Social media marketing campaigns.

As the number of social media users continues to climb, many companies are looking beyond simply establishing a social presence — and are seeking to “get social media marketing right.” The prospect of free, yet effective viral marketing recommendations from consumer to consumer is very appealing — but often elusive.

Through an analysis of the success of 751 social media marketing campaigns involving Facebook apps, we investigated the social sharing mechanisms that encourage consumers to share information about a product with their friends. What we found is that there is no easy, one-size-fits-all solution for social media marketing. Instead, companies must tailor their social media marketing strategies to fit their products. In particular, useful products benefit from different social media marketing approaches than do fun products such as games.

On social media platforms such as Facebook, the design of the social sharing mechanism intended to encourage consumers to share viral messages is crucial. Consumers can learn about their friends’ interests in several ways: via publicly shared timeline messages, via direct private messages or from the “about” section of their friends’ personal profile pages. When designing the optimal social sharing mechanism for Facebook, managers must make four decisions:

Reach vs. Relevance

A social sharing mechanism can either rely on broadcast messages or target friends individually. Choosing one over the other involves trade-offs between greater reach on the one hand and higher relevance of the shared message on the other. The majority of the Facebook campaigns we studied favored broadcast messages (64%) over individual targeting (36%).

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SOCIAL SHARING MECHANISMS

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Strangers vs. Friends

In social networks, most information sharing occurs between direct friends. On Facebook, consumers can also reach second-degree contacts with whom they have no direct connection through comments posted on their friends’ timelines. When designing a social sharing mechanism, managers must decide whether it should be targeted at friends or second-degree contacts who may be strangers. Whether recommendations from direct friends are always more influential than recommendations from strangers is an open question. However, of the Facebook campaigns we observed in our study, only 7% were aimed at strangers.

Avoiding the Pitfalls affiliate marketing

Businesses considering social coupon campaigns should make an effort to understand how and why coupons work, and how they can affect the economics of the business both in the short term and in the long term. We have developed some general guidelines that can help businesses identify and avoid the pitfalls of social coupon campaigns.

Use coupons to build broad relationships with new customers. Businesses typically think of social coupon launches in terms of adding new customers. But at the three businesses we studied, the impact of new customers was decidedly mixed. Every new customer visiting the restaurant with the coupon resulted in a $14 decline in profits; for the car wash, the decline was $17; for the beauty salon, $39. One way for companies to mitigate such potential losses is to see customer visits as opportunities to up-sell or cross-sell other products or services. Although most customers buy coupons for a specific purpose and redeem them for particular products, there may be some opportunities to broaden the relationship. For example, a roofing contractor can try to cross-sell its gutter installation and cleaning services, and a massage studio can try to cross-sell health and wellness products. As much as possible, the decision to launch a social coupon campaign should be viewed as part of a broader business strategy rather than as a specific marketing tactic.

RELATED RESEARCH

V. Kumar and B. Rajan, “Social Coupons as a Marketing Strategy: A Multifaceted Perspective,” Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science 40, no. 1 (2012): 120-136.

Be strategic about offering discounts. Customers purchase social coupons for their deep discounts. While the low price is an incentive for new customers to try out the product or service offering, many will expect to pay the same low price later on; in a competitive market, any price increase may be viewed as a reason to take their business elsewhere. There is a segment of consumers who buy items only when they are discounted, which obviously undermines profits.

Against this backdrop, businesses should think twice about how social coupons are designed and how the discount will be structured. Depending on what is feasible and practical, a business might decide to limit the number of coupons offered, restrict which categories of customers are eligible to use them (for example, only new customers) or offer a more modest discount rate. For example, following its initial coupon campaign, the ethnic restaurant we examined decided to experiment with a less generous offer. The new coupon was only good on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, their slowest days of the week; the discount was reduced to 30% from 50%; and a minimum purchase was required to make use of the offer. The early results of the second campaign have been promising: Losses in the month after the coupon launch decreased to almost zero (compared with the earlier loss of more than $7,300 in that month).

