9/11/2009

Giveaway #1: Coupon Inserts & Collectable Coupons $10 Gift Card


The first step to being a couponer, is of course, to collect coupons! :) I've noticed over the course of the last year, that several of the FREE or Money-Maker deals require four or more coupons. I usually try to get a few papers a week but it's also a lot to store all those coupons.

What is great is that there are coupon clipping services out there. They give you the coupons for FREE, and just charge you for shipping and handling. A new place that provides this service is called Collectable Coupons. Let me tell you---the small fees these places charge are well worth every single penny. For those of you that have cut out even one insert...you know what I mean--your fingers feel raw after awhile, your back hurts from sitting forever crouched over coupons and your eyes get blurry. You feel like you've been cutting for hours and then you look and you still have a billion more coupons left! :) I'm not so patient, which is why I do the whole insert method and clip as I find a deal. But I do miss deals by not having more of them with me in the stores.

So if you are looking for a place to provide the service to avoid these "little joys" of coupon clipping or are in need of whole inserts that you missed or extras for an upcoming deal, you can always check out Collectable Coupons.

To help one of my readers get started on the journey of couponing or to add to their current stash of coupons, Collectable Coupons is offering a sweet giveaway to one of my lucky readers...5 Whole Inserts from this upcoming Sunday (the 13th) paper *plus* a $10 online gift card to their store. Note: The whole inserts are not clipped. I just wanted to clarify that for the newbies.

Here's How To Enter:

1) Leave a comment and tell me what is your current method for organizing coupons--coupon binder, coupon box, whole inserts or another? Be sure to leave your first name & email/blog address.

After that, you can also enter two other ways: (Make sure you leave a separate comment for these, too!)

2) Subscribe via Email/Reader or Follow the Blog. (These are in my left sidebar.)Make sure you come back here and leave a comment with your first name and email/blog address. (This should be a separate comment than the one above.) NOTE: If you are already a subscriber, thank you, and please give yourself another entry!

3) For an additional entry, write a posting on your blog about the giveaway or you can "tweet" about the giveaway on twitter. Make sure that you leave another comment with your email/blog address letting me know that you did this.

4) There's a total of three entries allowed per person.

Entry is open to US residents only through 11:59pm CST on Saturday, 9/12/09. Winner will be chosen using random.org and contacted by email. If you're the winner, you'll have 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.

91 comments:

  1. I am currently switching from the box method to the binder method. My binder is going to be two-fold: clipped in baseball card holders, and whole inserts in page protectors.

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  2. I have envelopes labled food, health & beauty, frozen, etc. I clip coupons I know I will use and place in the envelopes. I have an envelope for stores I shop. I pull the coupons I need for the sale items and place them in it. I write the date on the rest of the insert and place in a big envelope.

    itsme10151(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I use envelopes however I am going to be switching to a cute little organizer I saw at Target.

    Thanks!
    surveys4lori at rocketmail dot com

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  4. I subscribe vie email.

    Thanks!
    surveys4lori at rocketmail dot com

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  5. My method is pure chaos...I clip and clip, and then sort through them each week. I don't mind, however, as it's fun to sort them and see what I have...and as long as I have the extra time, I don't mind...

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  6. I use 2 accordian style portfolios

    Melissa
    MG1222@comcast.net

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  7. i organize my coupons in a little coupon binder...
    thank you,
    shailyn (snunez13@live.com)

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  8. i organize my coupons in a little coupon binder...
    thank you,
    shailyn (snunez13@live.com)

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  9. I have 2 binders. One for food and one for everything else. But I am busting out of them :) Thank you.
    momyletha@hotmail.com

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  10. Jolyne
    stellalunafluffy@aol.com

    Over the years I have gotten more disorganized.
    I now clip the very few coupons I get in my local paper and file in alphabetical order.
    I used to divide them by categories and then alphabetize. I gave up on that when I lost my entire folder of coupons several years ago.
    I can't subscribe to a large city newspaper so I can get the coupon inserts because they won't deliver to me. I am one mile past their last delivery stop!
    I could really use these coupons. I always share with my children and their families.

    Wish me luck!

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  11. I've just switched from one of those cute coupon organizers from the store to a shoe box. I then put coupons into groupings, such as dairy, cereal, or hair care products and the group is put into a baggie. Each baggie has a note card in the front of the coupons that lists the type of coupons that are in the baggie. This makes it easy enought that my girls can help with sorting.

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  12. I'm using the full inserts currently, but have also used envelopes.

    jprice2@gmail.com

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  13. I use a coupon organizer that I got free. The bottom is falling off so it is time for a new one. I also just throw them into my wallet.

