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Interesting Fact: The first coupon was created in 1887 by Asa Candler, a businessman from Atlanta, whose hand-written tickets offered consumers a free glass of Coca-Cola. Candler’s idea transformed Coca-Cola from an insignificant tonic into a market-dominating drink. The coupon usage really increased during the Great Depression. 

Today, coupons are widely distributed through magazines, coupon envelopes, newspapers, mail, directly from the retailer and the internet.


I love using coupons although it is not as popular here. Some drugstores give coupons for discounted items and some fast food chains give coupons for discounts and freebies.

I personally don't coupon much, if it's a good deal and something I'll use then I'll use it, but I don't go out of my way to find and/or use coupons. My Mom on the other hand is an avid couponer. She spends a couple hours a week finding, cutting and prepping coupons. She goes grocery shopping twice a month and the coupons really are a big help for her though. She's save a couple hundred dollars a month doing it.

I only use coupons when I am going to fast food restaurants. My favorite coupon is McDonald's buy one Big Mac and get one Free!

In the early 1900s, discounts were available on cereals thanks to coupons,Between 1894 and 1913, an estimated one-in-nine Americans had received a free Coca-Cola, for a total of 8,500,000 free drinks. By 1895, Coca-Cola was being served in every state.

I did pretty good with coupons yesterday. I got a free coffee at Dunkin and only paid $0.50 for a $2 box of Elio's pizza.

I just printed out some coupons from Chatabout to use when I go shopping tomorrow. I'm happy that they had one for OJ.

I like coupons. It is very handy and very helpful at times. I have a 2000 pesos worth of coupon which can be used to purchase anything at SM Appliances, and I'm planning to use it sometime soon.

I know it sounds weird but I love the sound of scissors cutting into paper! It means that I am about to save some money! Those words are music to my ears. Lol, I am an avid fan of saving money any way I can and look for the best deals whenever possible.

Does anyone know any websites that allow you to print coupons without downloading one of their coupon softwares? I only have access to a printer on my college campus and the school computers do not allow me to download any sort of software without an override from the IT department. But I really wanna start couponing! Like are there any sites where I can just like download a PDF and print it like that?

This week toothpaste is on special for 1.25$, I have a 1$ coupon so each tube comes out to 0.25$. When I manage to get a good deal like this I stock up until another good special comes along.

See that's what I wanna be able to do! I never know what coupons I can double or triple or whatever of which ones you can use more than once, stuff like that!

I like coupons and use them everyday. My friend said that I was crazy woman but I think it was save my money

I love coupons! If only I could find a way to actually print them out online without having to download the coupon thingy onto a computer.

I use coupons for Bed Bath and Beyond and for Michaels almost weekly. But for groceries I find I can save more money by buying store brands.

I remember my Grandmother having boxes full of Green square coupons something like green bucks she would have tons, Go to the store on one good trip and not pay a dime from saving all year.

i love coupons but i dont go crazy i use it on things we need. it sure does save money. maybe i should try the crazy coupon thing oneday. =)

I don't buy things that I don't need or don't use just because I have a coupon for it. I have to remind myself that I am not saving money if I am buying things I don't need or use

there are not as much wonderful coupons here in Australia as it is in USA , sure wish there are more coupons hihi =D

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I want to use coupons but I have not tried to use the yet. I have a problem of getting up and walking to the comer store and getting the paper on Sunday morning to be the coupons. I need a reliable site where I can find coupons. Do any of you all get coupons off the internet.

There is a coupon section in the Bonus Area right here on Chatabout, print them, use them, and you get points for each one you use. Coupons.com has coupons, too, but you are better off using the ones on this site for the points.

Wonderful advice. Thank you. The way I see it, there's always time for coupons and loyalty cards. I've gotten really good at using both, and bringing in extra money on sites like this, and Swagbucks.

I use www.couponarmywife.com to print coupons. also can find some on facebook. Phone apps too that pay. I am an extreme couponer and save a lot. It's my job now

I did not know Facebook had a area for coupons, I will check it out along with the other sites and the coupon section here. Thanks.

Here in an apartment building, there are always people who will throw coupons in the recycling bin. When I get one I like in my own mail, I go through the recycling bin and get copies of the same coupon to use later. One of the many advantages to apartment living.

I do the same thing Leah, the only difference is I have a PO Box and I pick up my mail after hours when I get off work and several other customers toss out their junk mail. If I see something I like I go through the recycling bin the post office has set out.

