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Monday, June 22, 2009

Many of you have asked how we started teaching couponing workshops. We wanted to share a short version of how God's faithfulness brought us here.

~ Our Story ~
We are excited you have expressed interest in our company, Time 2 $ave and the world of couponing. We’ll start with a brief introduction. Time 2 $ave was started by Kasey Trenum and Kelly Thompson. We are two stay at home moms who started couponing out of financial necessity. Both of our families are involved in construction and with the housing bubble bursting, we needed to find a way to contribute to our household income and still be able to stay at home. We did some research and started with a few coupons. After seeing that we could make a difference by keeping more of our money through savings on our grocery bill, we dug in deeper. We spent many, many hours researching blogs, deals, coupons and store policies. As our knowledge increased, so did our savings. Currently, we save around 75% on our weekly purchases from what we used to spend. Then, interest came from fellow shoppers and store employees. Just as we had seen people in the news that could save hundreds, so had they. But they’d never seen it in person. People began stopping us in the store and asking us questions about our coupons or store deals. We were surprised when others began following us to our cars wanting to know how we’d accomplished so much with so little. Finally, requests started coming in from people wanting to go shopping with us or meet us during our strategy planning. While all this attention was a little embarrassing, we decided to humor them (and ourselves) by teaching our first couponing class. We’d hoped 25 people would come and were shocked when over 200 attended. We realized there was a much greater hunger for our information and people were looking for hope during a struggling economy. We spent time in prayer about what the next move should be and finally felt it was time to step out on faith…thus Time 2 $ave was born. Were we ready for what lay ahead? Only by the Lord leading us and directing us have we been able to move forward. He has opened many doors that were impossible to us. We have found favor and been humbled all at the same time. It is so exciting to hear the story of a first time coupon user who has saved twenty or thirty dollars on their grocery bill. We rejoice with them and feel our family has expanded. There continues to be many benefits that we did not anticipate, but are honored to be chosen to bring a message of hope…”for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).
Keep in mind that we are two stay at home moms with a 5,4,3,2 & 1 year old between the two of us. We can teach you how to "save more by spending less."
What a blessing to know that learning to coupon is a guaranteed lifetime investment. Wouldn't you like to have just 1/2 of the money that you have already spent this year on grocery / household items back? Think of the difference it would make, and how many bills it might pay. In the month of January and February I (Kasey) kept all of my receipts and saved my family over $1,600. Praise God that he made a way when there seemed to be none.


  1. Do you have any good tips for inexpensive motels for traveling?

  2. No, we haven't looked into motel tips yet. We'll have to add that to our list of ideas to add to the blog.


  3. I tried both the York and the Kodak (30 and 50 free prints,respectively),and both had outrageous shipping fees added on to the final price.I was going to order 62 prints from kodak and was supposed to get 50 free.The total I was going to owe the store(CVS was over 14.00.At 15 cents each,all 62 should have been under 10.00 without the 50 free.I don't understand how you think that is a deal? If I'm overlooking something,please advise me.Thanks Joy

  4. I wanted to change from the workshop tomorrow to the May 1 at Lee University. However, I couldn't find a way to do that on the registration form on-line. Would that be okay? -Mary Gardner White

  5. I ordered the magazine All You thru your workshop at Chickamauga Library. I wrote the check on Jan. 19th. I have not received this magazine. How long before I start receiving this? I know it usually takes 6 to 8 wks. Thanks
    Sandy Young

  6. Do you have the mailing address to send coupons to the military wives overseas? I have coupons to spare!
    Belinda Bagley

  7. I attended a workshop that was led by Kelly. She had a huge binder with a shoulder strap. The rings were large so it would hold lots of pages. Where can I buy this binder? The one in your store doesn't look like it has a strap. If anyone knows, please help me out! THANKS!



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