November 21, 2012

Extreme Couponing: Deal or Scam?

100 bottles of cough syrup. 200 boxes of Tic-Tacs. 100 jars of tomato sauce. 60 blood sugar monitors. Sounds a bit excessive, doesn’t it? But what if you use coupons […]

100 bottles of cough syrup. 200 boxes of Tic-Tacs. 100 jars of tomato sauce. 60 blood sugar monitors. Sounds a bit excessive, doesn’t it? But what if you use coupons and are able to get all of these things at a super discounted price? Is it worth it? Do you really save money by using coupons? Or are coupons just another marketing scam? Catch The Dani Johnson Show as Dani exposes the truth about coupons, and how you can maximize your savings!

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  1. Susan Marney November 21, 2012
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    When you get a flyer from your local store, plan a menu around what your family will eat using items that are on sale. Most stores put close dated items on sale. For example if they have to clear freezer items out before they go out of date. This means sale items need to be used within a week or so. Meal planning can be fun to do and it will save you time & money plus you can get the kids involved in fixing meals. Let each one plan a meal they will fix – lessons in measurements and reading recipes area an extra benefit. Include sensible snacks and desserts, don’t wait until you get to the store to decide because you will waste money buying spontaneously. Bon Appetit!

  2. Wren November 21, 2012
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    I use coupons on items I would buy anyway, and sometimes I might switch brands if the coupon makes an alternative brand cheaper, but only, again, if it’s something I’ll actually use and was on my list to begin with. But as often as not, even without a coupon, my regular brand is cheaper than a different one with a coupon. Though I have gotten some good deals when I was lucky enough to be able to “stack” coupons (that’s where you use one manufacturer’s coupon and one store coupon together on the same item). I ONCE did what the coupon sites call a “money maker” – where the two coupons combined was more than the total of the item, so I got the item for free and 80 cents to boot. But I still only buy what I will use.
    Ever since I got out of the habit of feeling like I had to have a really well-stocked pantry (or in my case, a cupboard), I save a lot on my groceries. I make my meals based around what I have to use up, instead of, “Hmm, this week I feel like x” and shopping for that menu. It really makes a difference when you switch your mindset.

  3. Lora Ros November 24, 2012
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    We are a family of 9.. 8 at home daily 1 off at college.. By shopping mostly the perimeter & Price Matching I have reduced our grocery bill to about $300.00 per month…. I ensure that I get my Produce and meat at the best possibe price in the city.. Prior to my first First steps to success, I was spending between $650 -$700.00 per week

    • Lora Ros November 24, 2012
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      correction . $650 -$700 per month