Friday, November 6, 2009

Glowgirl Coupon Organizer Review and Giveaway

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If you haven’t figured it out yet… I love coupons. I love to get a great deal. I used to get really excited when a grocery store did triple coupons and dollar doubles. I would spend like 2 hours in the grocery store seeking out those bargains. I would also spend time at home prepping for it. I know coupons sound like a lot of work but the savings are worth it. I think of it as my pay. If I save 20 dollars and it took me a hour to clip and organize I was paid twenty dollars. I think my record is saving $120 dollars in one trip and spending only $70. So, for $70 dollars I got 190 dollars worth of groceries. Pretty good huh?

One of my couponing annoyances are coupon organizers that fall apart. I think that it is a complete necessary to have a coupon holder for organization purposes. You don’t want to be the person with a puddle of coupons on the floor at the grocery store. I have seriously have had about 5 coupon organizers in my couponing days. They fall apart, they rip, the elastic band stretches, then falls off. You know what I am talking about I am sure.

Then they become a work of art with all the masking tape you use to hold it together complete with a hair band to keep it from spilling out everywhere. We have all been there. It doesn’t matter if it is one from the dollar store or one you paid 8 dollars for. The plastic ones crack and rip too. There must be something better, a coupon holder that won’t fall apart and will withstand my abuse. Noah’s too, I don’t know what is so intriguing about a coupon organizer to a young child. There has been many times he has gone and dumped it out everywhere.

I had the opportunity to review a homemade cloth coupon organizer from Glowgirl Fibers owns her own little Etsy store. She makes all kinds of wonderful items including coupon organizers, blah,blah blah. The coupon organizers come with little file cards and 70 different labels so you can set it up the way you like it. Before I had this wonderful coupon organizer I would put my cat food coupons in with the snacks and batteries. Both cat food and batteries are not my snack of choice but my space was limited.

Now I can break free of those few labels and broken coupon organizers. Glowgirl has many different designs because she gets her fabric all kinds of places not just the local fabric store. Sometimes she gets fabrics at estate sales. It makes it unique and special not to mention gorgeous! Your coupon organizer could have some unknown really neat history. Honestly I don’t know who decides what to put on those factory made paper coupon organizers but I have seen some not so attractive ones. The coupon organizers are extremely well made. I don’t think I will need a new one for a very long time.

I have another couponing annoyance. When you are shopping, you go and get out a coupon and then you are stuck holding the coupon organizer. You can’t possibly throw it in the cart. It will get buried like your purse is. So, you are looking for a place to put your coupons. Well, my new coupon organizer can be attached to the cart. How cool is that? No more awkward couponing moments. It also gives your cart a little decoration.

My coupon organizer is a pretty green with palm fronds on them. I love the beach and palm trees so this one was perfect for me. It is really pretty and really easy to use. I love it. One thing I will share with you is if you see a fabric you like order fast. She is really popular and her stuff flies off the virtual shelves. This is important if there is a certain fabric that you absolutely love. I am sure you will enjoy them as much as I do. It is definitely a great investment. The Coupon organizers are only $12.00 each.

Glowgirl also makes fabric grocery tote bags and reusable Sandwich bags. Both will help cut down on excess plastic usage. It's really cool if you ask me.

Thank you to GlowGirl for sending me the beautiful coupon organizer and providing one for the giveaway.

I have a coupon code for you all to help you save. You will get free shipping if you enter Sheilacakes in the comments and Glowgirl will refund the shipping charge right away!

I have one fabric coupon organizer in the print of the winners choice.

Mandatory Entry go to GlowGirl’s Etsy store and pick out which one you like.

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This wonderful giveaway will end November 18th 2009 at 11:59 ET
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85 comments:

  1. I love coupons too. A tip I have is to buy a couple of papers for the coupons to get double the coupons. Sometimes I buy two different papers and I get a little variety plus some double coupons. I do follow. berthompson@yahoo.com.

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  2. I love the Bright Sunset organizer. Even before I looked at the name, I thought, "boy, that reminds me of a sunset." (I also like the peacock one, too!)
    frisbeemisty@yahoo.com

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  3. I subscribe via email.
    frisbeemisty@yahoo.com

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  4. I clip most coupons & swap with friends and family. For example, they can use the cat coupons, while I use the dog coupons.
    frisbeemisty@yahoo.com

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  5. I agree with you, the ones I can get at the dollar store are made of cardboard like paper and don't last very long... the batik rainbow one she has in her Etsy shop is gorgeous!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  6. My favorite is the muliti colored dots on sky blue. Thanks for the chance! justicecw@hotmail.com

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  7. I am an email subscriber
    justicecw@hotmail.com

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  8. I am a blog follower
    justicecw@hotmail.com

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  9. My coupon tip is to use coupons at stores that allow you to "stack" them, meaning you can use a manufacturer's and a store coupon for the same item at the same time. Both Walgreens and Target allow you to do this! Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  10. love the Teal Geometric Octagons organizer

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  11. always use your coupons on sale items

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  12. I love the Teal Geometric Octagons, very nice :)

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  13. Always have your coupons with you, I hate when I forget mine at home :)

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  14. I like the Coupon Organizer Holder Japanese Umbrellas.

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  15. I like the Fabric coupon organizer Turquoise Small Leave and Vine

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  16. My tip is always try to use the coupon when the item is on sale. My motto is "Never pay full price for anything."

