Super Coupon Woman Has Paid It Forward Over $100,000 To Her Community!

If someone would have of told me 15 years ago that I would start a Pay it Forward mission that would lead to donating over $100,000 to my community, I would have thought they must be talking to someone else. At that time, I was the one needing help, hoping and praying everything would go just right. As single moms, we learn to take things day by day doing whatever we can to make sure our children are happy without them knowing the financial struggles we face every day.

Luckily I had friends that pointed me in the right direction of numberโ€™s I could call to see if they would be able to help with a bill, food, or maybe a little assistance to pay the rent. Sure, most of the times the answer was no, but what a relief it was when I came at just the right time and they said yes!

I must have had a guardian angel to help me make it through those tough years. I was stubborn, I wanted to be able to do this on my own! The problem was my money didnโ€™t seem to stretch far enough. I only had $50.00 left over from child support after rent was paid.

My children tell me they had a great childhood, so I managed to hide things pretty good. I would always look for free things to do, we would go to the library and park a lot!

Things got a little easier financially when they were old enough for me to get a job, but they became more expensive as they turned into pre-teens and needed all the make-up, and money to go to the movies,and more expensive clothes.

I learned how to coupon in late 2008, and I not only saved money in my own budget but soon began to see how Couponing could help me pay it forward to my community as a way to give back for all the help I had received when I so desperately needed it.

I began to ask my friends and family and even the community to donate their unused coupons to the local food pantry so I would be able to get more items to help those in need in my community. I usually get bored with things quickly, so I wanted to keep donating a priority, so I started creating challenges for myself to reach such as donating $500.00 (keep in mind, I am a single mom so money is still tight) then $1,000 which I reached out to the media to hopefully inspire others to donate to their communities with the help of coupons.

My challenges continued to get larger. I challenged myself to donate a $10,000-holiday donation in retail value for $1,500, that I successfully completed and allowed me to donate over 700 gifts to those in need in my community while achieving an 85% Savings! As soon as I completed that one, I immediately came up with challenging myself to donate $50,000 within a year. (Even I thought I might be a little crazy for doing this one.) I started having some financial issues and was going to call it off, but my friends encouraged me to continue to donate and offered to help reach my goal! I was able to collect 33,500 of the $50,000. I decided to finish the challenge in 2016 and celebrate by Paying It Forward with 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to those in need throughout my community. I am proud to say I successfully completed the challenge August 10,2016.

There have been ups and downs since I started donating, but I have truly started a pay it forward movement which I am proud of and will now be sharing it in my upcoming book to be released on Black Friday 2016, I will share my story and teach others how to coupon and save money which will hopefully lead to donating to their communities as well, called โ€œCutting Hunger One Coupon At A Timeโ€ I am Super Coupon Woman, but I need some help filling up the food pantries across the nation Will you be the Super Coupon Woman in your community also?

Super Coupon Woman’s 4 Hour Shopping Trip!

I always work saving money into my shopping trips, but I am just now getting back into extreme couponing again. I thought I would share all the good deals that I caught this week. I have spent more than my budget this month for two reasons. 1) Up until this month, I have tried to spend as little as possible to get my debt paid down 2) We were out of Everything! Now I am stocked up on almost everything for 2-6 months! Hoping for a low spend month in July or August to even out the spending amount ๐Ÿ™‚


Did this in two shopping trips:

Spend 30 Get $10.00

4 Ozarka 24 pack water 3.44 each
6 12 pack Dr.Pepper & Pepsi 3/9

Total 31.26
Used 6.00 coupon off $30
Used 5.00 coupon for beauty rewards

Paid $21.72
Received 10.00 Extra Bucks

Bought 2 Lysol 80 Count Wipes 2/10

Paid 0

2nd Transaction:

4 Loreal Shampoo/Conditioner 3.99 Each= $16.00-8.00 Coupons
Paid 8.93
Recieved 6.00 Extra Bucks

Purchased 2 80 count Lysol Wipes 2/10-6.00=$4.00 OOP

Total Spent: $34.00
Total Saved: $75.00


Purchased: 4 Loreal Shampoo/Conditioner @ $3.99 Each
4 Loreal Styling Products @ $3.99 Each

Total: 32.00
Used 16.00 MFG Coupons

Paid $16.00
Received 15.00 Gift Cards to be used @ a later date.