Guard against cannibalizing existing revenue. Given that the primary motive of launching a social coupon is to attract new customers, most businesses wouldn’t ordinarily want to encourage their existing customers to use discount coupons. Making coupons available to people currently paying full price damages profitability and encourages deal-seeking behavior.

One way to address this problem — and protect profit levels — is to provide social coupons to new customers only. When businesses restrict offers to new prospects, the chances of improving profitability are greatly increased. None of the three businesses we studied anticipated the negative impact of offering coupons to existing customers. As they saw it, with more customers signing up for the coupon, they would only benefit from the increased customer visits. However, we found that less can be more: A 1% reduction in the number of existing customers receiving coupons trimmed the beauty salon’s profit shortfall by $495; for the restaurant, the 1% reduction was worth $187; for the cash wash service, $224.

By changing the nature of the coupon deals, businesses can better control the number of new customers visiting them, the effect on profit margins of the discounted purchases and the number of existing customers taking advantage of the offer. How campaigns are calibrated can have tremendous implications for revenues and profits, both in the short term and over extended periods of time. Typically, the network effects of group buying are considered desirable. But unless managers are careful about how coupon programs are designed, network effects can become a negative force.

What We Found Coupon

In their current form, social coupons are not ideally suited to ensure customer acquisition and yield business profits. Although all three of the businesses we studied captured significant numbers of new customers with their coupon offers, each saw substantial losses during the month the coupon campaigns were launched, which in turn created significant financial burdens. In the case of the restaurant, the loss in the first month was more than $7,000; for the car wash service, it was $6,300, and for the spa it was $11,760. (See “How a Social Coupon Campaign Affected Three Businesses.”) Such losses would not have been so serious if the businesses were able to achieve higher revenues and increased profits in future months. However, this was not the case. Despite their best marketing efforts, the three businesses had difficulty retaining most of the new customers who were attracted to the coupon offers. Based on our analysis, it will take the car wash service and ethnic restaurant 15 and 18 months, respectively, to recover from the profit shortfall following the coupon launch; for the beauty salon and spa, the recovery period for the coupon campaign at current business levels was projected at more than 98 months, or eight years. Needless to say, extended recovery periods discourage businesses from initiating new coupon launches. Businesses that want to prevent social coupons from cannibalizing profits need to design their deals carefully so they aren’t giving too much away.

 

THE FORGED COUPON REVIEW

This is a lovely little edition of one of Tolstoy’s greatest short works.

Towards the end of his life, Tolstoy increasingly worked in a much smaller compass than his familiar great realist novels, in which the writer’s great strengths at expansion, dilation and detail are hard at work. But in these smaller works–novellas, if you wanna be technical–you find every bit as much precision, but condensed and then arranged like a fantastic puzzle.

THE FORGED COUPON is about Christianity, make no doubt. And it’s part of Tolstoy’s famous critique of the church as he knew it. But THE FORGED COUPON is not about a supernatural Christianity: it’s about Christ’s moral teachings and the psychological and social impact they could have, were they understood “properly”–at least by LT’s lights.

So Tolstoy imagines–with his super-human imaginative power, feeling for every class and profession of Russia’s enormous social landscape–the exact impact a simple teaching like “love others as thyself” (which is not narrowly Christian: it’s bedrock for a number of religions) could have on particular individuals and on a society as a whole.

You must chalk it up to Tolstoy’s genius that one of those individuals is a serial killer, another a Prince, another an emperor, another a legless tailor, etc.

And so psychology, ethics and social thought all merge in an imaginative work that is as simple and complex as a flower or a garden.

As for the edition, the font is nice, the pages well laid out, and the introductory material is not at all bad, it’s very fine, as far as it goes. But you should really read the novella first, and then you can look at the rest. It’s all a footnote.