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  17. If I won I would like the Fabric coupon organizer Teal Geometric Octagons.

    cloud10277@hotmail.com

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  18. Email subscriber

    cloud10277@hotmail.com

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  19. I use the grocery game every sunday to organize my coupons and find what is on sale for the week.

    cloud10277@hotmail.com

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  20. My couponing tip is to organize your coupons into baseball card sleeves with dividers in a 3 ring binder...it is a fantastic method!Thanks for the chance!
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  21. Could definitely use one of these. My current method is envelopes. Not very efficient! And you don't even want to know how many times I have dropped them.

    My favorite is Turquoise Small Leave and Vine. Thanks for the chance to enter.
    ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

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  22. I follow your blog (Jen V) on google friend connect.
    ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

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  23. The best coupon tip I have is to store the inserts by week and only clip what you need. I used to clip everything and it wasted a lot of time. Now I just read several blogs that match coupons to sales and only cut out those that I will use.
    ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

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  24. You can't even imagine how much I want to win this! I love couponing.
    My favorite is the Fabric coupon organizer Sunflowers.



    cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile.

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  25. A good coupon tip is to buy more than 1 Sunday newspaper so you get lots of coupons, it'll pay for itself.

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  26. I like the green leaves organizer and I need to replace my paper organizer, it's falling apart.

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  27. I like the Bright Pink/Black Big O fabric.

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  28. I love the Bright Sunset organizer, and I love the money we save by using coupons, too!! It allows me to stay home with my little guy!

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  29. blue swirl wind mverno@roadrunner.com

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  30. I like the pink floral accents one.

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  31. I am a love couponing I use my extra buys to support the local food pantry. I love the teal geometric shape one. Thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

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  32. My tip: find a store that double or triples coupons along with accepting competioners coupons, I shop at a store that has awesome bogo sales and accepts competioner coupons and allow stacks. Thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

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  33. I like the Coupon Organizer Holder Japanese Umbrellas.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  34. I subscribe via email

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  35. I follow your blog

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  36. I like the Bright Pink and Black Big O
    happeejackee at gmail dot com

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  37. Subscribed
    happeejackee at gmail dot com

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  38. Follow your blog
    happeejackee at gmail dot com

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  39. My coupon tip is to always go thru your coupons mid month, many of them expire at month end.
    happeejackee at gmail dot com

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  40. I love the Teal Geometric Octagons.
    ag1414@hotmail.com

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  41. My coupon tip is to always match up coupons with sale items. Also, there are some awesome printable coupons all over the web that can save you a lot of money.

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  42. I like the Upcycled Special Deal Upholstery Fabric coupon organizer in Brown

    pamela.callahan@sbcglobal.net

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  43. My coupon tip is to shop at stores that offer double coupons. Locally, I have one store that will double coupons up to $0.50 and one that will double up to and including $1.00 coupons

    pamela.callahan@sbcglobal.net

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  44. Nice looking prize hope I win!

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  45. I have a ripped envelope.Does not work very good.Thank you for having a contest!

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  46. I need a good orginizer, i can never find the coupon iam looking for in the store.

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  47. They are all really lovely, but if i had to choose i would pick the Ironworks Black and White. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  48. Email subscriber. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  49. I follow your blog. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  50. I look for stores that feature triple coupons, as well as sales, combining the two makes for really awesome savings and many times i have gotten stuff for free. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  51. I love coupons and these organizers are adorable! I LOVE the Japanese Umbrella print:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34613082

    Thank you!

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  52. I really like the bright sunset coupon organizer. Very, Very nice! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

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  53. I like the faux brown one. I like to try to buy a Sunday paper from the town my daughter goes to college plus the Sunday paper I can get close to home... they actually have different ones in each.

    jamiebuseman@q.com

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  54. I like the Pink Floral Accents organizer!

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  55. I like to make friends with grocery store managers and employees. They'll often let me know when unadvertised specials are coming up, like the days when they decide to do good BOGO promotions or double coupons up to $1.50!

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  56. I'm a coupon addict too. Finally, I've been using a box because like you I was sick of the holders falling apart - but it's so darn bulky and only good if you have more coupons than I usually do.

    I like the Black Geometric Circles holder!

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  57. I like the Ironworks Black and White organizer.

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  58. My tip is to go through shopping ads with your coupons. I put a star next to the item(s) I have coupons for. I like the Bright Pink/Black Big O fabric.

    trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  59. I like the Teal Geometric Octagons coupon organizer the best.

    mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

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  60. My coupon tip is to look at the grocery ads before making your shopping list and match your coupons with the sales. Also, only take the coupons you plan on using so you don't buy something just because you have a coupon.

    mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

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  61. I like the
    Coupon Organizer Holder Geometric Circles Black and White

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  62. I like the ironworks black and white organizer.

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  63. I like the Blue Batik Vine.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  64. I follow your blog.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  65. My best coupon tip is to buy the Sunday paper. Your local one may not be the best because they all have different inserts. Look for which paper is cheapest and has the best coupons.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  66. My favorite is the Fabric coupon organizer Purple Regal.

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  67. Coupon Organizer Holder Blue Upholstery Fleur De Lis :)

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  68. I am a coupon fan for life!! I like the Fabric Coupon Organizer Orange Damask. SO cute!

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  69. A good coupon tip-
    Don't play your cards too early. Wait for sales so you can double up your coupons and the sales to get free items!

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  70. Rather valuable information

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