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sommap

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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2011, 09:04:14 am »
When you print coupons from the internet, you usually have a limit of two for each item or coupon.  I gree that what they did was wrong and they should be punished.  The stores shown on the extreme couponing show agreed to participate and it was all staged or planned.  How many stores do you know that carry one hundred toothbrushes or something like that.  How about 100 boxes of cheerios.  I have only watched a  few of the shows and it seems most of the people are very greedy and a bit sick tohave such a stockpile that it almost drives you out of your house.  Do we need enough of something to last us for one hundred years?  I did see one show where they donated most of the stuff to charity. 

I do have a small stockpile myself, but it would fill about half a dozen grocery bags. 


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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2011, 09:11:44 am »
That shows you two things!! Both stupidity and how bad the economy is getting that anyone would stoop that low to steal coupons. There are coupons galore on the Internet and alot of grocery stores have boxes of coupons that can be gone through to help out. You don't have to stoop to stealing.

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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2011, 09:50:27 am »
Around here that isn't very helpful to have that many coupons.  Most places will only double the first of the same kind of coupon.  Unless you put them in seperate transactions you aren't really saving like these ladies.  Not to mention, a lot of grocery stores are changing there policies to do away with all the extreme couponing.

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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2011, 10:25:01 am »
why do you have steal the paper just ask for them they will give to you ..

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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2011, 10:28:09 am »
Wow ... absolutely amazing what some people will do.

I am all for saving money and using coupons .. but I only
use coupons for the things I would get normally while
shopping.

I guess some people are just extreme

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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2011, 11:46:40 am »
LOL...WOW...

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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2011, 12:09:24 pm »
printing them out costs money, ink and laser ink costs, so does paper. The newspaper... especially when you steal it .. lol is free. I go down to my local restuarants and take what they dont want. ill also go and buy several sunday newspapers.

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« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2011, 01:34:35 pm »
Walgreens. This happens at Walgreens too much! Usually only 1 register. The some 'see you next Tuesday' takes 20 minutes to buy $4 body wash with 40 coupons. 

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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2011, 08:11:30 pm »
I always wondered how those extreme coupon people had so many coupon inserts. I always figured they went to the newspaper vending machine things, paid the $1.50 and stole what was in there.

In regards to why they don't just go online and print the coupons is because most coupon sites limit the amount you can print and two most stores do not allow you to double internet coupons whereas you can double manufactured coupons, that's how they are able to get more items at a low or free cost. As for the person that said they are cheating the system and your stores only allow one coupon that doesn't sound right. The coupons say one coupon per purchase so if I have 5 toothpastes that is considered 5 purchases so I can use 5 coupons. :wave:

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« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2011, 11:42:33 pm »
To some degree I wish I had the patience of some of these extreme coupon users to save money, but stealing other's papers is a big no no. I've seen people buy multiple Sunday papers which sometimes annoys me if there are only a few left, but at least they're paying for them. As to coupon use I tend to have far less arguments when cutting out of physical sources than I do from printing out on the Internet, so if I really had the time and devotion I would spend more focus on searching for coupons through physical sources.

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« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2011, 03:37:05 am »
Agreed!!!
We all... Most of us love to save... Yes this takes time.. But to stoop to that level really ticks me off.
They even showed this on the TV show on TLC. Stealing newspapers at the end of the driveways..nthennspeeding away... .???
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« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2011, 05:32:13 am »
Yes, some people do make extreme efforts to achieve savings. Stealing isn't appropriate. Why not just ask? However, I do see in reading some of the replies that many of you are not responsible for the lives of others. If you are the sole support of yourself and your children and you lose your job - there are many things you will do to make ends meet. Including standing in the post office cutting coupons! I only see lack of life experience when I read many of these comments.

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« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2011, 07:42:57 am »
I've just started using coupons.  I've already saved a great deal and have found I have to shop very differently.  In the past, we would only shop for what we need and go to the stores that carried that item for the least.  I now match up sales with coupons and although I might be buying something that I don't need yet, I will eventually need it and I am now saving a great deal.  I recently bought 8 tubes of Crest toothpaste for 25 cents a tube by combining my coupons with a great sale.  I don't need 8 tubes right now, but we will go through them.  Last night we bought 6 boxes of Chex cereal for $1.17 a box.  That's not a huge sale, but Chex cereal is usually twice as much.  I try to buy more than one newspaper.  Some of our stores (including our Walmart) will not accept coupons printed from the internet.

My 9 year old has watched the extreme couponing show and wants me to go dumpster diving.  I guess he thinks it looks fun.  I've had to explain to him that I won't be doing it and that I'm not extreme.  Taking coupons/newspaper from recycle bins at the end of driveways is not illegal where I live.  Once it's put out as trash, it's considered anyone's property.  However, going through mailboxes is against the law.  Dumpster diving without permission is also against the law.

In hard economic times, I think if someone were to ask neighbors for the inserts they do not use, most people would go out of their way to assist someone in trouble.  I agree that people do extreme measures when they are faced with meeting basic needs.  I do believe, however, when you behave ethically and morally even in extreme situations of survival, that blessings will come your way that far surpass any gain you can get by behaving in an unethical and immoral way. 

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Re: Coupon ladies Charged!
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2011, 07:48:27 am »
I agree with that about stealing. I have watched on tv that people go so far as dumpster diving and getting in touch with the reycling center.... :cat:

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Re: Coupon ladies Charged!
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2011, 07:54:00 am »
Oh, my word. I had not heard of this. That is pathetic! It seems very time-consuming to use them but I'm sure it's worth the time - except for stealing!

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