Those binn are the best, aren't they? I think a lot of people don't realize what they're throwing away when they toss those coupons.

Some people don't realize the money they could save and others just don't care. My aunt is a part of the latter group and tells me she's too busy running her business to bother with coupons and loyalty clubs, but she gets envious when I cash out at swagbucks, here or various other sites! lol

Janet, many people tell me they have neither the time nor the inclination to clip and print coupons, let alone look for sales and rebates like CVS Extrabucks. I tell them to give me a list of things they buy regularly and if I can get them 40 or 50% off will they buy them from me? They always say yes, and I can make a little profit on the items after stacking store and manufacturer coupons on sale priced stuff. and keep the Extrabucks or Walgreens Register Rewards for myself. It really does work well, I have to go to the store for myself anyway.

Leah, I know exactly what you are talking about. I live in a high rise condominium and the Red Plum coupons arrive in the mail, not in the Sunday newspaper. I get at least 10 Red Plums a week from the mailroom waste basket every Tuesday. Then I get the weekly newspaper inserts from Smart Source and the monthly P&G ones from the recycle area in the underground garage. I look at it like these other people are throwing away money.

Edward I can't understand people who just don't care about coupons or saving money. With my low income it's a necessity and I've learned how to make the very very best of it. Even if I become totally financially independent I'm going to continue doing it. Why waste money when you don't have to?

Leah, I am retired and financially comfortable as I am debt free and have reasonable income and assets, but I would never pay more for something than I have to. If I can get free items I don't use or need, I donate them to local food banks and shelters. Both of them really appreciate personal care items like soap, shampoo, toothpaste and tooth brushes which I often get for free.

Well said Edward. I have some debt I need to pay off after having to move a few months ago. Another reason why I don't go far from my computer and my earning sites. Every little bit makes a difference, no matter ones financial situation.

I hate to shop, but love to save. When I leave to coupon, I always tell my husband, "well, I'm off to work honey" we laugh, I leave and come home with over $200 worth of products that I just paid $1.20 for....lol Coupons and Google are my best friends, well outside of my hubby that is ;)

I feel so excited, I saved 10.30 today at Winco. Its a minute amount but it is absolutely great to me. I was able to get a surprisingly large ammount of stuff today and i jsut feel great having finally used the coupons I have been saving up

I agree it's a wonderful feeling to get a nice chunk taken off at any store when shopping! Hopefully you keep it up and start racking up the savings for a long time to come.

Thank you Janet, I am going to try to, i have to work harder on matching coupons with what I normally buy to truly save lol. somestuff I got was because i had a coupon for it lol

Ashley, no amount is too small to save. People laugh when I say I saved 50 cents, and I'd laugh, too, if all I saved was 50 cents a year or a month. But 50 cents a day 5 days a week is $2.50 and that is $10 a month and $120 a year. And that is just 50 cents on one thing, how many times a day can you find a way to save some money? Or as you just did, save more than 50 cents?

I love the thrill couponing gives me, it makes me happy knowing that i was able to save money buying the things we want/need for the house. i want/need to get more into it though

I wouldn't call $10.30 a minute amount. That's 10% of $100!!! Good for you. I love getting savings like that. Every bit helps, and they're often not as little as we think!

I spent 190 dollarsand saved 10.30, plus saved on every item I bought since I was shopping at winco rather than a normal store

I have a hard time couponing because I find that there aren't really many for items I frequently purchase. I've found that when I try to use coupons I either buy items I don't really want, or more than I need. There are not many coupons for fresh items, fruits, veggies, etc.

If you don't have coupons for veggies/fruit/meat, things like that then you should ad match. Most Walmarts will ad match to local store ads.

Nikki, you can save some money using Checkout51: View link right now there is a $.25 cash back on tomatoes, carrots and bananas.

I am fortunate to be able to have grown a lot of our veggies this summer, and did a lot of canning, so there is actually a pretty stocked pantry right now with home grown veggies. I'll look into Checkout51. I don't shop Walmart so couldn't take advantage of that.

See that is awesome. We have a Hydroponics Garden. Just lettuce right now, but OMG they are huge!...lol I will try to do other types of veggies soon, I'm thinking strawberries this winter :)

There weren't very many good coupons in Sunday's paper. I found a few that I might be able to use at Dollar Tree, but the rest were disappointing.
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