Not Extreme, Just Smart Couponing Stories (& Contest Winners!)

Posted 10-17-2011 at 12:24 PM by Rasha

Our “Not Extreme, Just Smart Couponing” contest is in full swing. Week 2 of the challenge is complete, though there are still 2 more weeks where you can participate and win prizes! (We’re giving away $400 in gift cards and 16 Supporting Member memberships on AFullCup!)

Last week, we asked you all to share your positive couponing stories. The stories shared were inspiring, informative, and downright awesome! We selected 4 winners using (because with so many wonderful stories, choosing randomly was the only fair way to choose). Here are their stories:

Sharing Tips and Everyone Wins

msvidkiller13 “I remember when I got one of my first for free with couponing, it was when I went to Save-a-Lot and asked if they took coupons. The cashier was so nice I shared AFC and we talked for about a half hour. She shared with me how to fill out the survey from their store and when I went home I filled it out and week later I won a $100. WOW! :) I saw her a few weeks back and I told her about my filling out her survey and and won and she told me she goes on AFC all time. :) We All know that in reality AFC is real couponing not extreme.”

Coupon Fairy

Angelapio - “Yesterday I stopped at Roche Bros on my way home from work since they double up to 5 $1 coupons every Tuesday. I purchased over $25 worth of food and as the cashier was scanning my coupons and my total kept going down, the older gentleman in line started applauding. He told me that he was impressed that I was able to get so many items for so cheap and I shared with him that I always shop there on Tuesdays for the double coupons.

Also, if I am shopping and I come across coupons that expire on that day that I know I can’t use, I leave them on the shelf next to the product for someone else to find and hopefully use.”

Donating Thanks to Couponing

cricket11 – “I am actually getting ready to make my first donation using coupon items. I have a box filled with shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene products, soap, etc for a local domestic violence shelter. It is awesome to be able to use coupons to get things for others.”

Inspired by AFullCup

tiptip82 – “First I want to say that everyone’s stories are so inspiring and awesome. I almost cried a few times reading through. Keep up the good work everyone and God bless you all! I’ve been building up a supply of extra things to take to the women’s shelter and the homeless shelter too. Recently, I’ve been helping my sister-in-law learn to coupon. She took an interest when she and her husband started going through hard times. Unfortunately, they live in a small town and the only grocery store in town does not double or anything like that. She drove 30 min to go to a Harris Teeter and she was amazed at how much money she saved. She couldn’t stop talking about it! I started buying an extra newspaper for her because their local paper doesn’t have any and when she buys the metropolitan paper there, it doesn’t include the coupons. You reap what you sow though. Last week my store manager brought me coupons from the last two weeks that she didn’t think she’d use!”


2 Responses to “Not Extreme, Just Smart Couponing Stories (& Contest Winners!)”

  1. Kroozerr on October 20th, 2011 6:26 pm

    I just put a large care package together which will be dropped off by me to the local school and I will help them box all their donations and send them to our troops. I enclosed several toothpastes/brushes soaps, shampoos, razors, aspirins, food items, candy, as much as I could fit into a large box. It felt so awesome going through my “stockpile” and putting this care package together.
    I feel we should give what we can to the troops that risk their lives daily for us.
    God bless each and everyone of them.

  2. tnmommy on October 21st, 2011 10:07 pm

    Make sure you don’t include bar soap with chocolate when you send to the troops. Great job!!!

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