Couponing for the Rest of Us

Ask Time 2 $ave: What is your favorite part of couponing?

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What is your favorite part of couponing?

First, you might be surprised to hear – I don’t LOVE COUPONS. I don’t wake up every morning excited to cut up coupons or jump on every deal that I can find. Simply put – couponing just happened to be the tool that brought hope to my family’s finances. Most importantly it has afforded us the incredible opportunity to give into the lives of others in ways we never imagined.

When I say giving I’m not referring to giving just at Thanksgiving or Christmas.  You see, as I learned how to coupon effectively a light came on one day.  Every week there are items that are free or nearly free at grocery stores and drug stores.  What if I started looking for items each week specifically to give?  I began to look beyond my own family’s needs for opportunities to bless others.

Now, as a family we have become purposeful givers.  It has become a lifestyle that is just as important to us as shopping for our family’s needs.

What Does Giving Look Like?

Giving can be anything you want it to be for your family. The reality is no matter how you choose to give it is an act that has the power to bless you in amazing ways.  Here are a couple of examples of places that always need help to get you started.

What goes where?  Donation suggestions:

  • Grocery/ Personal Care Items / Household Items – Food Banks, Homeless Shelters, Battered Women’s Shelters, local church pantry, Salvation Army, United Way
  • Pet Food – Animal Shelters, Churches
  • School Supplies – Schools, Day Care, Salvation Army, Churches
  • Baby Items – Teen Pregnancy Centers, Food Banks, Homeless Shelters, Battered Women’s Shelters, Churches, Salvation Army, United Way
  • Homeless People – Make baggies of personal care items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, non-perishable food like snack crackers, Chap Stick, shampoo etc. to keep in your car.  As you see the need arise you are prepared.
  • Adopt A US Soldier–Gatorade, Crystal Light Singles, Beef Jerky, Beef Sausage (very popular), Candy, canned Meats, Chocolate (they don’t care if it’s melted), Cookies, Gum, Mints, Aspirin, Cough Drops, Dental Floss, Disposable Razors, Kleenex, Neosporin, Mouthwash (without alcohol), Chap Stick, Batteries, Pens, Your local newspapers/comics (great way to recycle all those extra newspapers)
  • Natural Disaster–water, personal hygiene items, baby wipes, diapers, nonperishable food items, Feminine Products, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, pet food, cough drop

 Time 2 $ave + Time 2 Give = Time 4 Hope

It’s not just about getting a deal; it’s about making a difference….

 

Don’t understanding how to coupon effectively?  Would you love to save money without investing all your time?  Check out my new book, Couponing for the Rest of Us: The Not-So-Extreme Guide to Saving More to learn how.
Available in paperback or on Kindle.


Learn How to Coupon! New Workshop Added Grocery & Drug Store Workshops! Step-by-Step Simplified!

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Couponing for the Rest of Us!  Step-by-Step Simplified!

We’ve got several coupon workshops coming up that you don’t want to miss out on!  I’m all about keeping it simple, so if you are worried you’ll have to spend hours each week preparing to go to the grocery store you can breathe easy.  I don’t think couponing should take over your life, instead it’s just a tool to help your finances.  After all, whether you save 5%, 10% or 60% you are still saving your family money.

How much money can you save?  


This week I  paid $102.47 for $277.11 worth of groceries at Bi-Lo.  By knowing how to combine coupons with store sales I saved $174.64!

Click here to read what other people are saying about Time 2 $ave Couponing Workshops.

Grocery Store Savings

  • My story going from Distress to Giving.
  • Understanding why couponing never worked before.
  • Store Sale + Coupons = Big Savings
  • How to get started & tools to be successful.
  • Where to find coupons.
  • Organization of Coupons & Stockpiles.
We would REALLY appreciate your sharing this post on facebook to help spread the word (just click the facebook button at the bottom of this post).  Thanks so much to our Time 2 $ave Community for your continued support!!
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 Grocery Store Savings

.The Gathering

4445 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN 37343

Saturday, November 3, 2012
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
This workshop is $10 per person/family. The first 50 people who register get $5 off!!  Thanks to Dupont Community Credit Union! Please register to guarantee seating.
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Eventbrite - Grocery Store Savings: Coupon Workshop

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Grocery Store Savings

Country Inn & Suites 

2341 Shallowford Village Dr
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Thursday, November 8, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!  

Drug Stores & More

Drug Stores & More
  • How to shop for household, health, and beauty items for super cheap.
  • The differences between drugstore and grocery shopping (it’s like night and day).
  • How to use multiple transactions.
  • How to strategically use the store currency.
  • How to grow and roll the money each week.

.Chatsworth First United Methodist Church

111 W Cherokee St
Chatsworth, GA 30705

Tuesday, January 22, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
This workshop is $10 per person/family.  Please register to guarantee seating.

Eventbrite - Drug Stores & More

 

If you would like to request information about hosting a Time 2 $ave Couponing workshop for your organization, click here.

