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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 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.

I used two coupons at Giant today (and got 2 free things), cut some out when I got home and got other ones ready for my trip to Dollar Tree on Monday. I love coupons!

I got two Redplum coupon inserts from the free paper today. It looks like there are some good coupons in them.

I printed a few coupons from Swagbucks, cut those out and went through my other ones. I should be able to get a free box of M&M's.

I try to collect and save coupons, Kroger allows customers to use coupons along with the special offers, so combine the two can be a great deal. Rarely get anything free though!

Giant lets you combine a regular coupon and a store coupon even when the items are on sale, so that helps a lot.

Coupons I like me everyone love free coupons, I am right or not. I wish I can win lots of coupons and buy my favorite stuff daily at discounted price.

I wish here in Canada we had a lot of coupons like the USA do. I have seen extreme couponing on TLC and they save a ton of money on groceries with their coupons.

I got the new coupons from Giant in the mail yesterday and loaded some new ones to my card. I'll pick up a few things on Wednesday.

It's so hard to keep up with cupons for me I always forget to grab them or I end up throwing them away to get rid of the clutter. The prices are too high to begin with I'm not going to drive myself crazy clipping cupons to make things slightly fairer

My housemate gave me the coupons from his Sunday paper, so I went through those today. There weren't many that I can use, but I found some for my mom.

I will be using two coupons today. One is for Kettle potato chips and the other is for chicken, which is pretty rare.

That is wonderful you found a coupon for chicken. I have never find any great deals on meat. It is hard to find coupons and when I get the paper I never seem to find any coupons that I can use.

I was really surprised to find that one. It was in a magazine called Savory that Giant stores put out and it was for their brand chicken. I don't eat it, but I got pack for my mom.

I saved $13.71 with coupons today. I was able to get five free items, which is always nice. I saved $59.30 altogether.

I printed some coupons from Swagbucks tonight and I'll be using them on my next shopping trip. I used a coupon at Dunkin Donuts and got an egg & cheese sandwich for $0.99.

I used a couple of coupons today and saved $2. I got one in the mail from CVS and there were some in the Family Circle magazine.

im really not much for clipping coupons but i do use digital coupons a good bit, targets cartwheel always has a lot of good coupons on it

I like coupons. I rarely use them to buy food, unless it's something I'd buy anyway. Coupons for clothing are my favourite. Sometimes when I can't decide if I should buy shoes in shop A or shop B, it makes it easier when I have a coupon.

I don't get why some people see coupons as "stealing" or "cheating". It's not, the companies themselves are offering the coupons...hello!

I agree with you. I think it is just because they just don't know better. They assume that people are cheating the system by using coupons.

the companies issuing the coupons reimburse the stores that redeem them, and the stores are also paid a handling fee which is a percentage of the coupon's value for the extra work on the store's part.
I was once told my couponing at CVS was no different than "shoplifting." CVS gets the same money, actually more money with the handling fee, if I use coupons as it would if I paid cash

That is horrible, Edward! Like I said people just don't know better and they just talk. People can be foolish at times.

I do not use coupons that much i might every once in a while. I would love for someone to show or tell me how the extreme couponing works so i can start doing this.
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