Hell, we’re all a footnote to someone like Tolstoy, eh

Another book I read while studying movie adaptation (coupled later on with Robert Bresson’s L’argent), Tolstoy’s story is a study of human relations as defined through money. The first half of the novella concentrates on a “chain of deals” that eventually ends up in murder; the second half (non-existent in Bresson’s work, therefore making it more pessimistic) starts with the redemption of said murderder, and then the chain of deals works all the way back to the original scenario, where history seems bound to repeat itself in a naturalistic cycle

Urthbox Subscription Box Review

Each month you will receive healthy full size products that must pass strict ingredient, sourcing, calorie, nutrition and manufacturing standards. The Review With Urthbox (pronounced earth), it’s all about healthy non-GMO, organic and all natural products. Each month you will receive any combination of  food, beverages, snacks, or personal care product.You can choose from classic, gluten-free, vegan, or diet box options. Choices include one month, three month, or six month subscriptions. In the January box I received nine products, plus one extra goodie Reed’s Original Ginger candy chews. Here is a short video of me unpacking my UrthBox.

Since it was already unwrapped, the Wow Baking Cookie Oregon Oatmeal was shared first.It didn’t have raisins after all,  but it was plumb full of cranberries and apricots and other wholesome ingredients. It was a filling and delicious take on a classic cookie.

Annie’s Naturals: Organic Horseradish Mustard was a welcome addition to our fridge. We eat a great deal of mustard as most ketchups are loaded with high-fructose corn syrup. The horseradish in this brand was not overpowering, but had enough kick to make it tantalizing.

Dang Toasted Coconut Chips was an absolutely delectable surprise to me. Ingredient list? Coconut, sugar and salt. I do not know how they make this crispy goodness taste so good, but they are addictive. I refused to share. I just made promises that I would get the kid their own bag. Maybe…I can see using the coconut chips in parfaits, on top of a smoothie, or even mixed into a bread crumb coating. They were my favorite item in the box. 

Annie Chun’s Rice Express Sticky White Rice  is something I have eaten before. It tastes good and is easy to prepare. I decided to pair the rice along with the Tasty Bite Jaipur Vegetables.Whew! Talk about spicy, but I loved it. This is a nice shelf stable product, does not taste like packaged food, and the ingredient list is very short.
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There was only one beverage in the box, a Neo Organic Super Energy Drink. I do not normally drink energy drinks because of the high caffeine which can be problematic for me.  This brand offers the boost of an energy drink without the health woes. My husband sampled it for me and gave it a high rating, saying it had a fruity flavor. I took a small taste and also enjoyed the flavor.

Inka Crops Inka Corn – Salt and Vinegar were opened next.Corn nuts have never been on my snack circuit, but I tried these with an open mind.  I have to say they were very bland. Crunchy yes, but tasteless. 

As I mentioned in the video Justin’s Nut Butter Almond Butter has had prime shelf space in our kitchen cabinets. It is not as smooth as store brought processed peanut butter, but that is not an issue. Rich flavor abounds, and it is easy to use in recipes.  

Most people enjoy nuts dredged in chocolate. If you are one of those choco-nut lovers, then you have to buy Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Cashews.I made one of my kids take them downstairs so I would not devour the bag in one sitting. Yummy.

This was a great crate of goodies, all of which were gluten-free. I loved the amount of items received, the variety and that they were full sized products. The shipping was super-fast which is a must for us snackaholics. Most of the items are available on Amazon and at Whole Foods.

What do you think of this subscription box?  Will you give it a whirl?

(p.s Make sure you get the Dang Toasted Coconut Chips. You can come back and thank me later.)

Pros and Cons

Urthbox provides a variety of  subscription options, and dietary choices. Also, since they average 9-10 products per box, the cost per item averages out to $2.50 -$2.75 each. I think that is very affordable. Just think, regular potato chips run over $3.00 a bag. Considering that all of the products are full size & healthier choices you will definitely get your money’s worth. Plus you will across wonderful new products to experience.
Perks

They offer referral points plus member discounts, so you can earn big loyalty points for every purchase. Those points are redeemable at the UrthBox Shop. 

