Sometimes Coupons Are Okay But Sometimes Not

@Courage7 (4841)
United States
February 5, 2018 12:45pm CST
For instance this morning, I bought the store brand of toilet paper and paper towels, which by the way are thicker than the name brands for $3.99 each for 6 double rolls of toilet paper and 6 huge paper towels. All the coupons I had were good, but even with the coupons, the name brands like Scott and Cottonelle were more expensive. Do you find that sometimes the store or generic brand is cheaper than name brands even with their coupons?
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@Susan2015 (19985)
• United States
5 Feb
Once in a while the store brand will be cheaper. I always use coupons when I can.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
6 Feb
Yes it pays to use them if you want the name brand for sure
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@andriaperry (43446)
• United States
7 Feb
I hit the buy one get one free sales and put coupons on those sales. I got quilted northern on sale bogo free for $4.99 ( 6 double rolls) and I put $1 coupons on each, I got 12 double rolls for 2.99 ( plus tax.)
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
7 Feb
You do great than at couponing.
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@andriaperry (43446)
• United States
7 Feb
@Courage7 Yes I used to be one of those extreme coupon women, now I just do non food items and animal feed.
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@Marty1 (31292)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Feb
@andriaperry what was your biggest savings from when you were an extreme coupon woman?
@amadeo (58509)
• United States
5 Feb
Sorry I do not do either one of them.Cannot answer your question?
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
5 Feb
Its okay we dont have to all be shoppersthanks
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@yanzalong (10147)
• Indonesia
7 Feb
The shops in our place usually give coupons if buyers spend certain amount of money.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
7 Feb
Yes that is how it is here sometimes too..the local supermarket will give you coupons if you shop there all the time.
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@yanzalong (10147)
• Indonesia
7 Feb
@Courage7 Ah. So, that's always the same.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
7 Feb
@yanzalong Yes it is..
@RasmaSandra (16167)
• Riga, Latvia
5 Feb
Unfortunately, Latvia does not have a coupon system However each week the supermarkets change what is being offered for less. Yes, the known brands are more expensive but we can get generic brands but not always are they worth the purchase.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
5 Feb
It sounds like at least you can get some cheaper price at times Sandra.
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@Daelii (4243)
• United States
7 Feb
That's neat to know!
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
7 Feb
• Preston, England
6 Feb
yes it does still serve best to shop around rather than grabbing the top brands right away
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
7 Feb
Indeed Arthur, we cant afford to be frivolous spending
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@Marty1 (31292)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Feb
I once was able to get two boxes of zipping-top plastic freezer bags cheaper, I had a coupon to save $1 off two boxes, and both boxes were $3 each or two boxes for $6, and i got them for $5 for the two boxes. That was less than two boxes of cheaper brand /store brand; I was thrilled with my savings! Just got coupons in the mail today and am going to cut them out soon!
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
6 Feb
Good to know
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@just4him (106560)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Feb
I don't use coupons. However, what I have found when it comes to generic brands is that cheap means exactly that. I prefer Scott toilet paper. I won't use anything else. Even the double roll of the other brands and generic, don't add up to the single roll of Scott, and when you consider how many sheets you get of Scott and what you get on a the other brands, the savings is in Scott's corner.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
6 Feb
Glad you like your own brand
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@jstory07 (63961)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Feb
I only use coupons when it makes the product cheaper than the store brand.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
6 Feb
Yes that is best..no good paying more for stuff than we have to Judy.
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@maezee (30927)
• United States
6 Feb
I agree with you. I dont always use coupons if it ends up being more expensive than other brands.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
6 Feb
Thanks yeah it doesnt make sense to spend more just to use a coupon
• Trinidad And Tobago
8 Feb
We don't really have coupons here. How do you get one?
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
8 Feb
No no coupons? Well usually the grocery store has them here. I am not sure where you could get them there. They are usually in the grocery store paper.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
9 Feb
@Courage7 Nope, never saw any grocery store offering any. All paper bags are plastic. Coupons are like a discount, right? We have that here. Discount or a sale.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
9 Feb
@Gita17112016 Yes a discount. Well I hope you get some sale then if no paper coupons.
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@Courtlynn (64829)
• United States
5 Feb
Cheaper yes but most things we get, the brands are better than store brand.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
5 Feb
Yes it just depends on what kind, I understand.
@Courtlynn (64829)
• United States
5 Feb
@Courage7 store also vary on prices and sales. We only get stuff when we really need it, from the places with the best sales.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
5 Feb
@Courtlynn Yes its great to be a good shopper
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@ridingbet (43641)
• Philippines
10 Feb
some generic brands are of lower quality and it is not satisfactory as regards the result or the outcome
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
10 Feb
Yes that also can be the case..the ones I got are super
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@bunnybon7 (34918)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Feb
i do and when i shopped i often just laid the coupon up on the shelf and left for someone else and bought the other store items
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
6 Feb
Oh that is so nice of you Bonnie..I leave them at the end of the register sometimes
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@bunnybon7 (34918)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Feb
@Courage7 yes i figure if someone is going to insist on name brand maybe they could use it
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@Maria24 (2003)
• United States
5 Feb
Yeah but overall you save some bucks lol
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
5 Feb
Yes I love saving bucks for sure If there was a name brand that I really love over the generic, I would use the coupon.
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@Maria24 (2003)
• United States
5 Feb
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@BelleStarr (36113)
• Portland, Connecticut
15 Feb
I usually buy paper good especially when Target has their big sales and then it is very well priced, I do like certain brands.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
15 Feb
I wish Target was not so far away from me..I used to shop there a lot.
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• United States
13 Feb
I normally buy store brand unless a coupon will get me the brand name for less. I'm always looking to stretch my dollar as far as it can go
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
13 Feb
Yes Marilyn it does good to do so.
@saritflor (1704)
• Israel
12 Feb
I guess there will always be this "catchy" thing with these coupons.. not always we will find what we want.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
12 Feb
Very true. We can use them as they are useful each time or not.
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• Philippines
10 Feb
I haven't had much coupons on a while lately.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
10 Feb
Its okay
@marlina (69898)
• Canada
9 Feb
I only buy the items that I really want and try to get them on sale.
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@Courage7 (4841)
• United States
9 Feb
Yes same here. Only necessities