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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.

Katherine Worley
I absolutely LOVE coupons! Nothing made me happier when I found out that I could earn points on here from using coupons!
Tanya Arcucci
Apparently it's national coupon month. Maybe that means there will be better coupons in the paper and more of them. That would be nice.
Tanya Phillip
I never knew that coupons were celebrated but it is a good concept, I wish this trend was popular here in the UK, there are hardly any coupon distribution here.
Tanya Arcucci
That bites. Do they have internet coupons there? I get some of mine that way. I hope they start having coupons more over there.
Hadia Wyne
I have been visiting a lot of sites and I have been on instagram and I hear target has really good deals this week and plus great coupons
Tanya Arcucci
I always forget to check Target's site for coupons. I went there this week to get cheese for our cook out, but I didn't have any coupons.
Tanya Arcucci
Today I got a package of Simply Potatoes for 50 cents. They're on sale for $2 and I had a 75 cent off coupon that doubled to $1.50.
Hadia Wyne
wow that deal sounds good..i am just starting to coupon and it is addicting but i need to save a ton so I can shop more
Addy M
I was so excited this morning to set out for a new couponing experience. Then, I was side tracked by my printer. I couldn't get things to print . I had to install my printer again and it was still not printing wireless. I lost my Post Total coupon as it said it reached it's limits, but it actually never printed. But, on the bright side, got Ibota and Check Out 51. So I will start my adventure tomorrow!
Petra Teeter
I love it how Target lets you use CartWheel with mobile coupons plus store coupons plus manufacturer's coupons on top of their sales!!
Petra Teeter
Yes, coupons have been helping me for many years cutting down on household cost. It became highly important 16 years ago when I decided to cut off my career, work part time and become a Mom full time.
Janet Elder
Coupons are an amazing way to cut your bill down in many instances. I have trimmed my bill at various locations by up to 90 percent using coupons and mobile discounting sites. In this day and age it's savvy shoppers world!
Tanya Arcucci
It's Sunday so I have to clip coupons. My housemate gave me the ones from his Sunday paper (2 Smartsource & 2 redplum), I got 4 Redlum ones from local papers and I printed some off the web the other day. I need to print the new ones tomorrow.
Bridget Jones
It was like Christmas today when I saw there were four coupon inserts in the Sunday paper, I did not actually look through the inserts yet to see if there were any good ones though. Tomorrow, I will be clipping and organizing also.
Tanya Arcucci
I love when they have more than one of each book. More coupons equal more savings. I need more of those!
Michelle Beck
It is is a great day when there are multiple packets in the paper. especially when there are good coupons too.
Tanya Arcucci
I love when they have the "$1 off of 3 hamburger helper" or "50 cents off of two Betty Crocker mashed potatoes." ones. I wait until they're on sale 10/$10 and get a free one.
Michelle Beck
i was excited to see these as well because this coming week our local store is doing the 10/10 on beatty crocker and hamburger helper great time to stock up
Bridget Jones
My grocery store doesn't change sales items until Wednesday. So hopefully, I will have some sales that match up to the newly released coupons.
Angela Hamon
HI Tanya and Michelle are they doing double coupons on that deal? you guys will clean up for sure! Are you going to make a post section and put photos of your adventure or the treasures?
Tanya Arcucci
They do double coupons here. I've never posted pics of what I've gotten before. I'm just happy to get some god deals.
Michelle Beck
sadly nobody double coupons in my area. boy i could really clean up if i was able to double my coupons. i also have never posted pics but have thought about it in the past.
Tanya Arcucci
I wish they did double them in your area. It helps me save a lot more money, especially when there are good sales.
Tammy Ranabargar Pence
In today's economy I think it is just ignorant not to use coupons. I work 2 small part time jobs my husband is disabled we try to save every penny we can....literally I save pennies!
Amanda Grace
Nothing wron with saving pennies. I have never understood people that toss them... they add up and as the saying goes, every penny counts!
