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Anyone else use coupons??? I am getting back into the habit of couponning after not doing it for awhile.

Tomorrow our local Kroger is doing triple coupons up to .39 and double coupons .40-1.00. (one day only thing) So I have printed the ad, made my list and gethered my coupons to see what I can save.

We had a woman in line infront of us about a month or so ago who had a whole buggy of groceries and when she was done with her coupons she paid $11.89. :shock:

I'll post after the trip tomorrow...what I save is going to pay on a few of the validated CA accounts.

Chrissy




Allrighty...we are back from our grocery shopping. Went to Kroger and total bill was $107.84...after coupons and discounts $43.39...yay!!!!

We got enough groceries to totally fill the back of the van.

On another note- school supplies were a big need for us (3 kids going to school this year and I am enrolled in school full time also) and we were able to find one subject note books for .01, crayola crayons for .20/box, rulers .05 ea, folders .05 each, and pencils #10 for .10, back packs 2 for 9.99, highlighters .19ea, wide rulled and college ruled filler paper .25 a pack, and composition notebooks for .19. I got everyones school supply list completely filled for less than $30 together (and we bought plenty of extra notebooks, crayons, and filler paper to last the rest of the year).

Whoo hoo!


Chrissy

Sub: #1 posted on Sat, 08/15/2009 - 17:11

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Great job! Isn't it amazing how much you can save using coupons? In the past I would use a coupon here and there but nothing major. I was never big on it and could not understand why all the women in front of me at the stores would use so many! Boy was I wrong!

When we hit hard times, I really started to budget and did the old "watch the sales flyer thing" and cut coupons.

I then realized that weeks after I would get coupons-things would go on sale. So I started planning around that. Now I get carts of stuff for a few bucks. I love it! I have a stockpile like you would not believe!

I am hooked and I love it. We saved so much money with coupons. I am in the South and we don't have Kroger-we have Publix. They have some pretty good deals and BOGO sales.

Glad you are saving! Keep up the good work! :lol:

Sub: #2 posted on Sun, 08/16/2009 - 18:17

girlndebt girlndebt

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I love my coupons....and I have done the $200 shopping trips that only cost $30 after coupons. My trick is I stock up on the coupons I use a lot and the freebie ones too. For example, there was recently a $2.50 off coupon on dishwasher tabs....cascade I think. I got 10 of the them...waited for them to go on sale for $2.99...bingo....dishwashing needs done for a year!

www.thecouponclippers.com This service is my godsend...I order the coupons I need and use most often.

Sub: #3 posted on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 05:01

SOAPLADY SOAPLADY
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I just posted. Where did it go? I guess I wrote too much! Way to go with the Cascade. You have Cascade to last 1 year-I got a years supply of Electrasol Tabs. Looks like we will have clean dishes for a while. lol

Sub: #4 posted on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 15:51

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i love coupons but i have noticed that sometimes with the coupon the name brand is still more than if you would buy the generic or going to the dollar store.

Sub: #5 posted on Thu, 08/27/2009 - 10:52

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i noticed that, too ^^ i also notice that my local wal mart is often cheaper than the dollar store (they have things that are say two for a dollar for example)
i really should look into coupons as groceries can be very expensive (as other household products)

Sub: #6 posted on Thu, 08/27/2009 - 11:02

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You have to know your prices...that is all part of the game. Certain products I will not buy at the dollar store....the quality on some of the cleaning products is low...I end up using more than the name brand so I not skimp. I do shop at walmart and I do use some of their house brand products.

Sub: #7 posted on Thu, 08/27/2009 - 11:37

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soaplady, i agree :) there are some things i will not buy at the dollar store but i love it for getting some simple things.. it is also a lot closer than other stores for me so it saves on gas :)

Sub: #8 posted on Thu, 08/27/2009 - 11:40

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i love the dollar stores but yes i do agree alot of times i have noticed that they are pricier than walmart. so like she said you do have to know your prices. I got alot of friends that swear on giant eagles fuel perks so i did try it out some things there were very good deals others were horribly expensive. so the money that you spent extra for the free perks wouldnt have mattered if that makes sense? i dont know if i just made that confusing but it makes sense in my head! LOL!

Sub: #9 posted on Thu, 08/27/2009 - 18:09

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I agree that buying generic can be cheaper-sometimes. If I need something in a pinch and I don't have a stockpile of it or coupons to combine with a sale-yes, I buy generic.

But, the way I try to do it nowadays is buy multiple papers, print internet coupons-trade coupons-whatever I can to get the most coupons of things I know I need/buy. I combine those with BOGO sales, clearance, and stack store coupons with manufacturer coupons. Most of these things I buy on sale are not generic, but I get them for pennies or for free. Seems to be working out for me so far.

As far as the dollar store, I do still go for holiday stuff (decorations) and little knick knacks, but don't shop for toiletries or food there anymore. I usually find it cheaper in other stores---especially Walmart.

It is great to save money on your everyday necessities. It leaves more money for other things-especially if you need it to pay off debt. That is how I started couponing in the first place.
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Sub: #10 posted on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 04:56

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