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Subject: MOVED
Date Posted: 8/23/2011 10:59 PM ET
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RULES

 

For those who don't know what a coupon train is, let me explain.

  • When starting an envelope put in at least 20-30 coupons, then mail them according to list order, 4th post below.
  • The person who receives them takes out what they want, then replaces with the # of coupons they took out. (For example, if you take out 10, then replace with 10 more).  
  • Then the process is repeated.

 

NEW RULE: ALL EXPIRED OR CLOSE TO EXPIRED COUPONS MUST BE REMOVED ON YOUR TURN. You can either toss them or send them to Jessica (she collects them to send to an army base.); your choice. Envys are becoming way too cluttered with expireds. 

 

  • PLEASE post here when you get envelope AND when you mail it.
  • PLEASE do not keep envelope over 2 days. Only exceptions are weekends and holidays. Let's try to keep the train moving quickly!
  • IF YOU CANNOT GET AN ADDRESS BY THE END OF THE DAY, JUST PM ME. I HAVE THEM ALL ON FILE!!

 

If you fail to abide by rules, you can be kicked off the train.

I understand that some of us may not find what we need, etc... and you are welcome to leave at any time if so, just please let us know in advance. Thanks!!

NEW RULE: You can skip a round if you don't have enough coupons, don't want to mail out, etc... Just please pm me and let me know in advance so I can remove your name from the train order. 



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Subject: PASSENGERS
Date Posted: 8/23/2011 10:59 PM ET
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  1. Cassie S. (cassie86)
  2. Holly (xhollishx)  
  3. Jeanne G. IlliniAlum83
  4. Jessica D. (mom-of-two)
  5. Monica L. babytweety2yo
  6. Crystal S. (happysaurusrex)
  7. Heather H. the23rdteam  
  8. Florence Flobee
  9. Jen W. (syne)  
  10. Yvonne (WingsPawsNMagick)  
  11. Jane B. (janeb)  
  12. Stephanie B. (scrappingsteph)   
  13. Amy F. (evila-elf)  
  14. Delilah J. delilahjanac  
  15. Pamela M. (pamelalynne) 
  16. Amanda A. (agt3)
  17. Shelby S. (shelby0809           
  18. Glenda B. (bythebook) 


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Subject: COUPONS WE NEED/WANT
Date Posted: 8/23/2011 10:59 PM ET
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Crystal

Purina cat food
Garnier hair products
Method cleaning products
Chikfila
ClearCare
frozen vegetables
gluten-free products
perdue chicken
starbucks
smart water
vitaminwater 

shops @ CVS, Food Lion, Hot Topic, Target, B&N and Starbucks        

 

Jeanne

Mach 3 men's razor blade refills
Intuition razor blade refills
Venus razor blade refills
Mentedent toothpaste
Listerine
Sun Chips, Fritoes, tortilla chips
Lucky Charms or Fruity Pebbles cereal and healthy adult ones (for hubby) like Basic 4, Special K, or Mini-wheats
yoplait or Dannon yogurt
campbell's soups--any
Diet Pepsi or Coke zero
restaurants: Olive Garden, Sonic drive-in, Taco Bell, The Outback steak house, Panera's, Dairy Queen, Wendy's
 

Jen:

Gerber graduate (lil entrees, pasta pickups, yogurt melts)
Baby care (especially johnson's baby products)
Any diapers/wipes
Kibbles and Bits dog food
Any dry cat food
Dog and cat treats
Cat litter
Any type of juice (especially juicy juice)
Mach 3 men's razor blade refills
Angel soft toilet paper
Any coffee creamer
Any fruit/vegetables
Lil Debbies snacks
Any type of soda (no diet)
Powder drink mixes (especially crystal light)
Target store coupons                

 

Pam

Old Spice deodorant & body wash

Dove deodorant

Phisoderm bar soap

Basis bar soap

Wet or Dry dog food

Skintimate shaving gel

Gillette/Venus razors

Sara Lee products

Lil Debbies

Country Crock butter

Poptarts

Cereal- General Mills & Post

Canned veggies

Vlasic Pickles

Banquet Dinners

Hot Pockets/ Side Shots

Prego

Hostess

Pringles

Hormel Compleats

BlueBunny Ice Cream

Jose Ole Empanadas

V-8 Fusion & V-8 Splash juice

Nestle Water

Sour Cream

Cream Cheese

Shredded Cheese

Kraft American Cheese

Laundry Detergent

Bounty Paper Towels

Charmin Toilet Paper

Stain Remover 

shops @ Walmart, Farmer's Market , Homeland, Cato, Half Price Books, The Children's Place & Old Navy 



