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      Max0125 wrote Aug 2, 2010
    • Loved your article! I used to think that coupons were a bother until I turned them into a personal competion. Now I get upset if I don’t have coupons.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Aug 2, 2010
    • same here-so far this year I’ve saved $1,000!  Passed the mark today.



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      Max0125 wrote Aug 3, 2010
    • Keeping tabs on how much you save in a year is an awesome idea to keep up the motivation. I think that I will start my yearly tally. Thanks!



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      Trudy S wrote Aug 3, 2010
    • THis is a great article.  I recently had a coupon discussion with colleagues at work.  We had all noticed that coupons are much fewer than they used to be and not as good a value.  Also noticed that they used to be good for 1 year and now you are lucky if you 3 months.

      This isn’t just since the economy went south either...it has probably been in decline in the last 5-10 years.

      I have never been a very good coupon shopper however as I am not that apt to buy highly processed foods.  I don’t buy name brand sugar laden cereals and diapered my child with cloth diapers.  

      Saying that, our local Kroger affiliate now gives coupons on meat and fresh vegetables which I ALWAYS use.  They now also do ‘electronic coupons’ where I can download the coupon to my customer card and not have to cut anything out.  I wish there were more organizations doing that - save a tree already.  Often, if I did cut out a coupon, it would either expire or I’d lose it before I’d use it.

      There has to be a better way.  How about just publish the reduced prices w/o having a cut-out coupon.  Aren’t we more sophisticated shoppers than our mothers were?  Can’t we shop for value w/o that little piece of paper to encourage us?

      Food for thought!



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      Carine Nadel wrote Aug 3, 2010
    • you‘re so right-there are much less to redeem.  but look for the deals-don’t forget to look at your flyers too!  and sign up for savings at the stores you know you’ll frequent.

      Yesterday-I saved $12 at Bed, Bath and Beyond w/ my 20% off coupons on coffees for our “specialty” coffee-makers.  it was like getting 1-1/2 of 4 free!



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      Brimstone1968 wrote Aug 4, 2010
    • Read your article and it was very nice, thank you.  Everytime I read about coupons I am further encouraged to continue using mines.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Aug 4, 2010
    • last night-free movie passes and a 2for1 for dinner!  total savings were a bit over $30!



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      Jan Orga wrote Aug 4, 2010
    • Read the article and I’m inspired to begin couponing again. It takes focus and work and I’ve fallen off the wagon more than once. It makes sense to save $$ though!



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