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How often do you use coupons?

Asked at Dillons, 1740 Massachusetts St. on November 20, 2012

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Photo of Florinda Lucero

“I never used to use them but in the last six months I’ve used them more. Now I use them every time I go shopping.”

Photo of Steven Hallstrom

“As often as I find a good one. ”

Photo of Paula Smith

“Not very often. ”

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“I don’t often use them but I have a Dillons card and it’s like using coupons.”

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Klumma 5 years, 2 months ago

Ole' Boone County ain't seen the last of me. Not only can I dance but I can shoot squirrels with a 12 gauge. Yep. Can do it.

Bill Lee 5 years, 2 months ago

I use them almost every time I shop. That goes for both electronic and paper ones. It's like cutting money out of the newspaper. If the store doubles fifty cents to a dollar, it's as if I cut a dollar bill out of the paper. If you don't use coupons, but the paper printed dollar bills instead, would you cut those out?

Maddy Griffin 5 years, 2 months ago

Daily! Between the Dillon's card, the grocery coupons, and three apps, I have a coupon for almost everything.

George_Braziller 5 years, 2 months ago

I use coupons and/or my loyalty card every time I shop at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. When you're producing things to sell every dollar you can save on materials counts.

RoeDapple 5 years, 2 months ago

My kid has a filing system and spends a couple of hours every week clipping and filing coupons. She stocks up on nonperishable goods like a Prepper. Gots more Charmin than Walmart.

George_Braziller 5 years, 2 months ago

If using a 40% off coupon on a $50 item and saving $20 is for suckers then I plead guilty.

Eddie_Haskell 5 years, 2 months ago

"If you don't use coupons, but the paper printed dollar bills instead, would you cut those out?"

I doubt it. The quality wouldn't be very good. I print the best bills around, but never anything bigger than a 20. The feds don't really bother with anything smaller than a 50. But I don't use 20's at Checkers. They use those stupid pens.

Eddie_Haskell 5 years, 2 months ago

I'm not sure if Linkin Park uses paywall but all their songs sure do sound the same. At least they don't cuss.

bevy 5 years, 2 months ago

I shop at Aldi's, and get everything there cheaper than I would with a coupon at Dillon's or HyVee. (Trust me, I've tried it.) So unless you're stuck on national brands....I mean American national should try Aldi. I don't have to buy a paper, I don't spend time clipping, and I save hundreds of dollars a month on groceries. That said, if I find a good coupon for a non-grocery item (like diapers or something) I will use it - if it makes the name brand cheaper than the store brand.

Eddie_Haskell 5 years, 2 months ago

"And I don't do mobile/iphone apps."

Thank you. Apps are just more dumbing down of our already dumb society. I'll never touch an iphone as long as it means being forced to use AT&T. I'll never use itunes or pay for music again either. I have thousands of hours of music that I've obtained for free, despite overlord Google trying to stop me.

labmonkey 5 years, 2 months ago

Nobody likes the coupon user. Nobody. The checkout person hates you, everybody stuck in line behind you hates you, and the tree-huggers who's tree you killed to print that coupon hates you.

Katara 5 years, 2 months ago

I shop Aldi for some things but I have never gotten anything free from Aldi & I get grocery household items for free at both Dillon's & Hy-Vee.

I spend maybe 2-3 hours/week for clipping, organizing and making my grocery list. My average savings is 53% and I pay about $375-$400/mo for groceries (which includes the 1/4 beef I buy each year) & household products for a family of 4.

I do purchase items that my family doesn't personally use if I can get them very dirt cheap/or free and donate them.

Klumma 5 years, 2 months ago

"bevy 9 hours, 47 minutes ago

I shop at Aldi's, "

Bevy. Please. It is called Aldi. Please tell me that you do not shop at Wal-Mart(s). That is what complete Hicks refer to both.

e.g. " Hey! Ah done seen yur truck at Wallmarts. Was you a-shoppin' or jest ah lookin?"

Need I expound more?....Aldi's.....Um..Yeah...

Klumma 5 years, 2 months ago

Is Wal-Mart's gunna hahv wunnu them black shopin' deys on Fridiy thus yeer?

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