Thursday, May 26, 2011

A rather ironic twist & a chance to win

As you guys know, back on NSD, I held an inspiration contest. People could send in an entry with an idea of something they'd like to see made into a kit. I received everything from photos, color schemes, element ideas, etc. One of my winners was Melissa. She sent in some killer ideas for a couponing kit! Being as couponing is such a popular trend these days, I decided to tackle the kit, and I'm so glad I did. It's not often that I say I really love how a kit turned out, but I have to tell ya... I'm happy with this one!

Here's an early peek for ya!

http://www.libbyweifenbach.com/previews/bogopeek.jpg
So, why is this ironic? Well, last night around midnight, I was putting the finishing touches on the kit, and I went into the kitchen. I heard water dripping and realized it was coming from our refrigerator! I cleaned up the mess, threw out what I had to, and prayed that I could get it started again. I ended up having to call a repairman this morning, and they came out and fixed it right away. Unfortunately, we lost a ton of food as I'd recently stocked up on groceries. We had a freezer full of steak and chicken, not to mention all the ice cream, other frozen foods, milk, eggs, cheese, etc. So, we are having a massive BBQ tonight in an effort to eat up as much of the meat as we can before we have to throw it out. I certainly didn't plan on spending an extra $500 on refrigerator repair & food replacement this month. Perhaps I should take up couponing!

If you're still with me this far, you're in luck! This week, I'll be giving the kit to one lucky poster before it's released in the shoppe! All you have to do is post a comment here on the blog under this post. If you post on your blog/fb/twitter about the kit, you can link those posts back here as separate comments for an extra chance to win! You have until 10pm EST Friday May 27 to post. I'll choose a winner before the store goes live!

Have a great day!

55 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow!! So sweet of you. Bummer on the fridge, but you'll get to visit with friends & hopefully the whole experience has a silver lining.
Looks like a great kit.

Jenn said...

This looks awesome Libby! Sorry to hear about your fridge - hope you have a great BBQ!

Kate said...

The kit looks awesome! I love the theme. I've been trying to cut a few coupons myself these days, but I'm not a hard-core couponer. Sorry about your fridge :(

Brittney said...

I actually had that same issue last month. Our motor went out. The landlord took his sweet time 5days later everything inside had to be replaced. :( Man coupons saved me after that. I would love to win this kit!

Liz said...

Man that stinks about the fridge. We had the power go out once and we were able to salvage some stuff but my wedding cake in the freezer was a goner! Thanks for the chance!

Mandy said...

So sorry to hear about your fridge! The new kit looks great. I need to start thinking about couponing, but it just seems so confusing!

Sheila Irish said...

Oh Libby, I'm so sorry to read about the problem with your refrigerator BUT I'm sure you will have a wonderful BBQ....I absolutely love your sneak peek of your newest kit....Thank you for the chance to win it!

Brenda said...

Wow that is such a great kit idea! I have been looking for something like this. Sorry to hear about your fridge too! You should start couponing it can be addicting. Thanks for a chance to win it looks fabulous!

Kimberlee said...

That is awful about the fridge... hopefully things will all work out for the best. I'm hoping that our fridge will just give up because DH is being stubborn about getting a new one. LOL.

Cute kit peek.

Natalie said...

Bummer deal about the fridge!! Kit looks super cute though. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amber said...

Now this is an original kit idea...Fabulous!

Amber said...

I tweeted with your tweet button!
https://twitter.com/#!/amberfunk/status/73866448946216960

Mary (Happy Now) said...

BUMMER!! Unexpected expenses... grrr...

Congrats to Melissa -- how cool it must be to have your idea turned into a Libby kit?!?!

Fingers crossed...

Jen said...

Oh No! I'm sorry your fridge broke! I love the idea of a huge BBQ though. Sounds like fun :) And the peek at the kit looks fantastic! Thank you for the chance!! And have a great time with the BBQ :D

LauraMarie said...

Sorry about your fridge but man, I love this kit!

Tara said...

Libby!!!! This looks awesome!!! I just recently starting couponing so this is a MUST HAVE for me!!!
Sorry about your fridge. That totally sucks. I will send you a couple of links in a PM at SSD to help you look into starting the couponing adventure! :)

4SquaredCreations said...

We've had to have a massive party before when we lost power for an extended time because of a hurricane! It's fun, but definitely a hit to the budget!! The kit looks fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win it!

