Competition Queen meets Coupon Queen

A few weeks ago, The Coupon Queen Emma Mumford got in touch with a great idea for a blog post – ‘Coupon Queen meets Competition Queen’. It sounded so good I couldn’t resist!

So, here on SuperLucky I’m interviewing Emma about couponing, and over at her blog she’s asked me questions me about comping – after all, these two money-saving techniques go hand in hand!

In addition, we’re offering a fabulous prize to one lucky reader – a red wine hamper kindly donated by Serenata Flowers. Scroll down to find out how to enter!

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Q&A with Emma Mumford (Coupon Queen)

Thanks for joining me at SuperLucky Emma! First of all, could you tell me how you discovered the world of coupons and freebies?

It was back in 2013, when I was living with my ex partner. I was young and naive and took on his £7k debt to help us out. When the relationship broke down I was left to clear the debt – I had to save money, and fast! I was only working part time at Next so money was really tight, then one day I saw TLC’s Extreme Couponing and I was amazed at how much they had saved. I then took to Google to find all these coupons and it started there – there weren’t really any websites or pages back then so I was asked very quickly to start a page with advice to help others.

What’s the biggest amount you’ve saved with coupons?

My best coupon shop to date was at Tesco – the RRP was £156 and I got the entire shop for free plus 6p from the till, as I was over!

What are your top tips for newbies to couponing?

Stay organised – it’s very easy to print every coupon and never use them. That’s not very cost effective, so only print what you will use. Use cashback apps – these are great tools when doing the weekly shop, and when the coupons run dry you can guarantee you can make some money back using these apps. Example apps are Shopitize, CheckoutSmart and Clicksnap. Some supermarkets release a free monthly magazine full of coupons and offers, so remember to pick these up.

Which websites, in addition to excoupuk.com of course, would you recommend people go to for the best coupons?

I try to keep my website up to date with all the latest coupons, but Supersavvyme (P&G Products) is great, as is Caring Everyday (J&J Products).

Have you had much success entering competitions?

I’ve only just started but had some great successes in the month since starting. I’ve won a few chocolate hamper prizes, a Pombear hamper, Ben & Jerry’s T-Shirt & most recently 2 Tickets to Wireless Festival (which I couldn’t make, so gave them to a friend).

I’m a sucker for organising my comping into monthly folders and wallets – what are your tips for organising coupons?

I’ve seen all sorts of coupon holders from photo albums to sticker books so you can really get creative! I personally use a cheque holder from Wilkinson as I hate bending coupons and it comes in very handy sections, so I don’t panic at the supermarket.

Most importantly – tell me where people can find you online!

I think I’m pretty much on every social media site so just search for Emma Mumford or Extreme Couponing and Deals UK – you can find my blog at www.thecouponqueen.co.uk and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Extremecouponinguk. I’m @couponqueenemma on Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and YouTube.

Win! A Serenata Hamper worth £59.99!

We have a lovely red wine hamper from Serenata to give away. Entry is easy! Log in to the Gleam widget, and answer the question about the Serenata website in the widget (you don’t need to leave a blog comment!)  

Simply by answering the question, you’ll be in the draw. But you can earn bonus entries by following @serenataflowers@couponqueenemma & @superluckydi on Twitter, subscribing to my YouTube channel, or Emma’s YouTube channel. You can also earn bonus entries by referring friends who enter too!  

Closing date for entries is 1 September 2015 and it’s open to UK residents aged over 18 – check the widget for full T&Cs. The same Gleam widget is installed on SuperLucky, Coupon Queen & our Facebook pages, and there will be one winner.

Red Wine Hamper giveaway
Not used Gleam before? It’s a fair way to choose a random winner, and gives the promoter access to the winner’s email address so they can easily be contacted. See my post on how to enter Gleam giveaways for guidance.

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131 Responses

  1. Matt Brasier says:

    The chocolate Hamper looks good!

  2. Tina Edwards says:

    Divine Decadence
    is my favourite

  3. Anthea Holloway says:

    The Chocolate Hamper is my favourite – I just love chocolate!

  4. Tammy Neal says:

    The Chocolate Hamper <3 xx

  5. Victoria Prince says:

    For a real treat the Gourmet Extravaganza looks amazing 🙂

  6. chirag says:

    Chocolate Hamper

  7. Fred_Baron says:

    The chocolate hamper (http://www.serenataflowers.com/en/uk/hampers/next-day-delivery/product/105910/the%20chocolate%20hamper?refPageID=5197&refDivID=5|center|product-set|3777|4×5|1+++2|5|product|105910|image|140×140|standing) Sweet dreams are made of this, baby! 🙂

  8. kittykatchez says:

    Champagne and truffles hamper

  9. Kathryn Casbolt says:

    The Chocolate Hamper – naughty but very very nice!

