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likesnowflakesinanocean · 16/06/2013 19:39

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

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MortifiedAdams · 16/06/2013 19:44

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 · 16/06/2013 19:44

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 · 16/06/2013 19:45

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 · 16/06/2013 19:46

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

SkinnybitchWannabe · 16/06/2013 19:47

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

treaclesoda · 16/06/2013 19:48

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

likesnowflakesinanocean · 16/06/2013 19:48

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

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treaclesoda · 16/06/2013 19:51

I'm all ears Grin
likesnowflakesinanocean · 16/06/2013 19:52

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

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InMySpareTime · 16/06/2013 19:53

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.

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likesnowflakesinanocean · 16/06/2013 19:54

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.

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ParadiseChick · 16/06/2013 19:56

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

Yonididnaedaethat · 16/06/2013 19:57

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 · 16/06/2013 20:01

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

likesnowflakesinanocean · 16/06/2013 20:03

thats a good idea :) 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.

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treaclesoda · 16/06/2013 20:04

thank you, I will investigate those.

likesnowflakesinanocean · 16/06/2013 20:07

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!

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Feminine · 16/06/2013 20:34

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 · 16/06/2013 20:35

yoni I like your style Wink

likesnowflakesinanocean · 16/06/2013 20:37

i enjoy the finding of great deals :) 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 :)

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Feminine · 16/06/2013 20:39

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 · 16/06/2013 20:41

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

Feminine · 16/06/2013 20:42

*combining obviously!

likesnowflakesinanocean · 16/06/2013 20:43

i am super jealous. im abit of a quiet type though and i hate the fact that here everyone looks at you like your the biggest scruff on the planet!

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