Category Archives: Coupons

Games Grocers Play and How to Win Them

Lately I’ve been discussing the wise use of coupons.  My post today is a cross-over inasmuch as I stay with that subject while, at the same time, cuing you in on a common game grocers play.  (By the way, if … Continue reading

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How to Use Coupons Effectively – part II

I mentioned in my last post that many stores do not check expiration dates on coupons, which significantly broadens a coupon’s usefulness or “shelf life.”  I have used coupons dating back to the previous year without problem.  Occasionally, a clerk … Continue reading

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How to use coupons effectively – part 1

Effective modern coupon use is tricky business.  Many people assume that any coupon is money saved and nothing but good news all around.  Coupons have been a popular money saving device for decades, and many of us can well remember … Continue reading

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Coupon Traps for the Unwary – part III

Sticking with this theme of coupon traps to avoid in the name of frugal living, many people are programmed to use a coupon whenever it enables them to obtain an item super cheap or, better still, free.  It’s a knee-jerk … Continue reading

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Coupon Traps for the Unwary – part II

In my last post, I explained a few of the overlooked traps that coupons present to the frugal living challenge.  One of the larger problems is that the thrill of coupon savings many times distracts from the real money saving … Continue reading

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Coupon Traps for the Unwary

I know what you’re thinking: Dude, really, what’s to discuss?  Coupons are a no-brainer, the cornerstone of a frugal lifestyle.  What could possibly be bad about them? Well, as I explained in my initial post, some of my ideas are … Continue reading

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