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Posted: May 30, 2010
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Posted: May 26, 2010
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Target put up some Huggies coupons on their site.  They are manufacture coupons (dang it) but still useful!

Posted: May 20, 2010
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Go to Chick-fil-A’s site here on Friday, May 21st to get a free spicy chick filet sandwich! This is a new sandwich, and only a select number of first visitors to the site will get the free sandwich!

Thanks, MojoSavings

Posted: May 16, 2010
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Posted: May 14, 2010
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It appears my site is up and running, but we are still switching hosting companies.  I don’t know the exact time this will happen, hopefully during the night, I’ll keep you posted.

If you’re reading this you must be on a feed, my site is virtually down! We are upgrading servers etc… to fix this situation and I’ll be posting deals on my Facebook page until it is running quick, thanks for understanding.

$3/1 Huggies Snug & Dry coupon is back! Print 2, Rite Aid is way overdue for a Huggies sale! Thanks, Coupon Geek

Posted: May 9, 2010
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Hosting a free giveaway?

  1. Leave us a link all week long! This list will be refreshed every Sunday.
  2. Please be sure it links directly to your giveaway, and not your homepage.
  3. Please put the date the giveaway ends, example: (1/24).
  4. Add our button to your site.

Looking for other sites with giveaway linkys? We also have a complete list is of all other sites giveaway linkys and the day of the week they are posted on here.

If you are reading this via RSS feed, you will need to go to my site to enter your link or view the list of giveaways.


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Posted: May 8, 2010
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I am so excited to announce that Cuckoo for Coupon Deals now has a full Coupon Database on my site! Just click on the Coupon Database button on the sidebar of my site, or on the top menu bar, anytime to search it.

What does this mean for you?

Let’s say you need to buy juice. But it is not on sale, so no coupons are listed on a coupon match-ups list! Just go to the coupon database and search for “juice”.  All the non-expired coupons from Sunday coupon inserts, online printable coupons, drug store in-store coupon booklets, and magazine coupons will appear!  You can print printable coupons from inside the database to save you time.

This is also a great resource for bloggers doing coupon match-ups.

Bloggers – want the database too?

You can get the full coupon database on your site, with your own affiliate links, here. You only have to insert your affiliate codes once, and from then on all links are switched to yours.

Posted: May 3, 2010
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Blogger Link Back Love

The reason I started this series is because when I was a newbie blogger, there were so many unwritten “blogger rules & codes of conduct” I didn’t know about.   I broke them all. Not intentionally. But other people didn’t know that. There still may be blogs hatin’ on me thinking I’m a jerk.  I have learned the rules and strive to be an ethical blogger, and would love to teach anyone thinking of creating a blog, or new at their blog, the lessons I learned the hard way.

I run a coupon deals blog.   I try to find original deals, but I also post hot deals my fellow coupon bloggers post. I have most coupon blogs in my Google Reader.

  1. I browse their posts until I find one I love.  Let’s say I find a great Kraft Cheese sale at Target, on Deal&More’s site.
  2. I see who Deal&More used to help find the deal, i.e., they say “Thanks,  CouponSite” at the bottom of their post.
  3. Then I click on the link to go to “CouponSite” to make sure it is the original source.  Often, it is not.
  4. CouponSite.com may have on their post of the Kraft Cheese deal “Thanks, SamsCoupons”
  5. So I go to Sams Coupons. They have no links back at the end of their post, so it is probably their deal.
  6. I run a Google Reader search for Kraft Cheese and see which blogs post for the deal is the oldest.  I see who they linked back to.

This way I can verify who originally posted a deal.  This may seem time-consuming, but it is important to give credit to the person who originally found the deal.  Often it takes a long time to find original deals. Sometimes I give credit to multiple blogs for a deal, for example a blog added new information to a previous deal so I credit both the original deal poster and the blog that I found out new information on.

One time I posted an original deal that took me a very long time to verify and get worked up.  Another blog posted it on their site word-for-word copying me, and didn’t link back.

Virtually every coupon blog posted this deal, linking back to the deal stealer.  I was quite upset, since links back are actually very valuable to a blog and increase its ratings/views. I vowed to try to never make someone else feel that way.  So from then on, I have taken greater steps to give credit to whoever finds deals.  Also, if other bloggers think you aren’t linking back, then they won’t link back to you.  Not only is it the right thing to do, it is better for your blog to give credit where credit is due.