L. H.
I agree every penny is one step closer to a dollar. Why on earth would you just throw that away? I need to get couponing more. :)
Michelle Beck
just yesterday i went to the store and spent 41.00 saved 22.00 in coupons so my orignal bill was over $60 and then i got a $1.40 on my fuel savers card which means when i fill up on gas at the pump i will only pay 1.77. i cant say enough how much i love coupons
Amy Ledesma
I love coupons too! ! They have helped us save so much money.Sometimes people roll their eyes when they see my wad of coupons but I always try to be very organized and make sure to not hold anyone else up because I think that is rude.I got behind a woman once with coupons and a electronic tablet she was price matching and she lost her page and made everyone in line behind her wait till she found her page again.It took a long time and I felt like saying get it together! Being organized makes things go much faster.I use a small coupon binder the size of a mini photo album and as I place items in my cart I place the coupon into a paperclip in my hand .When I get into the line all my coupons are in that clip and I simply remove the clip and hand the coupons to he cashier.
Pegeen McConnell
I never hand all my coupons over in one big batch. It's way to hard to make sure that they all go through. I had them in small batches so I can watch carefully.
Pegeen McConnell
Oh, I also wanted to mention that if I have a bunch of coupons and there is someone behind me with only a few items, I always offer to let them go in front of me.
Pegeen McConnell
Plus I have been known to warn people who get in line behind me that I have a lot of coupons and if there's another line equally as long/short, they would be better off going in that line.
Amy Ledesma
Well thats the way I do it because Im standing there watching to make sure each one scans. If it does not scan I say something.
Bryan Kyner
Coupons are awesome, I just wonder how I can save a lot of coupons up and not have them expire.
Cloi Rowley
It pays to ask if any of the stores in your area accept expired coupons. For a long time, I assumed none of the stores nea r me did. Turns out that two of the stores I frequent will take them for a month after they expire.
Kirsten Myers
I am new to coupon apps and recently have had a bit of trouble with trying to snap pictures of long receipts. Does anyone else have trouble getting their smart phone to take a snap of longer receipts? Any tips? I use Checkout 51 and Ibotta and Shoparoo (this one helps out my grandkids school). I have had trouble with 3 or 4 receipts not being approved on Checkout 51 and on Ibotta when they were long.
Michelle Beck
for most sites such as ibotta and checkout 51 they offer the ability to take multiple shots of longer receipts so just take as many pics as you need and upload them. i use several of the app sites and the only one that i know of that doesnt let you take multiple pictures of longer receipts is receipt pal which is really annoying because i could be making so much more money with them but my receipts are typically very long.
Pegeen McConnell
Yeah, I use check out 51 and I always have to enter my receipt in 3 - 5 pieces. I try to remember to buy the checkout 51 items in a seperate transaction so there's a shorter receipt.
M. L. Monroe
As soon as I start earning a steady stream of income online ... be it $5 or $25 ... I am going to save it up for one of those fancy smart phones so I can use all those coupons they have for things like tide, dawn, zip lock bags or what ever. Until then, I'm just not going to bother, without a printer there's no point.
Michelle Beck
if you have a tablet most of these app sites work for them as well. i dont have a fancy phone either tracfone all the way baby but i do have a tablet with a camera and dont have any problem doing checkout 51, receipt pal, receipt hog, shopmium, jingit or ibotta with them. those i know for sure will work on a tablet. on a side note if you have a digital camera you can still do checkout 51 from your computer all the other sites however do require a tablet or a phone.
M. L. Monroe
Did you say digital camera? Yes ... now that I do have although I don't own a tablet. Do you mean to say all I have to do is take a shot of my PC screen and I can use that to redeem ... in some cases that is ... a coupon??
Michelle Beck
nope what i mean is if you should sign up for checkout 51. each thursday the list of items changes. if you purchase any of the items on the list you take a picture of receipt and load it on their site and you earn money for items that you purchased that were on the list. once you reach $20 they send you a check. its a great way to get money back on things you were buying anyway. unfortunately this is the only site that i know of that lets you do this with the digital camera. i bought a super cheap tablet on amazon dragon touch cost 65.00 with free shipping and thats what i use to do all the apps. no way was i going to buy a 350 tablet just to do my coupons couldnt justify the price.
