For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for May 08, 2023

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    GeorgeInAZ  about 1 year ago

    I know the feeling.

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    howtheduck  about 1 year ago

    I remember coupons in newspapers. That takes me back.

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    snsurone76  about 1 year ago

    And before the expiration date.

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    GirlGeek Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Sort them by expiration dates, you’ll remember to use them better.

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    Macushlalondra  about 1 year ago

    I used to have a great system for using coupons back in the day but it took so long to organize.

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    Doug K  about 1 year ago

    If possible, use them right away (before you forget).

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    SweetieBird  about 1 year ago

    TV show Extreme Couponing

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    The Pro from Dover  about 1 year ago

    I spent more with coupons. I always bought something just because I had a coupon thinking I’d use it later.

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    dcdete.  about 1 year ago

    Wow! A whole 30 cents off a stick of deodorant whose purchase price usually hovers between $5.99 to $7.99 these days. (Although I am no Price is Right expert!) I’d probably burn up more than 30 cents in gasoline looking for an empty parking space at the grocery mall on a Saturday afternoon!Most likely these were 1994 coupons which I probably didn’t even bother with collecting even back in 1994.

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    Wren Fahel  about 1 year ago

    I at least remember to put them in my wallet. Actually USING them is a whole ’nother matter.

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    e.groves  about 1 year ago

    I’m a coupon clipper. There aren’t as many now as there used to be. One year I saved about $250 using them.

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    Anon4242  about 1 year ago

    We have digital coupons now.

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    sfreader1  about 1 year ago

    I used to use a lot of coupons back when I had family at home. We had double coupons at one store every day and another on specific days. Saved a lot of money and never bought anything that I did not need. Then those double coupon stores no longer did that. Still used coupons where it saved me some money, but did not save so much. Slowly, as my family size declined, so did my coupon use. Now I only use the ones my favorite store sends me in the mail. Those are great. I no longer get the daily paper so there are no other coupons for me to clip. Getting the e-paper is OK, but they do not have coupons for anyone to print.

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    Jingles  about 1 year ago

    about 10 years ago, i was in the commissary line, watching the lady ahead of me. fascinating. she bought nearly $100 (2000s money, when you could pack your car with that amount) of groceries for about $7.80. the dead-stopped checkout was worth watching it happen. ie: asparagus, $2/per can, on sale half-off, plus a $1 off coupon. insane.

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    I was FRAMED!!!!!!  about 1 year ago

    Coupons are only woth it, if they are for the things and brands that you normally use. Using something, just because you have a coupon, makes little sense.

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    g04922  about 1 year ago

    We do a great job of clipping and using coupons. My spouse is the Champion of Coupons Clipper.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Actually, I can never seem to find coupons for anything I actually buy. I guess I’m supposed to buy what I have coupons for, and that helps stores get rid of the stuff nobody buys. Like me.

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    kaycstamper  about 1 year ago

    Or they’re for what you need.

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    pheets  about 1 year ago

    My mom, bless her post Depression Era heart, would go to the market with a fist full of highly organized coupons, fist full to the point that the cashier would have to pay HER. Mom could get 6 cents out of a nickel.

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    The Great_Black President  about 1 year ago

    You’ll need it, Elly. The way you are going through money with the new furniture when the basement repairs probably have not yet been paid. Not to mention the damage the mouse did to the car.

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    ladykat  about 1 year ago

    You need to purge those coupons, Elly.

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    Moonkey Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I give my coupons to a neighbor who will actually take the time and use them. I rarely see one for things like fresh fruit, or even fresh anything.

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    VegaAlopex  about 1 year ago

    Even more so, check to see if alternative items be cheaper than the same items with the coupon discounts.

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    paranormal  about 1 year ago

    It’s been years since we’ve had double coupons here…

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    'IndyMan'  about 1 year ago

    That’s the main reason I don’t even bother to clip them ! ! !

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    John Jorgensen  about 1 year ago

    Yeah. . . .

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    oish  about 1 year ago

    Before merging with Kroger, a certain grocerie chain would have their super mega awsome double couple coupons of up to $2 in value days and tripple coupons for under $1. It justified getting the Sunday paper. But now the chain only doubles up to $1 and I might save enough to cover the third of the cost of one single sunday paper.

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    Daltongang Premium Member about 1 year ago

    In the modern age, Elle would “clip” the coupons on her phone and when she scanned her customer card, all of the appropriate discounts would automatically be applied to the total before taxes. Nothing worse these days, than being behind an old time coupon clipper as she sorts through her coupons..

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    cranefriend  about 1 year ago

    Ultra Pit is a good name for a deodorant.

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    Jelliqal  about 1 year ago

    alas coupons seem to always be fore the over priced over processed stuff – not basics like fruits, raw veg, and eggs

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    1JennyJenkins  about 1 year ago

    Right now I’m waiting for locally grown asparagus, since it is the exactly right time for it. I’ve never, ever seen it offered with a coupon or as a special. You won’t see me buying asparagus in winter or the fall, imported from who knows where…

    It is always regular price. I’ll buy it anyway, since we love it so much. We used to grow it in our garden. Our kids would go and snap it and eat it right then and there. The same with other vegetables that could be eaten raw, they are never on special or have coupons for them.

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    198.23.5.11  about 1 year ago

    Now I KNOW this is a strip from the past.These days coupons are 95% pharmacy products and 5% food.

    And tomorrow is LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY

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    kodipepper  about 1 year ago

    I like the digital coupons.

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    wolff5491  about 1 year ago

    I so have that problem of clipping and then forgetting and I even have them in my wallet

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    HodgeElmwood  about 1 year ago

    That’s why they don’t go in the cupboard, Ellie. Put them in your wallet with the money!

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    Brian  Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I rarely get any paper coupons that are useful to me these days. The digital ones for the supermarket and Walgreens are what I use these days. This week Walgreens had one for $10 in points for a $25 spend. Those are good because you aren’t locked into any particular product.

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    dwh3962  about 1 year ago

    Nobody uses coupons anymore

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