Couponing for Community 2011

Madame Deals believes in a strong community and we do our best to give back. It is not always easy to give in these tough economic times. One great thing about couponing is that we are able to give back to the community without spending a lot of money. It is amazing how many free items we have collected by using coupons, store promotions, rewards programs and rebates.

Couponing for Community is back for another year of giving!

You may recall that we participated in the first Couponing for Community event last year. It was such a huge success with over 80 bloggers participating and thousands of items donated by all of YOU, that Kaley over at Cha-Ching on a Shoestring decided to make this an annual event!

Kaley over at Cha Ching on a Shoestring is once again asking bloggers and readers to participate in Couponing for Community. For the week of May 8th, we will concentrate on giving! Madame Deals will be continuing our efforts to give to our local food bank (MACAA). We hope that all of you will pick a charity or someone in need to give back to as well. Clean out your stockpile or start looking for bargains in the store. 

Here is some of the information from Kaley:

So what is Couponing for Community anyway?

Couponing for Community is an effort by couponers all over America to use the power of couponing to make a united impact. We invite you to join this community of couponers by using your couponing skills to give to a homeless shelter, food pantry, or a friend in need during the week of May 8-14, 2011! May 14th is also National Stamp Out Hunger Day, so giving is as easy as leaving a bag of non-perishable items by your mailbox.

What is the goal?

This year we are setting a goal of 10,000 items donated in one week’s time. We invite you to track your giving during the week of May 8-14 and then share your story on our Facebook page. We’ll even have a giving tracker to tally up everyone’s efforts!!

What can you do now?

  • First, head on over and Like Couponing for Community on Facebook! That will help keep you up to date on the details of the upcoming event and give you a place to connect with all of the other participating!
  • Second, as you shop over the next few weeks, begin to set aside items that you can donate during the week of May 8-14. Note: Since we want to keep a tally of items given that week, make sure to keep track of the number of items that you give away. You can even take a picture to upload on the Facebook page.
  • If you have a blog and would like to participate, simply write up a post about Couponing for Community and then submit the direct link to your post on the ‘Join In’ tab on the Couponing for Community Facebook page.
  • If you are not a blogger, we still encourage your participation and comments!  Please leave your thoughts in a comment below!

Start getting those donation items ready!

If you need ideas on products to purchase, check out the Give Freely post every Thursday.

Are you participating this year?

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