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Old 12-19-2007, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Forest, I will do this--I don't use coupons myself, but I get a lot of them. They are usually for things that I don't buy (read expensive) and it's cheaper to do without, even with the coupon. But now that I'm paying all my bills online, I have this big batch of "forever" stamps. I'll use them to send coupons to Naples--any idea how many stamps that will take?
No, not realy. We fill a box, seal it and address it, and the post office weighs it and tells us how much the postage is. We have never tried to figure out ahead of time how much the postage wil be.
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:33 AM
 
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I don't use coupons much. Most are for things I never buy anyway. Never found I could save more than a buck or two at the checkout by using them. Still don't understand how some folks supposedly save $50 and more. I must be "coupon challenged".
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:33 AM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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Forest,
Bless you for sharing this idea with us all. I for one, will do it. Thank you.
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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I don't use coupons much. Most are for things I never buy anyway. Never found I could save more than a buck or two at the checkout by using them. Still don't understand how some folks supposedly save $50 and more. I must be "coupon challenged".
the folks that I know who use coupons regularly and can make -- and support claims of those sorts of savings -- also spend way more at the grocery store than I do and buy the stuff that, most likely, you and I "never buy anyway." My experience is that coupons are seldom for store brands or basic ingredients -- and if they are they have "strings" attached that require you to buy more or different stuff than I would use.

I actually did find one that I used, recently.. which came in the dog food that I buy, for $1 off that brand. Took me several dog-food-buying trips to remember to have the darn thing with me, though at least I did remember before it expired!

But sending them to the military... that is a great bit of info! If those families can use them great.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I don't use coupons much. Most are for things I never buy anyway. Never found I could save more than a buck or two at the checkout by using them. Still don't understand how some folks supposedly save $50 and more. I must be "coupon challenged".
Living stateside there are grocery store chains that do 'Double Coupon' weeks, and 'Triple Coupon' specials [like the week before Thanksgiving].

We have been stationed in Ct numerous times and they have a chain that does this. So for us when we have lived stateside, my DW has often found that clipping coupons has helped her. More so when each coupon's value is doubled or tripled.

Living overseas our only option for American style foods is the Commissary, they only carry name brand products and thankfully they do accept all name brand coupons for six months beyond the coupon expiration date.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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Living overseas our only option for American style foods is the Commissary, they only carry name brand products and thankfully they do accept all name brand coupons for six months beyond the coupon expiration date.
I have never been in a commissary, didn't know that (thought it makes sense to me somehow... ) so, yeah, being able to send coupons for the overseas families' use is a GREAT idea!
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