coupons

@chrislotz (8137)
Canada
January 10, 2011 11:50am CST
I watched a couple episodes last week, of a show called The ultimate couponers. They should how you can save most of the money on your bill by using coupons. The thing I don't get about it is they use multitudes of the same coupon at the same time. In Canada our coupons say right on them, one per customer or one per purchase, or something like that. So how can they use a hundred coupons of the same one, the same shopping trip, the same person. Also can anyone here help me find some sites online where I can print coupons for every day products. They have to be Canadian sites as I know of a couple USA sites but most of the coupons are not valid here in Canada. I would appreciate any help I can get with this as I would like to be a couponer. lol
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11 responses
• Canada
1 Oct 11
I have watched this show a couple times with my mom and I don't get it either. We don't get a lot of coupons and certainly can't use more than one per visit, per item. You could never use multipule coupons for one item here. If I go shopping to a store that has 10% Tuesday, for example, they take off the 10% after the coupons go through and I noticed with that show they take off the store discount first and then the coupons so people are getting too much off, with the 10%. Here the coupon price would come off first and then the 10% discount would come off at the end of the bill. I try to find coupons on the internet but most of them are for Americans and I am a Canadian so they are no good to me. Also most of the ones I can get you need to buy one to get one free so it still costs more than what they show on that TV show. It just would never work here in Canada, doesn't work that way here. Happy mylotting my new friends, littlemissy here
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@chrislotz (8137)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
I went shopping to Walmart today and had a coupon from P&G for $4.00 off of an Olay product. I had it sent to me because I use their anti aging serum and it is nice to get that money off. All you have to do is sign up to the site and then you request the coupons you want and they mail them to you. Their coupons are usually for a fair amount.
• Canada
11 Jan 11
I think that how they get to use that many coupons is 1. you must read every coupon sometimes they do not state one per purchase. 2. I know some people that aren't that bad but they are very well known for coupon using. People will start off getting the deal one at a time over and over again in the same day. The stores get fed up, and just allow them to do it. Some of the stores there are the states, i believe that is the same show I watched last week and they were all in the US. Some US stores have the double coupon where they match your coupon which makes for double the product. These people go to recycling bins and door to door and have everyone collect them. Mr Johnson agrees to collect his, then ends up getting all his friends to give them to him. He later gives it to the original collector equaling tons of coupons. They also go to the stores when things are on sale for buy one get one free so they get that deal along with the 1.00 off and wham you have 4 products for the cost of 1 or even free if the coupon covers the whole amount. Printing off coupons is good but don't get carried away. I will look for coupons everyday, or when I update my grocery list. If I can't find any I will then go to the actual product that I need's website and send them a email stating I am running low on the say mustard and would like some coupons so I can make another purchase. Sometimes they have printable ones right on the site sometimes you might have to request them. You can also call the 1-800 number. I know this isn't right but most things have a money back guarantee. Say you buy a Venus razor from Gillette, they will give you a full money back guarantee for your purchase if it is not satisfactory. So if you kept your receipt you mail that in and they send you a cheque. Making that product free to you. I know people do that but I think people should be honest. If it does not satisfy you the way you thought it would then yes do it. But if you are just doing it over and over again then I feel you are being greedy and that is why some places now only offer 50% back or coupons for more of there products.
@patgalca (18242)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Jan 11
And if they haven't expired, the expiry date is short-lived. I find newspaper coupons can have a 6-12 month life span but the online coupons only have a 2 month life span. I wait until sales to use the coupons and if the product doesn't go on sale before the expiry date then I lose out. The coupon products are not usually items I need to buy every week, like laundry and cleaning products.
• Canada
11 Jan 11
And you also want to make sure you view the coupons to make sure they say Canada or they can also be expired. And you waste paper and ink.
• Canada
11 Jan 11
Some also have huge colored adds so cancel printing as soon as the coupon is done, gotta watch the printer!
@_sketch_ (5742)
• United States
10 Jan 11
I don't get why they would be able to use multiple coupons either because as you said, they say one per purchase. I know that there are sometimes double and even triple coupon days, but that isn't all the time. Maybe they found some sort of loophole. Sorry the only Canadian site I know of is http://coolcanucks.ca/ I don't know if it's any good. I just came across it one day.
@patgalca (18242)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Jan 11
I'll have to check that site. I usually use save.ca. Problem there is you have to choose a certain number of coupons (at least 3 I think) and I don't necessarily want all of the products they have coupons for.
@patgalca (18242)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Jan 11
I just checked this website. The coupon deals are not typically for grocery items. I do not need a coupon for a teddy bear. I have heard that if you go directly to a product's website you can get coupons that way. So far I have been unsuccessful.
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@chrislotz (8137)
• Canada
22 Jan 12
I tried going to manufactures sites too and have come across a few good coupons but that is rare. I found a good one on campbells site for $5.00 off a case of soup. So I waited for the soup to go on sale for $5.99 and got the soup then for 99 cents. But that has only happened once for me.