Special bonus for our readers, get  $10 Off  your first order using Coupon Code:greenorganicmamas

Bid Rivals Contact Information

The one of the largest online penny auction sites in the industry. They are one of the biggest, most well established and worldwide penny auction sites in existence. If you are new to the world of penny auctions then we recommend starting out on a larger site like BidRivals so you can learn how the game works, and use the fact that the vast majority of the auctions offer a buy it now option if you do not win the item you are bidding on. We have a high level of trust, accountability and positive history to report about BidRivals and you should feel safe bidding there.

BidRivals is one of the largest penny auction sites online that offer “BIN” on their auctions.

Bid Rivals Contact Information:

BidRivals Bonus and FREE BIDS Coupon Code

Use Coupon Code

  • 25 free bids on first deposit only with coupon code “25FREE” CLICK HERE FOR 25 FREE BIDS
  • 1 free bid upon completing registration.
  • Bonus Bid Offers on your first bid pack purchase of $112 gets you 100 bonus bids that expire within 48 hours plus your 150 bids for 250 bids to battle with

Make sure you use your free bids and bonus bids within 48 hours as they do expire and they do not count towards a ‘buy it now’ price.

Is Bidrivals a Scam or Legit

Click here and Win at BidRivals!
First it is important that you understand how penny auctions work. If you do not understand how Bidrivals can sell a $50 gift card for $5 and still make a healthy profit for themselves then I’m sure that bidrivals, and any penny auction site for that matter, looks like a scam to you. The fact of the matter is that is legit, trusted and from all accounts an honest penny auction site. They offer fair auctions, have a positive history in the industry and fully explain how everything works on their website.

They also offer on most of their auctions a buy-it-now feature meaning that you as a bidder are risking less by bidding on an auction as if you do not win the auction you can apply the amount you spent on bids to the auction itself.

 Fair Auction Guarantee

One of the benefits of bidding at such an established penny bidding site is their guarantee for the customers and people who have accounts with their site have been proven, ie you are not the guinea pig at Bidrivals. is one of the few sites that offers a guarantee that they provide auctions that are safe and legitimate. The “Fair Auction Guarantee” at BidRivals states that there are no autobidders on any of their systems nor any programs that automatically bid on auctions. It also guarantees that employees, staff members, and their families are NOT allowed to bid on any auctions. IE they do not use shill bidders and 100% of bids placed in their auctions come from real people just like you and I.

What products can you win at

Win Cameras, iPads, Gift Cards, Jewelry and More at Bid Rivals.com
You can win pretty much anything at Bid. They have an awesome selection of high end cameras and they can afford to do so as they are one of the leading penny auction sites in the penny auction industry. This means that their selection is one of the best. From gift cards, to high end electronics like TV’s, iPads and laptop computers, to jewelry and apparel, you can find it at. As a matter of fact, they are one of our top choices for winning iPods. We recently saw an Ipod nano with 16GB, retailing at $189.00, that was sold for only $2.94.

As well as iPods, also has a great selection of penny auctions for video games and consoles. Here you can find video game consoles such as the Xbox 360 250GB console + Kinect, PS3 Slim 160GB, and Nintendo 3DS Console.

This site conducts it’s business in multiple languages and offers penny auctions to over 25 countries. With a site of that size, it is important to get a good look at what kind of site you will be dealing with and the legitimacy of the site.

Finding products at is made easy with the category navigational tool that is provided on the home page. It allows you to search through auctions based on category such as home and garden, men’s fashion and accessories, mobiles and telephones, and much more. Check out the selection yourself at.

coupon polycy review

We recognize that our guests are looking for more ways to save their hard-earned dollars and using coupons is one of the best ways to save additional money. To allow all of our guests to enjoy these additional savings, our prevailing guideline is that Lowes Foods reserves the right to limit quantities in coupon usage and product purchases.

