EXPIRED 90-Day Budget Boot Camp ” Challenge #5 + Giveaway

by Beth Montgomery on July 29, 2010 · 51 comments

in Contests, Frugal Series, Giveaways, Tips & Basics

This is Challenge #5, sponsored by McDonald’s, in the 90-Day Budget Boot Camp.   Scroll down to find out how to enter their exciting giveaway! If you’re new, find out how you can join to kick your own budget’s butt!

Are you ready for the next challenge in the 90-Day Budget Boot Camp? Here it is!

- – The Challenge – -

Organize those coupons!

We gathered coupons last week, now it’s time to get them in order.

Why? Without a coupon organization system, you’ll be less likely to use them and more likely to completely forget about them or avoid them, because you can’t find anything.   Plus, with your coupons organized, you’ll be able to quickly plan your shopping trips.

What? Do you need a fancy coupon holder to organize your coupons? NO!   In fact, most won’t keep up with you, if you plan to seriously coupon.   So, when choosing, make sure you take into consideration the following

  1. How many categories does it have and is it possible to add more?
  2. How many coupons will it hold?
  3. Can your children easily dump your coupons?
  4. Is it easy to carry and something you definitely won’t mind lugging through stores?
  5. How much time will it take to keep your coupons organized?

How? There is no right or wrong way to organize your coupons.   It’s all about what works for you!   Will you actually spend time clipping them or will you often be backed up with a pile of unclipped coupons?   Will you carry around a big binder or will you often leave it at home because it’s too much?   Think about how you function and try a few styles to see what works best for you.

Check out Organizing Coupons for popular ways to organize your coupons, container ideas, pros and cons of each   method, and popular bloggers who use each method!

Come back on Wednesday to find out how our Challengers do and hear their experiences!

- – Giveaway – -

This week’s challenge is sponsored by McDonald’s! In fact, it’s actually sponsored by the following locations, so if you’re in my area, stop by to say thanks for supporting the Budget Boot Camp!

1. Restaurant # 11316 – Geist
9611 N by NE Blvd.
Fishers, IN 46038
2. Restaurant # 12363 – Fall Creek
9833 Fall Creek Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46256
3. Restaurant # 15571 – Sunnyside
10955 Pendleton Pike
Indianapolis, IN 46256
4. Restaurant #6840 – Fishers
8990 E. 116th St.
Fishers, IN 46038

5. Restaurant # 20868 – Amoco
9290 E. 131st
Fishers, IN 46038
6. Restaurant # 2657 – Noblesville
1810 E. Conner St.
Noblesville, IN 46060
7. Restaurant # 33047 – Fishers Crossing
11909 Fishers Crossing
Fishers, IN 46038
8. Restaurant # 32582 – Hazel Dell Crossing
14625 Hazel Dell Cross.
Noblesville, IN 46060

Prize:

McDonald’s is offering one (1) $5 Gift Book to three (3) lucky winners!   Each gift book includes five (5) $1 gift certificates to use.   Think 5 FREE large sweet teas (my favorite), yum!   And, speaking of coupons, head over to get a $1/1 Real Fruit Smoothie or Frappe coupon to organize too.

Required Entry:

Share with us your style.   If you organize coupons, how do you organize them?   If you don’t organize your coupons yet, which style do you think you’d like to try out and why?

Bonus Entries:

Each task below that is completed is worth one (1) additional entry. All are option, but give you more changes to win!

  1. “Like” the 90-Day Budget Boot Camp on Facebook!
  2. Follow @MummyDeals and @InGoodCents on Twitter and tweet this – I’m kicking my budget’s butt w/ @ingoodcents & @mummydeals! Could your budget survive? #budgetbootcamp #giveaway http://bit.ly/d24Y3C
  3. Add the button for the 90-Day Budget Boot Camp to your website’s sidebar.
  4. Blog about your personal experiences with this challenge and link back, so your readers can start kicking their budget’s butt!
  5. Subscribe to In Good Cents via RSS or e-mail
  6. Subscribe to Mummy Deals via RSS or e-mail

The Fine Print - Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at midnight Eastern. Winners will be chosen randomly via Random.org and announced on Mummy Deals on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010. This giveaway was sponsored by McDonald’s. We were not compensated for this post, but may have received free products for us and our challengers. Regardless, as always, all opinions are my own!

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