@buggles64 (2709)
• United States
10 Jan 11
There are several sites out there that often have a heads up on coupons on what coupons will be coming out in the Sunday paper. A couple really good sites are a full cup, couponing 101, and then of course the sources o the coupons themselves, smartsource and redplum. I had a whole list that I compiled two years ago, but I no longer have them. You might also try some bloggers who blog about coupons and savings.
@chrislotz (8137)
• Canada
10 Jan 11
Thanks for the response and the ideas. I will check out these sites and see what I come up with. I hope they are good in Canada as most coupon sites are only for the States. Again, thanks my friend.
• India
1 Feb 11
its fine plz check this www.deals365.us
@Suzieqmom (2755)
• United States
11 Jan 11
In these tough economic times, a lot of stores will let you use more than one of the same coupon IF you are buying more than one of the same item. Or, they will ring you up as more than one sale. Another trick--some stores will let you use their own expired store coupons, as long as you are honest about it. It never hurts to ask!
@chrislotz (8137)
• Canada
22 Jan 12
lindaharding627, that's a great idea.
• United States
11 Jan 11
What I did not know and was just told about this year is that you can send the coupons to military bases overseas and the families living on base can use expired coupons up to a year after they expired. I now save them for my brother who is over in Korea.
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10 Jan 11
Some stores do not care about the 1 per customer rule, they would rather make the sale. I LOVE to use coupons. Between that and foodperks we typically save $75 on a $300 grocery bill. The trickto effectively using coupons though is to make sure you are only buying what you would buy anyways. Too many people think oh I have a coupon for that, I'll buy it. And then they didn't want the product in the first place so instead of SAVING money you actually spent money you never would have spent.
@patgalca (18242)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Jan 11
Oh no, the cashiers are pretty strict about examining coupons when we use them. One tried to tell me I couldn't use it when the product was on sale. I told him that was not true (that's mostly when I use my coupons). That's only if the item is on sale with a STORE coupon. I cannot combine a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon. They are also watching expiry dates (though one cashier let me go when I missed the deadline by one day).
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@chrislotz (8137)
• Canada
22 Jan 12
Good day patgalca, And more and more they are checking out the coupons these days, I've noticed. I had one for $5 off of Finish dishwasher detergent and it was for a pack of 48. they didn't have any packs of 48 when I was shopping so I bought the bigger pack of 60. She wouldn't let me use the coupon even though I was buying a bigger pack that cost more money. I couldn't believe it. I ended up using the coupon another time but still. Come on, I am spending more money by buying the bigger pack. But no way.
@KrauseHome (36448)
• United States
29 Jun 11
Personally these type of shows seem to always amaze me and make me wonder what they do with 20 bottles of shampoo at one time? Unless you have a large family this is a couple yrs. supply. And then the other things. I wonder as well how they get all these coupons and how they are able to use multiple coupons for the same items. It would be nice to have this happen like they do, but the reality I guess for me is definately not there.
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
12 Jan 11
Hi chrislotz, it's nice to accumulate the required amount of coupons and to redeem our desirable gadget. There are three hypermarkets available in my place. I prefer to purchase daily commodity and whatever from the one where I could get coupon from the purchasing made. There is another outlet as well which will issue coupon to customer too for every 12 usd purchase. We could redeem any item we like picking from the catalog. I like to redeem stuff which is practical Here, point is given to credit card holder as well. The more the customer purchases via credit card the more points are awarded. We could view the items available in the catalog online. And the redeem of stuff could make online as well. I still come across any oneline shopping with coupon awarded for my place so far I envy those who live in USA as they are so fortunate that they could enjoy so many online benefit Take care and have a nice day!
@patgalca (18242)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Jan 11
I think the stores who have points programs are better deals than coupons. I accumulate points at my grocery store and then cash out $15.00. Also, with my Air Miles card I cash them in for store "gift" cards rather than products or airline tickets.
@cher913 (25782)
• Canada
10 Jan 11
hi, save.ca is a good one as well as smart cannucks. often, the companies themselves will offer coupons or free products as well.
@JenInTN (27514)
• United States
11 Jan 11
Heyya chrislotz! Coupons can be great but I haven't seen any that I could use a bunch of the same ones at that same time either. I once printed out a bunch of coupons from a coupon site...two or more pages of them. There wasn't a one that I could use..lol..I usually get mine out of the Sunday paper here. They are local and there is usually a whole section of coupons.
@patgalca (18242)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Jan 11
We get coupon flyers in our paper here but I find that the coupons are always for the same products... Tide, Downy, Mr. Clean, Glade, Always, Pampers (don't use those), Swiffer (don't use those). I think Procter & Gamble and Kimberly Clark, the BIG manufacturers, put out more coupons than anyone else.
@sender621 (14894)
• United States
11 Jan 11
A lot of money can be saved in using coupons while shopping. The only requiewmwnr is that you need to really be dedicated to your cause in order to see any results.