Manufacturer Coupon Policy

Lowes Foods welcomes legitimate manufacturer coupons when the following requirements are met:

    • Coupons must be in date.
    • Coupons must match the item(s) purchased.
    • Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase.
    • To ensure product availability for all guests, we limit redemption to 4 like coupons. For example, if you have five of the same coupons and have purchased five items, we will accept four of the coupons.
    • All sales taxes are paid by the guests at the full retail value of the item.
    • Coupon value cannot exceed our retail price of the item; no cash back will be awarded.
    • Digital coupons and paper coupons for the same item may not be combined in the same transaction.  In a transaction where both digital and paper coupons for the same item are present, the paper coupon will take precedence over the digital coupon.
Double Coupons
    • Same as above plus:
    • We will double up to 20 manufacturer coupons with a face value of $0.99 or less per day.
    • No minimum purchase is required.
    • Manufacturer coupons for FREE items or Buy One, Get One FREE items will not be doubled.
    • Any manufacturer coupon that states -Do not double- will not be doubled.
    • We will not double any digital (loaded to card) coupons.
    • We will award double coupon savings up to the retail or sale price of the coupon item. No cash back will be awarded.
Other Coupon Promotions
    • From time to time, our manufacturer coupon promotions will be enhanced. For example, we may offer our guests the opportunity to triple their coupons. Special promotional opportunities will be featured in our circular or on-line.
Super Double Coupons
  • Lowes Foods welcomes legitimate manufacturer coupons when the following requirements are met.
    • Same as above plus:
    • We will double up to 20 manufacturer coupons with a face value of $2.00 or less per day, with total amount not to exceed $4.00 or entire retail of item; whichever is less.
    • To ensure product availability for all guests, we will double up to three identical items with manufacturer coupon; additional coupons for like item will be honored at face value. Like items include all flavors.
    • No orders may be separated that would allow the 20 coupon limit or any other coupon limits to be exceeded.
    • No competitor coupons will be doubled or tripled.
    • Coupons that state “do not double” will not be doubled or tripled.
    • Store coupons can be accepted along with manufacturer coupons, however will not be doubled.
    • We will not double any digital (loaded to card) coupons.
    • No rainchecks will be given on out-of-stock items for super double coupons. Rainchecks for sale items will still be provided as usual.
Triple Coupons
  • Lowes Foods welcomes legitimate manufacturer coupons when the following requirements are met.
    • Same as above plus:
    • We will triple up to 20 manufacturer coupons with a face value of $0.99 or less per day, with total amount not to exceed $2.97 or entire retail of item; whichever is less.
    • To ensure product availability for all guests, we will triple up to three identical items with manufacturer coupon; additional coupons for like item will be honored at face value. Like items include all flavors.
    • No orders may be separated that would allow the 20 coupon limit or any other coupon limits to be exceeded.
    • No competitor coupons will be doubled or tripled.
    • Coupons that state “do not double” will not be doubled or tripled.
    • Store coupons can be accepted along with manufacturer coupons, however will not be doubled or tripled.
    • We will not triple any digital (loaded to card) coupons.
    • No rainchecks will be given on out-of-stock items for triple coupons. Rainchecks for sale items will still be provided as usual.
    Internet Coupons
          We gladly accept legitimate internet coupons. However, there has been a growing number of fraudulent internet coupons in the marketplace. We are committed to protecting our guests, manufacturers and our company against this illegal activity. Therefore, Lowes Foods will practice the following guidelines for internet coupons:

          • We will only accept printable internet coupons if they scan at checkout.
          • We will not honor FREE Product coupons printed from the Internet.
          • We will accept Buy One Get One FREE and other values that have a purchase requirement.
          • We will only accept internet coupons that have an expiration date. If no expiration date is visible, we cannot accept the coupon.
          • Coupons will be rejected if they are distorted, altered or obvious duplicates. Coupons are non-transferrable, meaning they should not be photocopied or scanned and distributed to others.
          • Coupons have unique serial numbers printed on them and follow industry-standard format. Any presented coupon that does not follow standard format will not be accepted.
          • To ensure product availability for all guests, we limit internet coupon redemption to two (2) like manufacturer coupons per day.  For example, if you have three of the same internet coupons and have purchased three of the same items, we will accept two (2) of the internet coupons for those two (2) like items.

