Saturday, January 24, 2009

Too many coupons --- so, let's do a give-away!

Updated - Contest is now closed. Will post winner soon! :-)

OK, I've been trying to find someone to do coupon trades with - not the traditional kind (who has time for that?) - but the lazy kind. I send you an envelope filled with coupons I don't need every other week or so, you send me an envelope filled with with coupons you don't need every other week or so. I've done coupon trains in the past - where there are four or five people who round-robin the coupons. And, honestly? While it "can" work great, it often doesn't. Usually you'll have one person (or more) flake out - and the train derails. Line up more people, try again? And it derails - again. The few times I've gotten on trains that did work there was usually more work involved - you have to exchange gifts, etc. And honestly? I have enough on my plate - that's just not in my priorities.

There are the fancy coupon traders - who list the coupons they want & list the coupons they have, you negotiate & away you go. A LOT of work put in there.

I did find two different people who wanted to coupon-trade. The first one received 3 envelopes from me before I stopped sending them to her - since I'd never received any from her.

The second one, we managed to trade once - but then when she asked if I was ready to trade again, I had to beg for an extension - since my paper delivery missed me two weeks in a row, and sending 3 coupons (which is all I had managed to find) - wasn't fair. When I contacted her to start up again - she never responded. Alas, I blew it.

Instead, I thought I'd work on improving my Karma. I won a coupon give-away in November, it's time to return the favor. I have 150+ coupons (first expire date is 2/28/09) - a mixed bag. A few duplicates... groceries, cleaning supplies, and even two coupons for discounts on buying a DVD. So many coupons, I'll need to stick extra postage on it.

And, it could be yours!

To enter, leave a comment. Contest ends at 10:00 pm CST 1/30/2009. Sorry - only US Addresses mailing addresses. If you do not have a blog or profile that contains your email address - leave an email address in your comment so I can contact the winner. I will e-mail the winner & request their snail-mail address. No response in 3 days, and I will pick a new winner.

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145 comments:

Karlana said...

Hey, this is a pretty good idea to stir traffic on a blog! I am game!

I will have to start saving up coupons and doing one myself!

And with the coupon trades, they never last long. You can't even get them to last long in a local area!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I'm a lazy trader too. I've had the same thing happen with the trains, and half the time I'd get them, and there would be one coupon out of 100 that was worth it - they'd all be for diet pills or something. (Maybe they were hinting? lol)

Julie D said...

I could use these! We don't get coupons in our newspaper, so I don't get to use them much.

KelleyJohnson07 said...

This is a great idea! I really need to find someone to trade coupons with! I just started couponing this month and this could really help build up my coupons! Thanks for the giveaway!

Zach & Hannah Parris said...

This is awesome! I have just started trying to use coupons, but it's been difficult since the local paper doesn't carry too many. This would be such a great kick-start for saving! Thanks!

Renee G said...

Wow - I've been told that I live in a low coupon value area. (Lucky me).
I'd love to see what others are getting out there.

cpullum said...

I am a huge coupon woman! I love coupons my kids get a kick out of watching me. I even use coupons at the fast food!!! Everything must have a coupon!!!!!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pearlann66 said...

coupon trades sounds interesting. i am going to try leaving coupons out at work and see if others will do the same.
I would love to win your stash!!!

thanks for the chance!!!

Nicole said...

I do coupon trains to get some new coupons. I've also been doing coupon giveaways on my blog for a few months and have seen a lot of traffic. Good luck!

2teens2mother said...

I love coupons!Hope I win! Thanks!

marty said...

Our belt is getting very tight around here. We could use the the coupons that is for sure.

Marty

Plowlady said...

1st, always give without expectations...you will recieve double in return....so, never stop doing a good thing, regardless if the other person gives anything back to you

2nd, I am in dire need of coupons and would love to be included in this giveaway, thank you for putting it together

mariannakeough at hotmail.com

Steph said...

I can always use more coupons! Thanks for the giveaway!

ces69 said...

I need to replenish my coupons so this is a great way to do it. I don't know anyone here to save me there unwanted coupons so I try to enter all these giveaways and purchase them online.

hondaray6 said...

Wow! That would be a great way to boost the savings! Add me to the draw please!

mindy said...

this is a priceless giveaway thanks

cdziuba said...

This would be a blessing to win.

Aimee said...

I love this idea, please enter me!

kimbly said...

What a generous idea! Thanks so much for the contest

kimbly at gmail.com

Sheri said...

I love coupons! Thanks!

Steph said...

I love coupons thanks !
smiley_2516@yahoo.com

Lisa Sharp said...