 

Couponing Class: Learn how to coupon and start saving for Christmas! Register today!

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Couponing for the Rest of Us!  Step-by-Step Simplified!

We’ve got several coupon workshops coming up that you don’t want to miss out on!  I’m all about keeping it simple, so if you are worried you’ll have to spend hours each week preparing to go to the grocery store you can breathe easy.  I don’t think couponing should take over your life, instead it’s just a tool to help your finances.  After all, whether you save 5%, 10% or 60% you are still saving your family money.

How much money can you save?  


This week I  paid $102.47 for $277.11 worth of groceries at Bi-Lo.  By knowing how to combine coupons with store sales I saved $174.64!

Click here to read what other people are saying about Time 2 $ave Couponing Workshops.

Grocery Store Savings

  • My story going from Distress to Giving.
  • Understanding why couponing never worked before.
  • Store Sale + Coupons = Big Savings
  • How to get started & tools to be successful.
  • Where to find coupons.
  • Organization of Coupons & Stockpiles.
We would REALLY appreciate your sharing this post on facebook to help spread the word (just click the facebook button at the bottom of this post).  Thanks so much to our Time 2 $ave Community for your continued support!!
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Chatsworth First United Methodist Church
111 W Cherokee St
Chatsworth, GA 30705

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
This workshop is $10 per person/family.  Please register to guarantee seating.
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Eventbrite - Grocery Store Savings: Coupon Workshop

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The Gathering
4445 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN 37343

Saturday, November 3, 2012
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
This workshop is $10 per person/family. The first 50 people who register get $5 off!!  Thanks to Dupont Community Credit Union! Please register to guarantee seating.
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Eventbrite - Grocery Store Savings: Coupon Workshop

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Country Inn & Suites 
2341 Shallowford Village Dr
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Thursday, November 8, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

This workshop is a FREE event thanks to People’s Home Equity.  Seating is limited.
Please register online to guarantee seating.

Eventbrite - Grocery Store Savings: Coupon Workshop

 

If you would like to request information about hosting a Time 2 $ave Couponing workshop for your organization, click here.

 

Couponing Class: Learn how to coupon and start saving for Christmas! Register today!

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Couponing for the Rest of Us!  Step-by-Step Simplified!

We’ve got several coupon workshops coming up that you don’t want to miss out on!  I’m all about keeping it simple, so if you are worried you’ll have to spend hours each week preparing to go to the grocery store you can breathe easy.  I don’t think couponing should take over your life, instead it’s just a tool to help your finances.  After all, whether you save 5%, 10% or 60% you are still saving your family money.

Click here to read what other people are saying about Time 2 $ave Couponing Workshops.

Grocery Store Savings

  • My story going from Distress to Giving.
  • Understanding why couponing never worked before.
  • Store Sale + Coupons = Big Savings
  • How to get started & tools to be successful.
  • Where to find coupons.
  • Organization of Coupons & Stockpiles.
We would REALLY appreciate your sharing this post on facebook to help spread the word (just click the facebook button at the bottom of this post).  Thanks so much to our Time 2 $ave Community for your continued support!!
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Chatsworth First United Methodist Church
111 W Cherokee St
Chatsworth, GA 30705

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
This workshop is $10 per person/family.  Please register to guarantee seating.
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Eventbrite - Grocery Store Savings: Coupon Workshop

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The Gathering
4445 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN 37343

Saturday, November 3, 2012
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
This workshop is $10 per person/family. The first 50 people who register get $5 off!!  Thanks to Dupont Community Credit Union! Please register to guarantee seating.
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Eventbrite - Grocery Store Savings: Coupon Workshop

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Country Inn & Suites 
2341 Shallowford Village Dr
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Thursday, November 8, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

This workshop is a FREE event thanks to People’s Home Equity.  Seating is limited.
Please register online to guarantee seating.

Eventbrite - Grocery Store Savings: Coupon Workshop

 

If you would like to request information about hosting a Time 2 $ave Couponing workshop for your organization, click here.

 

Time 2 $ave Couponing Workshops: Register for an upcoming workshop today!

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Couponing for the Rest of Us!
Simplified Step-by- Step 

We’ve got several coupon workshops coming up that you don’t want to miss out on!  I’m all about keeping it simple, so if you are worried you’ll have to spend hours each week preparing to go to the grocery store you can breathe easy.  I don’t think couponing should take over your life, instead it’s just a tool to help your finances.  After all, whether you save 5%, 10% or 60% you are still saving your family money.  Click here to read what other people are saying about Time 2$ave Couponing Workshops.

Grocery Store Savings

  • My story going from Distress to Giving.
  • Understanding why couponing never worked before.
  • Store Sale + Coupons = Big Savings
  • How to get started & tools to be successful.
  • Where to find coupons.
  • Organization of Coupons & Stockpiles.
We would REALLY appreciate your sharing this post on facebook to help spread the word (just click the facebook button at the bottom of this post).  Thanks so much to our Time 2 $ave family for your continued support!!

