Couponing for the Rest of Us

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!


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

Lookout Valley Rescheduled

Due to scheduling issues that have created a conflict with
tomorrows workshop we need to reshedule the workshop for later in the fall. 

We are waiting on a date confirmation from the church.

For those who have registered for this class your registration

can transfer to any other location.

*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.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for!  Our grand prize winner! For those who missed this contest, stay tuned as we’ll continue to have these here and there.  For those who entered, we appreciate it very much! You helped us meet our goal and beyond!  So without further a-do…our grand prize winner is…

ROY ROBINSON
(122 invites!)
Congratulations Roy!  Send us your address and we’ll send over your binder, coupon holders and inserts! 

Time 2 $ave ~ Time 2 Give ~ Time 4 Hope

It’s not just getting a deal, it’s about making a difference!!

Those of you who have already attended a workshop know that Time 2 $ave isn’t just about saving money.  God has spoken a vision of ministry in our hearts to teach people how to save for their family so that they can then turn around and make a purposeful committment to give to others.  Thus creating hope in the lives of hurting people.  We received the testimony below today and had to share it with all of you.  What an inspiration of a heart to bless others. 

I attended a workshop at the end of March @ Allen Elementary in Soddy Daisy. When I left I was so excited! Not only because I could help my family save money, but because I felt like I could do something else…something MORE!! I think it is awesome how you followed what God was leading you to do regarding giving, and am excited to say your workshop has been an answer to my prayers!!

My son Nikolas, who is 3 1/2 was diagnosed last year with Wilms Tumor. This is a form of kidney cancer. You can read his story at www.carepages.com/carepages/nikolas

On our year long journey I have come to realize how a cancer diagnosis, while not something you wish to encounter, can be a ‘blessing in disguise’ – we just have to ask God to pull the mask off and reveal the blessing to us!! I have become more patient with my children, appreciate the ‘mundane’ things, and am more quick to lend a helping hand. When Nik was diagnosed, he was admitted to TC Thompson and we were blessed with wonderful nurses and doctors. Not only that, the Ronald McDonald House Family Room was right there on the Oncology floor – not even 2 minutes away from our room. If you have never heard about the Family Room, go to RMHChattanooga.com. This small area was a great place for me to go get a cup of coffee, take a real shower, or just sit and get my thoughts together. While there I could also wash my clothes or get a snack – sometimes even a full meal. When we left the hospital, I knew I wanted to help Ronald McDonald House Charities, but wasn’t sure how.

Nik started chemotherapy at TC Thompson Oncology Clinic and, again were blessed with wonderful clinic nurses and staff. Chemo days are not easy for anyone – The patient, for obvious reasons, and for me as a caregiver, the days were long. While OUR days were long, we were blessed because Nik had his chemo administered via a push, and was not hooked up to an IV for hours, some kids were there 8, 10, sometimes even 12 hours! The longest part of our ‘chemo days’ were waiting for the blood work to come back letting us know if Nik’s counts were high enough to get his dosage. I am thankful to say he was able to get all of his chemo and was never admitted to the hospital – he even overcame the dreaded Swine Flu!! He has been in remission since October and just yesterday he had his port where the chemo was administered removed!!

Many times while we were in the clinic we would visit the kitchen for something to eat or drink. The kitchen was stocked with sodas, juice, Little Debbies, cereal bars, and some non perishables like microwavable mac and cheese, soups, and peanutbutter. This got me thinking how hard it is for a caregiver to be in the clinic over the lunch hour – while these foods are good, they don’t really ‘satisfy’. I have petitioned businesses, churches, and organizations to commit to supplying a full meal to the clinic – with zero luck.

The good news is though, with the gift of knowledge of how to save money by using coupons, I can make a difference at both the Ronald McDonald House Family Room AND the TC Thompson Children’s Oncology Clinic!! I plan to take $20 each month and use it with my coupons, of course to get things that are needed – from food to laundry soap.

I began praying about 6 weeks into Nik’s journey how I could ‘give back’ and am excited and thankful God lead me to your workshop so I can.

Thank you again for this great opportunity to share blessings!!

~D. S. ~ married 15 years with 3 children, working PT, saving money on my groceries and making a difference to cancer families!!!!

 Our vision is to inspire consumers across America by creating Hope.
Time 2 Save = Hope 4 your family’s finances
Time 2 Give = Hope for your community
Time 4 Hope = Hope for eternity

Strut Your Stuff!! Come share your testimony with us!!

From the moment we were asked to teach our first class God has given us favor and OPENED doors that we didn’t know existed.  We know it’s not us – we are incapable without Him.  We always want to honor God with what he has entrusted to us and a very big part of that is all of YOU.  We know there are money saving blogs all over the internet, but we want to thank you for attending our workshops, visiting our blog, and most of all passing on the message of hope to others through your heart to give.

 Come by and share your testimony today (Saturday April 10th) at 2:00pm at the Mountain View Inn at 2400 Executive Park Dr. Cleveland, TN 37312 (formerly the Holiday Inn).  Don’t be shy…we really want to hear your story.  We want you to be a part of an incredible project we have in the works!!  Leave a comment & let us know if you’ll be able to stop by. 
Share your Testimony.  Speak hope into the lives of others!!
Mission Control – We call it a Miracle in the Making!

Time 2 Save Coupon!

Yep, you read it right. We are offering an Easter special through Monday night at midnight.  Just enter the code Time2Save10 and receive 10% off your entire purchase from our online store.  We now offer Binders, Coupon Holders, All You magazine subscriptions and even the option to have your binder filled, labeled and ready to go!

See all the details and order today HERE