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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 used one coupon at Dollar Tree today and I will be printing some in a few. I didn't get a chance to do it yesterday.

I printed out a few coupons from Swagbucks and I'll be bringing the $1 off one 20 count Excedrin" one with me on Monday. I used a coupon that was loaded to my card at Giant today.

I bought another large bag of marshmallows for 19 cents with another dollar off coupon ( the first bag has mysteriously disappeared...)

I got a bunch of coupons for the cat in my email this week. Now those are the emails I like to get. :)

I used a few coupons at Giant today. I saved $7.47 with those on top of the sales and my discount. I like that Giant has weekly coupon deals if you spend $25.

I added some digital coupons to my Giant card and activated some on SavingStar. I should be able to use a few regular ones on my next shopping trip.

I used a coupon today to get a free bottle of Excedrin Extra Strength at Dollar Tree. The coupon is still available on coupons.com if anyone else wants to get them.

using the P&G coupon insert from Sunday that I commented on below, you can get the 14 count size Tide Pods at CVS for $1.94 after the $3 off P&G coupon. Also the P&G insert has a BOGO coupon on Febreze Air Fresheners. CVS has them for $3.79 with a store Buy One Get One 50% off so the Buy One Get One Free will take off $3.79 and you will pay $1.90 on the second at 50% off. Your mileage may vary depending on your store policies, but that is how my store works the BOGO coupons.
Summary: $1,90 for two fresheners

Our $1.24 large fresh apple pie at Kroger soon disappeared! I have been saving that $1.25 coupon for weeks until I found one at half price $2.49. Making it a $1.24 bargain!

I really need to get better with couponing. Does anyone have any suggestions of which sites to go to? Or where to get maybe free stuff?

You can print coupons from Redplum and Smartsource online. The best way to get free stuff is to find coupons for $1 off of two items, and wait for a 10/$10 sale. I can usually get free pasta and Knorr sides that way. If stores there double coupons, you can use a $0.50 off one on stuff that's $1 and get it free. I use "$1 off two" coupons at Dollar Tree like $1 off two packs of Hormel pepperoni or Palmolive soap.

Wow thanks! Do you have any trouble with retailers taking your coupons? I'm worried about it especially since ink is so expensive now.

I did a medium sized shopping trip the other day and my total came to $85. After sales, coupons and my discount, I only paid $44. I saved $41!

I almost never manage to get something entirely free but today I got three large bags of chips in Kroger for $1.20. They were on sale for a dollar, then I had two X forty cent coupons, then buying three gave a dollar coupon off your next shopping trip.

be sure to get as many P&G coupon inserts in tomorrow's papers as you can. There will be a Buy One Get One Free coupon on Febreze Air Fresheners, a $3 off a 14 count Tide Pods or Gain Flings package and $1.50 off two mutipacks of Oral B toothbrushes or 50 cents off one Oral B. And either $3 off or $4 off Gillette or Venus razors. All can make deals with any sales prices and / or Extrabucks or Register Rewards or Target gift cards depending on who is offering what for purchases

Thank you for posting this! I'm sure I can use the Febreeze coupon somewhere and I can use the $0.50 Oral B one at Giant or Dollar Tree.

I have been wanting to learn how to coupon for a while now but u haven't go to it! I would like to find a good source that would help me

I used four coupons today and saved $4.60. I had some on my store card, but they didn't work for some reason. :/

thats good that you were able to save almost five bucks. we have an app at target that holds digital coupons like that as well. i love it.

I have had no luck with the Kroger electronic coupons downloaded to the card, they just don't work and the staff say there's nothing they can do in the store.

@Sarah I haven't tried Cartwheel yet, but I really should.

@Tracy Unfortunately, the reason they can't fix it in the store is that they can't prove the coupons are on the card. I have the same problem at work and people get mad at me for it.

Well I didn't get mad at them, I just haven't bothered trying to download them since! I had another problem downloading online coupons- they would not download until I gave them a valid 'phone number. So downloading hasn't been much use for me so far : )

I'm happy that you don't get mad at the cashiers. :) I wish the coupons would download for you so you could save more money.

The only time I would be angry is if they were disrespectful to me personally- actually the cashiers where I mostly shop know me and go out of their way to be helpful and polite : )

That's cool. I'm nice to everyone, but it's cool that I have a few regulars now. One is an older lady who likes to tell me about her pets. :)

My health took a downturn a few years ago and some days the bank or the store is as far as I get; it's nice to walk in and someone knows my name! Old fashioned customer service can't be beaten- worth more than any coupon : )

I hope you start feeling better soon. You really can't beat great customer service though. I hate when I go to a store and the associates are rude.

Between the free paper and my housemate giving me his coupons, I have four Redplum inserts and a Smartsource one to go through.

We don't get the Red Plum coupons here any more, my son brought them back from his place. I did find many of them were too processed foods for me though.

I didn't end up getting many coupons out of there, but there were a few I could use. I tried offering the inserts on freecycle,, but nobody wanted them. You can print some redplum ones from their site.

I used a coupon at Giant today for a free pack of Snappers pretzel snacks and I got two Redplum inserts from the free paper.

I saved $9.30 at Giant with coupons today. There weren't very good coupons online or in the paper this week, but it's better than nothing.

It's $9.30 back in your pocket (or available to spend on other items), so good job. I say every bit helps. Nine bucks is nine bucks. I love getting a good deal.

True. Every bit really does help. I was able to add that money t my bus card for the week. They use a debit type card for the buses here.

I got a whole book of coupons at Giant today for donating $5 to charity. I also got some when I checked out.

Grapefruit juice is two dollars a liter at Kroger today in their buy six save five dollars offer, they sent kroger card holders a seventy five cent coupon so $1.25 a carton.
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