To Celebrate Pay It Forward Day 2018, Super Coupon Woman (Me) is giving away my E-book “Cutting Hunger One Coupon At A Time where I shares how I went from a struggling single mom to becoming known as Super Coupon Woman. I Started giving back as a way to say thank you to all those that helped me through difficult times starting a pay it forward mission that grew beyond anything I could of imagined, giving back over $150k to her community and still going strong. Learn how to coupon, save money, and start your own pay it forward mission with this inspirational book.
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Super Coupon Woman
Super Coupon Woman is holding her first ever fundraising project to raise money for Super Coupon Woman Foundation! We are collecting new or gently worn shoes that will help those that have been affected in natural disasters, and raise money For our charity to allow us to continue helping those in need in Wylie and surrounding communities. Super Coupon Woman helps those in need as they are having financial struggles or mother nature throws them an unexpected curve ball such as an unexpected house fire, hail storm, or tornado to name a few. We have donated well over $150,000 to our community by using the power of couponing, and collecting others unwanted items to share with those in need. We now have a storage building full of clothing and various items where they can come shop as they would in a store for items they need. Her Pay It forward circle grows and grows and now needs funds to grow even further to allow her to own her own building one day! Our goal is 200 bags of shoes. 1 bag= 25 pairs so 5,000 total. With everyone’s help this can be done. We need 500 people to donate 10 pairs each. Ask Family and friends to collect even more! Please contact me if you have any shoes to donate especially if you live in wylie or surrounding areas. Fundraising deadline is April 15th, so still plenty of time to collect. I will pick up or we can meet : firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 was a year to recover and heal from several years of bad events that was hard to recover from. I had a pretty calm year other than falling and hurting my right shoulder which is my tray carrying arm. It’s still hurt and I have to be careful since I had to continue working with no money to fall back on. I am only limited to not being able to take large parties and other servers don’t believe I am really hurt.
My 2017 New Year’s Resolutions were:
Pay Debt Down Between 8-10k Success …will have 8k paid by the end of January. I did add some debt, but have a goal set to have paid by July of 2018
Build up Emergency Fund …Failed, but paid a lot of debt so it’s okay
Focus On Myself More and Not Put Extra Stress On Myself…Success!
Not Spend any money on Paying It Forward, can only use items others give me or free items I get from Couponing or any fund raising money I receive. Success…I did spend some money, but would back away if I was feeling overly stressed from paying it forward.
Make an extra 3,000 in income from side jobs such as book sales, mystery shopping, blogging, or other side jobs. Failed..only made about 200 and did not put time in on my blog, and froze as far as marketing my book because my self esteem got bruised from all I have been through…hoping to get my inspiration back this year.
Complete the 52 Week Savings Challenge which will give me 1,380.00 to deposit at the end of the year…Failed…too much debt to pay.
Try to pay for Christmas only using free money from gift cards from couponing, survey sites, etc. Failed
Write another… Book Failed
So lot’s of resolutions were not kept as with many, but the two main ones were…so I will be able to focus on the other ones this year. I hope 2018 will be a calm year that allows me to continue to heal and grow that will allow me to continue paying it forward without a heavy heart.
My 2018 New Year’s Resolutions are as follows:
Find fundraisers to raise money to grow and build Super Coupon Woman Foundation.
Continue to focus on myself to heal and grow as we all should each year.
Only spend money on paying it forward if budget allows.
Complete 52 Week Savings Challenge: Want to join to have 1,380 savings at the end of the year?
Have three months worth of bills saved in the event of an emergency and work towards having six months saved.
Finish Girl’s Memory boxes and Scrapbooks.
Coupon & Stockpile more this year.
Write another book
Do mystery shopping or other side jobs to try and earn an extra 3k this year.
Start 2018 Saving Money in everyday life. My book will show you how to save money, coupon, and start your own pay it forward mission. Because I want to share my pay it forward mission with everyone, I offer the E-book version for only .99
Share your New Year’s Resolutions with us and let us know if you kept any for 2017!
Happy New Year’s!
Super Coupon Woman
Win A Copy Of My New Book…Contest Ends March 31st!
Super Coupon Woman is offering the Kindle Version of Cutting Hunger One Coupon At A Time .99 through Valentine’s Day! If you want to learn how to save money, learn to coupon, and read a great Pay It Forward Story that will inspire you to give back in your own community then don’t miss out on this deal!
