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Retailers Weight In on Coupon Etiquette
Last week, I shared feedback from readers who had strong opinions on shoppers who buy in bulk. "Shelfsweepers” came in for a lot of criticism from fellow shoppers who feel that it’s ...



The Reality Behind 'Extreme Couponing'
"Extreme Couponing” is back. The second season of the TLC cable TV show with its over-the-top coupon shopping trips and shoppers with enormous, house-filling stockpiles premiered last mon ...



Do Food Stamps and Coupons Mix?
I receive quite a few emails from readers who are on food assistance and are also using Super-Couponing techniques to stretch their budgets. Shoppers who receive government assistance for food purchas ...



Natural Couponing
Anyone who's ever perused coupon inserts in the weekly newspaper knows that there are coupons for everything from baking products to snacks to serve-at-once meals. But what if you eat a special diet o ...



Etiquette For Couponers
Are you a shelf-sweeper? I've received several emails from miffed readers about shelf-clearing, stores running out of stock and rude shopper behaviors in supermarket aisles. Since the TLC "Extreme Co ...



How Many Manufacturer Coupons Can I Stack?
I receive thousands of emails every week from coupon shoppers wondering how they can maximize their savings, but this reader's mail made my head spin!   Question: "I want to know more about co ...



Clip Job: Beware Photo Copied and Gang-Cut Coupons
Question: "Isn't it wrong to scan or photocopy a coupon? I've been reading couponing boards and am tired of seeing people ask others to post scans or photocopies of printable coupons that aren't avail ...



The Joys of Stockpiling
A couple of months ago, we heard from readers who simply do not want to stock up on groceries at any cost, for any reason. That column resulted in a flood of email in support of stockpiling. Many read ...



Do "No Expiration Date" Coupons Ever Expire?
Question: "I love your column! My mother and I are avid coupon users and are pretty proud of the techniques we use. We have a topic you haven"t yet covered in your column: old coupons that have "No Ex ...



Saving Money Without the Extremes
I've gotten an extreme earful about extreme couponing in recent weeks. Some samples from my inbox: "Please tell me how to learn extreme couponing as fast as possible. I need to learn and get started ...



Extreme Couponing: When Too Much Isn’t Enough
I've received thousands of emails from readers since the TLC TV series "Extreme Couponing" began airing, many like the following: "You should write a column about how to do extreme couponing. I want ...



Tales from the Front: Couponers Share Success Stories
I love sharing coupon tips I receive from readers. Here are some more stories about saving in the grocery aisles.   On combining deals: "I had to share my great story of getting gourmet frozen ...



1,500 Deodorant Sticks: When Couponers. Go to Extremes
Extreme coupon shopping is much in the news. After the first installment of the new TLC series "Extreme Couponing" aired early this month, my in box quickly filled. Here's a sample: "I saw a televisi ...



"Filler" Up to Save More
This week, a new coupon shopper asks about a trick of the trade that Super- Couponers often use to achieve bigger savings: the "filler" item. Question: "I was shopping in the store the other day and ...



Many Happy Returns: How Couponers Beat Wall Street
Last week, I shared some of the mail I received from people who want to save big on groceries but who have an aversion to stocking up – even a little bit – during a good sale. Most often, ...



Couponing the "Old-Fashioned" Way
If you're a regular reader, you know how often I reference the online tools that make a coupon shopper's job of matching coupons to sales a snap. With sites to print coupons, load electronic coupons t ...



The 'Big Three' Bonus Offers Couponers Love
Savvy coupon shoppers can dramatically increase their savings by combining coupons with low sale prices and topping it all off with in-store promotions that are running at the same time. These "bonus" ...



Couponing in the Clearance Aisle
Question: "Do you ever check the clearance areas of your store? I haven't seen this strategy mentioned in your column. I recently had a good value coupon for shampoo that I found significantly marked ...



When More is Less: Coupons for Multiple Products
Not all shoppers welcome coupons that require purchasing multiple items. Listen in to some recent reader comments: "I don't like buying more than I need at a time. Some coupons say I have to buy thre ...



Ride the 12-Week Cycle to Savings
Q: “I keep hearing about the price cycle at the grocery store and how it’s the key to saving big. How does this work? How do I know when things I want to buy are going to drop in price? A: I’ve talke ...



Coupon Challenge: A Week of Groceries for Less than $20
More people use grocery coupons than ever, and they use them for different reasons. Some enjoy the thrill of getting free groceries with coupons. Others use coupons to free up money in the household b ...



Four Questions to Help Save Money on Meals
Last week, a reader asked if it's more cost-effective to plan meals around what's on sale or based on the coupons you might have in hand. If you stock up on foods that you eat regularly, you'll soon f ...



Where Do All Those Coupons Come From?
Q: "When I go to the grocery store and see people with stacks of coupons, I ask myself, where do they get them all? Where is the best place to look for coupons? How do you obtain more than one coupon ...



Is There a Stigma to Using Coupons?
Last week, we took a look at the demographics of a typical coupon user. Did you know that the heaviest users of coupons make more than $70,000 per year? According to studies by Nielsen Co., those who ...



Coupon Craze Leads to Newspaper Theft
Q: “I get the newspaper delivered every week. Some weeks the coupons are so good that I head to the store and buy extra copies to get more coupons. Lately I have noticed that the coupon inserts are be ...




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