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  14. I use a coupon binder, then put ones that I know I want to use on my next trips to various stores, I put them in labeled envelopes (Target, Walmart, HEB...)

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  15. Tweet- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/3915188217

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  16. i am new and dont have a method. the are in plastic bags right now.
    denise@4cody.com

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  17. I have a coupon binder.

    Amelia
    amonteiro1982@yahoo.com

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  18. I subscribe to your feed.

    Amelia
    amonteiro1982@yahoo.com

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  19. I use a small photo book that I got from Target for $1.

    snkjohnson at gmail dot com

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  20. I use a coupon box/organizer right now. I am interested in switching over to the binder, when I have the time to organize something like that.

    Denise
    stonemedic76@hotmail.com

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  21. I am already a subscriber to your feed.

    Denise
    stonemedic76@hotmail.com

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  22. I use a small photo albulm with about 8 individual inserts per page that i found at my local thrift store for 2.00. I only include food here and am planning on purchasing another one for cleaning and health coupons.
    keisha
    keishahanvy@yahoo.com

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  23. I subscribe to your feed
    keisha
    keishahanvy@yahoo.com

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  24. I use a plastic coupon organizer for my coupons but am searching for something to better organize them for quick searching through.
    Thanks!
    Brittany
    markcaso@tampabay.rr.com

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  25. I use a coupon filer that is falling apart to organize my coupons!

    ~katie

    durandi@juno.com

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  26. I subscribe!

    durandi@juno.com

    ~Katie

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  27. My current organizer is a little accordion wallet (I think originally from the container store). It's bursting at the seams though, so I'm on the hunt for a better system. Happy to read through other reader's comments about their systems.

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  28. I'm a subscriber
    cbeargie (at) yahoo.com

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  29. Hi Jaycie!

    I love your blog! I read it everyday! :) I currently use the binder method and I use baseball card holders and I organize my coupons alphabetical.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    Breanna
    missbeegirl@hotmail.com

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  30. my coupon clipping just changed, as I no longer get multiple copies. I went from putting them in folders to clipping everything out.

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  31. I used to clip all of my coupons, but I recently started keeping them as whole inserts. I usually know what I am going to buy when I head to the store so I just clip the ones that I need for the week and then I use a small accordion file for the coupons that I wasn't able to use.

    Kristina
    kikisdeals@hotmail.com

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  32. I subscribe via e-mail too!

    Kristina
    kikisdeals@hotmail.com

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  33. I am currently using a binder for my coupons. Each week I clip my coupons and separate the ones I need for that week. Thank you.
    Jesshorermeye@yahoo.com

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  34. I am currently using the coupon binder-baseball card inset method. I'm still trying to get things organized because i progressed from a single binder to a double binder! its so exciting!!!

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  35. I have subscribed to you feed. Thank you.
    jesshorermeye@yahoo.com

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  36. I was using an divided binder but it was getting overwhelming and I saw a blog last weekend on the coupon free weekend to re-do your system and clean it out so I now use a basket with a top. I have the coupons from the papers cut out and labeled with the date and SS, RP, or PG. Then in the front, I cut folders in half and down to fit and made a folder for stores and topics for printed coupons. I got it all organized over the coupon free weekend.

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  37. I just found your blog on my coupon free weekend while I was searching and just signed up to get your e-mails. I love them.

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  38. I recently graduated from a plastic baggie for coupons to a small accordian-like organizer.

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  39. i am a subscriber via google reader.

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  40. I collect the coupons from the internet, sunday paers, magazines then shop the ads for the best price. I only use coupons for the items we will use. Do not use a coupon just because. I put them in a sorted binder til I am ready to use them.
    abbiegalsmith at hotmail dot com

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  41. I use long business envelopes that are labeled in different colored marker.
    twoplus3iswe@aol.com

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  42. I am a subscriber.
    twoplus3iswe@aol.com

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  43. I use a box to store my coupons, then I make my grocery list and use a plastic envelope when I go to the store. I also subsribe to your feed. Thanks!

    Kimberly (kmitchell825 at gmail dot com)

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  44. I subscribe via google reader. Kimberly (kmitchell at gmail dot com)

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  45. My current method of organizing my coupons is a lg. coupon binder. I take it with me to the store. The leftover coupons from my inserts are filled numerically in a small file cabinet.

    Calshondra W.
    qualitycare1987@yahoo.com

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  46. I subscribe to newsletter via e-mail.

    Calshondra W.
    qualitycare1987@yahoo.com

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  47. Right now, I am doing the whole insert method. I have them all divided up by date and clip which ones I need before I go shopping.

    Kristen.Lee17@gmail.com

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  48. I and using envelopes and a binder. I have just started coupon shopping, $ getting the hag of it .

