Saving money using coupons

@MeganK (88)
United States
March 26, 2009 2:06pm CST
Does anyone else use coupons to save money? I've been getting into it lately and it's just crazy how much you can actually save, especially on your grocery bill! The trick is to watch out for sales and then match those up with coupons. I'm part of a website that's just members posting good deals and it's a huge help, because it would be impossible to find them all yourself. I encourage anyone who wants to try using coupons to join a site like this. Here's the one I use: http://www.afullcup.com/register?referrerid=64610
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@crftyldy (43)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I always use coupons when shopping. Once cashed out I look to see the amount saved and then take that amount out of what I have left from shopping and put it into a jar, At the end of the year or few months I count it up and it gets used for a treat for the whole family to enjoy.
@drkangl7 (22)
27 Mar 09
I love coupons, they rock. You find better ones online typically though.
@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I do use coupons and it does save a lot. I will check out that site though.
• United States
27 Mar 09
I have recently become a coupon shopper. Since I was laid off from my job a few months ago money has been tight so I need to save as much money as I can. I love coupons. Thanks for the website I will have to check it out. Seeing as you like to saving money, I thought you might be interested in earning cash back while you shop. I have made a website outlining several great cash back websites. You should check it out: http://www.squidoo.com/cashbackshopper
@luvmysons (497)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I just started using coupons alot lately.. I am also amazed how much you could really save. I shop at BJs alot and I use Bjs coupons and manufacturers coupons and it really adds up...
• United States
27 Mar 09
I might have to look into that. I'm really bad about using coupons though everytime I have them I forget to take them when I go shopping!
@zhuhuifen46 (3487)
• China
27 Mar 09
I receive travel coupons from a nearby town travel agency. It is a historic and scenic spot, called Shao Xing. The coupons can be used to pay part of the admission and accommodation. There are also coupons for education. The layoffs, farmer workers and students are using them to pay tuition, training courses, for a term of one year, each at the amount of RMB 300 - 1200, not much but help in a way. The most often used coupons are the fast food and restaurants. I have a lot of these coupons, but would not use only when needed. I am eating at home much more than before. Consumption is an approach to keep the train going on rack, and coupons help both ways.
@KSue884 (11)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I've been think about using coupons especially on grocery shopping each time I go shopping but I'm not organized enough about it yet for it to actually be effective. I get some stuff in my mail but it mostly seems to be about specials and sales. I don't have a newspaper subscription. Does anyone have some good tips for collecting coupons and keeping them organized. I know they make those little coupon holders kind of the size of a checkbook cover and have been thinking about purchasing one. Any other good tips?
• Poland
26 Mar 09
It is possible to save some money, but only if we buy more expensive things and often. Generally, getting some coupons, when we don't buy much doesn't provide us much.
• United States
26 Mar 09
I'm a coupon user I have my own coupon organizer and everything. They are a real big help to by grocery bill. Our local grocery store doubles coupons up to a certain amount. I love to see the savings. Wal-mart once had a sale on the lysol airmaticks for 6.00 I had a 5.oo coupon so I paid $1.00 for the whole kit
@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I just started using coupons to save money, I'm a member of a website that sends me coupons and I print them off, the only thing is I usually forget I have them, and when I go to the store I don't have any with me, maybe I need to carry them in my car so they will always be there when I need them..lol. Its true you can save alot of money if you use them.
• United States
26 Mar 09
I'm a coupon fanatic. Even when going to oldnavy i use coupons sometimes. At the grocery store i always use coupons even if they item is buy one get one free. One of local grocery stores is having a really good sale this week so probably tomorrow i will be heading there to pick up some great buy one get one free deals and i have also cut out some coupons for hair stuff, deodorant, and some other things as well.
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I use coupons. And you're correct. A person can save alot of $$$.There are a lot of good sites that use printable coupons too.
• United States
26 Mar 09
I use coupons all the time. You buy a Sunday paper the money you save more than pays for the newspaper. I have pets and use these kind of coiupons for pet food and supplies all the time. Saved 1/2 on my grocery bill last trip to the store.