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Old 06-01-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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I'm going to play devil's advocate here, so please bear with me...

How does the money you spent on the paper plates and plug-ins help you nourish your family? Unless you got that stuff for free, which I suppose is possible, it's money you no longer have to spend on food, processed or not.

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Old 06-01-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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I got it for $1.50 total after coupons.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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In my neck of the woods, about $1.50 will buy a bag of rice, a # of ground turkey, three boxes of pasta, a small jar of peanut butter, a large can of diced tomatoes, a # of Ranier cherries, a bag of frozen vegetables, a # of butter, a # of broccoli, three cans of beans, a bag of pita bread, 3# of bananas, a bunch of cucumbers, a bag of apples, or a gallon of skim milk (yes, really!).

I am impressed with your overall savings. My point is not to criticize you, only to point out that coupons sometimes mislead us about what is a good deal. If you are on a really tight budget and nourishing your family is an issue, then even $1.50 can make a difference.

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Old 06-01-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Must be nice. Can't really do that here w/o coupons.

My point was not to ask for advice, but merely to share my happiness at something I did with others I ASSumed would understand.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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My point was not to ask for advice, but merely to share my happiness at something I did with others I ASSumed would understand.
Point well taken. Please accept my apologies.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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no need. You were not rude. I'm just irritable.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/Henderson, NV
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Wow Nicole, you have totally inspired me to coupon clip! What's this coupon site you guys are all talking about? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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I don't know, it doesn't look like $110 worth of groceries to me, but then again, I rarely buy Name Brands of anything, so maybe I'm way off base.

Interested in seeing what others think.
I never think that I've got $150 worth of groceries in the cart until the checker rings up the total.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/Henderson, NV
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Noooo doubt isn't that the truth. You like how in the 8u5432jrsdf[wq did all that ring up to that much. Ahhhhh
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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hmm....thats not a lot for $34.
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