Monday, December 7, 2009

The Couponizer: Review and GIVEAWAY!

Ever since I saw The Couponizer for the first time I have been itching to get my little couponing fingers on one to try out! So needless to say, I was ecstatic when they sent me one to review!

The Couponizer® is a 6-piece coupon organizing system.
- The Couponizer itself is a spiral bound book containing 18 grocery category pockets, a 3 pocket customer loyalty sleeve, and several other non-grocery pockets including rebates, restaurants and retail.
- A tear pad Shopping List for jotting down your lists.
- A CoupStacker mat that you can pre-sort your coupons on. Which is very handy!
- A Coup Tracker note pad for you to keep track of your savings from each shopping trip.
- A cute little pair of Scissors for you to clip whenever, wherever.
- A clear plastic Carrying Bag for you to store your Couponizer, scissors and sorting mat all in one place. This way if you drop it accidentally, nothing falls out!

What I LOVE:
The Couponizer is a great little compact system for those of you just starting out with a new hobby! As you can see from the photo below, my system was a very large zippered binder that is bulky, heavy and lets face it, I got a lot of looks walking around the grocery store with a binder full of coupons! The Couponizer is small enough that I can carry it in my diaper bag at all times and it fits nicely in the front of the shopping cart!
I love all of the great organizing categories and that there are pockets up front for you to put the coupons you are going to use on a particular shopping trip all in one place so you can easily hand the stack to the cashier. I can't tell you how many times I have had to stop before I get to the register to find all the coupons I need to use and often lose track of them! There is also a great elastic band on the back cover that you can slip over the front to keep your book tightly closed.
I also love the store loyalty pockets provided at the front of the book. This way I can keep all of my gift cards and membership cards with my coupons and don't have to go searching through my purse at the cash register. Although, I wish there was one more sheet, I have a lot of cards!
What I would Change:
There are only a couple of very minor changes that I would make if I could.
- I would add a category for Natural/Organic Foods, most grocery chains have all of their organic grocery products in one area of the store. If I could group all of those together in one pocket it would be much easier than flipping through every category when I am in the natural foods section of the store.
- As I said above, one extra page of customer loyalty sleeves. I have memberships to several stores and often have gift cards on hand as well.
All in all, I think this is an EXCELLENT system for new and experienced frugalistas! I remember the beginning days of this couponing hobby where I used to keep a small stack of coupons in my purse. I would lose them frequently, forget to use them at the register and just get totally overwhelmed when out shopping. I would have been much more confident having this organizing system by my side!

Special Holiday Offer:
The Couponizer is offering a special promotion for the holiday shopping season! Right now if you buy 2 Couponizers you get one for 1/2 off! Order one for you and two for gifts or just get a couple of friends to go in together to save some money! With this special, each Couponizer only costs $16.62 before shipping! Go HERE to order yours today!


Disclaimer: I did not receive payment for this review. A Couponizer system was sent to me free of charge to review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own opinions and not everyone may have the same opinion of the product. I also took all of the photos used in this reveiw.

************GIVEAWAY!**************

Amy Bergin the President of The Couponizer has graciously offered to send a free Couponizer to one of my Fabule$$ readers! This giveaway will end 1 week from today at 4 p.m. PST on 12/14/09. Comments received after that time will not be counted. The winner will be selected through Random.org and will have 24 hours to respond with their mailing address and I will pass the information on to Amy, who will send The Couponizer to the winner!

Get up to 4 Entries!
1st Entry is mandatory before other entries. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you want for Christmas this year! Make sure you also leave your name and email address so that I can contact you if you win! To avoid spam, enter your email like this: fabulesslyfrugalmom (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Additional Entries:
- Become a subscriber or follower of my blog and leave a seperate comment to let me know you are a follower!
- Follow me on Twitter HERE and tweet about this giveaway. Make sure you put @SamanthaWitt in the tweet. Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so!
- Blog about this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment with the link to your post!
Please make sure you leave your email address in each entry.

Good luck! The winner will be announced on Monday, December 14th!

81 comments:

  1. On my christmas list this year - new socks and underwear! Sooo glamorous, I know.
    rtowerpp at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  2. following this blog
    rtowerpp at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  3. On my Christmas List this year a Wii :) Hopefully my husband will splurge :)

    Abrostad@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. This sounds lame, but I just told my husband that I want a Couponizer for Christmas! He won't get it for me, but I would love one. I could also use a new camera...

    Also, I am hoping to make a lot of gifts this year... and wouldn't mind getting a few homemade gifts back!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I would love to receive an hour or two, alone, for a long bath, and a new book to read in the bath.

    cawcuriousgeorge (at) hotmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  6. My Christmas list is embarrassing long this year. Clothes was at the top of the list.

    jessicadbooth @ hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm a follower!

    jessicadbooth @ hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. That would be a great way to coupon! I still haven't talked myself into getting into couponing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wanting a wafflemaker pretty bad this year! Fingers crossed! Thanks! Paula
    cornellfamily (at) net-port (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Got it up on my blog:

    http://jessicabooth.blogspot.com/2009/12/blog-giveaway.html

    jessicadbooth @ hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I really want a Kindle!!

    joelster87 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  12. NEW follower.

