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  1. #1
    winnie295
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    How do some of you make out good with coupons? I never seem to find

    any for things I use or the generic or store brands are cheaper than

    the name brand with the coupon. Is there a trick to collecting them?



    Doreen








  2. #2
    Patricia Coss
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    Here is how I do it. I am a member of 6 coupon train groups here on Yahoo. I collect coupons by buying 2 papers a sunday, the local one and the Chicago one, and through the coupon trains. My local paper had 45 coupons this last week and the Chicago one had 230 and I save enough to ofset the prie of both papers.I have a small coupon organizer that fits in my purse so I always have my coupons on me. I only use the coupons along with sales this is how I save. I will use coupons on non sale items if the coupon is about to expire and I know we use the item on a regular basis. I cannot save like others do because the stores where I live do not double coupons. So that is my trick, Patti



    ----- Original Message ----
    From: winnie295 <eddoreen@msworldnet.com>
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Monday, November 5, 2007 12:48:07 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : coupons





    How do some of you make out good with coupons? I never seem to find
    any for things I use or the generic or store brands are cheaper than
    the name brand with the coupon. Is there a trick to collecting them?

    Doreen



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  3. #3
    angies_groups
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    I’ll tell you how I use coupons. I’ve
    been doing this for 8 months and have put together quite a pantry full of food
    and household items. It’s working great for us.



    I review the online grocery flyer as soon
    as it becomes available. Here in Savannah,
    the Kroger flyer is online Saturday morning even though the paper version won’t
    arrive until Sunday’s paper. I look for things that we use regularly that
    are on BOGO. I then go to eBay and search for a related coupon that’s 50
    cents or $1 off each item. At Kroger’s, 50 cents is just as good as a
    dollar because they double coupons up to 50 cents. I decide how many of the
    items I need and purchase the coupons accordingly. You can frequently get
    coupons for .05 each. There are a lot of people out there clipping coupons
    professionally. I buy from reputable sellers who I know will mail the next day.
    I usually get the coupons by Wednesday or Thursday at the latest and the sales
    go till Saturday.



    I’ll go over a couple of recent
    examples:



    Dial Hand Soap- on this week for $1 each.
    I found a coupon for 50 cents off (which is really $1). I will only have to pay
    tax (.07 each). I bought 20 coupons because we were running low and soap stores
    well. That will be enough to last us approximately 12 months.



    Finesse Conditioner (the only kind my
    husband uses)- on a few weeks ago for BOGO. Found a coupon for $1 off. I wanted
    to buy 12 but they didn’t have any left on the last day of the sale so I
    got a raincheck. I can purchase for $1.34 minus the $1 off. This will last us
    about 4 months.



    Honey Bunches of O’s~ they were on 2
    for $4 for the large family size. I found coupons for $1 off which made them $1
    each. THEN, I had coupons that said that for every 2 Post cereals (I think it’s
    Post), you get a free ½ gallon of milk.

    I bought 24 cereals and froze most of the
    milk. I did it over a few different trips that week so as not to make the
    cashier’s head explode.



    I find that the little bit extra I pay for
    the coupons still saves me lots of money when I buy in bulk like this. It
    should be noted that “technically”, the vendors are not selling
    coupons, they are charging for their time to cut and sort them. Selling coupons
    is illegal in the US.




    Hope that helps!



    …angie






    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of winnie295

    Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007
    12:48 AM

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : coupons








    How do some of you make out good with coupons? I never
    seem to find

    any for things I use or the generic or store brands are cheaper than

    the name brand with the coupon. Is there a trick to collecting them?













  4. #4
    Cassie
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    I have to buy an out of town paper, for almost $2.00, because our

    local town paper has lousy coupons. I go to couponmom.com on Saturday

    and get a "preview" of the coupons for the Sunday paper so I can see

    if it is worth buying or not. I have actually been saved from buying a

    paper a few times because none of the coupons were useful to me.



    I peruse the weekly ads and compare with my coupons. I will only make

    a trip out to the store if the ad and coupon can be used together.

    People in this town must not use coupons because the cashier was

    surprised once when I saved $17.00 in coupons. I have so much stuff in

    my pantry and freezer now, from Angel Food, that I only need odds and

    ends right now.



    Cassie










  5. #5
    justineannz
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    eBay for coupons? How does that work? I tried looking into it but I

    don't understand why you would pay for coupons to save money. Can

    someone explain this please?





