Posted May 31, 2011 - 8:45 am
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Posted Jun 6, 2011 - 6:46 am
And if you know a senior citizen, take them with you to shop - some of our local grocery stores will give an extra discount a certain day of the week for seniors!
I'd never thought of this, I know Marshalls and a few other stores offer it. I'll have to find out and drag my dad along shopping if that's the case
Posted Jun 8, 2011 - 8:12 am
I too could never keep track of so many items and coupons, I tend to buy smaller orders at a time with coupons and have also taken it out to the car and come back and do another order ...I guess I just can't think. I give my store card first too, it is easier to see .... I go crazy trying out how to unload the cart, watch the register, watch the coupons, watch it all getting bagged etc. I love coupons but sometimes I am completely exhausted at the end of it all. I also started making envelopes for the shopping trip for each store and the list written right on the envelope (I have even used envelopes from mail I opened and was going to throw out anyhow). I have seen people use zippered notebooks with baseball card sheets inside but I don't have that many coupons and it seems to heavy and bulky to carry....Do others have tips?
many of these people are using spreadsheets ... I can PM you examples of peoples websites where they show how much a item is and their coupons etc with final cost...
Posted Jun 12, 2011 - 11:17 am
Posted Jun 13, 2011 - 5:12 am
Posted Jun 13, 2011 - 7:44 am
Are you talking about the show? It's because they are fraudulently using coupons, both fake and on products they aren't intended for. Several parties featured, including stores and TLC, are under investigation for major coupon fraud.
Nice to hear that that show looked so fake.
Posted Jun 16, 2011 - 7:49 am
Posted Jun 16, 2011 - 1:32 pm
I went to the grocery store the other day and my total was almost $100, I pulled out 4 coupons and they took $3.10 off my bill, the lady behind me asked me if I was one of those extreme couponers like on tv? I used 4 coupons and my total was still over $90! It was odd and funny at the same time.
I think that since the show has gotten so much attention people are being difficult. I verified the store policy at a certain Publix regarding register rewards yesterday and this morning when I went in someone else had a different story so we had to void and redo whole order split into I don't know how many orders.
I understand cashiers not wanting to do something wrong but it's a whole different inconvenience when after verifying with customer service manager yesterday a different scenario is created today AND they wouldn't give me anything in writing to avoid more trouble on next visit. They contradict even their own coupon policies to try and make life difficult but I played by the rules they decided to follow today and used up all my register rewards from free bayer this week.
Posted Jun 17, 2011 - 6:43 am
Posted Jun 17, 2011 - 7:05 am
I wish they would show how much these folks spend on couponing. For instance the chic who gets 4 papers on Sunday. Here our papers are almost $3 each. And then the cost of the ink to print the internet coupons. That all adds up which they of course don't show.
I totally agree. I think many of them buy coupons as well and that adds up I would imagine:eek:
I just feel so empty that I don't have 400+ rolls of tp or 55 bottles of hot sauce, you never know when u might need those! The only one is really admired was the guy who donated tons of stuff to the homeless shelter. The others IMHO are hoarders:(
Posted Jun 17, 2011 - 7:56 am
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Posted Sep 3, 2011 - 12:39 pm
I liked the guy who did the donations to the troops. I like watching stories like that one. But the other stories are kind of sad.
Actually since I stopped clipping coupons - I actually find myself spending less money as I am shopping less.
He donated 1000 boxes of cereal, or something like that, but he still had like 30 lifetimes worth of deodorant and toothpaste in his house !?!? That's kind of odd.
I think to do well with coupons you have to know the prices of items you normally use, so you know when something isn't a good price when it's on sale or with coupons. And you have to realize that even if something is a great deal at $0.99 because is normally costs $10, it's a bad deal if you won't ever use it or it expires.
Posted Sep 3, 2011 - 6:32 pm
Posted Sep 5, 2011 - 4:31 pm
Posted Sep 7, 2011 - 5:26 am
And I wish they would be more truthful in how much is really spent/saved.
They never show how much they spend on getting the coupons. Nor do they say how many hours per week is spent clipping, comparison shopping and even the time spent on each shopping trip.
The last episode I saw they spent over 6 hours in one store. I mean that could translate in close to me missing like $200 plus in pay away from my job!
They kind of just brush over how many hours are spent and how they get the coupons and how much they spend to get the coupons... 6 hours in 1 store, that's crazy! Or the one woman who's babysitter called and canceled right before she was leaving so she had to bring her son, how much does she spend on a babysitter to go shopping? If you're good with saving money why would you get spend money on a babysitter to shop?
I will get 1 or 2 of something that's free that we don't use and give it to a neighbor or my son, but 25 !?!?!?!? Why? Why would someone want to have shelves of stuff they don't use taking up space in their house?
Posted Sep 7, 2011 - 6:23 am
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