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Do you use coupons?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by cheessus, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. cheessus

    cheessus Senior member

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    Well?

    I do. A lot of times, I just shop at Safeway because it is the most convenient. On Sundays, I cut coupons and use a lot of the coupons that I get in the mail. However, my girlfriend refuses to go to the grocery store with me because she thinks it's embarrassing how I hold up the line thumbing through my wad of coupons that I bring with me to the store. Whatever; I save an extra $10-15 every single time. A lot of times, I save 50% or more on my total bill.

    Growing up, my family never used coupons, but for some reason, I figured that it was a waste to not use them. It is pretty much free money.
     
  2. milosz

    milosz Senior member

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    I don't, but only because I don't do a lot of grocery shopping.

    When I was in high school, I worked at a Tom Thumb (Safeway) for about a year - there was a group of Asian women who came in together every double/triple coupon day, each loaded up a couple of hundred dollars worth of groceries (retail) and never walked out with a bill for more than $10. Impressed the hell out of me.
     
  3. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    I don't shop at stores that have coupons except in a pinch.
     
  4. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    No, but I should.
     
  5. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    No, but I should.

    Well said.
     
  6. BeeZee

    BeeZee Well-Known Member

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    I use coupons. In these times I think it's wise to save what you can.
     
  7. unicornwarrior

    unicornwarrior Senior member

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    I have to agree with the "no, but I should" comment as well.

    I just never feel like taking the time to look through them and most of the time I'm not willing to substitute products I like for the one's the coupons are applied to.
     
  8. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    Aren't there websites devoted to just coupons?
     
  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I use the CVS Pharmacy coupons, especially the $10 off with a purchase of $50 or more.
     
  10. Threak

    Threak Senior member

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    I sometimes use store coupons at drugstores and auto parts stores, where they usually have a stack of the weekly circular at the front of the store. I'll use printable coupons I find online too. I don't check the newspaper to clip manufacturer's coupons though.
     
  11. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    ONline, I usually look for coupon codes. In person no.
     
  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ONline, I usually look for coupon codes. In person no.

    Ditto
     
  13. Milhouse

    Milhouse Senior member

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    Borders, the bookstore, emails me coupons all the time. When I lived in the States, I used those coupons all the time.

    At the grocery store, not really. I rarely found coupons for grapes or steak or rice or other basic food items. It was always for prepackaged stuff that I don't eat.
     
  14. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    I knocked $23.50 off a $74.00 grocery ring last week using coupons.
     
  15. cheessus

    cheessus Senior member

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    I don't, but only because I don't do a lot of grocery shopping.

    When I was in high school, I worked at a Tom Thumb (Safeway) for about a year - there was a group of Asian women who came in together every double/triple coupon day, each loaded up a couple of hundred dollars worth of groceries (retail) and never walked out with a bill for more than $10. Impressed the hell out of me.


    I have an aunt who was like that...before coupons couldn't be doubled or tripled anymore. [​IMG]
     
  16. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Used to use coupons and the "club card" or whatever equivalent is back when I was in college. Regular supermarket etc. Now in NYC it's harder to get to a place that doesn't suck that has coupons. I usually just go to Whole Foods....not sure if they have coups...
     
  17. B2C2V

    B2C2V Senior member

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    Primarily Costco's monthly coupon book.
     
  18. indy116

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    I get on a kick and use them for a few weeks, then forget about them for a few months.. rinse, repeat. Rarely buy stuff online w/o at least scouring the web for a free shipping coupon.
     
  19. benlee321

    benlee321 New Member

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    only if its a good deal otherwise im too lazy.
     
  20. ArMiXiA

    ArMiXiA Well-Known Member

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    I use coupons whenever I can ! As long as total savings is > $1.00
     

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