I'm not talking about coupon fanatics - just a coupon every once in a while. Don't be afraid to use them. You can end up saving yourself $100 here and there on clothes, electronics, food, even restaurants.
Here's a tip: If you love going to the movies ask your credit union or bank representative if they sell discounted movie tickets. You can save up to $3 per ticket. You may even find them at your local Acme or Shop Right supermarkets.
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May 4, '13
by sharpeimom, MSN Guide
We use them virtually every time we shop, but only if it's for something we'd buy anyway. We rent our movies or watch TV movies so don't use coupons there.
We have nine cats and they use a lot of litter. We prefer one clumping brand and when it goes on sale about four times per year, we get about 100 coupons from Ebay and stock up until the next sale rolls around. Our cats and dogs eat a super premium brand of food and coupons ranging from $3.00 to $5.00 are available from time to time and sometimes we are sent some from the company. Facebook product sites are frequently good coupon sources.
We keep a well-stocked pantry and coupons help there. We could go slightly longer than a year and live well and only have to buy perishable items, such as fresh fruits, veggies, milk, cat and dog foods, some meats, etc.
Coupons are invaluable in saving on name brands with the products we're brand name fussy about. We prefer one brand name mayo, some health and beauty stuff, Campbell's soups in some types, etc.
Before we plan to buy our cat litter, we tell the store manager that we are going to need 100
35# hampers, so he has a week or so to order it in. That way, we don't clean out his whole supply. Our super market even has their supplier deliver it to our house and if we happen to not be there, he just sets it on our front porch and we pay the store.
If you write to many big companies and tell them how much you like/enjoyed their ____,
they'll send you coupons. Conversely, if you try something and think it's horrible, tell them --but politely! I've only done that twice and received scads of coupons almost by return mail.
Last edit by sharpeimom on May 4, '13