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "angies_groups"

    <angies_groups@...> wrote:

    >

    > I'll tell you how I use coupons. I've been doing this for 8 months

    and have

    > put together quite a pantry full of food and household items. It's

    working

    > great for us.

    >

    >

    >

    > I review the online grocery flyer as soon as it becomes available.

    Here in

    > Savannah, the Kroger flyer is online Saturday morning even though

    the paper

    > version won't arrive until Sunday's paper. I look for things that

    we use

    > regularly that are on BOGO. I then go to eBay and search for a

    related

    > coupon that's 50 cents or $1 off each item. At Kroger's, 50 cents

    is just as

    > good as a dollar because they double coupons up to 50 cents. I

    decide how

    > many of the items I need and purchase the coupons accordingly. You

    can

    > frequently get coupons for .05 each. There are a lot of people out

    there

    > clipping coupons professionally. I buy from reputable sellers who

    I know

    > will mail the next day. I usually get the coupons by Wednesday or

    Thursday

    > at the latest and the sales go till Saturday.

    >

    >

    >

    > I'll go over a couple of recent examples:

    >

    >

    >

    > Dial Hand Soap- on this week for $1 each. I found a coupon for 50

    cents off

    > (which is really $1). I will only have to pay tax (.07 each). I

    bought 20

    > coupons because we were running low and soap stores well. That

    will be

    > enough to last us approximately 12 months.

    >

    >

    >

    > Finesse Conditioner (the only kind my husband uses)- on a few

    weeks ago for

    > BOGO. Found a coupon for $1 off. I wanted to buy 12 but they

    didn't have any

    > left on the last day of the sale so I got a raincheck. I can

    purchase for

    > $1.34 minus the $1 off. This will last us about 4 months.

    >

    >

    >

    > Honey Bunches of O's~ they were on 2 for $4 for the large family

    size. I

    > found coupons for $1 off which made them $1 each. THEN, I had

    coupons that

    > said that for every 2 Post cereals (I think it's Post), you get a

    free ½

    > gallon of milk.

    >

    > I bought 24 cereals and froze most of the milk. I did it over a few

    > different trips that week so as not to make the cashier's head

    explode.

    >

    >

    >

    > I find that the little bit extra I pay for the coupons still saves

    me lots

    > of money when I buy in bulk like this. It should be noted that

    > "technically", the vendors are not selling coupons, they are

    charging for

    > their time to cut and sort them. Selling coupons is illegal in the

    US.

    >

    >

    >

    > Hope that helps!

    >

    >

    >

    > …angie

    >

    >

    >

    > _____










  6. #6
    Herlean
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    Sometimes, I can find the coupon for an item I am already heading out for and it is on sale at the grocery store to boot. Most coupons I find are for convenience type foods (Hostess cupcakes, Twinkies, Fruit Snacks, even soda) stuff we don't use. I would love to find coupons for those frozen veggies, which my son loves; or meat or fresh fruit. Even cheese would be good (we eat a lot of it). Sometimes, there are coupons for paper towels, toliet paper, laundry detergentand a few things we do need. Herlean

    winnie295 <eddoreen@msworldnet.com> wrote: How do some of you make out good with coupons? I never seem to find
    any for things I use or the generic or store brands are cheaper than
    the name brand with the coupon.
    Is there a trick to collecting them?

    Doreen



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  7. #7
    angies_groups
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    It’s very simple. If you could buy a
    dollar bill for a nickel, wouldn’t you do that just as often as you
    could?






    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of justineannz

    Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007
    11:57 AM

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : Re:
    coupons








    eBay for coupons? How does that work? I tried looking
    into it but I

    don't understand why you would pay for coupons to save money. Can

    someone explain this please?











  8. #8
    Liss
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    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="109054522-06112007">>>eBay for coupons? How does that work? I tried looking into it but I don't understand why you would pay for coupons to save money. Can
    someone explain this please? <<
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="109054522-06112007">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="109054522-06112007">Well, if you're paying .05- .15 cents for someone to clip the coupon for you - and the coupon is for .50 (& you plan on doubling it at Krogers, or whatever shop), you just got .85 off.
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="109054522-06112007">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="109054522-06112007">It really depends on Where you shop and whether you are keeping an eye out on the sales flyers, etc.
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="109054522-06112007">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="109054522-06112007">It's kind of like saying, would you be willing to pay .05 or .10 to get a dollar?
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="109054522-06112007">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="109054522-06112007">~liss




 

 
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