PRIZE DRAWING: Because The Coupon Queen Was Right

I remember seeing a news story on television many years ago about a woman the news reporter dubbed, “The Coupon Queen.” She had cut out more pieces of paper than a scissor-happy serial killer who likes to leave notes formed from newspaper clippings. In her little coupon bag, with alphabetical tabs inside and floral pattern outside, there were coupons for 25 cents off this, 10 cents off that, free lettuce, buy one get one free, and many more price saving pieces of paper. I laughed at her obsessive-compulsive need to clip coupons, because I couldn’t see myself wasting time by looking for coupons, cutting them out, arranging them, keeping track of expiration dates, and carrying them around in a floral coupon bag.

Now that I’m older, wiser, and not living off of mom and dad, I realize that The Coupon Queen isn’t crazy and she’s probably living large with all that money she saved using coupons, because 25 cents saved here and 10 cents saved there can add up over years and years. I’m thinking maybe I should go find The Coupon Queen and make her my Sugar Momma. She is probably in her mid 70s by now and even my flabby, hairy and pale body would look good to her. Until then, I shall spread the gospel of coupons and will do so by giving away coupons that are good for one free Bertolli frozen entree, like the Bertolli Chicken Parmigiana Penne Oven Baked Meal we reviewed last week, in a TIB prize drawing. At regular price, Bertolli frozen entrees can cost up to $9.99 and this coupon will cover up to that amount, not including tax. I have seven coupons to give away to seven lucky TIB readers.

To enter this prize drawing, just leave a comment for THIS post with whatever you want to say. Please fill out the email field, because I’ll be emailing the winners for their mailing addresses. The Impulsive Buy will stop accepting entries on Sunday, December 14, 2008 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one entry allowed per person and it is only open to those 18 years old or older. The coupon is only valid in the United States, so unfortunately the drawing is only open to those in the US or people from other countries willing to use the coupon in the US.

Good luck!

Fine Print: The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you emails with a link to a funny picture we saw on Digg. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you information about how Progressive Auto Insurance is better than your current insurance. Bribes will not be accepted. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail, damaged mail, or the eventual cancellation of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

110 thoughts to “PRIZE DRAWING: Because The Coupon Queen Was Right”

  1. See, what’s nice about this contest is that I can rail upon the silliness that is a frozen meal intended to feed multiple people, that earned a less-than-stellar review, and yet still be eligible to win a coupon for said sub-prime food.


  2. Free food is always the best tasting food. See, coupons like this contest prize I would actively seek out. 25 cents off just isn’t nearly as exciting.

  3. I got a Shaw’s coupon the other day courtesy of P&G for $5 off whatever. Coupons are awesome!

  4. I have finished all my Christmas shopping and just dropped off all my Christmas cards off at the mailbox. Now leave me alone!

  5. I love coupons!!! Please magically pick me somehow by using those crazy and random methods you use.

  6. i love these type meals cause they let my mind be totally lazy when having to think “what the hell can I make with chicken today that is different from yesterday?” 😀

  7. I love bertolli products! seriously. I usually by the fresh packed type of pasta… in the dairy section kinda…its good though.

  8. The Coupon Queen might very well be my mother. Growing up my sisters and I would have to go with her when she drove an hour away to the one store that doubled dollar coupons. She would save up all of her best coupons for this trip and we would wind up with a crowd of people watching to see how much she would save. Usually she would get over $100 worth of groceries for under $20.

  9. I live in Japan and am not commenting to enter the contest. Please send me the links to funny pictures of your pale, hairy body and your 70-year-old sugar momma on Digg instead. That was the funny picture you were talking about, wasn’t it? 😉

  10. Since we won’t have any big fancy Christmas dinner planned this will come quite handy!

    The Grinch

  11. I want to try these! My friend says they’re awesome but I can’t justify spending so much on an oven meal lol But if it’s good, I’ll definitely be a regular customer 😀

  12. I’m a younger version of the Coupon Queen – mid-twenties 🙂 Although, I draw the line at clipping anything under 50 cents….don’t hate me (because I’m beautiful)!!!

  13. Hey! So…never won anything from TIB before…pick me. Pick me to win the frozen deliciousness that is Bertolli…

  14. Don’t knock the Bertolli products, they are pretty good for a quick romantic candlelit dinner with some cheap wine… oh, AND we have peeps on Oahu who could probably pay you a visit to help “convince” you to send me that coupon. No like karang yo allas, eh? 🙂

  15. I’m entering even though I can’t bribe you. Not that I have much to offer – I don’t have enough money to be a sugar momma to a flabby hairy plae body (though I might be able to support a flabby hairless pale body).

  16. My wife just left me and the food supply is dwindling. Ok by left I mean she went cross country for a couple months to help her mother but regardless I’m running out of the frozen meals she left me!

  17. I am so happy to have found this site. My family makes fun of my coupon clipping – even my ten year old son. Maybe some day he too will acknowledge my coupon Queenliness.

  18. You say The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for the eventual cancellation of The Sarah Connor Chronicals. However, I would like to know its whereabouts when Pushing Daisies was given the ax.

  19. I love things in freezer bags that can be dumped in one pot and cooked. Easy and feels like eating a REAL meal! Yay! I want a freebie 🙂

  20. I’ve seen the Bertoli frozen entrees at my local grocery store and have been wanting to try ’em… maybe now’s my chance!

  21. After sitting at work all day, in traffic all the way home, nothing is better than a frozen chunk of pasta to make the day all better! Go Bertolli!

  22. If bribes were allowable, I would have offered you a coupon for a free Bertolli oven dinner thingie in exchange for picking me.

  23. I gave up begging for coupons three years ago, following an exhausting twelve-step plan. Oh, my goodness, no! I’ve regressed. Oh well. Please, please, please give me a coupon.

  24. “In my prison cell I sit,/ With my britches full of shit,/ And my balls are bouncing gently on the floor./ And I see the bloody snag/ When she bit me in the bag./ Oh I’ll never fuck a Polack any more.”

  25. Man, coupons are the only way to go. I dig the hell out of slapping those bitches down and watching the digits drop.

  26. I’m special because I am! And I think Marvo owes me because I actually watched that video of him being waxed. AND the dancing video.

  27. Well, looks like I am coming in at 99. That’s cool. I doubt the last person will ever win, so I hope someone else comments before the end!

  28. Really. I decided to try my hand at couponing today when I had to go grocery shopping for you know, food, to survive. I ended up saving something like 36 dollars, and uh, that’s a lot for someone as cheap as me.

  29. MMMmmm…..Bertolli is GOOD! Now, if I can ever get lucky enough to win one of these drawings (haha)

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