    If you have any questions on the standard format of internet coupons, you can verify at www.printcoupons.com

    Print at Home Coupons
      • We accept all Print at Home coupons from coupons.com as long as they are in date, unaltered, and are not copies. There is a limit of one coupon per purchase unless otherwise stated.
    Store Coupons
      • In order to redeem store coupons, a Lowes Foods rewards card must be used.
      • Store coupons must be in date.
      • All limits and purchase requirements must be followed.
    Competitor’s Coupons
      • We gladly accept local supermarket or supercenter competitor’s circular coupons or direct mail coupons for dollars off the entire order. (examples include Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Bi-Lo, Kroger, Super Target, Super K-Mart, Wal-mart)
      • We will not accept any competitor coupons for specific items. For example, we will not accept a competitor’s coupon for $1.00 off of an individual item.
      • Purchase requirements must be met.
      • Coupon must be in-date.
      • We will not accept any type of internet coupons from any other retailers.
      • We will not accept any type of competitor coupons from drug stores or club stores.
      • We will accept Catalina Check-out Manufacturer coupons from competitors as long as they are in date, all purchase requirements are met, and they scan.
      • We will not accept Just $ave coupons.

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I have been wanting to offer my clients their very own photo app for a while now. What a great way to carry your photos with you wherever you go! Everyone has a cell phone nowadays, and 50% of those in the US are smartphones. You also all have iPads and other tablet devices to show off your gorgeousness!

So I’ve been on the fence about Stickyalbums for a while. While the concept is extremely appealing, the price point was just enough to make me hold off. Oh, I have been tempted, and even tried them out.

Enter MyPhotoApp.com – fantastic execution of a product that will benefit my clients, is easy to use, and at a price point that works for my business model.

After playing with both apps, and weighing the pros and cons, I have come to the conclusion that Myphotoapp.com is a budget friendly option that delivers full functionality and results in a perfect product to offer clients!  I love how easy it is to set up the app, how simple it is to deliver to the client (awesome custom email is provided for you to

send) and that nothing detracts from beautifully showcasing your images.

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I hope this info has been helpful!  I’m looking forward to offering this great product to my clients.

National Coupon Offers

However, a trip to the entertainment Mecca of the world could never really be complete without taking in one more of those performance spectaculars. Many find that the cost of attending a headliner show to be much more than expected. Ranging in the $150-$275 for the best shows it can be a budget buster or perhaps even result in a phenomenon called gambling stake shrinkage.

In general, the same rules for finding airfare and room deals easily apply to finding show ticket bargains. Hunting for your favorite show at the right price takes a bit of persistence and insider knowledge. But it can pay-off in huge savings, more gambling fun or a bit of wiggle room for that extra pre or post dinner splurge. BestOfVegas.com is know to have the best online ticket prices and deals but if you have a little extra time the below tips can help you save on Las Vegas shows:

Total Rewards

Sign-up for MGM’s Total Rewards program. In years past, this could be done only by standing in line at any MGM property in Las Vegas. Today, one can sign-up on-line for this free membership. Aside from rewarding members with added-value benefits associated with casino gambling activity, they also provide special perks for the Las Vegas bound.

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All Stage Pass

This pass allows each person to see as many shows as they would like for a flat rate within 48 hours. Participating performances include everything from classic Las Vegas showgirl revues, comedy, attractions magic, TV game and variety shows. Non-members are also welcome to purchase the pass at a rate of $119 per person or $99 per person if you are a Total Rewards member. Taxes and fees are not included. All Stage Pass wristbands can be purchased at Show Tickets Direct in front of Bally’s, the Planet Hollywood box office and the Crown box office at Rio.

With eleven locations up and down the Las Vegas strip, this is probably the most visible outlet for discount show tickets in Las Vegas. Selling tickets at a discount to normal box office price, they specialize in last minute inventory on any remaining seats. On a weekday in off season you may be lucky to find ticket shows like The Blue Man or to many of the fabulous Cirque du Soleil shows. Purchasable inventory is posted at all locations beginning at 9:30am each day and sales are on a first-come first-served basis.

