|Tips for Members
Trading coupons is a great way to build your coupon stash for upcoming sales, while passing along coupons that you won't use. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful community of traders here at AFC, many of whom are long-standing members with excellent trader reputations. However, it is always best to proceed cautiously when entering a trading agreement with someone on the internet, especially if the trade involves high value coupons or gift cards. Please take a few minutes to read these important trading tips to help keep your trading experience at AFC as safe and positive as possible.
If you're new to couponing, there's a lot of information to take in! AFC offers many useful resources for members who are just getting started, and we have a wonderful community of people willing to answer questions and share tips. So, take some time to read the forums, get to know your store policies, and start building up your coupon collection. Here are some helpful links that will guide you as you begin:
Intro to Couponing
Savvy Couponing for Beginners
Types of Coupons
Coupon Binder Basics
Sunday Coupon Previews
Hot Deals and Contests
Are you ready for the biggest shopping day of the year? Black Friday 2011 is coming soon! Check out the Black Friday Deals forum today for the latest information, including store ads and tips on how to get organized for the big day. Ads for BJ's Wholesale, Marine Corps Exchange, Half Price Books, Ace Hardware, and Harbor Freight are already posted! Check back often, as we will post all of the ads as soon as they become available!
Did you participate in our "Not Extreme, Just Smart Couponing Contest" last month? If not, you missed out on a fun opportunity to win great prizes. Check out the awesome couponing tips posted during Week 1 and the positive couponing stories members shared in Week 2. These entries are sure to get you motivated to save money and become a smart couponer! You can also find all of the winners listed in the AFC Contests & Programs forum. Thanks to everyone who participated and congratulations to those that won! Stay tuned for more contests coming in the future!
Hot Bling Round 6 is now underway! If you've never played before, you are missing out on some fun. It's our version of Hot Potato, where a Hot Bling blinkie is passed around from member to member. Be the first to find it, and you get the blinkie next! Check out all of the info on how to play here and keep your eyes peeled for that elusive blinkie as you search the boards! Good luck!
Threads You Don't Want to Miss
Collecting and submitting codes found on product packaging can be a great way to earn rewards. Many manufacturers offer these programs, and with rewards such as magazine subscriptions and gift cards, you can check off a lot of items on your holiday gift list without breaking the bank! If you're looking for free codes or want to learn more about the programs available, check out the Sweeps, Rewards, & Points forum today. You'll find threads for sharing Huggies Enjoy the Ride points, Pampers points, and Disney Movie Rewards codes!
Staying organized is very important when collecting, filing, and using coupons. If you keep your inserts unclipped, you know how quickly those stacks of papers add up! How do you stay on top of all those coupon inserts? Wouldn't it be nice if you knew when an insert was safe to toss or if you should hold onto it because all coupons haven't yet expired? nomadicpixie has created a list of active inserts and completely expired inserts for us! Check out this great resource for keeping your coupons and your house uncluttered!
Did you know that we have a Sunday Coupon Previews forum at AFC? Members post upcoming previews for Sunday coupon inserts and share regional differences in the coupons. It is a great way to be prepared for upcoming sales by getting a sneak peek at the coupons coming in the weeks ahead. Be sure to check it out today!