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  49. I keep my Sunday inserts in a box, sorted by the date. When double/triple coupon days roll around, I go through and sort my coupons into various envelopes (free, less than .50, less than $1, etc). It's harder to shop the clearance rack, since I only carry the coupons I need for that week, but it's also cut down on impulse buying. :)

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I'm a subscriber via Google reader. Thanks so much for you blog!

    hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I have three coupon-sized accordian binders: one big one for food, pharmacy, and miscellaneous, one small one for cleaning supplies, and one small one for toiletries.

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  52. I use an accordion file to organize my coupons.

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  53. I use a huggies wipes box and index dividers. It sits in the buggy seat next to my purse. mary1day at yahoo dot com

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  54. I subscribe via email. mary1day at yahoo dot com

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  55. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/rejoiceinsaving/status/3936396063

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  56. I used to use a photo box, but it just took too much time. Now, I use a file folder box with hanging files..labeled with the dates of the inserts. I just clip what I need before I go to the store.
    tcgirl11(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. I am already a subscriber!
    tcgirl11(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I have just started to use coupons and I currently use a ziploc bag but I am searching for a good binder or a coupon folder to become more organized.

    ndawnt21@hotmail.co

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  59. i am a subscriber
    cristin
    itsmecristin@yahoo.com

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  60. and i used to use the envelope method which my mom taught me
    but she just bought me and my sister and herself an organizer:)
    cristin
    itsmecristin@yahoo.com

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  61. I use a ratty old paper clip for my coupons. The looks I get at the grocery store is sad. I really need a better system.

    Kirsty

    hibbard_k@yahoo.com

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  62. I use a Mead Zippered binder (or also used to be called a trapper keeper when I was in school LOL) with baseball or photo insert pages. I don't have them labeled though and rememebr most of my coupons by memory since I go through them daily :)
    Lisagm[at]snet[dot]net

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  63. I subscribe via email...

    Kirsty

    hibbard_k@yahoo.com

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  64. I use a photo binder (small checkbook sized) right now, but need a better system. I overlook or can't find coupons I know I have on a regular basis.

    Thanks!
    KellyH
    skyviewksh@yahoo.com

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  65. when i first started using coupons i was very organized,i used a coupon organiser pocket that was small.in the front i would store all the coupons that i was going to use that day at the store bc they were the sale items.now 4mths into couponing i have a big store bag under my desk with tons of inserts and clipped coupons that i NEED to use before they expire and i have tons that already expired and they were the ones i wasted my ink on bc of free printables!! so as of now im VERY unorganized and i have coupons everywhere in envelopes,bags,my purse,my desk top,bags,basement shelf,i really need an organizer.i want to try out the binder.thanks,shannon flora
    shannpf1977@yahoo.com

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  66. I have a coupon organizer that is not very organized. I cut them out each week and just throw them in there!

    Stacey M
    justhe4ofus@verizon.net

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  67. I am a subscriber!

    Stacey M
    justhe4ofus@verizon.net

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  68. i subscribe to your email and i love your posts! thanks,shannon flora
    shannpf1977@yahoo.com

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  69. i tweeted! thanks,shannon flora
    shannpf1977@yahoo.com
    http://twitter.com/shannon717717/status/3941792553

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  70. I subscribe to your feed.


    Rene
    rlbaca@hotmail.com

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  71. I currently use two methods. Box and Bin method. The box has all the coupons for items I use regularly and the Bin holds those coupons I use or can give to someone else.

    Rene
    rlbaca@hotmail.com

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  72. I am cuttently using an envelope for coupons, I would like to switch this method.
    trishbazin@yahoo.com

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  73. I use envelopes for when I am planning a store trip, but an accordian binder for storage.

    lady.luck@juno.com

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  74. I use a zipper binder with dividers and baseball card inserts. I have it explained with photos on my blog
    Christine H. http://becominghousehold6.blogspot.com/

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  75. I subscribe to your blog!
    Christine H. http://becominghousehold6.blogspot.com/

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  76. I posted info about this contest on my blog!
    Christine H. http://becominghousehold6.blogspot.com/

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  77. Still using a coupon wallet that is about 20 years old...wow didn't realize I had it that long...
    Thanks for the great giveaways jaycie!
    Kristen
    jeditwinmom@yahoo.com

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  78. I am an email subscriber too!
    kristen
    jeditwinmom@yahoo.com

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  79. I use coupon binder and envelope. It takes times to maintain each week thus I would like to use the organizer.

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  80. I'm self-diagnosed OCD, so of course, I have to use the binder system so I can see everything!

    browneyescoupon(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. I subscribe via email!

    browneyescoupon(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  82. I use two accordion style folders. So need to upgrade.

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