Headliner and Concert Discounts and Pre-Sales

For those who want to experience more than just a comedy or variety show, opportunities abound for discounts and pre-sales on major Las Vegas shows and concerts.
Once again, signing up for a free Total Rewards membership offers members frequent opportunities to purchase advance tickets for everything from rock concerts to sporting events.
Otherwise signing up for free fan clubs for the likes of Celine Dion, will yield notifications of seasonal discounts or events, added value specials, including posters, t-shirts and such.
Cirque du Soleil offers members of their Cirque Club advance ticket sales and seasonal discounts to any one of what is now seven of their Las Vegas shows.

Hotel Package Discounts

Many or the larger resorts will entice customers with value added hotel and show packages and other online promotions. Show packages seem to become a popular offering during non-peak periods in Sin City. Signing up for e-mail alerts with several hotels will provide unexpected specials that more often offer two for one show specials.

Take your Las Vegas Friends and Family

Discounts for Nevada residents with a local Las Vegas ID qualify for many discounts. Many deals allow for the entire party to receive discounts.

Sign-up For National Coupon Offers

Companies like Groupon and Living Social offer great discounts. Las Vegas discounts not only include shows, but activities and other surprises as well. – See more at: http://www.lavishvegas.com/show/discount_show_tickets.htm#sthash.4OfUbIkd.dpuf

Review of Coupon Possible Binder

Coupon Binder Review

The biggest complaint I hear from couponers is that it can be difficult to get organized.  Sure, you can purchase a binder, tabs and baseball card sleeves, but that can add up quickly in cost and sometimes, can take too much work to do.  Enter — Coupon Possible Binder.  A solution to organizing all of your coupons!

I recently had an opportunity to review one of these binders.  I welcomed this chance to put it up against the binder I’ve been using for years (and years).  While what I have been using works for me, if there is another option out there, which might work even better, I am definitely interested in giving it a try.

 

BINDER

 

The very first thing I noticed about the binder was the size.  Mine is a huge binder (regular size like kids would use at school).  This Coupon Possible Binder is much smaller.  In fact, it is only 8×10.  I was a little skeptical at first because it was so small.  I will freely admit that I actually like the size.  It is so much less cumbersome than my larger one.  It is more convenient to carry into the store.  In fact, my handbag is large enough that I can even stand it up inside of it!!

If you are use to a binder zipping closed, such as me, you may raise an eyebrow and think that this could be a problem.  I actually was hesitant for this reason because I do like mine to zip closed (usually because I slide additional blank pages into mine and my binder may pop open).  I did use this without any problems of my coupons falling out nor the binder popping open. You will want to keep that in mind before you purchase (so you aren’t surprised when it arrives).

 

ACCESSORIES

 

When I opened the binder, I noticed all of the accessories which came with it:

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Each set includes:

  • Five blank tabs (you can set up your own categories)
  • Vinyl pouch (store all of your extras like a calculator)
  • Notepad
  • Double sided pages to store coupons

I absolutely LOVED the pages!!!!  These ladies were really smart when they created this system.  If you print coupons often and use the standard baseball card sleeve, you know you have to fold them to get them to fit.  There are also times when the coupons in the weekly newspaper are large and you have to fold those too.

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Just look at these!!  There are sizes for all types of coupons, so you don’t have to fold your coupons to make them fit!  How genius was this idea?

 

USING

 

I have been using my Coupon Possible Binder for a couple of weeks.  It has taken me a bit of getting use to (only because it is different).  It is just so much easier for me to carry and the pages — I am just in love with those!!!

I am still able to open the binder right in my cart as usual.  I can still find the coupons easily (sometimes even more quickly due to the page layout).  I really am enjoying this binder and may even retire my big purple beast!!

 

If you don’t have a binder and want a good system, you might want to check these out.  You can order a 3/4″ or a 1″ binder (with accessories) starting at $18.99.  If you were to build a good binder yourself, you would absolutely pay more than that and the quality would not be as good as this one is.

You can learn more by visiting