Pegeen McConnell
Yes, I love check out 51 because it allows "old school" users like me to download the receipt using digital camera and PC.
Diane Ziegler
I love a good coupon and use them whenever I can. I figure if they are going to provide them them why not take advantage. Not only for food items but restaurants too!
Michelle Beck
i couldnt agree more the only time we go to a restaurant anymore is if we have a coupon. saves us big not only at the store but restaurants and lately i have been using groupon and have been able to score a family photo package for $20 that normally would cost over $75. As a stay at home mom this is my job well besides keeping the kids happy and healthy that is. lol.
Amanda Grace
there are tons of restaurant coupons, and in my eyes those are where the big savings come in handy! Join a list, get a freebie. What coupon could be better?
Angela Hamon
IS anyone having trouble with Dollar General honoring their own digital coupons? We are. It looks like they are going the way of KMart, and adding digital coupons to your account that not even the most scrupulous care will make them work at the register. Either that or I buy the wrong item 100% of the time? Hardly! :)
Amanda Grace
I always have problems using any kind of coupon at DG...I also think they have a really sucky coupon ploicy all the way around.
Bridget Jones
I gave up on using coupons at Dollar General quite a while ago. My store normally doesn't have the size specified on the coupon or even when they have the exact product, the register will not accept the coupon and the cashiers at my store don't actually try to resolve the issue, they just hand it back and say there is nothing they can do.
Linda Campbell
I don't remember my Mom ever shopping with coupons. But I cut them out all the time. Cannot see paying full price when there is a coupon to save you some money. I am proud when I hand them my coupons. To me I am saying "I'm a smart shopper!"
Tammy Burcham
I don't think we used coupons much either. We also live in an area that the stores don't really compete with each other like they do in bigger cities.For me I have always found it cheaper to do generic even if I had a coupon for name brand. I do remember green stamps. You could either save for an item or a full book was worth 2.50. I wish that would come back.
Linda Campbell
Oh I won't use a coupon if generic is cheaper. But for certain things like the coffee we like I use the coupons. Some brands I just like and use and won't go generic just to save a few cents.
Amy Ledesma
I love coupons and I use them for Brand name items all the time.Very seldom do I get anything generic that holds up tastewise maybe crackers or icecream but not alot of other stuff so to me its a waste of money to buy stuff I dont like.Sometimes with a coupon the item is cheaper or even free and nothing tastes as good as free.
Pegeen McConnell
If you save the coupon and match it up with a sale, then chances are you can get the name brand for cheaper than generic.
Byron Halsey
I didn't really used to use coupons but with todays economy, its a great way to save money. I don't really use coupons in the traditional sense however, I usually cruise the internet online on sites like retail me not. I usually go there for pizza promo codes!
Jennifer Hicks
I taught my 21 year old and 18 year old how to coupon. It helps them make it through college.They work part-time jobs, go to college and have their own apartments. They are able to afford groceries and shampoo by using coupons. It makes me proud to know they are not on assistants and are doing it their selves.Thanks to using coupons.
Sheila Evans
I am married 48 years. I have used coupons since the very beginning of my marriage. I don't think I could have survived during those early years without watching our money, and that included using coupons. It makes me laugh now, so many years later, that people are telling everyone to START using coupons.
Addy M
It is funny you say that. I remember my mother using coupons as a kid and it seemed like it was not for everyone. Now, it's like the thing to do; it's cool!
Amy Ledesma
Im using my mothers coupon binder and its 30 years old. She joined a couponing and rebating club back in the 70s so couponing honestly is nothing new.
Amanda Grace
LOL... I did not know they had coupons 48 years ago. So many people do not use them and I do not understand why...Just like making money online...
Anita Glass
I love using coupons! I like it even better when the coupons are doubled!! Unfortunately that doesn't happen much where I live, but when it does, I'm running to the store like crazy! :-).
Pegeen McConnell
Yeah, it's great. The grocery store where I do most of my shopping will double coupons up to $1 - so 75 centers become $1.50.
Bridget Jones
My local grocery store still doubles coupons up to 55 cents. I am very fortunate that they still double because I know many of the stores have stopped that practice.
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