Thursday, January 20, 2011

How I Get Coupons I Need

I've been having so much fun today helping others find coupons they need and getting coupons I need in return.  I told you about a month or so ago. It's run by Nathan Engle (of Extreme Couponing fame).

This site is so awesome for getting tips on upcoming deals, getting preview of sale ads before they are available on the store websites and so much more. But, I think my favorite feature of the site is the Trader's Square.  There are forums there where you can post a RAOK (random act of kindness) to pass coupons on to others (or grab an RAOK from someone else), or TRADE coupons with others who might have what you need, and once you've spent a little time on the forums, you can even jump on a Coupon Train.

I joined my first Coupon Train today.  The idea behind this is just really cool to me.  You fill up an envelope of coupons to send to someone on the train and at the same time someone else on the train is sending you an envelope of coupons.  Then you get your envelope, take out what you want and add a few more and send it to the next person on the Train list.  How cool is that?  And people think snail mail is dying.  I've used more stamps in the last week than I usually use in a month.  But, in return I'm getting some great karma and lots of really great coupons for items I know we will use.

If you haven't checked out WUC yet, I definitely suggest doing so, especially if you are just getting started with couponing.  The articles there will answer your questions and the active members will help you along your way, as well.

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