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Spring Is Almost Here AFullCup.com Members!
Hi AFC Community! Welcome to March! Warmer weather, longer days, and all of the fun of spring are right around the corner! Check out all of the great sales and coupons being offered this month in your favorite forums at AFC! You'll find great ways to save money, opportunities to trade your coupons, and a warm, welcoming group of friends! See you on the boards!
What's on Sale this Month?
Hooray for Spring! Get ready for Spring Cleaning promotions to hit the sales ads and make room in your stockpile area for Lysol cleaners, Swiffer products, and cleaning sponges. In addition, paper products such as paper plates, paper towels and napkins should be high on your list of stockpile items because they don’t expire and you can go through many of them in just one spring barbecue. March is also Frozen Foods month so look for promotions similar to the recent Target Frozen Foods gift card deal to pop up elsewhere and make room in your freezer for more TGI Fridays, Healthy Choice, frozen pizza, and ice cream. Easter brings sales on eggs, of course, but also ham and Easter candy. Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS will surely all have candy deals to help fill your little one’s basket.
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|Tips for Members
Wondering what can be included in your signature? Want to know more about the guidelines for posting in certain forums? We've made it easy for you to find all of the rules posted on our boards! Just check out this thread to see all of the rules in one place! Thanks for taking the time to familiarize yourself with our rules and keep AFC running smoothly!
Did you know that there's a quick and easy way to mark your coupons gone in the FSOT forums? There's no need to change the title of your thread or even to post that you no longer have the coupons available. If you look at the top of any of your own trading posts, you'll see a button next to the "reply" button. It is labled "gone." When your coupons are no longer available, just click on the "gone" button. This will automatically send your thread to the FSOT Graveyard. Please utilize this feature to help us keep the trading forums current! Thank you!
Hot Deals and Contests
Have you checked out the Hot Deals forum lately? There are lots of limited time offers, printable coupon links, and awesome deals posted! Don't miss out on the best deals out there! Stop by daily to take advantage of all the hot deals that everyone is cashing in on. You'll be glad you did!
Don't forget our ongoing contests! Each week, we recognize those members who add the most number of coupons to the Coupon Database. You can check out the current winners of the Database Coupon Bling in AFC News. We also open voting for AFC's Members of the Month during the last week of each month. This is an opportunity for everyone to cast a ballot and vote for those members that always help us find the best deals! You can check out the March Members of the Month here. Stop by to congratulate the current winners, and don't forget to cast your vote next month!
Threads You Don't Want to Miss
We're all looking for way to save as much as possible. Using coupons and matching those to sales can really help stretch a family's budget. Besides couponing, what other things do you do to save money? Do you have some great tips for doing chores frugally or saving on essentials like electricity and gas? Where do you purchase your clothing for less? How do you find thrifty ways to entertain your children? Check out these awesome tips and share your ways to save too! We can all learn from each other!
If you shop CVS, Walgreens, or Rite Aid, you already know that these stores have great rewards for purchasing certain products! It's an easy way to make your dollar go further. How do you keep all of your rewards organized? Do you have a system for storing them, so that you always know how many you have and can use them before they expire? You can find some useful info on organizing your rewards here. Stop in and share how you keep up with it all too!
You Won What?
bette won a pair of Petrol jeans and a framed, autographed picture of Audrey Hepburn. DarcieB won a Nook from Dr. Oz. Leggett44 and bidahune won shoes from Dr. Oz. CVNM won a $50 gift card. internetgirl23 and keeperpoo won $50 from Opinion Outpost. The Stork has Visited…
GrannyGodley welcomed her thirteenth grandchild on 2/5. carmended welcomed a new niece to her family on 2/16. Hi Ho.. Off to Work You Go…
Congratulations to MommySusan1 on her new job! Happily Ever After...
FOOTBALLMOM2 celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary on 2/23. In Other News...
Shootingstar418 paid off all of her credit card debt. timmsa's son won a 1st place medal in wrestling!
Tell A Friend About AFC Today!
Couponing Is More Fun With Friends!
Congratulations to scamelo, the winner of our Awesome AFC'er Award for March! Here's what she has to say about AFC:
1. Tell us a little about yourself! How long have you been a member of AFC?
I have been a member since August of 2007. I am originally from Argentina and came here when I was 4. I am currently a SAHM with 3 kids and one hubby. I went to college for Biology and ran a website for 7 years until they retired the product.
2. What is you favorite feature of AFC?
I love the search feature and the new posts feature and that you can block what stores that you don't have in your area to save time viewing new posts.
3. How has AFC changed your shopping habits?
When my hubby got laid off a few years ago, I knew we had to save money. AFC members are great and post everything from the obvious to hidden deals. I save so much money with this site and sometimes make money from the deals.
4. What is you favorite store to shop? What stores are the most coupon friendly? What stores have the best sales/prices?
Currently its Rite Aid and Shoprite. For a while it was Target. I change when deals change and right now Rite Aid is top dog. My Shoprite is not coupon friendly at all, and I sometimes travel during good weeks to a further Shoprite that is very coupon friendly.
5. What is your favorite thing to stockpile and why?
Not sure if its my favorite, but I have to stockpile shampoo for my two daughters who seem to eat it nightly.
6. How do you get coupons and how do you keep them organized?
I tend to print more internet coupons than anything else. On good insert weeks I do buy extras of the paper using my RA UP rewards, but I seem to hunt down better coupons online many times. I am not good at organizing at all. Currently I am using envelopes. I did briefly try a binder, but for me it was a lot of work, and I tend to print and run to the store so nothing stayed in the binder very long.
7. What advice do you have for a new couponer?
Start small, with just a store or two. It can be overwhelming if you are trying to do deals at 6 stores every week. Also remember that just because you get $1/2 coupon in an insert, another region might get .75/1 and you can trade coupons or order them to get better deals.
8. What advice do you have someone new to AFC?
Check the store forum that you shop at most frequently for new posts. Don't be afraid to ask questions as everyone here is so nice, unlike some other forums. Do not try to do every deal someone posts. Remember even if its the same store you shop at, prices and deals may not be the same in your area, so test out a few things first before jumping in. Most importantly try to have fun!!
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