AZPartyMamma said...

Last summer I had the same thing happen to me. I decided to cook everything into meals and after the freezer was fixed I had a bunch of premade meals ready to be reheated. I got a bunch of recipes off the once A Month cooking.

Leah said...

Oh that sucks when you have replace an appliance - those babies aren't cheap! Love the kit though Libby!

Mel said...

Love the idea!!

NeeNee said...

OMG! I so need this! I am a major couponer and this just looks AMAZING!

Sorry bout your fridge love! Thanks for the chance

Jessica said...

sucks about the fridge. I accidentally once left ours unplugged after moving it out to clean under/behind it and lost a bunch of food LOL.

Holly Ann said...

OMGosh I have to have this kit! It's awesome!

Sorry to hear about your fridge, at least you get a BBQ out of the deal lol. Hope it goes well.

Holly Ann said...

retweeted @mshollyann

Mari said...

Sorry about the fridge, Libby! Cute kit!

Christy said...

What a creating and gorgeous kit!
So sorry about the bad timing with your frig going out and food spoiling!

The said...

Looks awesome! Thank you for the chance to win!

Lex (mrshobbes) said...

Not joining your contest, I just WISH couponing was done here! :P I have a feeling I would totally take a shine to it. But that kit looks awesome! :) Sorry about your fridge, sweetie. My brother had to replace is as well. Boo!

Sarah said...

I love the sneak peek! I posted an ISO at DST for a coupon/bargain kit about a month ago and didn't have many responses and I was kind of bummed. This will definitely be in my stash :) Thanks for the chance!

nancy79 said...

The new kit looks great! Sorry to hear about your fridge!

Juno said...

This looks awesome! Just my kind of kit :) Can't wait to see the full reveal tomorrow!

Adrianka [helenvader] said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Looks cute.

Leslie said...

So been there with the fridge! This is a fab kit and given the results, Melissa deserved to be a winner!

Rachaels Scraps said...

Oh, that stinks about your frig and food, what a pitb!!!
I'm a major couponer... when my first was a baby, I got $60 worth of baby food for only $10 because of my couponing skills! :)

THanks for the chance to win, this kit looks awesome!

NeeNee said...

Facebook'ed it:

http://www.facebook.com/jlabaya

NeeNee said...

and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/neeneetweets

Kim (dover6473) said...

Lovin this kit! I can actually scrap my coupon shopping trip "highs" lol.

Kim (dover6473) said...

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1179769978

Trina said...

That sucks about your fridge - your home insurance may cover some of your lost food, especially since you just stocked up! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy said...

I need to start clipping again. I have started bringing the ads with me to Wal-Mart, since they match prices. Buying food for 5 people, one a teenage boy, is crazy expensive! Sorry about your fridge-but a bbq will be a fun way to kick off the holiday weekend!

digideb said...

I LOVE couponing, so I am excited!!!
Sorry about your fridge, that happened to us once with our big freezer right after I had just stocked it up too! (((hugs)))

Louise said...

What a great kit idea! I hope you have fun at your BBQ, and I will be praying that great sales are coming your way to replace all that food. Thanks so much for a chance to win one of your products.

LRaeWoo said...

Great kit idea!

LRaeWoo said...

I tweeted -- LRaeWoo2

Tracie said...

What a unique and awesome idea! Love what I've seen so far! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Miranda said...

Bummer on the Fridge & foods! But the BBQ will be fun.
Thanks for the chance to win your kit. It's a real original idea for a kit.

scrappurple said...

That just happened to a friend. Not.fun. :( I am a huge coupon"er". SAve about $20-$30 every month. ♥♥ Kit look amazing! LIke always!!

Melissa said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win, the kit looks fabulous! I hope your BBQ was a success, sorry to hear about the fridge!

Terra said...

This kit looks perfect for me. It looks great! Thanks for the chance to win.

Chantal Miller said...

Love this kit Libby

Lizzy said...
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Lizzy said...

Oh no! Sorry about your fridge. Hope the bbq is great though! Love the kit idea, it looks great. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Becca S said...

Looks amazing!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sorry about your fridge. That is a bummer to have lost all that food!

Becca S said...

I shared it on facebook too!
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=733857037

Julie Gropp said...

I wish I had thought of this kit! I am a recently started couponer and would love to have this kit. thanks.