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. 

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