Now there are situations where people are going to find the same deal all by themselves.  Particularly with affiliate offers. Many companies actually email me deals to post on my site.  Other sites may post them before I do, but since I got the deal on my own from the company, I don’t have to link back to anyone.   There are also situations where I post a deal and think its completely original, only to find other bloggers have already posted it.   So if you see something on my site without a link back to anyone, that means I think I found that deal first.  Someone else might have, but realistically I can’t track all the thousands of coupon blogs and know every deal they post.  If you think someone stole your deal, more times then not they never even saw your deal.  Give them the benefit of the doubt (unless they posted the deal word-for-word).

If you find an original deal, you can always email me and if I haven’t seen it before and I think its great, I’ll post it up with a link back.

Always post in your own words.  Copying word-for-word will kill your page ranking.

Some posts you shouldn’t copy (even if you change the wording and give a link back):

Simple deal posts are commonly shared around the coupon blog world, with bloggers putting them in their own words and giving a link back.  However, I did not know this until recently, posts which take a lot of time to write up should not be copied at all.

For example, this post.  I have spent many hours on this post and would be annoyed if someone copied it.   Entire coupon match-ups for a store should not be copied (these can take up to 4 hours for one blogger to do!).  Any blogger series posts or recipe posts should not be copied.   Basically, if a blogger puts a lot of work into it, don’t change the words and post it up on your site.  You could ask them if they’d like to do a guest post, or you could post on your site “I just read about this great way to shop at yard sells at CouponSpot.com, check it out!”

A guest post: where a blogger asks another blogger if they can post a post word-for-word, with “Guest post by” and a link to your site.  For coupon match-ups, if you want to post someone else’s, just email them first to make sure its okay.  A Thrify Mom and Money Saving Mom post my Shopko & Fresh Market matchups each week.  This works great for me because I get the link back and new traffic, and they get the deals on their site.  Its not “stealing” because I have given them permission to post them in full each week.

You generally don’t have to email to ask permission if you say “Here’s my top 5 deals at Walmart this week” and then say “Here’s a link to CouponSite to see the rest of the deals”.  Many bloggers do this.

As always, if you have any questions about about this or any other subject, email me. I personally respond to all emails sent to me.

Wanna Be A Blogger Series:

Part 1 – Blogger Link Back Love (what you can and can’t copy, and how to give proper credit)

Part 2 – Hotlinking Photos (or a big no-no)

Part 3 – Comments and Followers

Part 4 – Schedules

Part 5 – When you insert a link, right under where you post the link location, where it says “Target” then shows a drop-down list, click on “open link in a new window”.  You don’t want people to click on your links and leave your site for good!

Part 6 – Rock your Ethical Blogger badge & sign the pledge

Email deidre(AT)cuckooforcoupondeals.com if you have any other topics you would like covered or suggestions.

Posted: April 23, 2010
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Right now Canvas People’s site it says: Get Your First Canvas on Us. Free 8×10 Canvas Print or $55 off Larger Sizes. Mother’s Day is coming up, this would be a great present! You will still have to pay $14.99 for shipping, which is pretty good considering the 8×10 canvas alone is regularly $55! No code necessary.

Posted: April 21, 2010
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UPDATE: giveaway has ended, please view winners here

Flower Duet Training DVD:

Ya know that part in The Matrix where Neo plugs in and learns Kung Fu?  Well this took a little longer, but I feel like I just became a pro at flower arranging after watching this 30 minute DVD!  Here is my before picture:

I got this kinda sad looking bunch of flowers from Smiths.
After watching the video and following the instructions, I created this:

Pretty right?  I have absolutely NO flower skill!  I know it’s not the most perfect looking thing, but for me..it’s impressive 🙂
I recommend this video for people like me with no skills.
In 30 minutes I learned how to pick flowers, clean and condition them, and arrange.  There is also a section on bridal bouquets, which I skipped because I don’t care about that. But I’m sure it was good! 🙂

Bummas Cloth Wipes:

So what exactly are Bummas?

