are specific to your location.  Nothing better than running out for an errand and suddenly finding out that one of your favorite restaurants or stores is offering a big discount or freebie that day. Even better……….if you sign up and confirm your registration you’ll get a FREE $5 Starbucks gift card code while supplies last. [Read more...]

REMINDER: Giveaway Debt-Free Christmas Celebrating the Holidays without Breaking the Bank by Mary Hunt


Even for those of us who are usually great deal finders throughout the year, Christmas shopping presents itself with unique spending challenges.  I can’t count the number of times, I’ve made a decision ahead of time I’m not going to overspend, then at the last minute pressed for time I end up going out and spending way too much money.  I know for myself, I don’t begin preparing early enough.

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Cyber Monday: Want to Win an iPad Mini? Enter to Win!! Sponsored by #Ebates!!



In honor of Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year and Time 2 $ave’s debut on National TV today (details here) on HLN, formerly Headline News, Ebates has generously offered to give one T2$ reader an iPad Mini!!!  Woot!!  Before I give you details – let’s review what Ebates is and how it helps you earn money:

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CVS $50 Gift Card Winner Announced!!!

Congratulations to our giveaway winner!
Entry #202 Cea T.

We’ve sent you an email, please respond with your mailing address so that we can get the card out to you. time2saveblogger (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Disclosure: This giveaway is being sponsored by CVS Beauty Club. CVS Beauty Club provided me with a $50 CVS giftcard to use toward purchasing Beauty Products to give away during our TV segment as well as a $50 Gift Card to give to one of our readers. All opinions and experiences are my own. See my full disclosure policy here.



Giveaway: Win $200 “What Does May Mean to You?” #iheartsavvy

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t mind winning $200 cash!

What does May mean to you? You could win $200 cash from Ebates!  It’s that simple. Share what you love most about May and be entered to win.  There are just a  couple of days left, the giveaway ends on May 31st!  Right now there are low entries which mean you’ve got a greater chance of winning!!

We love ebates and the Savvy Living Community!  In fact, for those of you who are just visiting our site, we are one of the 14 leaders in the ebates Savvy Living Community.  If you haven’t joined our community yet, now’s a great time to jump in.  You’ll find lots of ways to connect, frugal living tips, parenting advice, decorating tips, and much more!

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You Win a Signed copy of Amy Giggles by Coy Bowles of the Zac Brown Band….. #childhunger


Amy GigglesAlright – it’s time to announce the winner…..

Congratulations to Rose, NeeNah, Abby, Julie and Linda! 


You’ve each won a signed copy of Amy Giggles by Coy Bowles of the Zac Brown Band.  We’ve already sent you an email, and look forward to your reply!

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Thanks to ConAgra for providing 5 signed copies of Amy Giggles so that we could offer our Time 2 $ave Community this awesome giveaway.  As a blogger ambassador for Child Hunger Ends Here we wanted to encourage you to be part of the solution to Child Hunger.  The statistics are staggering, it’s hard to believe how many children don’t know where their next meal is coming from right here in the US under our nose.


Child Hunger Statistics

  • Children who are at risk of hunger can be found in our nation’s classrooms, on our playgrounds and in communities throughout the United States. It affects Americans of all backgrounds — urban, rural, young, old, unemployed and employed.
  • Children don’t need to be starving or homeless to struggle with hunger. Many children are simply missing a meal or not eating on a regular basis.
  • Feeding America’s network serves nearly 14 million children each year, and since 2006, the organization has seen a 50 percent increase in the number of children relying on the services provided by food banks. Of the 14 million children served, 3 million are under the age of 5.

You can make a difference by purchasing participating ConAgra products at your local grocery store.  Look for the push pin logo, and enter the code online at Child Hunger Ends Here.  For every code entered, ConAgra will donate the equivalent of one meal. Codes will be accepted up to a maximum of 3 million meal donations or until 8/31/2012.



If you missed our previous post about Child Hunger Ends Here click the following links here and here.  You can also follow the discussion at, or tweet along by following and using #ChildHunger.



I am a blogger correspondent for ConAgra’s Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. Opinions and experiences shared here are my own. *A portion of the proceeds of sale of Amy Giggles will be donated to Camp Southern Ground, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

#Giveaway: Signed copy of Amy Giggles by Coy Bowles from The Zac Brown Band! #childhunger




A couple of weeks ago, we posted about working as a blogger ambassador with ConAgra Foods and the Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign.  Ya’ll know we are all about giving….we are thrilled to have the opportunity to spread the word about a cause that is so near and dear to our hearts.


When Jamie and I were at Blissdom (a blogger’s conference) in Nashville back in February we received a copy of the children’s book “Amy Giggles” by Coy Bowles of the Zac Brown Band on behalf of ConAgra Foods and the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.



I loved Amy Giggles, a very real story about a little girl who was determined to change her BIG LOUD laugh after kids made fun of her.  She did everything she could to conceal her laugh, yet after a while try as she might her laugh just couldn’t be contained.  Before she knew it all the effort in the world was in vain, and her Big Ole laugh came barreling out along with a change of heart.  No matter what she wouldn’t hold back anymore.  It didn’t matter if people made fun of her.  I love the last line of the book , “I like my laugh, and I’ll never hold it in again.”

How many of us can relate?  I know I do, I was the 6ft tall girl that people called Big Bird.  I hated being tall, I was so self conscious about my height that I started slouching.  As a result I’ve got terrible posture now.  Don’t get me wrong I am 100% okay with being tall now, however it took years for me to be able to accept and be comfortable in my own skin.




So what’s the deal?  How did a country music star end up writing a children’s book?  I recently had the opportunity to chat with Coy over the phone and ask him personally about his book and his involvement with the ConAgra Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.  It was really neat to hear his heart, and his passion for helping children.


Where in the world did he come up with the character, Amy Giggles?

Coy met the real life inspiration behind Amy Giggles while having dinner with a group of friends.  After he had listened to a lady huff and puff obviously trying to conceal her laugh someone finally interjected and asked why she didn’t just laugh out loud.  Coy was shocked to hear how she had changed her laugh after being made fun of as a child.  It’s crazy to think how much other people influence who we become.  Our laughter is something that is inherently who we are.  Yet, as a result of hearing a couple of kids make fun of her laugh this lady was holding back years later even as an adult.  Although it took much longer to complete the book, Coy actually wrote the story of Amy Giggles in 15 minutes. 


Why is Coy involved with the ConAgra Child Hunger Ends Here campaign?

Coy told me it was hard for him to believe that so many children could be hungry here in the USA. Although he doesn’t have any children himself, he is passionate about instilling confidence and encouraging children to achieve their dreams.  Without food, children have no hope.  When children have to worry where their next meal will come from it crushes their hope and affects their drive and zeal for life.  Coy believes that we can make a difference, that’s why he has joined ConAgra in helping spread the word about Child Hunger Ends Here. 

*A portion of the proceeds of sale of Amy Giggles will be donated to Camp Southern Ground, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.


Amy Giggles

It’s such a cute book, and I appreciate the fact that it tackles real issues that I can talk to my kids about. And…….we’ve got 5 signed copies of Amy Giggles to give away!!  Follow the instructions below, and enter to win.
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