Attention Newbies! Forum Descriptions (Where do I post that?)

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    pasharain (ง︡'-'︠)ง ♥ Quasher of Dead Links ♥ Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Trader Group

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    HCW is made up of 8 distinct sections, yes 8. However, only 7 are public (more on that later). Accordingly, the contents of this post is divided into 8 sections, with each section describing the forums contained within it. Best of all, links are provided so you can quickly hop to a forum that peaks your interest.

    In addition, virtually all forums have an "About the + forum" sticky thread at the top of the forum, further explaining the purpose of the forum.

    Section 1. Greetings & Getting Started

    Announcements & Rules
    Find out what the "Community Rules" are, and stay-up-to date on new board features, contests, and other important things going on at HCW!

    Newbie Nook: START HERE, FAQs & How Tos
    Learn how to get the most out of your HCW experience with answers to our most FAQs & "How Tos."

    Community Spotlight: Share Your Successes!
    Community Spotlight puts the focus on our AWESOME members! This is the place to introduce yourself, and share your good news, coupon brags, stockpile pictures & more. If you're participating in a online contests, this is the place to request votes.


    Please click on the sections below to jump to their forum descriptions.

    Section 2: Couponing Basics & The Art of Stockpiling
    Section 3: Show Me the Apps, Coupons, Rebates & Promos!
    Section 4: It’s All About the Trades!
    Section 5: Frugal Living At Its Finest
    Section 6: Building Wealth & Personal Finance Goals
    Section 7: It's "Not" About the Deals: Off Topic Discussion
    Section 8: "Hot Mods" Breakroom


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    Section 2: Couponing Basics & The Art of Stockpiling

    Online Sizzlin' Hot Deal Alerts
    Our experts comb the net to find and share hot Online Deals with you, feel free to share your finds as well.

    Deal & Product Advice Seeker: Help Me Please!
    If you are looking for a deal on a certain item, or advice on which product you should buy, tell us here. Let the community help you!

    Drug Store Deals
    This is the place to find and share the latest drug store deals at CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens & more!

    Fabulous Freebies
    Who says nothing in life is free? Check out our list of things that are "Always Free." Also, find and share free samples and other hot "Freebie" offers here.

    Grocery Store Deals
    This is the place to find, share and discuss hot grocery store deals! You can also find sub-forums for many popular grocery stores here.

    Other Grocery Stores
    If your "Grocery Store" does not have a dedicated forum, this is the place to find, share and discuss hot deals.

    National Chain Store Deals
    This is the place to find, share and discuss hot deals at "National Chain Stores!"
    You can also find sub-forums for many popular "National Chains Stores" here.

    Other National Chain Stores
    If a "National Chain Store" does not have a dedicated forum, this is the place to find, share and discuss hot deals.

    Office Supply Store Deals
    This is the place to find, share and discuss the latest drug store deals at Office Depot/Office Max, Staples & more!

    Restaurant Deals
    This is the home of our huge list of "Birthday & Reward Club Freebies. You can also find, share and discuss restaurant deals, coupons, birthday club information, email programs and more.

    Savings Advice, Programs & Offers The home to the hottest ongoing discount finds! Discounts for Students, Retailer Birthday Offers, Rx and Health Expense Savings, Savings on Pet Meds, Baby deals, Entertainment Birthday offers and more! Also, find savings advice and information on Assistance Programs.
     
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    Section 3: Show Me the Apps, Coupons, Rebates & Promos!

    All About The Apps: Rebate & Savings
    In this digital age, more and more retailers and restaurants are moving toward Apps as a means to reward customers or offer discounts. This is where we will tell you all about our great App finds. Please feel free to share and discuss your awesome App finds with the community as well.

    Couponing Basics & The Art of Stockpiling
    Want tips from experts on creating a stockpile, contacting companies for coupons & more? This is the place for you. Here you will also find our huge list of "Companies to Contact for Coupons."

    Coupons By Source
    This forum is essentially a "corral" for the coupon forums.

    Sunday Coupon Preview
    Preview upcoming Sunday coupons here, and plan your shopping trips early!

    PRINTABLE Coupons & Online Codes
    Share your "Printable" Coupon finds with the community, or find one for yourself! This is also the place to share and find Online Coupon Codes.

    Blinkies, Peelies & More!
    Its coupon Nirvana in here! Coupons in all their lovely forms (blinkies, peelies, tear pads & more) are discussed here.

    Catalina Coupons (Nationwide)
    This is the place to find, share and discuss "Catalina Coupons" for stores across the US!

