This is my first ever gift card give away, but what better way to start off the new year in 2009 than winning a $50 gift card to Meijer! This give away will last 7 days (till 1/15/09 at 8pm EST), and I will use random.org program to choose the lucky winner at random! Then I will contact you to get your mailing address to send you the gift card! Lord willing, I hope to try to do more of these in the future at different stores that are friendly to couponers, so keep an eye out!
Here are the ways to enter this give away.
1. Either click on the "follow this blog" tab on the right side of the screen and become a follower of my blog (but make sure I can get a hold of you if you become a follower), or...
2. Leave a comment on this post. Make sure you put your email address in when you make your comment, in order to contact you if you win! I don't require you to put up a link to my blog on your own blog, but feel free to if you want.
In regards to why I chose Meijer to give a gift card from, I wanted to pick stores in my area that have been friendly to couponers like myself. There are a couple of good things about Meijer that are beneficial for couponers, such as 1.)they double all coupons up to $0.50! 2.)Plus there are usually no limit on how much stuff you can buy. 3.) You can use Meijer coupons in conjuction with MFG coupons. 4.)Occasionally you can get overage as well...it just depends. So Meijer is a great place for couponers, unlike Walmart (which you wont see a gift card from unless they improve their friendliness to couponers!) In the last 3 months, our amount of shopping at Walmart has gone way down!
Here are the reason's Walmart is NOT coupon friendly (atleast here in Lafayette). 1.)They don't offer Walmart coupons to use in conjuction with MFG coupons. 2.)They dont double coupons at all. 3.)They dont give overage, and 4.)sometimes even wont accept coupons if they are for over the amount of the item. I had to cause a ruckus then I tried to use a $1 off coupon for something that was for $0.97. Finally, they took it but not after having to complain to the manager. So, if there are any Walmart people out there...let me know if you have had good experiences with Walmart and couponing, and I may reconsider.
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