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Old 02-15-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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Huh? I was expressing sympathy to those on tight budgets that have to spend their time scrolling through hundreds of items each week to load the discounts on their cards before they go shopping. I did not call anyone a fool.
Many of us don't have tight budgets that make us need to clip coupons. We just like it!

It takes little time when you know what you're doing. It takes me maybe 30 minutes a week going through all of the online ads for local stores to find the deals. That 30 minutes includes clipping digital coupons from those sites and printable ones from places like coupons.com. It's fun and relaxing to me. I save lots of money this way and enjoy investing the savings in the stock market.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:08 PM
 
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I do believe that every thing and everyone earn their keep. So I expect my smart phone to work hard to justify the expense. Digital coupons is an additional service to cover or justify that expense.
That's interesting sociologically and psychologically - that you look for ways to use your phone to justify its expense. I think that is one reason why so many people talk constantly and continually on their smartphones - in their mind, to justify the expense.

On commuter buses going home after work, people would talk non-stop on their phones in loud voices heard by almost the entire bus.

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Old 02-15-2018, 02:24 PM
 
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That's interesting sociologically and psychologically - that you look for ways to use your phone to justify its expense. I think that is one reason why so many people talk constantly and continually on their smartphones - in their mind, to justify the expense.

On commuter buses going home after work, people would talk non-stop on their phones in loud voices heard by almost the entire bus.
I think they just don't want to feel all alone and yapping away keeps those thoughts at bay.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:47 PM
 
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For someone as low tech as myself (67 YO, 68 in April) who has no apps at all, no Smartphone yet, still cherishing my flip-up phone, I'm flustered at seeing all these grocery shop fliers in the mail today referring to digital coupons. ????
I'm 5 years older than you and have been using digital coupons since Krogers started.

Smith'sis part of kroger and has their gas stations. Using the loyalty card gets you 10 cents a gallon off for every 100.00 spent.

Using digital coupons for 4X Fuel Points on gift cards for services and restaurants that we already use, we usually get 2000 Fuel points (2.00 a gallon off) We take both cars and fill one, put hose on top of pump then fill the other. We save 35.00 a fill-up, or 70.00 a month.

That more than covers smartphone costs!

So, maybe it is time for you to get into the digital age
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:19 PM
 
Location: RVA
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So even with 4x points on cards, thats $500/mo on gift cards to save $70 on gas.... hmmmm and co-ordinating two cars in a row at rhe same pump is almost impossible any time Iíve been at a pump.

We usually get .30-.50 a gal off just by grocery shopping. I buy a Marshalls/TJMAXX card for DW on occasion foenthe 4x, but then you lose on the Marshall points.
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Then use your computer. 4 or 5 minutes down loading to your card is not a major project.
I don't use the computer much. I do everything on my smartphone or tablet so I would be visiting the Kroger website vs using the app. Why do that?

I just don't want to be bothered. I shop a variety of locations every few days as we need something.
My way works just fine for me.

If you enjoy doing it your way then good for you.

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Old 02-15-2018, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I'm pretty sure people have phones for more than just coupons, the coupon just happens to be available digitally.

Also, I work at a restaurant/bakery where the demographics served are primarily older men and women over the age of 50. As a 21 yo, a good portion of my shift is being asked how to work the chip reader and being pretty glad we aren't a high tech restaurant. But many people do come in with coupons available on the phone, all I do is scan it and write down that it was a phone coupon and move on. One guy came in and had a whole gift card number available, which was new to me, and had around $130 on it. They also still bring paper coupons we accept as well. It really isn't that big of a deal. If you get it, great. If you don't, great. Just please don't be that person having a temper tantrum at the cashier over a corporate rule!
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:32 PM
 
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I've got a really cheap "smart phone". It's very simple and I seriously recommend finding a pleasant teenager who can show you in about 3 seconds.
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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One of these years, one of these years!

Like I posted in another post, I have no room for another addiction in my life! Doing crossword puzzles every day eats up a lot of my time alone. I can spend a whole week, determinedly to solve the 3 puzzles in the Sunday paper.

I see them at work, feverishly texting (I have that blocked 7 years ago!), playing casino games, watching this, watching that and being prone to addictions, I'm not ready for that. I don't trust myself with one of those, just yet!

Let the digital world go on without this monkey! Isn't that the world? Monkey see, monkey do?
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Old 02-16-2018, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Here's the good news: You'll save more by NOT using the coupons (which has always been the case). Continue to buy the economy size of store-brand products. It will be cheaper than using coupons to buy smaller size packages of Kraft or Kelloggs.
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