Printable Coupon Site 'A Full Cup' Wins Mashable Open Web Award

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Saving money with coupons is back in vogue. 'A Full Cup' is a coupon community that shows how to maximize coupon savings. One member saves $700 a month on her family grocery bill using the techniques she learned on the site. 'A Full Cup' has features like printable coupons and coupon trading. It recently won a Mashable Open Web Award.

Coupon web site 'A Full Cup' beat thousands of sites to win a Mashable Open Web Award. 'A Full Cup' won the people's choice award in the 'how to' category. This is the second year of the Open Web Awards for major innovations in web technology. There were 50,000 nominations and over 160,000 votes in two rounds of voting. The award was given at the end of 2008 and highlights a trend that will likely continue through 2009 -- clipping coupons.

As coupons have made a comeback, 'A Full Cup' is a place where people go for the best techniques for saving on the family grocery bill. "Since 2009 is all about the economy and 'A Full Cup' is a coupon community, it's a timely fit. People are learning how to save money again. Clipping coupons is back in vogue.

'A Full Cup' started with a few dozen people trading coupons, and today it's grown to nearly 100,000 members. Winning the Mashable Open Web Award confirms just how valuable this community has become," said Monica Ullom, co-founder of A Full Cup.

Most manufacturer's coupons come either in the Sunday newspaper or in the mail. Members combine those coupons with sales and double coupons from stores. One 'A Full Cup' member reports saving thousands of dollars a year on her grocery bill by using store coupons combined with manufacturer savings. The story about how she saves $700 a month (the equivalent of a part-time income) using coupons was recently featured on NPR (see http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wkms/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1443398).

Fellow couponers share advice, talk about how to get free products, and find shopping lists on the site. For example, most people don't know that Target stores let people combine their store coupons with manufacturer coupons for extra savings on one item. 'A Full Cup' simplifies the process.

"Our Target coupon generator is really popular. You can go to our Target shopping list, find and print out Target coupons, and see if there's also a manufacturers coupon," said Ullom. "Most of all," she says, "The 'A Full Cup' community members love to teach people new to clipping coupons how to get the most out of couponing."

About A Full Cup
A Full Cup is a coupon community with forums, member blogs, a grocery price list for tracking prices, and more. Started in 2004, A Full Cup is owned by Escalate Media which owns a large network of women's community web sites.

Find printable coupons at the online coupon community 'A Full Cup' at http://www.AFullCup.com.

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