(Closed) Couponing—who does it??

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I watched extreme couponing and while it’s amazing what these people do, I could never use half the crap they buy.  I liked the guy who donated his large purchases though – that was nice!

I think it’s awesome though when you get stuff you want for awesome prices, so GO YOU!

Post # 4
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s awesome. I’ll look out for some in magazines or flyers with stuff I’ll actually use and buy it at target where they are cheaper anyways for more savings. Great job!!

Post # 5
46235 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I didn’t use to use coupons and don’t need to financially, but have started using them to get free (or almost free ) items. I collect these for our local women’s shelter.

My last haul.

Post # 7
46235 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I only paid tax for those items. In my area most stores won’t credit you with a coupon that is more than the value of the price of the item, so they just lower it to the price of the item. You do have to pay tax on the original price. Some stores will give you full credit for the coupon if you are buying other items.

We also don’t have double coupon days etc like the US. Except a wekk or so ago, Rexall( a drug store) had their first ever double coupon day. That’s where I got all this stuff.

We also have one drug store chain- London Drugs- that lets you use any number of coupons on the same item as long as the coupons have different UPC codes.

Post # 8
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I coupon! I use southernsavers.com to find deals at grocery stores and then I print out any corresponding manufacturer coupons.  When something I eat/use consistently goes on sale, I stock up so I don’t have to buy it again until it goes on sale again.  I think couponing is smart no matter what your financial situation is.  Saving money is always a good thing!

Post # 9
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m the same. I don’t financially NEED to coupon but you can’t beat that good beating-the-system discount buzz you get from it! My Fiance is always making fun of me because I get so sadly excited for a good deal!

Post # 10
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I can’t be bothered. but I do use them if it’s a really big discount. like, whenever I get a 20% off coupon for bed bath and beyond, I’ll use it to buy something expensive. it’s worth the trouble for that!

one time, I bought a fancy down pillow, and when I got to the register I was like, “damn, I got a coupon in the mail and I left it at home!” (which was actually the truth, btw). they gave me the discount anyway!

Post # 11
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I use coupons at michaels and other craft stores, and when I buy something online I try and find a promo code,  but I dont go crazy about it or buy  more than I need of something

Post # 12
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I used to coupon a lot for groceries, but it got harder for me to get the coupons and I got lazy about keeping track of it all.  Now I coupon with restaurants and other shopping all the time.  My friends apparently know me all too well and got me this shirt for Christmas. Laughing

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