Paying it Forward in 2013 with Coca-Cola + Giveaway

Giving back to our community is a part of being a frugalista to me. One of the things I miss the most about my “coupon days” is when I would have a plethora of extras in my stockpile and I could give it away. I know how important it is to have that helping hand. Before our twins were born things were tight. The well was completely empty. And if you haven’t had your well completely dry, things can get pretty bleak. As my quickly growing belly grew leaps and bounds, finding the perfect outfit was too. Purchasing cutesy maternity clothes wasn’t optional (so wish I had the resources I have now, then).  After hearing my silent cry via the phone one day, my sister sent me a package of bras in the mail.

You would not think that something as simple as a bra could bring such joy to my spirit but it did. Such a small gesture but life altering.  Truly, it was.

When I had the opportunity to talk with David Oliver after I won the Coca-Cola giveaway over at the (yay for me!!) It was great to see all that Coca-Cola does to support communities and bring them together – love that!

This will be Coca-Cola’s second year and I’m happy to be apart of sharing the deets and an opportunity to nominate an aspiring youth you know between the ages of 16-21 from now through March 2nd.  The Prize?  They’ll will an apprentice experience and you can nominate up to five young people (the young person can also nominate himself/herself) and be entered for a chance to win a $5,000 sweepstakes with each nomination!

Four lucky nominees will be rewarded with the unique and exciting opportunity for an apprenticeship experience with one of the country’s most respected celebrity history makers:  business mogul Magic Johnson; chairman and CEO of BET Networks, Debra Lee; or hip hop artist and philanthropist, Common.  SHWEET!!!

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Parents, relatives, friends and mentors can nominate aspiring youth between the ages of 16-21, now through March 2nd for a chance to win the apprentice experience.

  Each prize pack includes:

  • $100 Amex card to help you and your family “Pay It Forward” in the New Year
  • Coca-Cola “Pay It Forward” journal
  • Coca-Cola “Pay-It-Forward” t-shirt

Now….share, enter and good luck!


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*disclosure:  Big Kudos to Coca Cola for granting me this prize pack so that I may share information about this great program, the Pay It Forward program. To read my complete disclosure policy, please click here.


For more chances to win, enter also over at‘s site!