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Current Schedule.

Grocery Store Savings

Chatsworth First United Methodist Church

111 W Cherokee St
Chatsworth, GA 30705

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
This workshop is $10 per person/family.  Please register to guarantee seating.
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Eventbrite - Grocery Store Savings: Coupon Workshop

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Grocery Store Savings

The Gathering

4445 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN 37343

Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
This workshop is $10 per person/family.  Please register to guarantee seating.
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Eventbrite - Grocery Store Savings: Coupon Workshop

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If you would like to request information about hosting a Time 2 $ave Couponing workshop for your organization, click here.

 

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You’re Invited- FREE Time2Save Workshop Tonight, reg $10 (Limited Availability)

 

That’s right – we’re teaching a FREE Couponing Workshop tonight - and you’re invited!  Normally it’s a $10 Charge – but we like to offer a free one now and then to give back to the community – so if you’ve been holding out, now is your chance!

If you live in the Chattanooga/Ooltewah area, come on out and bring a friend to Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove.  The workshop will cover Grocery Store Savings – how to use coupons, how to stack coupons, all about store coupons and policies and lots, lots more!  It runs from 6:30 – 8:30, and we’ll take you step-by-step through the process.  Bring your questions and get ready to learn how to save!

REGISTER HERE

New Couponing Workshops: Grocery Store Savings & Drug Stores & More! Hurry & Register to Reserve Seats.

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We’ve got several coupon workshops coming up that you don’t want to miss out on!  I’m all about keeping it simple, so if you are worried you’ll have to spend hours each week preparing to go to the grocery store you can breathe easy.  I don’t think couponing should take over your life, instead it’s just a tool to help your finances.  After all, whether you save 5%, 10% or 60% you are still saving your family money.

Simplified Step by Step Couponing!

I’ve taken everything I’ve learned and put it in an easy-to-understand format.  I know how it feels to be stressed with life’s responsibilities and burdens, especially the financial ones. With all we have going on, who has the extra time to spend hours a day clipping coupons? I certainly don’t and I’m sure you don’t either. I’ve learned how to balance savings with having a life and without it being an obsession.

Grocery Store Savings

  • My story going from Distress to Giving.
  • Understanding why couponing never worked before.
  • Store Sale + Coupons = Big Savings
  • How to get started & tools to be successful.
  • Where to find coupons.
  • Organization of Coupons & Stockpiles.
Drug Stores & More
  • How to shop for household, health, and beauty items for super cheap.
  • The differences between drugstore and grocery shopping (it’s like night and day).
  • How to use multiple transactions.
  • How to strategically use the store currency.
  • How to grow and roll the money each week.
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Grocery Store Savings

Redemption Point Church, Central Campus
3831 Ooltewah Ringgold Rd
Ooltewah, TN 37363

Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (ET)
This workshop is free to the community with a donation of a non-perishable food item!  Please register to guarantee seating.
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Eventbrite - Grocery Store Savings:  Redemption Point Church, Central Campus

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Grocery Store Savings

Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove – Multi-Purpose Room
4586 Forsythia Way
Ooltewah, TN 37363

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (ET)
The registration fee is being covered by Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove.  Therefore, it’s free to the community with a donation of a non-perishable food item.  Please register to guarantee seating.  Seating is limited for this event.
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Eventbrite - Grocery Store Savings:  Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove

 

Coupon Conference – Grocery Store Savings + Drug Stores & More
Half off registration fee!  Both workshops only $10 (or $5 each)

Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove – Multi-Purpose Room
4586 Forsythia Way
Ooltewah, TN 37363

Grocery Store Savings $5  10:00am – 12:00pm

Drug Stores and More $5 1:00pm – 3:00pm

FREE Light Refreshments served 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Half of the registration fee is being covered by Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove.
Please register to guarantee seating.  Seating is limited for this event.

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Eventbrite - Grocery Store Savings + Drug Stores & More
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Time2$ave Workshop for only $5!! (HURRY – First 100 Only!)

Here’s a deal specifically for the Time 2 $ave Community!

Our next workshop in the Chattanooga area will be on Saturday, October 8th at Rivermont Presbyterian Church.  It seems almost daily that we get emails from folks wanting to know when the next workshop is, so here’s your chance to join in on the savings.  Not only will be it a great time of learning the ins and outs of how all the couponing system works, but you’ll also catch a life-changing vision for how couponing can change your family’s  giving habits.

But what’s the special deal? you may be asking.  We’ve just gotten word that an anonymous donation has been made for this event and the first 100 people to register actually get to attend for 1/2 off!  Yep, you can come learn to save thousands for just $5!  So go ahead and take a moment to register for the workshop and mark it on your calendar to attend.

REGISTER HERE!

*If you are registering for more than one person, please register them each individually so we can match up names with the first 100 to register.