Anything I can't use I will pass on. Thanks.

love_cats05@yahoo.com

Mrs. Sprinkles said...

I'm a couponaholic! Thanks for hosting this.

Come enter my Target GC giveaway!

Craft Tea Lady said...

Thanks for the chance.

crafttealady AT yahoo DOT com
www.crafttealady.etsy.com
www.xanga.com/crafttealady

Jill said...

I love coupons!!
jillk77 at aol dot com

Lisa P said...

coupon karma yay! Its hard trading Q's especially in trains

Jennifer said...

What a great giveaway, I love coupons!

mattandjen[at]gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love coupons! I use them ALL the time!!

Rebecca
rlb46341(at)yahoo(dot)com

AmandaSue said...

OoO coupons are my best friends! I'd love to be entered, and if you ever want to do a coupon trade email me! Thanks for entering me! unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

Karla said...

Awesome, I've been using lots of coupons lately, Thanks!

Juicebox.mom said...

Great giveaway..i'm obsessed w/coupons lately.

Karla said...

Thanks! i'd love to win these!

RockCity said...

great giveaway, i'm a coupon queen!

scottsgal said...

there is no such thing as too many coupons

Carolyn said...

I am trying to use all the coupons I can to save money. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

ceashark at aol dot com

Piper Paradise said...

wonderful giveaway!

piper3301 at msn dot com

Reeva said...

I'm having so much fun making friends and blog-hopping again this year. I have been doing coupons for about a year now and having fun with it :)

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner!!!

Stacy said...

I love coupons! I give my unused ones to a friend that I see every week, and she gives me extras of the ones I need.

Just Jenn said...

I love coupons! I have gotten many things for free from them! And when I have exp coupons I give them to someone who sends them off to the military since they can use expired coupons at base.

zonie_chick81(at)hotmail(dot)com

angelacisco said...

I love coupons!
Thanks for the giveaway :)
angelacisco at rocketmail.com

Michelle H. said...

Hello from another coupon queen! I would love to win these and stick them in my binder! LOL Thanks for the giveaway!

Lesly O said...

I just started using coupons myself. I think doing coupon trading is a good idea.

jason.orf@sbcglobal.net

Amber said...

I got back into using coupons a couple months ago and would love to add more coupons to my stash! Thanks for the giveaway.

Diane said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway and the chance to win! Have a wonderful day!

diane@diane-anderson.com

Jeanette H. said...

Over the years I have been in and out of collecting coupons. With the poor economy, im back in. It's funny, when im out, I don't think much about it, when im in, I kick myself for getting out...DOH!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

JH33194_2002(at)yahoo.com

Jane Anne said...

What a fun thing to giveaway! I love my coupons.Thanks for the chance to win.

cincinnatishopaholic said...

I could use the coupons. cincinnatishopaholic@gmail.com

paula h said...

I love coupons. I think it's fun to use them.

Shannon said...

This is what I need for my coupon collection.

palmersf(at)bellsouth.net

TXsunlover said...

Coupons are always welcome at my house!
Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

techyone said...

I love coupons. I use them on every store trip.

~*Michelle*~ said...

I am a faithful coupon user.....thanks for the great opportunity. :)

Kara said...

Great idea!
millkara [at] gmail.com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I love coupons! I'm not quite a maven, but I'm working on it. We have double coupons here, and I usually manage to get at least one thing free on shopping day. Thanks!

bren j. said...

This is a great contest idea - thanks for the giveaway!

EllyBean said...

I could use these since we are saving up for a home! I'll save wherever I can! Bring on the coupons!

Leona P said...

coupons are great

Fiddle D. Dee said...

Thanks for the wonderful offer of coupons!!

Ervie Family said...

Awesome! I'm a beginning couponer, and I think I would be more excited about winning this than any other giveaway! :)

pbervie(at)mchsi(dot)com

Miranda said...

i love coupons my fam calls me the coupon queen

michelle said...

Fantastic giveaway! Coupons are my newest hobby (or obsession my husband may say). It's so discouraging to read blogs about all the incredible deals people get and even take the time to describe step by step when I can't duplicate it cuz I don't get the same coupons. I love great deals. Thanks for sharing!

mi_chellemybelle at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm always using coupons! monk5@charter.net

Kristy said...

I can always use more coupons!

ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

Brynna said...

I'm just starting to get in to serious couponing! Winning this would be awesome!!

lukeandbryn @ gmail.com

margelina said...

coupons rock!! I never leave home without them!
margelina@comcast.net

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! Count me in.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

tatertot374 said...

THank you for the great giveaway.
I would love to win. I love coupons!
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Jinxy and Me said...

