Tennessee Couponer Wins $100,000 Blogging Contest To Care For Her Family Of 11

Maranda Cash Beat Over 3,000 Participants For Dream Job

Monday, March 26, 2012
Maranda Cash
Maranda Cash

Maranda Cash is Cheap Sally’s Bring Home the Bacon Contest winner. Her deal-finding skills and couponing savviness earned her Cheap Sally’s $100,000 blogging job for 2012.  As America’s top couponer, Ms. Cash beat over 3,000 participants for the dream job. And plans to start couponing classes this spring to help members of the community.

Ms. Cash and her daughter share a house with her brother and his family of eight in Cleveland. She feeds her household of 11 on a strict budget of $90 a week while an average family of four spends an average of $205 a week (according to the Official USDA Food Plans). 

But she isn’t your typical extreme couponer, “I don’t have a basement stocked full of household needs for the next few years, but I do try to buy what we need for the next 4-6 weeks,” says Ms. Cash. “I am able to save thousands of dollars a year by using coupons, so I do consider that extreme.” 

Ms. Cash shares the same expertise, strategy and money savings techniques she uses to take care of her family in the Cheap Sally Blog. In order to live within her means she relies on: 

• Buying ahead: Coats go on sale during the end of winter and it’s the perfect time to shop
• Buying what is needed: Planning what will be used for the next 4-6 weeks avoids impulse purchases
• Coupons: Whether paper or digital, coupons allow her to maximize her monthly budget

CheapSally.com is an online promo coupon site that shares coupons and deals for over 11,000 retailers, and provides customers an average savings of 15 percent. The website was founded in San Diego on November 2010 by Flank Digital. 

Local Trainer Wins National Mustang Competition

Cavin Graham, a local horse trainer from Rocky Face, won the Mustang Magic 2018 Competition Saturday night in Ft. Worth, Texas.   This was an invitation only event that was part of the annual Ft. Worth Stock Show.  Competitors participated in four events over the week to make the top ten.  This is Mr. Graham’s first win.   (click for more)

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: JEFFERY DEMOND MIREE                              ELIZABETH MICHELE BENFORD 3606 CENTRAL AVE APT A                            18 WHEAT ST CHATTANOOGA, TN 37410   ... (click for more)

Woman Who Took Truck Driver's Blood At Tragic Wreck Scene: "It Was Like Nothing Had Happened"

The woman who took a blood draw from a Kentucky truck driver who had just wrecked and claimed six lives said, "I was thrown by his demeanor. It was like nothing had happened." Lisa Martin told a jury from Nashville on Monday afternoon that Benjamin Scott Brewer kept asking when he could go home. Brewer was eventually allowed to leave, but was later charged and is facing trial ... (click for more)

Haslam Announces "Agressive, Comprehensive Plan" To End Tennessee's Opioid Epidemic

Joined by leadership from the House and Senate and Chief Justice Jeff Bivins, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Monday announced an aggressive and comprehensive plan to end the opioid epidemic in Tennessee by focusing on three major components: prevention, treatment and law enforcement. TN Together is a multi-faceted initiative that addresses the issue of opioid addiction through ... (click for more)

General Bell: This Government Shutdown Is Outrageous - And Response (2)

The day before yesterday two Army Apache Attack Helicopter pilots were killed in a crash during training at Fort Irwin, Ca.  The pilots and their unit were preparing for a future deployment to combat operations.    As a result of the government shutdown, none of the spouses or families of these pilots will receive a dime from the United States Government in immediate ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Rebranding & ‘Culture’

My grandfather, who ran several very successful businesses, was a very astute fellow. I can’t tell you how many times he said, “The worst thing any salesman who calls on a business can say is, ‘I am here to save you some money.’ That’s not true -- In every instance they are in front of you hoping to make some money for themselves, else they would have never come by.” Another ... (click for more)