Total Saved: 31.00


5 Colgate Optic toothpaste $3.00 Each
2 Pulsar Oral B toothbrushes $5.99 Each
2 200 Count Advil On Clearance @ $19.58 for both
1 60 Count Finish Powerball Gels@$12.99
6 Reeses PB Cups @ .69 each $4.83

Used: $13.00 in manufacturer coupons
Used: $19.00 in Register Rewards

Total Spent: 33.00
Total Saved: 50.00


4 Carry Out Dog Treats .94 each
8 Herbal Essences 2.50 each
4 Loreal Styling Products 3.99 each

Used: $29.00
Total: $20.18

Saved 30.00 plus (Herbal Essence just went on rollback for 2.50 each.

I spent 56.00 @ Albertson’s & Saved $66.00

Total Spent for Day: $162.00
Total Saved for Day: $252.00
Total Spent for Month: $525.00
Total Saved for Month: $650.00
Looks Like Saving @ around 60%

Not the best, but can work on getting saving % higher now that I have built up a stockpile.

Only two things went wrong this shopping trip, I was going to do more of the oral b toothbrushes for more Register Rewards, but register only took the first two coupons, she said they others were different. It was not that important, I just wanted them to get the Register Rewards..Just changed my game plan a little. Second things that went wrong, I spent hours getting a list of free items available at Dollar Tree, but when I got there…they had none of the items! I have one more store to check out, just remember when checking the blogs, they may not always be accurate or your store match up with theirs (this goes for all stores, not just Dollar Tree) Have a backup game plan or be prepared to change thing up if things don’t go as expected.

P.S. I get back and there is a $5.00 off $15.00 in my email…Seriously? Looks like I will be making a trip on Sunday…Hoping for low OOP ๐Ÿ™‚

Great Father’s Day Freebies Or Great Deals for Dad 6/19

Need some great ideas for Father’s Day, but low on cash or just love a great deal? Take A Look of some idea’s I have rounded up for you:

Spaghetti Warehouse Let Dad choose from their 15-Layer Lasagne or any of our original recipe spaghetti dishes, including our signature Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Firehouse Subs Dads will receive a free medium sub with the purchase of an additional sub, chips and a medium drink.

Hooter’s Buy any 10 wings, and Dad will get 10 free boneless wings. This deal is activated when purchasing a beverage.

Medieval Times They are offering up a FREE admission for dad (regularly $54.95) when you make a full-priced adult purchase, valid on shows from June 13th โ€“ 19th. Just use promo code FBDAD at checkout. PLUS you can add on the Fatherโ€™s Day special package for $25 which will include a FREE picture of dad in a frame, commemorative scroll to honor his special day and a 25-oz beer stein (with choice of draft beer or soda).

Dollar Shave Club Sign Dad up for the monthly dollar shave club. Memberships options are $1.00 $6.00 or $9.00. Super Coupon Woman Approved…I am currently a member of the $6.00 option, but there is nothing wrong with the dollar option either.

Free Printable Father’s Day Coloring Pages Keep the children busy, and let them have their own special gift to give to dad.

Father’s Day Question And Answer Printable Cute Printable with questions about dad that they fill out with a place to add their favorite picture of dad.

Free Printable Father’s Day Cards Six adorable cards to choose from!

Free Father’s Day Printable Book Free Father’ Day Printable Book with instructions.

Free Father’s Day Printable Coupon Book Very cute idea of a free printable coupon book for day with coupons for things such as free car wash, sleeping in, yard work, and more!

Father’s Day Poems 25 Free Printable Father’s Day Poems to choose from for a cute father’s day gift to frame.

20 Easy to Make Father’s Day Gifts Very cute and creative DIY Father’s Day Gift that will be fun to make and receive. Choose from projects such as: Fingerprint mug, My Heart Belongs to Daddy Plate, My dad rocks paperweight. Did I mention they will be FREE or very cheap too? The projects requiring plate, mugs, or other container’ will be easy to find at Dollar Tree.

100 Homemade Father’s Day Gifts So you want a lot of project to choose from? This website has 100 handmade gifts to choose from that won’t break your budget ๐Ÿ™‚

Father’s Day Stach Treat Jar Very Cute DIY tutorial on how to make a stach jar with their favorite treats, cheap gift to make for dad and grandpa that they will love.

