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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.


My mom and I do couponing, and we have scored some awesome deals! One of our favorite stores to shop at is Target believe it or not. Their gift card deals are awesome but make sure you use coupons! We practically make money back on our transactions when we have the right coupons. We earned $20 in gift cards yesterday and spent $49 and saved $51

I used to get coupons from the Sunday paper, but stopped subscribing. Now I just get them from Swagbucks. I'm new to Chatabout... do they also have coupons here?

Yes, Melissa, Chatabout has coupons you can print under the Bonus Section. Swagbucks pays you 10 Sb's per coupon printed and used, Chat pays you 20 points which equals 20 cents, very worth doing.

Thank you. It's something I have been meaning to check out, and will. You're right, coupons are a better deal here.

I have been trying a lot harder lately to use more coupons and combine them with sales and my savings apps.

we love coupons. We have saved lots of money using coupons. I'm getting family and friends to use coupons to and they are loving it

Love Them…Im really into saving when ever I can. I usually go to what ever company website I shopping at and look for coupons.

I watch the television show Extreme Couponing also and I know these shoppers save a lot of money. Where do they store also grocerys and do they go out of date?

I wonder how do they get all those coupons too work out for them like that, it seems like they triple there coupons on a lot of items plus more and where I live stores barely want to double the coupons.

I love coupons, they save my family a ton of money on all our basic needs and wants. There are so many different places and shopping centers that offer so many coupons that will save all of our family a ton of money each year.

I've watched extreme couponing a few times. It is insane how much these people save and buy through all the coupons they collect. I can't imagine spending 8 hours in a grocery store for all that stuff

I have to cut coupons when I get home. I saw a couple that I can use at Dollar Tree.

Dollar Tree, Really? I did not know that they take coupons. I am going to have to check that out because sometimes they do have name brand stuff that you can get.

Yep. They sell Swiffer duster refill cloths, Purex refill pouches and some makeup. I didn't end up finding any of the things that I had coupons for though.

I did pretty good with coupons today.
Malt-O-Meal cereal is on sale for $0.75 a bag and I had 2 "$0.75 off 1 bag of Malt-O-Meal cereal" coupons, so I got 2 free bags.
Skippy peanut butter is on sale for $1.88 and I had a $0.55 off coupon that doubled and took $1.10 off, so I only paid $0.78
Then I went to CVS because they were having a sale on 50 count bottles of Aleve. They were originally $7.99, they took $3 off making them $4.99 and I had a $2 off coupon. I paid $2.99.

Nice, now you can have a big bowl of cereal and aspirin and eat it with peanut butter, all for under 5 dollars!

Hey! How did you know what I was having for dinner tonight? You must be psychic or something like that.

Who doesn't love coupons? I got buy one,get one free Frappes at McDonalds today from their holiday coupon book and cant wait to use the meal coupons

love coupons! they are great for a quick save...i should use them more often then I do thats for sure.. they come in handy.

I always use coupons, I can't help it. I do try to go to the supermarket earlier, so I don't hold up the line though!

I try to use coupons and I usually save a good about of money when I use them but I forget a lot of the time.

My mom always cut coupons when I was little. I need to start getting sunday papers to save me some money too!

although i have coupons at home i seem never to use them its not that i am embarrassed but sometimes I'm not sure if they work and sometimes i barely know how to use them myself.

I have to say i cannot lie about this, i do love coupons only if they are good use to me and if it means something is on sale that i usually buy.

i like coupons a lote, they help me save money ^.^, and saveing money is all way good thing in my book.

Yes, i agree they make everyone save lots of money, especially now that the food prices are rising, really fast!

I wish couponing was a big thing where I live. I love getting coupons for money off since it's a great way to save money you don't need to spend.

I agree too. I wish there were more coupons out there. Seems like the US always get coupons. More than the UK. Lucky Americans. ;)

I know right! They get soo much coupons. I'm always watching extreme couponing. Haha. You live in the UK too?

Well, you should know that Extreme Couponing (if we're talking about the show that airs in the U.S.) is largely fiction. Those of us in the U.S. cannot do what they do either. That being said, couponers in the U.S. have it so much better than those anywhere else in the world.

Yes, I'm talking about the show in the US. Is it really? I thought it was too good to be true. I wish it was like that cause it would be amazing.

It sure would be amazing Helen. Could you imagine going into a store, loading up cart after cart (and carts in the U.S. are bigger than the ones I've seen in the U.K.) of goodies and pay very very little, if anything at all, for it. The stuff of dreams.

I know, we all dream. I hate when television fabricates things and makes it seem so real when it's all just fake. I wonder if they actually pay for all the items they fill there carts with?

I love coupons. I always cut out the ones I normally buy and save money on thoses items. Its even better when its on sale or market down and you use the coupon you save even more.
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