April 13, 2011

Couponing for Community 2011 | Get Ready to Donate to Stamp Out Hunger, May 8-14, 2011!

(Image courtesy of Cha-Ching on a Shoestring)

As the negative feedback in the blogosphere regarding the sensationalized show about not-so-real-life couponing over on TLC continues, I am SO happy to share with you that Kaley over at Cha-Ching on a Shoestring has brought back Couponing for Community in 2011.

Last year, I shared the details about Couponing for Community 2010 in this post, gave you a list of some ideas of where or to whom you could donate items you bought for free or nearly free with coupons in this post, and then posted a picture of my own donation for Stamp out Hunger 2010 in this post.

But last year was just the beginning.

After over 80 bloggers participated in C4C in 2010 by donating items they purchased for pennies or got for free with coupons, the folks at the United States Postal Service -- ya know, the ones who run the whole Stamp Out Hunger food drive -- sat up and took notice. 

This year, Couponing for Community has partnered with Stamp Out Hunger with the goal of donating at least 10,000 items during the week of May 8-14. 

What can you do to get ready?

:: Like Couponing for Community on Facebook

:: Like Stamp Out Hunger on Facebook.

:: Read the full details about Couponing for Community (C4C) 2011 right here.

:: If you're a blogger who's all in for giving back to your community by using your mad couponista skillz for good, post about the upcoming C4C 2011 on your site and then add your post link to the Couponing for Community Facebook page.

:: Check your personal stockpile for non-perishable items (both food and personal care) and pull the ones you'll be planning to give.  Make sure you keep a tally of exactly how many items you'll donate the week of May 8-14 so you can add your number to the total tally at the Couponing for Community Facebook page.

:: Keep your dealio eyes peeled for freebie & cheapie items in the ad matchups in the coming three weeks.  Oh wait...you ALREADY do that, don't you?!!  ;-)

I'm so excited to be a part of Couponing for Community once again this year - many thanks to Kaley at Cha-Ching on a Shoestring for all of her hard work behind the scenes to make this happen once again. 

Let's give BIG!!


TinaKlein said...

I just joined the challenge. Without knowing about this page, I started something similar where we are looking for 100 couponers to donate 1,000.00 each..the first one due at the beginning of august, We just post a picture of the donations, retail value, and how much spent if any. We have about 40 Participating in the 100,000 Coupon Challenge..Its Fun..Join Us! 100,000 Coupon Challenge

I hope you guys will join this one as well. Together we can show the power of coupons!