60 Free Father’s Day Printables If you are picky like me, and need lot’ of options to choose from…here are 60 free printable Father’s Day Idea’s with tutorials to choose from. Lot’s of great ideas.

Bath and Body Works Semi Annual Sale Up to 75% off!

Bath and Body Works having their semi annual sale..held onto my Christmas Gift Card to use on the perfect sale up to 75% off free shipping on $30 ๐Ÿ™‚

Super Coupon Woman Hit Hard By Devastating Events

Hi Everyone,

I have not been able to write this post until today, and still having a hard time writing it. I was hoping for an easier year in 2016 since I have a rough couple of years financially, but it seems this is not to be. On Saturday May 28th, Jim called me to let me know that the business we owned together caught on fire. The fire spread very quickly and nothing could be saved. We believe that the fire started due to an electrical malfunction.

This is our busy season which makes this event even more harder to deal with because we were already on a tight schedule to get orders out. We had one Gazebo finished that got destroyed in the fire and the materials for the next gazebo also.

We are hoping to get back on our feet as quickly as possible to get everyone’s Gazebos to them in a timely manner.

We had just started recovering from the two Wylie Hail storms from April where our house and cars got damaged, my daughter’s car got destroyed and she did not have full coverage.

Though these events may have my spirits down, I will continue to Pay It Forward as soon as I can recover and things return to normal. I like to help others, not receive help! I am writing a book to be released on Black Friday 2016 that explains that part of paying it forward is being able to accept help when others offer. Any donation that will help us get back on our feet is appreciated, and you know Super Coupon Woman will continue to Pay It Forward to others as always. I am only $2,000 away from officially hitting $100,000 in Donations!

Thank you,

Tina & James Klein
Super Coupon Woman

Knocking Down Debt

So with all the financial issues over the past few years, I am going to work on getting my debt down, and start saving some money. Hopefully 2016 will allow me to get on the right track. So here I will list my bills each month and what my current debt is…

I have a strange living arrangement where my ex and I are roommates, (strictly though some find that hard to believe) Long story of how it happened, but it is better financially.

He Pays:

Rent: 950.00
Cell: 400.00 (5 people total on plan)

Total 1,350.00

I Pay:

Insurance: 400.00 (two cars which include my 20 year old daughter, my way of helping her save for college)
Cable: 180.00
Water: 100.00
Gas: 100.00
Electric: 300.00
Car: 357.00

Total: 1,537.00

Outstanding Debt:

Rise Loan that I took out to help my daughter:
2,000 will have an added 500.00 to my bills until May unless I can get it paid off sooner (hopefully)

Borrowed Money from my car problems

My Mom: Borrowed $2,000 Currently owe: $750.00
My Daughter: $1,500.00 Currently owe: $1,400.00

Credit Card Debts:

First Savings: 350.00
Legacy : 350.00
Merrick : 900.00
Capital 1 : 500.00
Capital 1 : 500.00
Victoria S : 300.00
Kohl’s : 300.00
BOA : 500.00

Total: :3,700.00
Total Debt :7,100.00

I make roughly $500 a week, sometimes more, my goal is to pay these debts down, save up an emergency fund, and earn or save an extra $2,000 this year by mystery shopping ect. I am doing 2 envelopes for the 52 week challenge, …I am still trying to get back on track ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t pay it forward as much until I get this knocked down, Of course this is my motivation!

Update as of June 2,2016
First Savings: 250.00
Merrick : 800.00
Capital 1 : 300.00
Capital 1 : 400.00
Victoria S : 250.00
Kohl’s : 150.00
BOA : 400.00
Legacy : 250.00

Total: :2,812.00

My Daughter: 900.00
Rise Loan: 0.00 Paid ๐Ÿ™‚
My Mom: 500.00
Fingerhut: 250.00
Total: 1,650.00

Total Debt: 4,462.00
Total Debt Paid down So Far: 2,638.00

Update: End of February Debt: 6,226.00 ~Hope to see a big difference at the end of March…Slow and Steady Gets the job done!U
Update: End of March Debt: 6,533.00~ Actually took a step backwards, but that is why keeping track is good so you can see this…I bought my daughter a TV from Fingerhut for $350.00 and bought myself some clothes since I have not bought hardly anything for myself in over two years, so my credit cards stayed the same or higher. I will try to knock it down in the next few months, but did pay some stuff down. I have changed the totals to be current.
Update: End of April Debt: 5,212.00 Really made some progress this month! Got the loan paid off which will free up more money to get the credit cards down! Like the little engine that could..finally I see a little progress!
Update: End Of May Debt: 4,662.00 I am loving seeing the numbers go down! Can’t wait until some of these credit cards have 0.00 balance, and I have all my other debts caught up and can focus on saving ๐Ÿ™‚