They’re small, soft, eco-friendly baby-sized cloths made especially for drying baby bottoms, as well as blocking those surprise squirts! You can virtually eliminate irritating diaper rash without the use of powders, talcs and ointments by simply drying your baby’s bum with a Bumma!

I also tried out Bummas.  They are very soft and absorbent.  I only wish I got them sooner when my newborn son was more of a fire hose (you know what I mean).  He’s 7 month’s now, starting on food, so of course diaper rash becomes an issue.  I really like the Bummas because it eliminates the need for powder or blowing the bum dry.   You can also use them as wipes by just adding some water and then you just throw them in the wash.  (I didn’t try this with messy diapers)  My only complaint is that I didn’t have enough of them.  Maybe I should do my laundry more often.  No…..that’s not the answer. 🙂

Giveaway: 1 winner will get the Flower Duet DVD (view a small clip here) and 1 winner will get 10 Bummas Cloth Wipes (the Wild Ones set here)

For the first time ever on Cuckoo for Coupon Deals, these are both international giveaways!

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER TO WIN:

  1. Leave a comment and let us know which product interests you the most!

Optional Extra Entries – please submit another comment for each extra entry:

  1. Subscribe to my email newsletter or RSS feed. On the top left-hand corner of this page.
  2. Become a follower of Cuckoo for Coupon Deals on Facebook.
  3. Follow me on Twitter.
  4. Visit Bummas.com and tell us what your favorite color set is.
  5. Blog/Tweet/Update status on Facebook/Myspace about the giveaway.
  6. Grab our button and place it on the sidebar or blogroll of your blog/site. Leave a link to your site.
  7. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel at Cuckoo for Coupon Deals YouTube Channel

There are now a total of 8 entries available per person! (Please be sure to leave separate entries for each one.)

Please enter your email address in the required e-mail field only.  Do not type it in your comment because spambots will see it and spam you.  Your email address will be saved to your comment in our database so you can be instantly notified if you are selected as the winner.
Entry is open to anyone! End 10:00pm MST on Tuesday, April 27th . Winner will be chosen using a third party site, random.org, contacted by email, and have 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.  Disclosure: I was in no way paid for this review and this is my honest opinion.
Posted: April 20, 2010
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Winners are selected by a third party site, Random.org:

The winner of the Essential Swimwear Swimsuit was comment #80, Amanda, akarau27@…com.

The winner of the Peeled Snacks was comment #53, renee, yeloechikee@…com.

I have verified that they both are subscribers as they said for their entries.  Now they must email me back within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.

Every Wednesday we post a new giveaway so check back tomorrow for new ones.  Also, check out Essential Swimwear’s blog for a 20% off code, and CApricot is a new flavor peeled snacks just started offering at Starbucks this week.

Posted: April 19, 2010
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I packed up the kids, walked to Smith’s MarketPlace and spent $2.46!  PLUS I got 15 free songs from True Trax!

You can also choose 15 ringtones or a movie ticket.  A note about True Trax, songs go straight to my itunes and the selection of songs is pretty good!  I can easily find 15.  You also have until June to pick them out.  Honestly I would have paid $2.46 just for this!

To qualify for the songs I bought 10 participating products:

7-Up was $1.00!
used $1/1 printable (disappeared)
Final Price Free!

5 boxes of Quaker Oatmeal $1.00 each when you buy 5
$1.00/1  Quaker True Delights Instant Oatmeal on Red Pum site
$1.00/1 Quaker True Delights Instant Oatmeal on Quaker site
$1/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Old Fashioned Oats on Quaker site
$1/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Old Fashioned Oats! (it was on page 7 for me, can only print once, thanks Utah Deal Diva!)
Final price 5 for free!

Smart Balance Sour Cream $1.09
used $1/1 (RP 3-21)
Final Price .09!

Activia Yogurt $2.00
use $1/1 (SS 2-28)
Final Price $1

2 Skippy Peanut butter $1.30
use (2) .55/1 (SS 3-28)
Final Price .75 each!

My total was $2.46 because my husband is a student so we get a 5% discount at Smith’s.  If you have an active Student ID card, take it to the customer service booth, and get a discount card.  You’ll also get the rewards points so that’s basically 10% off!




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