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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 Random.org (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.”
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!”
You can find these photos posted on the A Full Cup Facebook page. Congratulations to the winners and thank you everyone for participating.
What do AFullCup members like to do other than coupon and save money? Among a vast array of fun hobbies, I know many of you love to read. Taking a break from hunting deals to escape into a novel of adventure is the perfect mind shift to recoup for more couponing!
We know us women are tough. With our mothers in mind (having just celebrated Mother’s Day) we praise the beautifully strong women of the past and are inspired by their strength as we face our futures. Reading is a wonderful way to connect with the past to find that inspiration.
Wings: A Novel of World War II Flygirls, is a just-released historical fiction piece set in Texas. I will admit, as a former Texan and daughter of an airplane mechanic I am completely biased and immediately drawn to the storyline of this book. Did you know that during World War II more than 25,000 young women volunteered for training as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)? Of the 1,830 who were accepted, 1,074 graduated and indeed flew missions as pilots.
This fictional story based on the true accounts of these Women Airforce Service Pilots will certainly be a must-have summer read. To see if it catches your attention you can read the first two chapters HERE: kfriedrich.com
I won’t name names… but a certain author’s wife is an avid member of AFullCup and hooked us up with this exciting giveaway!
3 winners will each receive a signed copy of Wings: A Novel of World War II Flygirls
To Enter: Leave a comment on this blog post.
One comment per person. US entries only, please. Winners will be selected May 27th using Random.org. Good luck!
P.S. If you don’t win, you can order Wings: A Novel of World War II Flygirls HERE.
Whether you entered or not, it’s never too late to learn how to use AFullCup to save you LOTS of money. Check out Couponing 101 and AFC 101 and you’ll have the hang of it all in no time! Before you know it you’ll be an extreme couponer, or at least saving plenty on your grocery bill finding yourself a very happy couponer.
Keep an eye out for new contests in the future on AFC! AFC Contests Forum
Did you enter the AFC 30 Day Challenge? If you did then you should check out the Winners List to see if you won a prize!
Thank you to everyone for participating in the AFC 30 Day Challenge. It was a lot of fun while getting to know AFullCup even better. We hoped you learned something new and useful and will continue to enjoy AFC.