How many people use coupons and

@KrisNY (7591)
United States
January 21, 2007 11:22am CST
How many people use coupons here? And what is the best shopping trip you've had from using them?? I love to shop with coupons-- And I get so excited when I save over half of the purchase.. Please share you stories with me??
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I use coupons all the time. Lets see I like to shop rite aid because of their single check rebate that you can do on line so it doesn't cost you a stamp. I bought sucrets defense that will be free after coupons and rebate. I also got free hair color too. I like superfresh sometimes. Superfresh only takes one coupon on anything. I was lucky this week and bough betty crocker pouch cookie mix for free after they doubled my .50 cent coupon. I love to save money and I do it any way I can.
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@MsRetro (250)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Pretty much the only coupons I use are store coupons for one local pharmacy. They often have loss leaders on food items to get you in the store. I look through manufacturer coupons most weeks, but rarely use any. I dont' buy many convenience foods, and usually stick to store brands, so there just aren't many coupons that I would use.
@ugachaka (297)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I used to use coupons like crazy. We'd end up throwing some stuff away but I still saved a ton. I'd get all giddy about shopping trips where I spent $50 and saved $50, but a lot of that is stupid store savings that you get for using your membership card. Now we're on foodstamps and it just isn't as important, but I still use them, especially on non-food items.
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
21 Jan 07
it is too much of a bother to clip those coupons, and 9 times out of ten, there is a cheaper brand to use and it costs much less. I used to use them when the kids were smaller for diapers, and etc. but, you could get pretty lucky in the checkout line if the bagger liked the checker. She would be so involved in chatting with the bagger boy, that she would run any coupon through!! i saved a lot back then.
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@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
4 Feb 07
I use coupons. I love to use coupons and save money. I am all for getting my grocery bill as low as possible. espically with 9 people living in my household right now. With two grown men, a growing teen, and another growing...they can eat like crazy..I really don't know where they put it. I do scan the weekly paper for coupons. I also scan the internet for coupons. Than I save them up and use them once a month. I do shop at one store a week that has three of four coupons just for their store. Usaully if you spend 10 dollars. You can a couple free items. Like bread or milk.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I tried the internet coupons- Stores around here do not take them-- Just manufactures coupons from papers. Something about interent coupon fraud- NY-- you gotta love it!
• Defiance, Ohio
5 Feb 07
No, I scan the internet for coupons that I fill a form out and they send me them in the mail. They are the real coupons. All you have to do is ask a products manufacter for coupons. They usaully send them. Espically if you want to try a new product but don't want to spend the money. Or send them an email stating how well you like one of their products. I usally get coupons. So I can buy more.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Thats a great idea... I have heard of this by the freelancebyu group... I haven't found the time to do this yet.. but after I see how many people do it- I may just make the time.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I sometimes clip coupons with the intention of using them but it almost never happens. I either forget them at home, or forget to give them to the cashier. This is probably due to the fact that I take 3 small children whith me whenever I go shopping. Sometimes it is a chore to get out of the store alive! lol
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
21 Jan 07
too funny.. I admire you for just trying with 3 small children. i can imagine how hard that would be to find the right size and brand. Maybe as the kids gets older and they can help you. Thanks for the comment.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
LOL...I'm glad I'm not the only one! That is exactly what I do...I clip, and leave them on the table, or in my purse and think of them after I leave. And I only have one "kid" with me..my husband. I think he's a bigger distraction than most children! But, he insists on coming along!
@suscan (1955)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I use coupons, and I get excited when there are really good coupons in the paper for items I use or want to try. I love double coupons. The best experience I had was I saved about 50 % on a shopping trip.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
I love it when people get excited about using coupons!
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I love to use coupons, and also get excited when I get things for free or almost free with the coupons. I shop by what is on sale and then add the coupons, so I get some good buys. I tend to stock up on certain things when there is a good bargain, too. My Mother is the ultimate in frugal- I learned from the very best! I don't think that she has ever paid full price for anything in her life!
@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I used to use coupons so much, but what I learned is that they are mostly for name brand non-essentials. When I used to shop at "regular" grocery stores for all my needs, including pet food, I found that on average I saved about $20-$30 with coupons. These days I usually shop at Aldi, which does not accept coupons. So if I have a certain product that I need to buy at a regular store, then I will try to hunt down a coupon specifically for that item.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
My oldest daughter is really getting into using coupons. She is thrilled when she can get a product for free or for pennies on the dollar. I used coupons years ago but don't use them as often now.
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@weemam (13377)
22 Feb 07
I too love coupons , I like to go shopping for buy one get one free too , I try very hard not to pay full price for anything if I don't have to . My mum says my eyes light up when I See a sale sign lol . I am so easy made happy xx
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I always used coupons till a few months ago. We shop at ALDI's now. The food is cheaper than I could get, even with coupons. They do not accept coupons. We love the food. It is A+ quality. We save so much money. Now I dont have to clip and sort my coupons. So it saves me time and energy too.
• United States
6 Feb 07
I LOVE COUPONS. INTERNET AND STORE COUPONS.
@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
5 Feb 07
coupons will be really helpful to cut our costs.i used to collect coupons from the local valpak,sunday papers and also from internet.Monthly on an average i am saving 40-50 dollars with coupons.i use coupons for diapers,Formula for my child,car wash,oil change,Groceries.I got a coupon for 20 dollars to universal studios.i used it for 4 people.so i saved 80 dollars on a single day.that was the maximum i saved on a single coupon.
29 Jan 07
I use coupons and vouchers all the time. Not only does it save us money, but it gives us a chance of trying new products. I'm always clipping them out of the paper.