    It's Got To Be Real
    This forum is dedicated to the fight against coupon fraud. When you learn about a fraudulent coupon, this is the place to tell the community about it.

    Coupons Archive
    At HCW, we like to keep our coupon forums full of current coupons. When a coupon expires, you can find it here.
    Rebates By Source
    This forum is essentially a "corral" for the rebate forums.

    PRINTABLE & Online Rebates
    Share your "Printable" or Online Submission Rebate finds with the community, or find one for yourself!

    Mail In Rebate Forms
    Its Rebate Heaven in here! Rebates in all their lovely forms (No Beer Purchase Required, Gift Card offers, Mail in Rebates, Satisfaction Guarantees, Try Me Free, etc.) are discussed here.

    Rebates Archive
    At HCW, we like to keep our rebate forums full of current rebates. When a rebate expires, you can find it here.
    Smokin' Hot Promos & Sweepstakes
    This is the place to discuss "buy something, get something free" offers, My Coke Rewards, Box Tops for Education, Tyson For Education, Campbell's Labels for Education, Sweepstakes, Mail In Offers (that are not Rebates), Gift Card Promos & the like!
     
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    Section 4: It’s All About the Trades!

    Trades: Rules, Lists & Your Questions Answered
    This is the home of the Trading Rules, Wish Lists, Have Lists, the Bad Trader List and the Trade Post Archive. It is also a place for you to ask all your "trade related" questions.

    Wish Lists: What I Want
    Build your primary coupon "Wish List" for Trades (and one for Coupon Trains) and park them here. Don't forget to link them in your signature.

    Haves Lists: What I Have to Offer
    Build your primary coupon "Have List" for Trades (and one for Coupon Trains) and park them here. Don't forget to link them in your signature.

    Bad Traders List
    We want all your trading experiences at HCW to be positive. Thus, when we get a "bad apple" in the bunch, we let you know here. You can also find our Guidelines for reporting Bad Trades here.

    Trade Post Archive
    At HCW, we like to keep our trading forums full of current trade offers and searches. When a trade has been completed, you can find it here.

    Coupon Trades: Current & Expired
    This is the place where coupon trades happen! Trades for expired coupons, formula checks, promo codes & stockpile items are also allowed here.

    Rebate Trades
    This is the place where rebates trades happen!

    Coupon Trains: Hop On Board
    Riding a "Coupon Train" is a fun filled way to join a group of "Riders" in a coupon swap! Trains are leaving the station regularly, hop on one now!

    Random Acts Of Kindness “RAOK” Giveaways
    This is where smiles are made! Give (and accept) coupons, actuals, samples, gift cards & more here. . . All without expecting anything in return!
     
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    Section 5: Frugal Living At Its Finest

    The Daily Frugal: Living Life Pennywise
    Find and share tips on Frugal Living: From cutting utility bills, living healthy on a budget, holidays on a budget & more!

    The Frugal Foodie: Recipe Collection
    Find tried and true recipes from members of the community, and share yours too! Each recipe type (Appetizers, Beverages, Breads, etc.) has its own sub-forum. Be inspired to use your stockpile items!

    Foodies Unite - Discussion & Requests
    Are you looking for that one certain recipe to "wow" your family? Post your requests here, and discuss all things foodie.

    Tips & Tricks for the Kitchen
    A forum dedicated to making your life in the kitchen easier.
    The Frugal Harvest: Gardening & Preservation
    Starting a garden is a great way to save money! Find and post gardening tips, and ways to preserve your bounty.
     
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    Section 7: It's "Not" About the Deals: Off Topic Discussion

    Cheer Zone: Your Goals Supported
    Share your goals and get support from the community, and return the favor by cheering others on! This is also where members who contact companies for coupons unite.

    Everyday Living & Entertainment
    All about life's ups, downs, and all-arounds. Join in a fun "forum game," or tell us about your aching back, the sky it the limit on what you can talk about here.


    News / Product Recalls & Reviews
    Share and discuss the latest "News and/or Product Recalls" here. If a lawsuit against a product has been successful, it will be reported here. Tried a new product lately? Tell us about it here!

    Tell It Like It Is!
    Need a place to blow off a little steam? This is it. Just remember to play nice!
     
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    Section 8: "Hot Mods" Breakroom

    Nope you won't find any links here, but I hope I have peaked your interest. If you are interested in moderating at HCW, we want to here from you. Learn more HERE. Once approved, you will gain access to our moderator forums. ;)

    Hot Moderator's Retreat
    Hot Work in Progress
    The Coffee House: Off Topic Chat & More!
     
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