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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