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Old 02-23-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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The weekend only service is only a few bucks less than the 7-day service. If you like to enjoy the paper every morning, might as well get it everyday.

While on the topic, does anyone else see newspapers becoming obsolete in the next 5-10 years?
True. But I never get around to reading most of the weekday papers (they've been trying to get me to switch to every day).
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'm curious, do coupon clippers really save any money? I mean, how many hours do you spend scanning ads, clipping, finding the right oz. sizes, on the right dates, and buying things you don't even use, just to save 3 cents. How can it be worth it? I stand in line behind coupon clippers at H.E.B. and they are so annoying. They are the same people who will spend 5 dollars in gas to drive across town to a gas station where they can save 10 cents/gallon on a fill up.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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^^^Look she is at it again. How many coupons do you see that save 3 cents??Your already mad(when you get in line) because you have seen alot of fat people in the store wearing their raggy clothes. By the way yes they save. The other day i went to HEB and saved $28 with coupons.


When will it end?
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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Little things like that do add up. I used a coupon today for a haircut. It was two dollars off. If I got a haircut every 2 weeks that would be 4 dollars a month saved. 4 X 12 would be 48 dollars a year. Of course its not just 48 dollars because i would be adding that to all the other money that ive saved from making smart choices through out the year and it would add up to a couple hundred dollars. But then maybe hello would argue that the fact that i even went somewhere that accepts coupons to to get a haircut is unacceptable to begin with.

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Old 02-24-2008, 08:30 PM
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Location: San Antonio
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Little things like that do add up. I used a coupon today for a haircut. It was two dollars off. If I got a haircut every 2 weeks that would be 4 dollars a month saved. 4 X 12 would be 48 dollars a year.
I used to get my hair cut at a chain here in town that accepts competitor's coupons. I went there for a couple of years using coupons from my stack of $5 off/no-expiration coupons from one of their more expensive competitors, until they put a $2 limit on competitor coupons.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:55 AM
 
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I save an average of 33% to 50% off each of my grocery bills using coupons combined with sales. (That's with coupons and regular groceries I need, too. Coupon items themselves save me from 75% - 100% to even paying me to take the item off their shelves!) The trick is to use a website that has a database of the stores in your area which shows you the sales they've been advertising. They match sale prices up with current coupons and show you the percentage you save. See, supermarkets hike up prices when this weeks new coupons are out. Later, say a month or two, the price goes down or is on sale. That's when your coupons are worth the most. I usually wait until I have at least 75% off to buy an item then stock up on it. You just buy 3 sunday papers every sunday and write the date on the front of each circular then file them away until you're ready to go shopping. Then, when you're ready, you go to the online database, which does all the math for you. Click on the best deals for your store and then print up the list. It has the dates that the coupons were published on the list you just printed out. Then you go to your coupon file and look for the coupon in that date's publication and clip. I've gotten so many items so low that they're either free or the store even sometimes ends up paying me for some items! I only spend about 15 minutes from log-in to the last coupon clipped before I go shopping. And my papers are delivered to me every Sunday. You really can't beat that. PS - the online site I use is couponmom.com. And no, I don't work for them and get no benefit from telling you this. My last bill: $177 worth of groceries for $82. I saved 54%. My record: $319 worth of groceries for $124 I saved 61%. As for waiting in line behind fat people with coupons... I couldn't care less. If you don't find saving money on the food you feed your family, that's your business. Mine is just smarter, that's all.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Spent 5 minutes clipping 8 really useful coupons this morning at work. The Sunday newspaper is delivered to our office and nobody really looks at the coupons so I take advantage of them and leave them in the reception area. I also scan the internet for printable coupons on stuff that is already on my shopping list. Sometimes the coupon is useful, sometimes it is not because the store brand is much cheaper than using the coupon with a brand name.
I don't go 5 miles across town for cheaper gas; that's a no winning battle unless the cheapest gas in town is on your way to work or errands.
I was at the self checkout this weekend at Wal Mart and I used tons of printable coupons and of course people get frustrated because I have about 15 items, got to scan my coupons and they have 2 items. I saved $4 on things I needed to buy anyways.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:02 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Skeet09: Check online. Is a nice break when you online at work. Here is a link I use frequently: www.spoofee.com ( put your zip code, check coupons and weekly ads)
Another good one: www.deals.com ( you don't need to subscribe to both of them - hate it!)
Also each HEB has own wall with coupons at the store.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:12 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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jody624: most coupons from Sunday's paper have a very short life. Store grocery coupons are good for a week or 10 days at the most. No reason to buy 3 papers and have it stored. Sadly, I have noticed that most coupons are for stuff of fair quality or things I do not use or eat (fatty/sweet/salty junk food). The good brand products have coupons issued from the brand company/vendors.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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jody624: most coupons from Sunday's paper have a very short life. Store grocery coupons are good for a week or 10 days at the most. No reason to buy 3 papers and have it stored. Sadly, I have noticed that most coupons are for stuff of fair quality or things I do not use or eat (fatty/sweet/salty junk food). The good brand products have coupons issued from the brand company/vendors.
Yeah, I noticed it too! Is it just me or it seem the time has gotten much shorter?
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