    joelster87 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I wanna hippopotamus for Christmas! And a Couponizer!
    Merry Christmas everyone! Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

    kimberlou (at) yahoo (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Well I would love to have this couponizer for Christmas :o) I have actually wanted one of these for awhile now! I really just want my kids to get everything they want but always know what Christmas is really about. Email is mdeweese (at) centurytel (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  15. I want a curved shower bar & a white waffle weave shower curtain. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  16. I want a trip home to see my family, thanks for the chance to win :)
    bryansgirl_1979 @ hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm a new follower of your blog
    bryansgirl_1979 @ hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I tweeted!
    bryansgirl_1979 @ hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Warm, fuzzy slippers.

    turnouts3494 (at) yahoo(dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  20. For Christmas I want a pair of oven mits. And Peace on Earth. :)

    Robyn
    wowlifeisgood(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  21. A vacuum cleaner, haha! And a night off work. Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    -Leslie
    carykhepburn@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I blogged here.
    Thanks again!
    -Leslie
    carykhepburn@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I'm followin' you.
    Thanks!
    -Leslie
    carykhepburn@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I want a vacation to somewhere it's still summer!! I hope it happens!

    sniperjacks at yahoodotcom

    ReplyDelete
  25. Sadly I would like some new socks for Christmas. Emily EmilyJNewbury at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  26. My family keeps asking and I really just want knee socks. As they would say, "that's boring mom"

    ReplyDelete
  27. I want a peaceful Christmas morning opening presents with our immediate family before traveling out of town.
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  28. squeee I would love that!!! I have just started out couponing and am still trying to find the right set up. Looks great to me!

    On my Christmas list this year is a new hand mixer :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. I added you to google reader <3 love, a fellow couponer :) :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. I would love a new printer for Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I want a sewing machine this year for Christmas! I am just getting into sewing and would like to start making more things for myself, friends, and family! sales4mp(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I also became a follower of your blog! sales4mp(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I would really like a Kindle, but I am getting a trip to Alaska!

    Jennifer
    jennjo3(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I am a NEW follower!

    Jennifer
    jennjo3(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  35. I would love to have this for Christmas :). And some warm slippers.

    tiffany dot fallon at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I think I'd like some new makeup and perfume I haven't bought any since I was married 2 years ago!

    s2hartman@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I want some kitchen stuff...griddle, cookie sheets, mixer...

    Stephanie: glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  38. I'm now following your blog

    Stephanie: glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  39. I would like new fluffy towels!
    Kris
    kspwilson at msn dot com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I am new follower...

    Nicole E.

    neades (at) troongolf (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I would like a color story table with chairs for Christmas.

    neades (at) troongolf (dot) com

    Nicole E.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I would LOVE to get a laptop... :)

    ~hannah~

    ReplyDelete
  43. I would love a maid for a day :)
    granthamkk (at) yahoo (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  44. I would like a new coffee maker

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I would like a new cookbook for Christmas.

    amanda.corley@ymail.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. I am a new follower.

    amanda.corley@ymail.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. I follow on twitter and tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/frugalmomto4/status/6472729296

    amanda.corley@ymail.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. I would love more scrapbooking supplies for Christmas! This couponizer looks like just what I've been looking for.

    rmhalt(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I would love to have an iPod to listen to at work. But what I really want for Christmas is our bathroom to be "mostly" finished (we're remodeling).

    Caitlin (mesmer22@gmail.com)

    ReplyDelete
  50. another giveaway, whoo hoooo!!! i want a chi hair straightener for christmas :) its me, chelle, and you have my address xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  51. i'm a follower but do i have to be a NEW follower to enter twice? just checking ;) - chelle

    ReplyDelete
  52. I would love to have this item. My system right now is just not working!

    A new bedding set is what I have asked for.

    Katie

    ktmerrill1 (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  53. I am a new follower of your blog
    ktmerrill1 (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Following on Twitter

    Ktmerrill1

    ReplyDelete
  55. I want a tote bag to bring to school because I teach.

    This looks sooo cool!!

    JACS2002 at aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. Posted on Twitter :)
    Lockhartfamily06(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  57. I want roommates for Christmas!!

    Alejandro

    ajsomoza at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  58. For Christmas this year, I want to find a good apartment. Not easy when you're moving four hours away!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I would love to have our whole family here for Christmas this year! That would be a perfect gift for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Am new to couponing and need a system. please Help Libony149@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. i want to move to another house!!!

    ReplyDelete
  62. work out tennis shoes! Oh yeah that is the top of my list!
    welikesme(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  63. I want a new purse from Fossil.

    ReplyDelete
  64. a kitchenaid mixer.. if only...
    tams85(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  65. I would like food gift cards for Christmas.
    bettyjoanne1 (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  66. Actually this couponizer would be a great gift for me!

    ReplyDelete
  67. I would love to win this to give to my awesome daughter-in-law who has just started couponing!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Thanx for the giveaway-I really need this!! For Xmas I have asked for new perfume-it's the Vanilla/Jasmin by Victoria's Secret. jenprincess88 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  69. I want the keurig coffee maker, they look great! mandi_phillips(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  70. For Christmas I would like a Kitchen Aid Standing Mixer :)

    TheSassyChef(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  71. Tweeted and Following @TheSassyChef

    ReplyDelete
  72. I want Wii Fit for Christmas and/or Aveeda Smooth Infusions Shamp, Cond, & Style Prep.

    jms1683@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  73. My food processor conked out, so I'd really love a new one--mincing by hand sucks! :-)

    thank you for the entry
    melissa.elwood (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  74. I would love to get a new watch!
    tinap
    tinajanet1@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  75. I would love a new kitchen aid mixer!

    ReplyDelete
  76. I really want a steam mop.

    cxt0k33(at)yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete