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Turning $200 into $10,000

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Alliance

As many of you know, I am an avaid couponer.  And in today's ecomnomy, Food Banks are needing more and more assistance.  Last year a friend and I were brainstorming on how we coudl take our passion for coupons "to the next level." and so ClipShopShare was created.

Now in just 6 short months time, ClipShopShare has donated over $10,000 of groceries, toiletries, paper goods, school supplies and more. 

ClipShopShare is a volunteer group of a few local professionals that donate their time to use coupons and sales to stock local food pantries, shelters, etc.  With the use of weekly drug store & grocery store sales and the pairing of these with coupons ClipShopShare has now donated over $10,000 of items for less than $200 out-of-pocket. ClipShopShare's Leadership Team includes Kim & John Wilder of Brookville, Carli Amlin Dean from Tipp City, Chris Long of Troy and Kim Brumbaugh from Pleasant Hill.  

In addition to helping their neighbors in need, ClipShopShare also offer a once-a-month FREE Coupon Coaching Session.  They teach how to use coupons to reduce your weekly grocery budget while also learning how to conservatively create a small stockpile.  Currently the class is the 1st Wednesday of the month at Ginghamsburg Church at 7pm.  Please check the website for location of class and directions at www.ClipShopShare.com

Follow www.ClipShopShare.com and  Facebook page Clip, Shop, Share for daily deals posted about items for FREE, coupons to print, ways to reduce your budget, sales at local grocery and drug stores, and of course...the successful shopping and donations made for the week on behalf of ClipShopShare.

Want to help ClipShopShare and the food pantry but don't have time to coupon yourself?  Just donate your coupon booklets to ClipShopShare. They have boxes set up in TIPP CITY at Ginghamsburg Church, New Path Food Pantry, Schroeder Tennis Center, Amlin Advantage of RE/MAX Professionals, and Tipp Monroe Community Services.  In Huber Heights at Fox's Pizza, in Troy at RE/MAX Professionals and in Dayton at Wright State University's University Center for International Education.  You may also mail inserts to 890 Ginghamsburg Road, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 in care of ClipShopShare.

"Couponing just seems like such an obvious answer to helping people," says Carli, so, if you want to help people and learn how to save money yourself, get involved in ClipShopShare.  We are always looking to expand the shopping team!

Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

What a great idea-- I will check this out for sure!  My husband is the king of coupons-- he will love it!  Kathy

Sep 14, 2010 02:15 PM
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

That is something I am going to check into for our pantry.

Sep 14, 2010 02:17 PM
Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Concepts - Des Moines, IA
Serving the metro since 2003

That's a great return for a timely cause. I'll be clicking through and reading about the program for sure.

Sep 14, 2010 02:23 PM
Pat Fenn
Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker - Springfield, VA

Terrific idea.  This is the time of year to start picking up extra items to donate.  Thanks for the reminder.

Sep 14, 2010 02:41 PM