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FTUIY Episode #12: Darina Silvaz

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

Written By: Dr. Jaime G. Raygoza

In a captivating episode of the Finding the Unicorn in You podcast, host Dr. Jaime G. Raygoza interviews Darina Silvaz, a savings expert who teaches digital couponing on TikTok. Darina shares how she helps families save substantial amounts on household essentials and even funded a Disney World vacation through strategic couponing.

Darina’s Couponing Journey:

Darina developed a passion for deals and math from childhood. She started small by clipping newspaper coupons but found digital tools opened up new possibilities. Apps like Shopkick and buying discounted gift cards allowed Darina to maximize savings across brands, stacking deals for huge hauls. Her infant son’s expensive formula was the initial motivator to perfect couponing.

Teaching Digital Couponing on TikTok:

After finding a simple toothpaste deal on TikTok, Darina was inspired to start her own channel teaching couponing tips. She engages an audience with her bubbly personality and empathy when deals occasionally don’t work out perfectly. Darina focuses on beginner deals at drugstores like Walgreens using their apps. This makes couponing easy, accessible, and not overwhelming.

Funding a Disney World Trip:

By combining couponing with gift cards, cashback apps, and vacation rental deals, Darina saved enough in one year to take her entire family of 5 to Disney World. She emphasizes couponing can snowball into overall savings on clothes, cars, and more when you get creative. Darina has helped struggling followers put food on the table and even fund Christmas by teaching comprehensive savings strategies.

Key Tips for Beginners:

Darina advises starting small with a few $10 drugstore hauls using digital coupons on items like toothpaste. Don’t let fear of failure stop you from trying. Find savings unicorns to learn from and remember perfection isn’t realistic. Focus on the big-picture rewards rather than any hiccups along the way. And be sure to pay your savings forward when you can to help others in need.

Unicorn Lesson:

The key takeaway from Darina's journey is that unicorn couponers turn small savings into big life victories. Use creativity, apps, and digital tools to unlock deals across all your spending. Support others and celebrate the power of community knowledge. Your passion can educate and uplift people well beyond just saving money.


To hear Darina’s full inspirational story, check out her episode of Finding the Unicorn in You!

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Darina Silvaz embodies the empowering unicorn spirit of saving money while making a real impact on people's lives.

What savings tips and inspiration did you gain from Darina's story?

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