  10. Emily Hutchinson says:

    beers of the world looks good, but basically anything with food and drink in would make me happy!

  11. antonia richardson says:

    Divine Decadence

  12. Barbara Handley says:

    The Chocolate Hamper looks gorgeous.

  13. Aaron Broad says:

    the chocolate hamper looks awesome

  14. Stewart Osborn says:

    The best of british cheese hamper!

  15. Claire Davies says:

    I love the Best of British Cheese hamper – lovely lovely selection 🙂 Brilliant competition 🙂 Thank you ever so much.

  16. alice lightning says:

    the rose and wine hamper beautiful

  17. Monika says:

    turn up the heat

  18. Martina Evans says:

    The chocolate hamper! Yummy Yummy 😛

  19. Claire Thomson Little says:

    The Chocolate Hamper

  20. embabes says:

    Bordeaux and Artisan Cheese Selection

  21. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    I love The Chocolate Hamper

  22. Sheri Darby says:

    Divine decadence hamper

  23. The chocolate hamper (I’m a bit of a chocoholic)

  24. Sandy Ralph says:

    oh it has to be the chocolate hamper

  25. DAWN HULL says:

    The time for tea trug.

  26. sarah mills says:

    Champagne and Truffles hamper

  27. Paul Scotland says:

    The chocolate hamper

  28. CAROLE WALLEY says:

    Definitely the chocolate hamper!!

  29. Caroline Signey says:

    Rose Wine gift basket

  30. Stephen Holman says:

    the red wine hamper

  31. Cerys says:

    Red Wine Hamper 🙂

  32. LeeLee Doodygirl Mse Newsome says:

    The chocolate Hamper

  33. Diana says:

    The Beers of the World Hamper

  34. Chris Fletcher says:

    The chocolate Hamper looks good!

  35. Alison MacDonald says:

    The chocolate hamper 🙂

  36. Laura Pyper says:

    Champagne and Truffles would be the hamper I would most love to receive ,would be a real treat 🙂

  37. Michelle Dagger says:

    The red wine hamper!

  38. Christine Caple says:

    The Red Wine Hamper looks fab!

  39. Jo Wakefield says:

    The beers of the world hamper

  40. Katie Skeoch says:

    Divine decadence

  41. Robert Price says:

    Red Wine Hamper

  42. Kat Allinson says:

    The Beers of the World Hamper

  43. Ali Johnson says:

    The chocolate hamper

  44. elaine stokes says:

    the chocolate hamper looks scrummy

  45. Theresa Parker says:

    The chocolate hamperxxxxx

  46. Becca Staples says:

    The Champagne and Truffles hamper is my kind of hamper 🙂

  47. Donna Large says:

    The Champagne and Truffles hamper

  48. Becca Townsend says:

    Starving Student Survival Hamper

  49. Ursula Hunt says:

    Turn up the Heat

  50. Viv Baird says:

    Divine Decadence hamper

  51. Pretty Prizes says:

    The Chocolate Hamper.

  52. Susan Race says:

    The Champagne and Truffles hamper!

  53. Sarah Lewis says:

    Had my eye on the Divine Decadence hamper for ages!

  54. Hazel Hulson says:

    Love the chocolate hamper

  55. Lidiya Joseph says:

    Rose Petal Pamper Hamper with Pink Champagne

  56. Michelle Banks says:

    Heavenly Chocolate Gift Box

  57. Christine Hall says:

    Red wine hamper

  58. Lillian Fisher says:

    The Champagne and Truffles hamper x

  59. Jessica Woods says:

    the sweet treat hamper 🙂

  60. ANN NESBITT says:

    Ooh the Sweet treats hamper looks lovely!

  61. julia linsley says:

    The Champagne Gift Basket

  62. emma j lowe says:

    oh I remember my Tesco coupon days, some years ago, before they stopped it all. used to love my penny shops.
    I like the beers of the world hamper.

  63. Catharine Amaro says:

    Divine Decadence hamper

  64. Leona S Fisher says:

    For me it is the Divine Decadence hamper

  65. Justine Meyer says:

    champagne and truffles would be great x

  66. kat walsh says:

    Divine Decadence hamper

  67. cathyjam says:

    Champagne and Truffles

  68. LJ Baker says:

    The Divine Decadence hamper 🙂

  69. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    The Sugar Blush Hamper.

  70. Alix Smith says:

    Bordeaux and Artisan Cheeses hamper looks divine!!

  71. susan walsh says:

    The red wine hamper looks perfect to me ❤️

  72. anita hargreaves says:

    Red wine hamper looks right up my street

  73. Danielle.a says:

    Divine Decadence hamper 🙂

  74. Lucy robinson says:

    The Divine Decadence hamper looks fab. x

  75. Kim Styles says:

    Simply Divine is my favourite- it looks like it has loads of items!!

