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Extreme Sweepstakes

by on Aug.14, 2011, under Couponing, Maegan's Deals

Extreme Sweepstakes: the next big thing?

Is extreme sweepstakes the next big way to make a fast buck?

I remember the first time I saw TLC’s show Extreme Couponing and what my reaction was. It was hard not to be blown away by the sight of someone getting over $1200 worth of groceries for around $60! my first thought was, of course, “I am going to be the next big extreme couponer!” Well I am certainly not the only one who was blown away by the airing of the show. Within 48 hours of seeing my first episode, my chiropractor, dental hygienist and a neighbour had all asked me the same question, “Have you seen that new show Extreme Couponing?”

The buzz about the show was unbelievable! Within a very short time couponing seems to have become a mass phenomenon. I have heard stories from store clerks (who think that extreme couponers are going overboard) about people ripping the entire tear-pads off and leaving none left on the shelf for anyone else! There was even a news story the other day about a woman who was caught paying for one newspaper and then stealing the whole stack of papers from the machine just so she could get the coveted Red Plum and Smart Source coupon inserts.

As big as couponing has become it seems there is another way to make a fast buck on the rise. TLC’s next project is a new show, called ‘High Stakes Sweepers’, which focuses on another quick money subculture: People obsessed with entering sweepstakes. We will get the chance to follow passionate sweepstakes players as they spend their days and nights filling out contest entries in the hopes of striking it big. We will get the inside story on their strategies and surprising successes as these everyday people spend up to 60 hours per week searching for sweepstakes forms, buying products and testing their luck in thousands of sweepstakes in the hopes of winning anything from a tube of toothpaste to a trip to Italy.

So the big question is: are ‘extreme sweepstakes’ really worth the time and effort? Well if you ask one of the ‘stars’ of the new show, a woman who has won prizes worth more than $1.2 million, I’m sure she would shout a resounding, “YES!” but I will have to reserve my judgment for now. I guess I will have to shift some of my attention from ‘extreme couponing’ to ‘extreme sweepstakes’ and see what happens. Happy sweepstakes !

Check out the section ‘Maegan’s Deals’ for your links to deals, freebies, samples, and more…

Just ‘a buck’ 😉
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Facebook: A Goldmine for Coupons and Freebies

by on Jul.27, 2011, under Couponing, Maegan's Deals

freebies on facebook

Lots of freebies, coupons and contests on facebook

Anyone who knows me, knows that lately I am all about couponing. I have learned so much over the last couple of months about how to get all those great deals and tons of free stuff.

One thing I have noticed is that the single greatest place to find amazing promotions such as free giveaways, contests, sweepstakes and great coupons, is Facebook. All these years I have been hopelessly addicted to Facebook, and yet I never would have guessed that I could use it to get free things.

Many products have their own Facebook page and it seems that they all, at one time or another, have some kind of promotion going on. I frequently find contests, free product giveaways, and really good coupons. Usually, all you have to do is ‘like’ their Facebook page to be entered into the contest or sweepstakes, or to receive the item and coupons.

I spent some time finding all the product pages that I could and ‘liking’ them. Now when a page is about to have a promotion, contest or giveaway, they post on my wall informing me in advance. How easy is that? Shreddies, for example, just had one a few weeks ago: I liked their page and they mailed me a coupon for a free box of Shreddies! I got my Shreddies yesterday at Save On Foods and didn’t have to pay a dime!

Febreeze also had a giveaway recently. For liking their page you got a Febreeze Set and a Refresh air freshener. Other free giveaways I have seen lately are for Maynards Blush Berries, Skinny Cow Ice Cream, Triscuits and Vector cereal.

Below are some current facebook promotions. Don’t forget to register on this site so you can leave comments on my blog posts and receive exclusive access to special promotions and deals only offered to registered users of SamuelAClarke.com! Also bookmark us and add us to your RSS feeds so you can stay up to date with my blog where you will get new and up to date info on the latest and greatest coupons and free sample promos.

Dial coupon
Dial Coupons

Kit Kat Contest for $25,000
Kit Kat Big Break Contest

Safeway Deal of the Week Coupon
Safeway Weekly Deal

Giorgio Armani Fragrance Sample

Flavur Contest to win iMac, Mountain Bike…
Flavur Contest

Motts Fruitsations Coupon
Motts Coupon

Pier 1 Imports Daily Deal (today’s deal is 50% off any LED candles)
Pier 1 Imports Daily Deal

Don’t forget to register for this site so you can leave me a comment. Also, don’t forget to +1 on Google and ‘like’ my post on Facebook. Thanks :)

Just a Buck… Help me to keep finding GREAT deals! 😉
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