Do you use coupons?

@Sherry12 (2475)
United States
May 21, 2007 11:24am CST
I was just wondering what most of the people thought on here. Do you think coupons are worth the trouble? Do you use them regularly and do you try to match coupons to sale items?
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11 responses
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
21 May 07
I don't use them as much as I should. I take them out of the papers and mail and put them in my wallet with good intentions. The next time I look at them is when they have expired! Mostly I use the coupons on the shelves at grocery stores since they are right there. I admit the marketing ploy usually gets me! I think coupons are great and all but I wish they would just give us a good price up front.
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
25 May 07
I do that a lot, I have the best intentions, only to find my coupons have expired when I go to use them.
@juliedee (2390)
21 May 07
I am in the UK and I always try and use shopping coupons because they do save money. I have set up a shopping site with a lot of bargains so please feel free to take a look if you are interested. There are some coupon sites included. http://julie-mystore.blogspot.com
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
25 May 07
Thank you, I sure will check your site.
@shelagh77 (3643)
21 May 07
Oh wow! Yes I do!!!! I always clip coupons and download coupons and if I am going to use them I make sure I do, if not I try to match them to friends who may want them. I recently saved a friend 20% off a coat she really wanted, simply because I had a coupon for this. All the cash gets saved up in a special account and although it is only pennies here and there I bought all of my Christmas alocohol and pop with this cash, so to me it really is worth the trouble. You do need to be a little organised, but once you are in the habit, it is very easy.
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
25 May 07
I used to use them all the time, but kind of got out of the habit. I need to get organized, so I can start using them again.
• United States
21 May 07
I use coupons on sale items and regular items, it helps me alot. If the coupon isn't worth much then I don't bother, but if its a real deal then I take it with me.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
24 May 07
Yes, I use coupons. I usually just use them on items that are on sale at Rite Aid, because usually I can get a product for free or even make money on it with their rebates. Their rebates are easy to use, all you have to do is submit the receipt on line. No cutting out proof of purchase and circling price on receipt and no sending it in the snail mail. I also get a lot of things, that I normally wouldn't get because it is too expensive. But doing it this way it is free or make money on it.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
24 May 07
I think that the coupons do help in most cases. You just have to be patient and keep looking through all the coupons and look for deals on them. It's probably even better if you have to shop for a large family because most of the coupons I see say buy 3 of these to receive .50 cents off or something like that. If I can remember to take them with me when I go shopping I will use them. The trick is me remembering them though, lol.
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@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
24 May 07
I think saving money is worth the trouble? I try to regularly use them. I only use coupons for things I would buy anyway. It can be easy to get sucked in to using a coupon to buy something you normally wouldn't just because you're saving money. You end up spending more! I don't try to match coupons to sale items. I do my grocery shopping at the Walmart Supercenter. I have things I have to buy whether they're on sale or not? I stick with coupons on things I'm going to be buying anyway.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
22 May 07
I don't get the paper so I don't clip out of it but I do look at the public flyers to see what is on sale and if I am buying that item I will take the coupon to save the difference, on one or two items it doesn't make a difference but if you save your coupons and you use them every week you can save 10 or 20.00 or more altogether at the end of the month.
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@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
21 May 07
Yes! Sherry, I use coupons. I don't shop any at all without my coupons binder. I do match my coupons to sales too. I think they are very well worth the trouble.
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• United States
21 May 07
Oh yea,I use coupons and they are defiantely worth it. I use coupons for my favorite brands but wait til they are on sale then i take the money saved and put it in me and my dad's saving's account.
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@lucgeta (925)
• France
21 May 07
I use coupons for itens that I usually buy. Generally the ones I used are handled in the same store I buy thru the fidelity program, so it allows me to have the same products with 10 or 15% less. And every 6 months they give you discount cheque that in my case is worth a week of grocery buying. Most important they prices are very good and competitive except for fresh fruits and vegetable that you pay a little more.