Good News to everyone that loves Super Coupon Woman! Cutting Hunger One Coupon At A Time is Free for 5 days! Snag this deal while you can. If you want to learn how to coupon, save money, and read an inspiring pay it forward story also, this is the book for you! All I ask is that you leave a review and share this post so others can know what an awesome book it is! Amazon even has a free reader app for those that don’t own a kindle! Click below and start your journey to saving money today 🙂
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Enter below to win a free copy of my book that will help you to save money and give you ideas on paying it forward in 2017. Everyone that has read it, says they loved it, and couldn’t put it down which makes me really proud since it took a year longer to write. I am glad I took the extra time to make it turn out better!
Super Coupon Woman is offering the Kindle Version of “Cutting Hunger One Coupon At A Time” for only $3.99 for a limited time, Normally $9.99 which is a 60% Savings!
If you want to start 2017 out right by saving money and have a great Pay It Foward story to inspire you to give back to your community, this book is a must buy! In this book, I teach how to coupon in easy to follow instructions, show how to save money without couponing, give you creative ways to save to show saving money does not have to be hard. This book will show you how to make saving money a way of life in simple to follow steps. I am no Dave Ramsey, but I know how to save money! After all, I didn’t get the title “Super Coupon Woman” for no reason.
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2016 is coming to a close, and I am really looking forward to new beginnings in 2017. Even though I have made great strides in my Pay It Forward Challenges over the past few years, I have also endured quite a few financial struggles along the way.
The last really good year I remember having was in 2012. Some of the things I have had to overcome include job loss, lots of car issues which included car being totaled, replacing totaled car with a lemon which led to me having to get a new car with car payments to feel safer. (I hate car payments).
This year alone we endured two Wylie hail storms which caused over $8,000 in car damage and at least $30,000 in house repairs which has yet to be fixed since we rent. In May 2016 the business that I own with my ex husband (I know what???) burnt down and we lost everything causing a personal loss of $30,000. Total fire loss was over $300,000 which included several other peoples losses such as our landlord, nephew, and the business next store. Going through these struggles has made me a little down and out over the past few months.
When going through personal struggles especially as devastating as these, It’s hard to see the positive things that have happened also. There have been a lot of positive things that have happened throughout the year also. I was able to reach another $30,000 in donations which included helping 100 children with backpacks filled with school supplies, and over 50 children have Christmas this year and brings my total donations to 125,000 to my community and still going. I had a storage building donated to me from Morning Storage in Wylie, and I finished my book “Cutting Hunger One Coupon At A Time” on Amazon Black Friday 2016 which shares my Pay It Forward Mission, and teaches everyone how to coupon and other unique ways of saving money even without couponing. Everyone that has read it said that once they started reading, they couldn’t put it down and told me how good it was which makes me really proud.
Now that I have accomplished my mission and shared my story in a book that will inspire others to Pay It Forward in their communities, I will be slowing down a little this year and focusing on myself this year, as I tend to put more pressure on myself than I should. For example, I only wanted to do around 25 children for Christmas, but ended up doing over 50 because they were begging me and I couldn’t say no when in reality, I wasn’t too far off from their situation. I don’t think at anytime this year, I have had over $100.00 in my bank account.
Maybe since I have a Non Profit, people assume that I receive financial donations but since I am somewhat shy and haven’t had time, at this time I do not. I ended up being overly stressed due to a few people telling me they would send me a financial donation and backing out. There were a few other things that happened that was upsetting and left me feeling taken advantage of. This left me looking for ways to continue paying it forward, but relieving the financial struggles and extra stress as it was hard to meet up with people and when I took on more children, I ended up feeling like I let the families down because I got very few Thank you’s when I tried so hard. So through all this paying it forward I have learned a few things, and am happy to say I have came up with a way to continue paying it forward without all the stress.
I will be setting up my storage unit as a mini donation store where people can come pick out what they need, and be using very little if any of my own money. I am only allowed to use what others donate to help others or items I get free while couponing as I have spent between $8,000 to $10,000 of my own money since 2014 to help others which I have loved and would not trade this experience for anything, but know that it is now time to focus on myself and build up some savings for a rainy day. Though I am in great health, I did turn 50 this year and need to be prepared in case of an emergency 🙂
In 2017, I will regroup and get more organized, hopefully learn some ways to fund raise to get back on track to helping families in my community for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other needs when they arise.