(Closed) Couponing.. do you do it?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I do it, but I’m not like the extreme couponers. I have no need to buy 100 packages of cheese to save more money. I also just clip the coupons for things I usually buy, but I print a lot of mine off from coupon.com. They put up new coupons all the time and it’s free. There’s also retailmenot.com. There are other websites for coupons, but those are the two that I use the most. 

I usually save about $20 when I grocery shop. The last time I went I saved $9, but every little bit helps. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We hardly ever use coupons because the cost of the Sunday paper is more than the savings we would get. We dont buy very much processed foods and thats where all the savings are. I never see coupons for lettuce, tomatoes or ground beef for example. I think there are things we could do better though such as writing out our grocery list ahead of time and checking to see if our detergent has a coupon online for example.

When shopping online, I hardly ever buy anything without a 10% off or free shipping. Or at least a reduced shipping.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I coupon but not really for many things we eat. I shop the outside of the store produce, dairy, meat, chicken ,fish, and the bakery for whole grain sprouted bread. As a pp has stated there are rarely coupons for fresh food.

I do coupon for detergent, toothpaste, soap , deodorant etc. I can’t remember the last time I paid full price for any of those- if I paid anything at all. I also gather up everything I can get for free and donate it to the local women’s shelter.

I am Canadian so I scan the Canadian coupon and deal websites. It saves so much time to read a Hot Deals board instead of pricing and comparing everything myself. Last summer I got my SO two pair of Docker’s pants that were being offered free by the manufacturer!

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Those people are nuts! I always use coupons, but not to an extreme. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I use them! But not in an extreme way.. I do buy a paper on Sunday and have 2 friends that give me the inserts. I also print coupons offline. Its a great way to say move on health and beauty products as well as household stuff. A lot of the food coupons are for junk but not all.. I get lots of essentials like rice, canned veggies, frozen veggies and other frozen food, butter, etc. cheaper! And if somethingis a great deal and I have extra coupons but don’t need it, I can always donate it to a shelter!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I do! But not like those tv shows, I do not that have that kind of time or space. I do however LOVE target for grocery shopping, believe it or not. They have some great deals sometimes, and they except one target coupon and one manufacturers coupon per item. Plus the redcard (which is just like the debit card, only it’s just used at target) saves 5%. I regularly save at least $20 every trip there. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t do the actual coupons but I go where the savings are. We have a lot of grocery stores and drug stores within 3 mi of home (Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, Stater Brothers, Smart and Final, Sprouts, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens etc) as well as a Walmart and Target. Every Tuesday, we get the flyers with the coming week’s specials for their own “club” members (free to join!) so I look through them and see what the best deals are. We don’t buy tons of anything just to save, it’s more of a week-to-week thing… Except for soda. We only like Coke products and the cheapest we’ve seen them is about 65 cents for a 2L bottle. That’s a HUGE discount so when the prices are that low we seriously stock up haha. We’re obviously big soda drinkers!

For home goods/toiletries/etc Walmart usually has the best everyday prices without putting the items on sale so I mostly shop there. But sometimes the drug stores have good prices too! I’ve found that I now have a pretty good idea of how much everything I buy is in my head just from reading all those flyers!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I coupon but only for what I use. I usually check the store ads to see what’s on sale at the store, and do a quick search on coupons.com to see if they have a coupon for an item on my grocery list. I don’t think extreme couponing is possible for me bc the stores in my area don’t double or triple coupons like the ones on TV. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t really know how, but if I did, I would.

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