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Giveaway Sites

1. (enter it only once)
 Daily updates on contests and giveaways

2. Prizeatron (submit and linky, both only once)

3. Just Married With Coupons (every Monday)
 Just Married with Coupons

4. Bassgiraffe's Thoughts (every Wednesday)
Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Giveaway Linkup Wednesday

5. Handmade Shopping Guide "I Wanna Win Wednesdays" (every Wednesday)

6. Audrey's Giveaways "Give Away Linky" (every month)

7. I Could Use a Deal: Home of Found Money "Win it Wednesday" (every Wednesday)

8. Contest For Moms

9. Mommy D's Kitchen "Giveaway Linky" (every Monday)

10. Table for Five "TGIF Linkys" (every Friday)
 Table for Five's TGIF Linky

11. Deal Seeking Mom "Giveaway Gathering" (every Sunday)
  Deal Seeking Mom  

12. Double Prizes (only once)
Free Listings of Online Giveaways 

13. My Four Monkeys "Monkey Monday" (every Monday)
My Four Monkeys 

14. Blog Giveaway Directory (every Monday)
Blog Giveaway Directory

15. The Romantic Type "Monday Giveaway Linky" (every Monday)

16. Mom to Bed by 8 "Link It Up Giveaway Saturday" (every Saturday)

17. Baby Loving Mama "Linky Love" (every Thursday)

18. The Christian Frugal Mama "Thursday Giveaway Link Up" (every Thursday)

19. Busy Working Mom "Sweeping Saturday Giveaway Linky" (every Saturday)

20. Meandering Matt (every Wednesday)

21. Our Kids Mom "Monday Morning Link Up" (every Monday)

Some other great places to list your giveaways:

art of couponing guest post

Hi! My name is TJ! I am the author of I am so excited to be sharing a post with you the readers of Learning to be a Darlin' Mommy and Wife!

Let me begin by telling you a little bit about why I coupon. I began to coupon in December of 2009 out of necessity. My husband and I had been married for only three months and, in spite plans of not having any children for several years, surprise! I was pregnant with our adorable son! And since my husband and I had decided before we were even married that I would be a stay-at-home mom once children entered the scene, this meant I would soon have to quit my job as a chef. Which also meant a decrease in income. Thus, I turned to couponing as a means to remain a stay-at-home mom. And I began my website, Measuring Flower, to help others learn the art of couponing.

Now let's go over the basics of couponing. There are two different kinds of coupons: manufacturer coupons and store coupons. Manufacturer coupons are found in Sunday coupon inserts and through various other sources; store coupons are most commonly found in the store's ad or in a store-distributed booklet.

When you go grocery shopping, you can stack coupons. Let's use a toothbrush as an example. Say you have a manufacturer's coupon for $.50 off a toothbrush that costs $1.75 full price and a store coupon for another $.50 off. Use the two together (i.e. stack them) and you receive $1 off, which puts the price of the toothbrush down to $.75, a savings of 57%.

You can also stack coupons and use them in combination with a sale. Say the $1.75 toothbrush is on sale for $1.25. Take advantage of the sale and use the manufacturer's coupon and the store coupon and you get the toothbrush for $.25, an 86% savings.

Even better, lets say the $1.75 toothbrush is on sale for $1.25 at a grocery store that doubles coupons. Use your $.50 off manufacturer's coupon which doubles to $1 off and the price drops to $.25. Use your $.50 off store coupon which doesn't usually double and the price drops to -$.25. You just got a toothbrush for free (sorry, the surplus $.25 disappears), a 100% savings!

Using coupons strategically like this, I save anywhere from 40 to 90% each time I go grocery shopping. Unfortunately, the misconception about this is that it takes a ton of work in order to save this much. This is not true! Utilizing deal sites such as significantly cuts the work out of couponing. These sites match the sales and the coupons for you so all you do is pick which deals you want to use, gather the necessary coupons, and go shopping.

What about all the clipping? Well, if you use a site like Coupon Mom, there's no excessive clipping involved. You simply save the coupon inserts from the Sunday paper and date them. Then check your local grocery stores on Coupon Mom and it tells you which inserts contain the coupons you need. Therefore, you clip only the coupons you need when you need them. No extra clipping! Using this system, I only spend about 15 to 20 minutes a week planning my grocery trip (including clipping coupons).

Now that you know the basics of the art of couponing and how to do it quickly and easily, I hope you'll give it a try! Oh, and for more information and for more ways to save, please read my article How to Coupon and my various posts on savvy saving.

Thank you for letting me write a guest post, Nikki! And thank you for reading, Learning to be a Darlin' Mommy & Wife followers! Have a great day and God bless!


for A vision to remember

I am very excited to be blog-swapping with A Vision to Remember! I hope you will enjoy what I have to say!

Let me begin by introducing myself. My name is TJ. I am a former chef with a bachelor of science degree in writing who now serves as a housewife and stay-at-home mom! I am married to a tall, handsome, hard-working man and we have an adorable, squeaky 6-month-old baby boy. We also have a chubby black lab/blue heeler named Tag who loves to eat and refuses to play and a mischievous orange tabby named Sunset who steals pencils.

I began my blog,, in May of 2010. It's original and ongoing purpose is to encourage families to monetarily thrive in this economy by utilizing savvy couponing strategies. I later expanded my focus to make it a more rounded and family-related website by including tried and true recipes, DIY projects, breastfeeding, kids crafts and activities, cloth diapering, giveaways, and much more! From my website, readers can access giveaways, a coupon database, and free coupons.

Some of my popular posts have included the following:

  • Ways to save money.
Loss Leaders (KEEP)
Playing the Loss Leaders
Expired Coupons for Troops
  • DIY projects.
    Jerky (KEEP)
    Homemade Jerky