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likesnowflakesinanocean Sun 16-Jun-13 19:39:50

I do it as a hobby and to help out cash wise as things are really tight financially. only ever stuff we can use and not to stockpile. been doing it a few weeks and generally enjoying it as a hobby have saved £24.00 on groceries in two weeks but the reaction of people is mad I've already been called a scruff and a scav. people move tills when they see I've got a few coupons ( never more than ten) aibu to coupon and do you?smile

MortifiedAdams Sun 16-Jun-13 19:44:39

I dont coupon but I am obsessed with Extreme Couponers on TLC. Are you in the UK? I imagined it wasnt really possible to save the amount they do on there ($500 bill rediced to circa $20!)

bunchamunchycrunchycarrots Sun 16-Jun-13 19:44:50

YANBU. I'm just discovering the benefits while scouring the internet for coupons for my hols in a few weeks. It's very satisfying knowing you have saved £££ grin

juneybean Sun 16-Jun-13 19:45:18

If you can do it, then go for it! But I too didn't think it was possible, I'm always in awe at Extreme Couponers!

ParadiseChick Sun 16-Jun-13 19:46:11

I love that show. It's not really possible over here in any significant way is it?

SkinnybitchWannabe Sun 16-Jun-13 19:47:31

Im a checkout operator and I love it when people use coupons! as long as they scan!
I use them myself grin

treaclesoda Sun 16-Jun-13 19:48:28

If you're in the UK, please share your secrets. I secretly dream of saving that amount on.my shopping. The most I've ever managed is 50p here and there!

likesnowflakesinanocean Sun 16-Jun-13 19:48:30

I'm in the uk its not possible to the same extremes as USA unfortunately but still some good savings to be had if you are up for a bit of brand swapping and sending emailsgrin

treaclesoda Sun 16-Jun-13 19:51:29

<gets out notebook and clicks pen to 'on' position>

I'm all ears grin

likesnowflakesinanocean Sun 16-Jun-13 19:52:24

I would suggest using the facebook page extreme couponing UK, get your hands on any free magazines from.supermarkets. email companies with compliments or complaints and always tell them the specific reasons you like their product more than a competitors or dislike if that's the case. free samples claimed from companies usually include coupons too. website supersavvyme and beforeishop also handy and the app for smartphone shopitize. it can be a lot of work but I find it interesting

InMySpareTime Sun 16-Jun-13 19:53:33

I always check for coupons and vouchers when I'm intending to spend a reasonable amount if money. It's well worth it.
I used a co-op voucher to get 20% off a washing machine (which was also in the sale) when ours broke. I also used Quidco to get 5% cash back and free delivery. In the end we got a >£500 washing machine for under £300.
When we went on holiday I searched "where we were going + voucher", got vouchers that saved us over £50 for under 5 minutes searching, on places we would have gone anyway.

NatashaBee Sun 16-Jun-13 19:53:36

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likesnowflakesinanocean Sun 16-Jun-13 19:54:32

currently if your a pizza fan Dr oetker ristorante pizza have a promtional pack with a blue love heart on the front the code inside let's you claim £10 worth of pizza vouchers spread from now till early next year.

ParadiseChick Sun 16-Jun-13 19:56:06

I suppose I do in a way. before checking out on any online purchase I figure the site and coupon.

Yonididnaedaethat Sun 16-Jun-13 19:57:46

I know it's not the same but I've started separating my shopping into 2 so I get 2 payday savings instead of 1 smile at Morrisons.

Buswanker Sun 16-Jun-13 20:01:44

I watched the crazy coupon lady on that programme too.
I want to be like that.

likesnowflakesinanocean Sun 16-Jun-13 20:03:09

thats a good idea smile i shop at asda as morrisons not local so cannot take advantage of the pay day bonus.

but for those who are interested in this past 2 weeks :

£5 giftcard from Farmfoods for complimenting a product and store
75p off a can of premixed malibu -printed from facebook page
£4 off / free 4 pack of coors light beer - through a promotion on facebook page
75p off philadelphia - through facebook promotion page
£10 pizza vouchers - all £1 off dr oetker making them 50p on offer at asda
50p richmond meatballs - facebook page coupon
£1 little dish kids meals - from game on facebook page
£7.50 little dish coupons - 3 free meal vouchers after a complaint
Danio yoghurt - free coupon download from twitter page.

treaclesoda Sun 16-Jun-13 20:04:02

thank you, I will investigate those.

likesnowflakesinanocean Sun 16-Jun-13 20:07:01

it means a lot of tweaking of shopping but it is handy if you do eat or use or could start using some of the things. the beer was a plus for dp as we rarely have any alcohol in!

Feminine Sun 16-Jun-13 20:34:07

I used to coupon massively when I lived in the US.

It looks hardly worth it here though grin

I would/could save aprox 50% from my grocery shopping there.

They are in all the newspapers over the W/end in the US, easy to get hold of and use. Plus there, its much easier at the checkout!

Combining a coupon with a sale made for super cheap things!

What I do still do though is, if a product is half price,I'll stock up. Morrisons is excellent for that!

Well done though like I remember it is a lot of hard work!

Feminine Sun 16-Jun-13 20:35:40

yoni I like your style wink

likesnowflakesinanocean Sun 16-Jun-13 20:37:48

i enjoy the finding of great deals smile like the cussons voucher which i forgot to include...

cussons mum and me - £1 off coupon through the facebook page, currently half price in boots making body lotion 2p after coupon and baby bath 49p smile

Feminine Sun 16-Jun-13 20:39:32

Oh, and just remembered. Something else that has stuck , is learning the 'trends' of how things go on sale. The cycle.

They vary massively, to get the max saving you need to work out when they reach the lowest price possible and ( if not perishable) stock up.

I knew them for the US, but here...its a bit more tricky to get the hang of it!

blush I watched Jarlsberg cheese slices for about 6 wks hen I first got back!

Feminine Sun 16-Jun-13 20:41:57

like you'd love shopping in the US. Combing coupons with a sale ...wink

Feminine Sun 16-Jun-13 20:42:49

*combining obviously!

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