  76. Mellissa Williams says:

    Simpy divine

  77. foz says:

    The Divine Decadence hamper

  78. Lisa Everaert says:

    The Divine Decadence hamper

  79. Kat Lucas says:

    The Award winning ale hamper as perfect for hubby

  80. Heather Haigh says:

    The wheat free hamper

  81. anthony harrington says:

    the devine decadence hamper is my fav!

  82. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    Sweet Nothings Trug

  83. Louise Smith says:

    Simply Divine

  84. Rachel Butterworth says:

    The Sugar Blush Hamper.

  85. Jayne Townson says:

    The Rose Petal Pamper Hamper with Pink Champagne looks amazing.

  86. jenniwren12 says:

    the diviine decadence hamper

  87. Shivon Davis says:

    Red Wine Hamper looks amazing 🙂

  88. Jodie Crossley says:

    the divine decadence hamper looks fab!

  89. Carol M says:

    The Divine Decadence hamper looks wonderful.

  90. Sarah-Jane Laycock says:

    The Champagne gift basket is utterly sublime

  91. Michelle says:

    The Time for Tea Trug is lovely

  92. Claire Blaney says:

    The sugar blush basket

  93. Stephanie Whitehouse, says:

    I fancy the Red Wine Hamper

  94. Jo m Welsh says:

    The sugar blush basket

  95. Dawn Canning says:

    I love the ‘Best of British English Sparkling Wine’ gift box. I love that they are promoting English wine and the retro-style gift box is lovely.

  96. Edward Guerreiro says:

    The Divine Decadence hamper.

  97. leanne williams says:

    Champagne and Truffles

  98. Jo Glasspool says:

    The luxury champagne hamper!

  99. laura stewart says:

    Champagne and Truffles

  100. hellcat366 says:

    The Cheese Trug Hamper.

  101. Sue Bowden says:

    I like the Champagne and Truffles as a gift for a special occassion.

  102. Jacquie Godsell says:

    flowers for me

  103. TEJ1968 says:

    The Champagne and Truffles Hamper x

  104. Janine Phillips says:

    Red Wine Hamper

  105. Joanna Butler-Savage says:

    the chocolate one

  106. for me its got to be the champagne and truffles hamper

  107. Carolynn Woodland says:

    The red Wine Hamper

  108. Pauli57 says:

    The Champagne & Chocolates hamper

  109. Gi Camacho says:

    The Red wine hamper

  110. Gi Camacho says:

    The Red wine hamper

  111. suey1969 says:

    Rose Wine Gift Hamper

  112. lauren tourle says:

    Champagne and Truffles 🙂

  113. allison sullivan says:

    the sublime hamper is so lovely x

  114. Karen Weedon says:

    It’s go to be the Red Wine Hamper 🙂

  115. Emma Fox says:

    The chocolate hamper looks really nice.

  116. Victoria Thurgood says:

    i like the red wine hamper

  117. Anne Johnston says:

    The Chocolate Hamper looks amazing!

  118. Hayley Lynch says:

    Time for tea Trug

  119. Patricia Edwards says:

    Bordeaux and Artisan Cheese Selection would be my choice

  120. tracy newton says:

    Bordeaux and Artisan Cheese Selection looks lovely

  121. Stacy Sorrell says:

    i love the sweet treats hamper

  122. Beth says:

    Sweet dreams hamper

  123. Dee Brook says:

    chocolate? red wine? chocolate? red wine? Can’t make up my mind???

  124. rebecca beesley says:

    I’ve always had mixed feelings about couponing as some sites try to get you spending money on stuff you don’t really need but I think coupons off things you do need are really useful so do tend to look out for these. Lovely giveaway – i like the happy days gift basket on the serenata site. x

  125. kayleigh bates says:

    I love the chocolate hamper, it would do me nicely 🙂 x

  126. Kiran Parry says:

    The chocolate hamper

  127. Tracy G says:

    The champagne and chocolate hamper

  128. Liam Bishop says:

    ooh Bordeaux and Artisan Cheese Selection looks like a good evening! 🙂

  129. Sarah Archibald says:

    Champagne and chocolate hamper! Mmmm!

  130. Laura Pritchard says:

    The Sweet Ladies Who Bathe hamper is my favourite – I love a good pampering bath!

  1. 06/08/2015

    […] I have avoided entering competitions for far too long! I always thought it was too much effort or there is no chance I will ever win. Well as soon as I stopped being so stubborn and started entering I was soon proven wrong. So far I have won a few hampers, a Ben & Jerry’s T-Shirt and 2x Wireless Festival Tickets all in one month! I contacted Di as I felt that the Queen of Comps would be able to explain to you all a lot easier the perks of comping and all the tips and tricks of the trade. So here is our Q&A you can also find Di’s blog post on myself and Coupons here. […]

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