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Coupons, Coupons, and More Coupons!

Written on October 9th, 2009 by Hopeno shouts

I always scratch my head when people say they don’t cut coupons! Aren’t you reading the Sunday paper anyway? If you aren’t, you should be. It takes all of five minutes to go through the coupon section and cut them out! Then pick your grocery store and go through the circular. I usually go to Publix. They will double all your coupons up to .50, meaning a .50 coupon will actually save you $1.00. Also, Publix offers one mystery item a week for 1 penny (with coupon). Sometimes, it’s bottled water, paper towels, even a frozen pizza! When you go through the circular, circle the items that are on sale that you would normally buy anyway, then go through your coupons and try to find ones that match up…and BAM! you have just doubled your savings! There are also online websites that offer free coupons, like www.shortcutsavings.com. This week, they have a .50 coupon for Pilsbury refrigerated cookie dough (among other things). Publix often has a buy one get one free ad on these, so when you put thos together, you are getting a $2.50 package of cookie dough for about a dollar!

If you really want to add up your savings, you can go through all the circulars and coupons and then go to several different stores to get the best deals. I am not willing to spend the extra time & gas to do this, but I’ve seen people pay $40 for a HUGE amount of groceries doing this! So, please use your coupons when you can. It’s like throwing away cash, when you don’t cut them out of the paper…and I know you wouldn’t do that?