I love coupons. Thanks for the giveaway!

Leland's Mama said...

I am a big fan of coupons, especially ones for FREE items. (waterprincess812@aol.com)

Anonymous said...

This would be a great win. I love to use coupons and save money. Thanks.
-Terra H.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Gallo Pinto2 said...

this would be so wonderful!

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

I just recently started couponing, and I'm loving it! I'd really enjoy winning your giveaway.

When you talk about trading envelopes of coupons, I'm curious what you're looking for? I'd be willing to do it every couple of weeks if it was a reasonable amount of coupon cutting. If you want to you can email me at puznee@gmail.com (my junk address) and I'll give you my real email so we can talk about it. :)

AudreyO said...

What a great idea. I have so much fun seeing how inexpensively I can get items at the store, on sale, with a coupon, doubled. It all adds up.

Anonymous said...

I could use some coupons! Thanks!
Stephanie
dsmoore1 at centurytel dot net

Nickolay said...

I have just recently jumped on the coupon band wagon, and man the money I have already saved is awesome.

jason@allworldautomotive.com

Jenn said...

Great giveaway! Thanks so much!

Leslie said...

Great idea! I live in a small town with only a small weekly paper so I don't get many coupons.

leslie@games.com

Tiff said...

I"m all about the coupons!!! Count me in! I was in one of those coupon trains too. And yep it derailed several times. LOL

Jenna said...

This would be great! I'm an avid couponer!
frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

Terry said...

I love coupons too!

Chantel said...

OOo, this would start my very own 'collection' as a married girl. Yay!

alaskawildrose AT gmail DOT com

Jasmine said...

I am looking to get started using coupons, so this would be great!

akjml@hotmail.com

Karen said...

I have been slack at cutting coupons lately so this would be so helpful.

Becca said...

We don't get a newspaper so we always need coupons. Thanks so much! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Erika said...

I am interested in how a coupon trade works. I have really started to buy as much as possible with coupons and have several that I don't use but others I want more of. Sounds like a good idea.

The Bells said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Lisa

lisakay720[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jamie said...

I am always on the lookout for new coupons! I'm a heavy duty couponer so multiples are wonderful.

I've done the train thing before with no luck but I do have a few people that I trade with who are reliable. I guess it depends on how serious the other person is about it.

If you ever want to consider it again, feel free to email me.

braunwen AT verizon DOT net

ShaunJoy said...

Yeah, trading can be hard. thanks for offering to just give these away!

Emily said...

Thanks for offering it!

princesslimey (at) gmail (dot) com

Jaime said...

I'm just starting out with the couponing craze so I'd love these to jump start my collection. Thanks!

Andrea said...

I have just started using coupons again after a few years of a hiatus. Thanks for this great giveaway.

Audra said...

AGhhh! I just signed up for a coupon train and now I'm worried! Thanks so much for the great give=oh-way!

Tisha said...

I think a coupon trade is a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

ticole96(at)msn(dot)com

liane66 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

This would definitely give my coupon collection a boost. Thanks for the chance to win.

daphne10171 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Michelle said...

I'm a big coupon clipper and would love to win a big batch like this - thanks!

dddiva said...

Sorry your coupon trades didn't work out so well- I am just getting into it but if I had a bunch I'd send them to you.
Nice idea for a giveaway, thanks.

Sonya said...

This is a great giveaway and we could really use it!

wildflower00 said...

I love using coupons but I sure do miss the days when most coupons were "No Expiration"

Thank you for being part of the Bloggy giveaway. We all appreciate it.
texasgirl(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Katrina said...

I would love to win this, thanks!

msrodeobrat said...

i would love to win this as i can never seem to find any coupons

Chi said...

Wow, i would love to enter as well! Thanks for the cool and useful giveaway :)

anastasia-at-mediamafia-dot-org

Jill said...

I am just starting out couponing- so this would really help!

jill.watkins(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

I would love to win some coupons. thanks
katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

Once upon a Qpon... said...

I'm in.
Thanks for posting your giveaway on my site, Once Upon A Qpon.

Tammy said...

We live in a small city, and the coupon inserts in our Sunday papers are virtually non-existent, so I'd love to be able to get a whack of coupons to use! Thanks for the chance.

Mikala said...

I'm a coupon freak! I would love to win. Way to pay it back! : ) I donate my expired and unused coupons to the troops overseas.

AmeliaB said...

Fun!

amelia2007b(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jodi said...

I am a coupon freak also, thanks for the chance.

purehrt555(At)Yahoo(dot)com

Megan said...

I live for coupons!!!!

Thanks!
Megan
coopnhank@gmail.com

Ashley said...

