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Old 08-13-2014, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It seems to me, most of the coupons in the Sunday paper are for cosmetics and cleaning products or you have to buy 3 or more of something to use the coupon. I do still cut them out, but have noticed between shopping at Aldi's and Sam's I only use a couple per month. If you don't use coupons how do you save money when you shop or do you care how much you spend on food?
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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Once in a great while, I see a coupon for yogurt or orange juice and decide that I would like to use it.

We no longer get a newspaper so the level of coupons is minimal. Marketers are so desperate these days that they actually stick coupons in the Wall Street Journal on Friday.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Castlederp
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I shop at Tesco and with my clubcard I get quite a few vouchers.. they come in useful!
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Once in a great while, I see a coupon for yogurt or orange juice and decide that I would like to use it.

We no longer get a newspaper so the level of coupons is minimal. Marketers are so desperate these days that they actually stick coupons in the Wall Street Journal on Friday.
I will have to ask brat to check that. He does get the Journal. I did get a 75 cent off coupon the other day somewhere for Eggland Best eggs. Because we no longer have our supplier for free range eggs we have to depend on store eggs and they are about the best I think.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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It was for us back (in the 80s) when food was cheaper (much cheaper) and the coupons took more off in proportion to what you get off now. But now with these discount stores (like Aldi and Market Basket) I don't know if I would still do it. And sometimes you can get the "no-name/store name" brands cheaper than the name brands with the coupon. And SOMETIMES the quality of the product isn't that much different. If I had to shop at a regular supermarket, especially one that doubles coupons I might go back to doing it. Or if I was a "label shopper".
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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You don't need to subscribe to any paper or publication to get coupons. Most of them you can print yourself from online sources. And sometimes you can print more than one for the coupons you especially want.

When used (especially at stores that offer double), you can save up to 30% on your grocery bill. It can add up.

We use them especially for health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, non-food items because I figure I should never pay full price for that stuff if I can get a discount.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Castlederp
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Also, always search online before you shop.. you can always find some coupons online!
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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I use smartphone apps to handle coupons.

I have all 4 shown in the linked article but I do much of my shopping at Kroger and the Kroger app makes the process a no-brainer.

I never in my life clipped and carried carried physical coupons because it was too big a hassle.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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If you find coupons for something you actually want!
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:32 PM
 
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I worked with a tech this weekend who is one of those extreme coupon shoppers. She was telling people how to do it and it seemed interesting but most of the products are terrible health wise. High sugar cereal and other processed junk food. I would never buy, eat or serve anyone something like Hamburger Helper, so having a coupon or getting it free isn't going to make me grab it.

CVS sends email notices of coupons online that automatically go to my savings card. I use that often for paper towels or health and beauty products.
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