Update for October: Unfortunately my debt went back up after the fire after all the stress I have endured, I decided to take a vacation, and all the hard work of paying down my debt was lost. I will start another post in January, and hopefully get back on track and stay on track :/. After such a big devastation, it’s only natural we will struggle financially for awhile.

Super Coupon Woman’s 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

So the New Year is here, and after a few rough years financially, I am hoping for brighter days ahead. I will still put paying it forward and donating a priority, but will also try to focus on myself a little more.

I tend to always put myself last without realizing it..I have not bought anything for myself in over two years! I spent 2,000.00 on the $50k challenge as well as taking a $9,000 setback due to lots of car issues (went through 3 last year…No No not my driving, just older cars that broke down and had to get a new one. I had to finally break down and get a new car with car payments which is what I was trying to avoid, but I am much safer so it will be worth it!

I helped over 70 children which equaled to about 30 families. I didn’t ask for any income requirements, just a Pay It Foward project, I gave each child between $250 and $400.00 worth of items. I asked each family to send pictures so I could put a video together. Out of 30, only five did. Thanksgiving, I helped 12 families, and only two sent them to me. When I messaged some of them and asked for the pictures, they just never responded back. Though I did not expect anything in return, this hurt my feelings knowing I put my own financial issues aside to pay it forward, their actions hurt my feelings as I am a sensitive person and take things to heart.

I am proud of my accomplishment, and will continue to work towards my #100,000 goal, just at a slower pace. I only need $15,000 to go! With the awesome friends I have, and getting my finances in order to save for a rainy day, this goal should be a breeze!

This year I plan on getting back into extreme couponing more instead of the retail end. I will be sharing my couponing trips with you..some I may scour and search for every coupon available, some I may just browse the sales. I had a fan want me to share how I work in donating my shopping trips. So by sharing my shopping trips good or bad, you can see how it works!

I will also be working on getting my debt paid down, and building an emergency fund so I will not have to be so stressed worrying about the next bill..(yes unfortunately, I am still in this phase)

So, yes this year I will focus on myself and still help others…good plan!

I look forward to sharing my book with everyone when I get it finished.

Happy Donating!

Super Coupon Woman

Super Coupon Woman’s $50,000 Challenge Results!

It’s New Year’s Eve 2015, last day of the challenge..I thought I would share with you the final results of the $50,000 Challenge! Even though I didn’t make the complete $50,000, I completed my 2nd goal of $30,000 or more. The final amount of donations collected and distributed is: $33,500.00! I am very happy with the results, making me be able to help many families in need. I will continue my mission in 2016 to complete my goal of donating a total of $100,000 to my community. I only need $15,000 to make this happen.

With this challenge, I have finally put Super Coupon Woman Foundation in action to help people on my own instead of donating to other charities. I am finally working one on one with people which has been pretty amazing. I was still able to help several charities such as: Arms of Hope, Big Brother’s and Sister’s, Helping Hands, as well as a few local charities. I was able to give out 25 backpacks filled with school supplies to those in need. I sponsored 12 families for Thanksgiving, and helped 70 Children have Christmas this year. After completing these missions, I gave the remaining items to those affected in Texas by the tornado’s which had a retail value of $1,725.00 of which $1,500.00 were new items.

I am very proud of this accomplishment because I thought about calling it off several times due to financial issues that took over $7,000 out of my budget. My friends, family, and fans gave me the support I needed to continue on, and encouraged me to move forward to see how much I could donate. Without their help, I would of not made my goal, it showed me that working together really does make a difference.

Thank you to everyone that donated, supported, and encouraged me. There have been tears, stress, uncertainty, but also happiness, excitement, and anticipation that has made it all worth it. Even with the $7,000 financial setback, I was able to spend $2,000 of my own money along with some amazing friends to be able to pay it forward to so many people in 2015. I never dreamed when I started couponing and donating that one day I would be able to say as a single mom, I was able to give back close to $100,000 to my community. I look forward to sharing my story in the book I am currently writing to inspire and teach others why it is so important to give back to your community, and how couponing can allow us to do so! I am hoping to have the book out sometime in January 2016! Below is some pictures of some of the great moments of this challenge.



