Do You Clip Coupons For Groceries?

@wachit14 (3601)
United States
April 26, 2007 8:36am CST
I have mixed feelings about using coupons. On the one hand, they can save you money, especially if you go to a store that offers double coupons. On the other hand, I have found that I wind up spending more on things I really don't use, but had a coupon for it and bought it anyway. Do you do this also or do you swear by coupons to save money at the grocery store?
6 responses
• United States
27 Apr 07
OMG - I swear by coupons. I dont know if you have the double coupon option where you are from, but here in Maine I shop at Shaws. They have a system that they double any coupon under a dollar. So I watch the weekly flyers and clip every coupon I come across and do my shopping that way... I normally save 60% on my grocery bill and to me that is huge we are a one income family of 4 so any corner I can cut to save a penney I am on it. :)
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
27 Apr 07
Hi wachit14. No I don't always use coupons but I know that they can save you a good amount of money. We all agree that the purpose of using coupons is saving money therefore if you end up buying things that you don't need then you are wasting money. Some people buy things because they are on sale. But if they will never use them then they are doing the opposite: they are not saving but spending money! So I think we have to only use the coupons for rthings we need if we really want to save money. I'm going to get into the habit of using coupons and I will have to learn to get organized.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I used to use coupons all the time so my hubby goes to the store now and I have been trying to tell him to use the coupons but he won't listen.
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@prestocaro (1254)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I usually make my grocery list first, then check the coupons out. We don't get a paper delivered, because both the BF and I get our news online. I check the "coupon stand" at my grocery store before I start shopping. Often I find a few good coupons for things I know I need on the list. Sometimes, I find a coupon for something I like but don't need, and I usually buy that as well. My grocery (HEB) store does lots of things called "meal deals" where you buy one or two items -- like meat and cheese or a veggie -- and get other items for free. Usually it's drinks and breads for free. While I am usually not a big fan of one or two of the free items, they are really good deals. I'll buy it if I know the BF likes the item I don't, or if it's just a canned item I can drop off at the donation drum. If I clipped coupons from the paper, it would probably be harder for me to say to myself "no, I don't need that". Something about being at the store with my list in hand strengthens my resolve.
@easy888 (10406)
• Australia
26 Apr 07
hello,wachit14,I always like to use coupone because they have saved me alot of money,sometimes i might veen get a discount up to half price.I would spend on something that i really need, for example, food ,magazines,if i did not need something, i would not use the coupons and buy it.
• United States
29 Apr 07
i used to,but our paper really doesn't have as many in the sunday edition that it used to. i've actually saved more with the discount/frequent shopper cards some of these stores have now.