|Tips for Members
Shopping Lists are documents that match coupons from our extensive coupon database to store sale items (most likely coming from store's the weekly ad). They are an extremely important part of AFC. Without them, we would have to figure out all those coupon match-ups on our own! Volunteers who complete Shopping Lists on AFC are called Shopping List Assistants. These members work to pull out the best deals from each ad to add to the Shopping List, spending an average of an hour on each list. For their time and effort, they are awarded a complimentary Supporting Membership for the length of their service, a private forum to talk to other SLAs and the team, and a flashy SLA bling tag!
Those perks are nice, but why do SLAs really do it and what do they think about being SLAs? Here's some answers from current SLAs: It is a "a perfect way to contribute to AFC, help other members, and organize my own weekly shopping while in the process," said Stacey012345, the A&P/SuperFresh/Waldbaums Deals SLA. olivas.sandra, an SLA who does 6 lists, stated, "The reason I became an SLA is I wanted to give back to AFC. It has given me so much." Those sentiments are shared by rebekahdawn who similarly said, "I wanted to make a contribution back to the site that has revolutionized my way of thinking about saving/spending/shopping/couponing." twinmommma thinks, "It's a lot of fun to enter the sales, do the match-ups, and then realize 'Wow, I just found 6 things for free this week.'"
Anyone can become an SLA if they meet a few guidelines. SLAs must be members in good standing for at least 2 months with a minimum post count of 100, cannot be team members at other sites which are deemed competitors of AFC, and must must always represent AFC in a positive manner. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming an SLA for a store that needs one, please post in Contact Us. We'd love to have you you join the team! mamagibson the SLA for Dollar General says, "The satisfaction you get from the Thanks is well worth it!!"
Hot Deals and Contests
Did you know that A Full Cup has gone mobile? We now have free apps for Iphone, Ipod Touch, Ipad & Android phones! So, now it's easier than ever to use AFC while on the go. Check out all of the details here.
Congratulations to the winners of our "Share the Save" and "How Does AFC Help You Save?" contests! NJMom, Jennyjoz24, Justjuls1, tratra, and jrits were the lucky winners of $100 Amazon gift cards! Keep checking AFC Contests & Programs for new contest announcements in the coming year! You can be a winner too!
Our Hot Deals forum is overflowing with awesome deals for December! There are new deals everyday, and many opportunities to stretch your gift giving dollars. Check often, because these deals won't last long!
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Gift cards are a great holiday option! Before heading out to purchase gift cards for your friends and family, be sure to check out all of the restaurants and stores offering bonus promotions with a gift card purchase this season! You can find an updated list for 2010 here. You may even want to purchase a gift card for yourself if one of your favorite places is on the list! This is a wonderful way to maximize your savings!
Are you looking for new meal ideas? Interested in ways to use up your stockpile of great grocery finds? Check out The Cook's Corner! You'll find great ideas for changing up your dinner menu and meet some new friends too. We all know that meal planning can significantly reduce time spent in the kitchen, as well as help you save money. So, as the new year approaches, find a month's worth of meal ideas in 31 Days of Meals. This is a great place to exchange ideas and stretch your family's dinner dollars!
Thinking about those after Christmas clearance deals already? I know many shoppers wait all year for great bargains on gifts and holiday themed goods! See what members are planning to buy at Target's after Christmas clearance and find some coupon matches to make the deals even better here. It's a great way to start planning now, so you can stock up on December 26th!
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