Shelby

Formula

Pampers Diapers

Yogurt

Drink Mixes

Shop @ wal-mart, weis, and redners wholesale 

Can use coupons for olive garden, red lobster, applebees, texas roadhouse 

 

Stephanie

Shampoo
Conditioner
Body wash/bar soap
Canned chili
Canned soup
Seasonings
Gatorade or powerade
Any kind of meat (fresh, frozen, canned)
Toilet paper, especially white cloud
Cereal
Slim fast shakes
Pasta sauce
Cheese
Milk
Target clothing coupons, Kohls, jc penney, fashion bug or joanns coupons  

 

Yvonne

Hair Dye

Nail Polish

Covergirl

Cat products

Baby Diapers

Baby Wipes

Shampoo

Yogurt 



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Subject: TRAIN RIDE ORDER
Date Posted: 8/23/2011 10:59 PM ET
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GROUP 1

  1. Pamela M. (pamelalynne)  RECEIVED 11/7; MAILED 11/8
  2. Delilah J. (delilahjanac) 
  3. Yvonne (WingsPawsNMagickSKIP; DO NOT MAIL TO UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE; ON VACATION
  4. Monica L. (babytweety2yo
  5. Stephanie B. (scrappingstephWHEN TRAIN MAKES IT TO YOU, DO NOT MAIL; HOLD ENVELOPE & WAIT FOR NEW GROUP ORDER TO BE POSTED

 

GROUP 2

  1. Jeanne G. (IlliniAlum83) 
  2. Holly (xhollishxRECEIVED 11/10; MAILING 11/12 OR 11/14
  3. Amanda A. (agt3)             
  4. Heather (the23rdteam) 
  5. Jane B. (janeb WHEN TRAIN MAKES IT TO YOU, DO NOT MAIL; HOLD ENVELOPE & WAIT FOR NEW GROUP ORDER TO BE POSTED 

 

GROUP 3

  1. Crystal S. (happysaurusrex) NEVER RECEIVED FROM REBECCA SO STARTED NEW ENVELOPE; MAILING NEXT WEEK
  2. Shelby S. (shelby0809 
  3. Florence R. (Flobee) 
  4. Cassie S. (cassie86 WHEN TRAIN MAKES IT TO YOU, DO NOT MAIL; HOLD ENVELOPE & WAIT FOR NEW GROUP ORDER TO BE POSTED 

 

GROUP 4

  1. Jen W. (syne)   RECEIVED 11/9; MAILING 11/12
  2. Amy F. (evila-elf) 
  3. Jessica D. (mom-of-two) WHEN TRAIN MAKES IT TO YOU, DO NOT MAIL; HOLD ENVELOPE & WAIT FOR NEW GROUP ORDER TO BE POSTED 


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Date Posted: 8/23/2011 10:59 PM ET
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ME



Last Edited on: 8/23/11 11:04 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/24/2011 1:32 PM ET
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Round 4 on way to Crystal from Florida (before the rain hits us from Irene!)

Date Posted: 8/25/2011 8:03 PM ET
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I got both Round 1 and Round 2 in the mail today from Jen.  I will look through them tonight and send out both Rounds to Flo (Flobee) by tomorrow before I go to work at 1 p.m.  I REALLY hope they survive whatever mess hurricane Irene is supposed to be bringing us on the East Coast!!!!!sad

Date Posted: 8/25/2011 9:49 PM ET
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Hope nobody minds, but I am having Tara merge train Rounds 1 & 2. :) Please let me know if you do not see your name on the list. Thanks.



Last Edited on: 8/25/11 9:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 8/25/2011 9:58 PM ET
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Is it possible to join?  I was looking for a place to request specific coupons - and found YOU!

Date Posted: 8/26/2011 11:53 AM ET
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I received train #3 from Yvonne last night. Going through them now.

Date Posted: 8/26/2011 2:21 PM ET
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Sure, D. K. , we would love to have you. Adding you to the list above (you will receive in Round 5).

ATTENTION FOLKS: We are gaining quite a few passengers so I have split Round 4 into 2 groups. Now it is Round 4 and Round 5. Please check the list for order above and make sure your name is there. Thanks.

Also, after Rounds 1-3 make it back to last passenger on list, all envelopes will be mailed to me so that I can combine them. I have split us into smaller groups for good (in Rounds 4&5) so coupon trains can make rounds a little quicker. :)

 

Date Posted: 8/26/2011 4:14 PM ET
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Mailed round 1 out.

Date Posted: 8/26/2011 6:23 PM ET
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Alright....Rounds 1 & 2 have been shipped to Flo as of noon today!!  The DC # is:  0310 2640 0000 9964 4024.