I'm one of those fancy coupon traders. lol

Have you checked out the site hotcouponworld.com? They are a great site to trade coupons on!

Janna Johnson said...

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
jannajanna@hotmail.com

cheap kim said...

ok, I can always use more coupons to add to my addiction and stockpiling.

I also have an envelope of coupons I'd love to do a coupon train or trade but can't find anyone.

sunnymum said...

yes, coupon trains are frustrating, even for the train conductors. (I run one on "A Full Cup") I participate more for my own amusement than actually expecting savings... Thanks for the chance to win. Hope the good-coupon-karma pays you back!

bonobo said...

Thanks for a super giveaway!
jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

Ticopi said...

I cannot tell you how exciting this is for me. i *just* started couponing and I need any help I can get! (I haven't even bought a binder yet!)

Trisha said...

Gread idea. Thanks so much. Any and all coupons are always welcome at my house. I love to save me some money. Thanks... Trisha Starinez@hotmail.com

Valeen said...

I'm just getting into couponing so this would be a wonderful start for me! Thanks for a great contest!

betty R.~Simply Southern said...

saving money!!Yes,please count me in..i love coupons..thank you..
oldplace.betty(at)gmail.com

Jamie said...

Oh boy! I've just started the frenzie that is couponing and I AM LOVING IT! I could definitely use some more. Sounds fun! :)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Great idea!! I JUST started couponing.

Blessed said...

I'd love to win!

amanda cunningham said...

I would love some coupons! Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

I love coupons and saving money:) I'd love to win these.

cmoody13@verizon.net

jennifer57 said...

great giveaway :)

Tuckersmomi said...

I just started couponing (is that a word?) so this would be a great addition!

Carolyn said...

Hey there, please add me to the drawing :) I am a mom of 5 and rely on coupons to keep up with the things we need around here!

Be sure to read my comment on your Chapter 13 post ;)I have added your blog to my list!

Here's my email..... bittersweet2u26@aol.com

Thanks, Carolyn

Amber said...

Hey cool giveaway! I found you from Cafemom!
Amber
amber070911@yahoo.com

beatriz said...

this is a great giveaway! thanks

ladybea75@gmail.com

Andrew-Josiah said...

Hi! My name is Andrina, and I am the mom to a 9 mo and (HOPEFULLY) one on the way! We will find out next week. My husband is military, and I am a stay at home mom. I try to do all I can to save him money, so this would be a GREAT help! We live down here in Pensacola, FL, and they dont have ANY coupons in the sunday paper, so I have not been able to use them! My email addy is aught07wife@gmail.com. Thanks for the consideration! God Bless!

Oh check out my son's blog sometime!

Andrina

Danielle B said...

I would love some coupons! Good luck everyone. daniellebonanno@gmail.com

Mere Minerals said...

This is a wonderful opportunity. I use coupons when I am able to find any worth using, which isn't often in our paper. Thanks so much! My email addy is the5cormiers@cox.net
(the5cormiers at cox dot net)

Toni Lynn said...

With a 2 and 3 year old I need to save as much as I can. Would love to win some coupons!! Thank you for doing this. It's so nice of you :)

MrsGreenfield01@aol.com

Betty C said...

I like the idea of a lazy trader. Too often my unused coupons just go in the trash. It would be nice to think someone else could get use from them.

Courtenay said...

I could always use some more coupons!
Thanks!
mysbc27-web at yahoo dot com

LeeAnn said...

Yipee for coupons. I'd take some for me and some to share!

Nicole's Place :) said...

If you decided to send them to me I would share them with others as well. What a great idea.

semtaylor said...

Great giveaway..Love coupons. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carolsue said...

I wish I could get my hands on more coupons! I can't even find anyone who offers coupons that is not "in it for the money." I just want a now-and-then casual trader or provider.
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Misty said...

I love coupons but agree about the trains...usually a waste of time. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I signed up for a coupon train and after 3 weeks, I finally got it, it was suppose to have 50 coupons, but had about 40. 10 were ready to expire whitin 7 days and most of the others I could not use:o(

Rita said...

I signed up for a coupon train and after 3 weeks, I finally got it, it was suppose to have 50 coupons, but had about 40. 10 were ready to expire whitin 7 days and most of the others I could not use:o(
I just posted, but not sure my name and addy showed up??

Amy said...

I just got into coupon shopping so I would love this to add to my collection. Thanks, Godesseablu@msn.com

Leah said...

I have been couponing for a few years now and know the value you are offering! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

kathy55439 said...

I love coupons and what ever I can not use I would have a contest to pass on the coupons to someone eles