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50,000 Donation Challenge Leads to Amazing Opportunities For Super Coupon Woman Foundation!

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I have to say this past year has been filled with lots of ups and downs because of financial issues, I considered putting off the challenge until 2016. Due to the support and encouragement of my friends, family, and fans..I decided to continue on with the challenge, and I am so glad I did!

I knew that I wasn’t going to get $50,000, but maybe I could shoot for the 2nd goal of $30,000, I am proud to say I am going to reach that goal, I should reach somewhere between $30 to $40,000 in donations, which will make my total amount donated since 2010 $80,000 (30k total) or more! Never would I have dreamed as a single mom I would be able to donate this amount and help inspire others to pay it forward like I have done.

I started the non profit in August 2014 not know what direction to go in or how to get donations, I just knew I wanted to do more, and if doors would open that allowed me to expand the amount of people I could reach or help, I would take action on these opportunities.

I still donated to other charities because my only goal was to help others. It seemed to be more difficult to work with them for different reasons. Tired of feeling like my donations didn’t matter especially since I never got to meet the people I was helping, I decided maybe I should take a different approach and start helping others on my own. It happened quite by accident when I had collected 25 backpacks that I filled with school supplies, and was going to give to a charity that I was working with at the time. I sent several texts asking if she could pick up and no response even a text “Hey is everything okay? I am worried about you…nothing” With school almost starting, and my busy work schedule, I reached out to the facebook garage sales and posted I had free backpacks for those in need. The response was overwhelming, I could of passed out 100 of them to fill the needs. Of course I had no income requirement, just a pay it forward moment. I had the families come pick them up, and I thought this is kind of cool.

I reached out to another charity that was just starting out wanting to form a bond and help them grow as well, soon the same thing messages were being ignored. It made me feel sad, and wonder why..maybe this was a sign I should give up or was it?

I wondered why I was being tested, maybe I had to get really hurt and angry to be pushed to the point to do it on my own. I really liked doing the backpacks where I guess it was like a group project. I decided to help families for Thanksgiving and sponsor children for Christmas. I remember my stomach in knots as more and more people requested help, and not being able to say no. I wanted to do 5 families for Thanksgiving, I did 12. I had 5.00 in my bank account at times, what was I doing? I wanted to do 50 children, I am at 70! But people were noticing, and telling others about me, a friend of mine was telling businesses about me, and they were offering to help. Then that ah ha moment hit, so that is what it means to fund raise, tell people what you are doing! Now, I am not racking the donation in by any means, most have been from my own pocket, but I got $100.00 from a family that just wanted to pay it forward, and would like to remain anoymous, Albertson’s gave me a $25.00 gift card, WoodForest donated $20.00, and I received another $60.00 donation. So this paid for my Thanksgiving donation. My friends were donating any of their unwanted items such as clothing, household items, ect…so my total continued to rise.

Last week I felt so overwhelmed, I had so much to do, was I going to be able to make this all work? With no financial backers I would not be able to provide expensive items such as video games, in fact, I didn’t have a lot of toys because I buy items on clearance. My money was running low, and I still needed 6k to hit $30k..I asked my co workers to remember me when they were clearing out things to make room for the Christmas presents they would be getting…They sure did, they sent $5,000.00 in donations my way which included a lot of toys which would help meet some of the needs of the Christmas families!

On Sunday, my work decided to collect gifts for Super Coupon Woman Foundation which was awesome, because I was running short on time to seek out financial donations to help me with the families. I am so amazed with all the good things that have come out of this challenge, sometimes I doubted myself whether I was making a difference, I have to say others kept my me motivated by the faith they had in me.

I am working on a book to be released in 2016 which I will share my story of how I went from a struggling mom to donating close to $100,000 to my community! As you can see, I still have financial struggles that could get me down, and keep me from donating, but I choose not to let lifes ups and downs keep me from paying it forward, It’s just who I am, and it’s best to embrace it and do the best I can! I promise to never make others feel like their donation does not matter because it with Super Coupon Woman Foundation…it does!

Happy Donating!

Super Coupon Woman