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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 coupon and I think more people should use it. My parents tend to not use coupons when grocery shopping because they go to Asian markets for cheaper groceries. However, I always try my best to find coupons on some grocery and mostly toiletries or makeup items. I know a lot of time coupons only give you a small discount, but imagine you have coupons on top of giftcards from rewarding websites. It is a lot of saving. Every time I want to spend money on makeup, which I am obsessed with collecting, I would try my best to find coupons before purchasing an item.

I do like using coupons some times however I'm not coupon obsessed like my mom lol she would use a coupon for everything lol

My house mate gave me the coupons from his Sunday paper, so I clipped them before work. There were a few good ones. :)

I used a few coupons at the Dollar Tree today. I had a "$1 off 2" coupon, so I got one package free. The other two were "20 cents off 1 roll" Bounty coupons.

coupons.com has a new .55 off coupon for 7 Up 2 liter bottles. There are always sales at the big chain stores to use this type coupon. One example right now is Walmart: 7Up 2 liter is .88, so after coupon it is just.33

I got a BUNCH of Gerber coupons for complimenting them and had also had one KidFresh coupon for $1 off from their website. I saved us $16 today! I am just starting the couponing thing so tips would be nice.

I printed a few coupons from the redplum website today. They had one for $0.75 off any 2 Domino sugars (2lb or larger), which will double to $1.50. Now I just need to wait for a sale.

The problem with coupons is half the time you forget and leave them in your purse. You need a reminder to really make them work for you.

I really wish companies would make it more convient to use coupons I personally love the way Kroger's have their coupon digital. It is so convient.

The free paper didn't have any coupons this week, which bites, and my house mate didn't give me his coupons last week. Oh well.

I am trying to locate coupons for Morningstar Farms products. Does anyone know where I can find some printable ones?

Sorry I do not know but maybe try and go to Morningstar Farms site to see if they have any printable ones on there or check there facebook page and message them. (just a thought)

i usually find morning star coupons at the grocery store a lot. most of the time food lion will have them in the little things stuck on the doors. i love the little mini corn dogs

Ok great where I live we do not have a food lion here but we have Kroger and other stores. Krogers is pretty good with coupons.

If you're on Swagbucks, sometimes they have them in their printable coupon section. I get them once in awhile from Kelloggs Family Rewards. They can be hard to find. :(

Ah, I forgot about getting coupons from Kellogg's Family Rewards! I've been collecting all of their free codes for a while, this could be what I use them for instead of saving up for a Starbucks card.

They usually have "$0.75 off of 1" and "$1.50 off of 2", but I get the $0.75 off ones because they'll double. Sometimes they have them on the regular Kellogg's site and they're free.

I don't live in a double couponing area, so either works for me. I don't know why we can't double coupons in California, but not one single store does it around here.

I really wish that it was more digital coupons. I cut the coupons out from the circular and wants I am at checkout I remember the coupons is either left at home or in the car:(

@Kelli That really sucks. Doubling saves me a lot of money.

@Tina I always put my coupons and my list in the same pocket so I won't forget them. It usually works.

I like coupons. I'm amazed by how useful they can be. They can be really beautiful or really crowded with information. More often I see digital coupons than physical coupons.

i really like the digital coupons too. i wish they would just make all coupons digital lol. when it comes to the paper ones i always forget to use them lol

Hello chatters I love the use of digital coupons over the paper one. I agree with you Sarah it is so easy to forget the paper one. The digital one is so convenient and easier you do not have to worry about ink for the printer.(which I am out of)

lol yeah i dont even have a printer anymore tina, at least not one thats actually hooked up with ink in it lol. i have never had much luck with printers lol

Sounds like me I have a printer but no ink is in it. I have the hardest time keeping ink in them. I just stop using it. Got tired of buying ink:)

lol for the price of ink these days you could almost buy a new printer lol. it would be nice if they would make a disposable printer like they do with cameras

Digital is definitely the way to go. If you have to print coupons you are just wasting your ink. I actually lost money while printing coupons.

I love coupons but I have to confess to being a bit clueless as to where to get them from! I use ones from online and supermarket magazines but I see people with loads and always wonder where they are from!

I get mine from the local papers and from the Sunday paper. One of my housemates gives me his coupons too.

I just went through three weeks worth of coupon inserts. My housemate gives me the ones from his Sunday paper and I get them from free papers.

I used a coupon today for 50 cents off of a Bailey's coffee creamer and got 2 books of Redplum coupons from the free paper.

I wish we had coupons over here in Australia. I mean, we have the odd few but we don't get as many as any other countries! Honestly, if I had coupons it would help me so much more in my life, and I wouldn't have to work as often as I did.

Well that is an interesting fact that I did not know about the country! What about online coupon codes? Can you use those?

I have to cut coupons today. I'm a little bummed that there weren't any in the local paper this week. I was able to get a free Jamba Juice smoothie kit with the coupon from one of my Influenster VoxBoxes. For some reason, my netbook won't connect to our new printer so I can't print them.

2/12/15 If it's no longer ok to stack the buy such and such and get such and such free coupons, why do they print them in the paper next to each other?
I started couponing in 1982 and that was the thing to do. If you had coupons for the items you were buying to get something else free, you used them as well as the get free coupon.
Specifically I'm referring to the coupon for free Right Guard Body wash when you buy 2 Right Guard anti-antiperspirant. Right there next to it the coupon for $2 off 2 Right Guard Anti-antiperspirants.
Coupons state limit one coupon per specified product and not valid with other coupons for the same product.
In my eyes, the $2 off is for the anti-antiperspirant and the other one is for the body wash so it would be fine to use them in combination.

Coupon companies just don't want to pay the stores, especially after the Extreme Couponing show, so they've been adding more and more restrictions. Otherwise, it would be fine to use both of the coupons together.

Today I used coupons at Dunkin Donuts and CVS and then added some to my Giant card. They had one for $1 off f coffee creamer.

I used coupons at Giant and Dunkin Donuts today. There are Dunkin coupons on the back of the Giant receipts, so I used one of those for my bagel. I had two $1 off a Glade candle coupons, a $1.25 off 2 candles coupon and a $2 off of 2 Glade products coupons, so I was able to get 5 candles and a room spray for $4.74. Awesome!

I just ran across some Glade coupons - $1 off and a couple of BOGOF. I love Glade and cannot wait to use these great deals.

I think coupons are great. In Canada they fell out for quite a long time but due to popular American television it is coming back. Right now I prefer sites that I can shop first then collect my coupon rewards after. This is not the most efficient but I am not great at couponing yet. Tips are always appreciated.
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