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Do you clip coupons?

Asked at Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth St. on November 10, 2008

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“I clip coupons, if I remember to bring them, to save money.”

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“I do clip coupons, but usually it’s at the request of my girlfriend.”

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“Sometimes I clip coupons if I get around to it.”

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“Yes. I clip coupons to save money.”

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Flap Doodle 9 years, 7 months ago

I also fold, spindle & mutilate coupons.

countrygirl 9 years, 7 months ago

Coupons don't help much if you buy mostly store brands. I do use them for things like TP and toothpaste though.

sgtwolverine 9 years, 7 months ago

No, I don't block coupons from behind and below the waist on a football field.

tonythetiger 9 years, 7 months ago

I don't ever need anything they advertise. There are never sales on fresh produce. I like Peanut butter though. Natural of course. Maybe some almonds and peanuts without the shell?Maybe you could put a coupon on for Krispy Kreme Krullers?

mom_of_three 9 years, 7 months ago

I used to, and I did save some money. But then time got away, but I would like to start again. It's the game of seeing how much I can save which enjoy.

twinetowngirl 9 years, 7 months ago

If you know what you are doing, and watch the sale ads you can really save a lot of money with little effort. Last week, my bill before coupons was 105.79...after...42.12 You do the math! I am new to this, but have seen or heard of people having that big of a bill and walking out for less than 10.00...THAT is my goal!

PapaB 9 years, 7 months ago

I do, then forget to take them to the store.I love embarrassing my wife by pulling out a coupon at a restaurant.

hawklet21 9 years, 7 months ago

I only clip the ones that I actually need. Toothpaste, toilet paper, cheese... those are the best coupons. I'll also use them if I find something new that I wanted to try but didn't want to pay full price for.

sunflower_sue 9 years, 7 months ago

No. I use to, until I found out that It is always cheaper for me to buy the store brand than to use a coupon. Toilet paper might be the one I would use if I could find one for my brand. Gotta pamper the tushy.

Topside 9 years, 7 months ago

Janette said it all. I clip 'em and forget 'em. Dang my feeble memory.

Kat Christian 9 years, 7 months ago

I do but end up not using them because they are usually for name brand items that I can get cheaper by using off/store brands. So it's rather a waist of energy and a disappointment most of the tiem. Of course there is the occasionally bargin which are far and few between. Also I've notice that coupons off buy 3 and save instead of buy 2 and save. You're saving even less. I don't think coupons are that much of a bargain anymore.

wifemotherslave 9 years, 7 months ago

Most coupons are for prepackage food items and over priced TP, toothpaste and the like. You can save money by having a garden, buying in bulk and buying things that you actually need when they go on sale. Read the circulars and plan a menu..that's how you save money.

Deja Coffin 9 years, 7 months ago

I clip them sometimes but usually forget about them when I go shopping. I think I'd be more into it if I knew of a place that did the ole' double coupon day. Do any stores around here do that? All the mommy money saving blogs talk about double coupon day but the only place I knew that did that was Food 4 Less and well, doesn't look like I'll be going there.

alm77 9 years, 7 months ago

Nope. I shop at Aldi and can feed a family of 5 on less than $120 a week. Although, I do run to Dillions for things I forgot to buy and use my card there. twine, where do you get your coupons? I've never been able to get coupons to work for me. Usually there is a competing brand all ready on the shelf for less than the item I have a coupon for...

Jennifer Forth 9 years, 7 months ago

Never! I hate them and everything they represent. Buy in bulk, shop responsibly and you don't need them or need any of the garbage they want you to buy.

TacoBob 9 years, 7 months ago

Same question - where does one get coupons? Sunday paper of course, but are there others sources out there?

Wendy magillicutty 9 years, 7 months ago

hey thanks buffylo! that is helping me with my guilt of clipping and not using...seriously!

sgtwolverine 9 years, 7 months ago

Prospector, in that case, if you can get away with it, I wouldn't complain about a few illegal chop blocks on coupons. You can do some of that stuff in the line, but clipping is hard to get away with because it's in the open field.If tomorrow's question is "Do you block coupons below the waist while they're engaged with another blocker?" I'll laugh and laugh and laugh.

sgtwolverine 9 years, 7 months ago

Prospector, I love line play; it produces some great images: of the best sports images feature some sort of conflict, and the most frequent conflict on the football field happens between the largest, angriest, most violent players on the field: the linemen. The only problem I have is when I run into those obnoxious offenses that are all packed in behind the line and only run into the line (what I call the Group Hug offense). Then I just get pictures of bunches of players.The Group Hug offense looks sort of like this:

sgtwolverine 9 years, 7 months ago

No, sue, I haven't noticed anything strange like that. We had two kids suffer concussions, but those aren't really out of the ordinary.In any case, I'm not a fan of the tighter-than-skin-tight football jerseys. I know the reason for them -- they're harder to grab -- but they look kind of dumb, especially when they're on an oversize lineman.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 7 months ago

Anybody know where one can get a deal on some spiced ham?

sunflower_sue 9 years, 7 months ago

sgt, we had a run on our hs football players getting knocked out cold this year. Have you noticed any such phenomenon up in those parts? We got those new "skinny-tight-impossible to get on" jerseys this year. Maybe that had something to do with it???

Jennifer Forth 9 years, 7 months ago

Dillons has those silly little keycards that save you mere pennies on gas. HyVee at least gives you ten bucks back which is the better deal. If manfacturers were so interested in us saving money, we wouldn't have to jump through hoops to get it. Make the coupon an in-built feature of the keycard or if you purchase two and be done with it. We are talking about the 21st century here, even in Kansas. The technology has existed for a long time already. Marion if that makes me a snob, so be it.

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