 

P.S.....Thank you to whomever added the Excedrin coupons!!   And thank you for the Toys 'R Us coupon.....I shop early for my sons christmas presents so I'm not stuck in crowds and this coupon will help a lot!   yessmiley

Date Posted: 8/28/2011 11:35 AM ET
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Thanks for letting me join! So I'm curious, do you organize the train by the nearest person geographically to save "mailing" time? Also, if someone needs/wants specific coupons do you mark them somehow specifically for that person? What about Internet printables? Do you have an addy list or do I just pm mine to the person mailing to me?? I'm assuming some of these details have already been worked out but hope you'll be patient with me! When I post from my phone it eats the return lines, sorry for the scrunch!
Date Posted: 8/28/2011 12:52 PM ET
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UPDATED

D. K.,  I try to keep us mailing to closest person, but I think 1 round I didn't.  No, we don't mark specific coupons for people so everyone has a fair chance at them. However, anyone is welcome to mail specific coupons, outside of Rounds, to a person who can use them. :) Internet printables are more than welcome. I know some of us can use them. I do have an addy list, but have discovered it is easiest to have members pm the person they will be mailing to asking for their info. The train order is posted on PAGE 1, 4th post down. Feel free to pm me if you have more ?s. Hope this helps.



Last Edited on: 8/28/11 12:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/29/2011 6:27 PM ET
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Received Round 4... 8/29 going out to Rebecca 8/30 or as soon as I get the address :) 

If possible, I'd like to be kept out of the next few rounds, I will be moving in a few weeks and want to make sure I dont miss one thats sent to me. thanks!! :)

Date Posted: 8/29/2011 7:00 PM ET
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Sure thing. Thanks for the update Crystal.

Date Posted: 8/30/2011 12:46 PM ET
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Sorry, I forgot to post the other day. Round #3 went in the Mailbox on Sunday to Shannon!

Date Posted: 8/30/2011 5:58 PM ET
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FYI.....Following the DC # above for Rounds 1 & 2, Flo received them yesterday!!

Flobee -
Date Posted: 8/30/2011 8:05 PM ET
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LOL, I was just going to post that I got them!! Woo hoo!

 

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 12:07 PM ET
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OK....I'M CONFUSED!!!!  PLEASE HELP!!!

 

I've already received Rounds 1 & 2  (as stated above) and Flo has now received them  (as stated above).  I got an envelope of coupons in the mail today, opened them but haven't looked through them yet.  This envelope was sent to me by Shannon V.  On the outside ( or inside ) there isn't a Round #...just PBS Coupon Train.

Soooo....what round # is this one???  Looking through Pam's posts above:

1.  I got Rounds 1 & 2

2.  Shannon is supposed to send Round 3 to Jeanne G.

3.  Shannon isn't in Round 4....but I am.

4.  Shannon IS in Round 5....but I'm not.

 

WHAT'S GOING ON???   And who should I be sending this envelope of coupons to next because non of this makes sense now!  lol!!

 

P.S.... I'm not yelling at anyone or am angry at anyone....I'm just extremely confused now and want to make sure we're all on the same page with this.  surprise

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 2:06 PM ET
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Tara, pmed you. I am thinking it must be either some EXTRAS specifically for you OR Shannon mailed Round 3 to the wrong person (That was MY BAD, not hers, LOL!). Just hold onto them until I hear back from her. Sorry for all the confusion.

IF YOU MAIL SPECIFIC COUPONS TO SOMEONE, PLEASE DO NOT PUT COUPON TRAIN ON ENVELOPE. JUST PUT IN A SMALL NOTE OR WRITE ON ENVELOPE, NOT PART OF TRAIN--FOR YOU ONLY (Something along those lines.) You might even pm person to let them know ahead of time to save confusion.



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Date Posted: 8/31/2011 2:57 PM ET
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Thanks Pamela!  I pm'd you back  :)

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 9:34 PM ET
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I am trying to get us down to only 2 rounds at once so not as confusing. Since Jeanne will receive 1, 2 & 3 all at once-- she is going to combine them all into one envelope labeled Round 3.

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 11:33 PM ET
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I thought they were round 1 and 2 as they are the only ones I've received at this point.  My internet was down for a while (darn phone company) and Pamela told me to send them to Tara as my name was the last on the original list.  However, after I sent them, I was able to see that there was a new list posted and that Jeanne was after my name, so I was extremely confused and at that point, it was too late to change them since I had already sent them out.  I apologize for any inconvenience I caused anyone, but with my internet not acting right, I couldn't access the new list at the time.  I was able to get into my account, but not into the message boards at all.  The internet would freeze up on me if I even tried.  If you need to remove me from the list due to the confusion, I would understand.  Again, I am sorry that I threw everything off.  It was not intentional and I am very sorry that I caused a problem.

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