Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Coupon Potluck Giveaway: Deadline for entering is 1/28/2009


Congrats to Angelacisco, you are the winner!!! To see more about the win check out this link.

In the spirit of saving money at the register, I decided to start my first blog giveaway!!!! I am going to giveaway a packet of coupons that have food, health & beauty, cleaning products, home fragrance products, and more. There will be over 100 coupons in this pack that will expire after 2/1/2009.

How to get an entry to win:

Note: Leave your email address in all post for notification of winning.

1. Leave a comment on this message telling me how much you have saved at once at the register by using coupons to save.

2. Subscribe to my site and leave a separate comment to say "I joined".

3. Mention my giveaway on your site and leave the link in a separate comment.

4. Become a Twitter Follower of mine (look in the sidebar of this blog) and leave a comment with your twitter user name

If you complete all of these, you will have 3 entries into the giveaway. I will be using random.org to draw a winner.

DEADLINE 1/28/2009 AT 11:59 CST

I will email the winner and the winner will have 48 hours to respond.

138 comments:

  1. I usually save 90% on my total bill. I use coupons when it is a buy one get one free item. So I get one item free and the coupon is doubled on the next item at my store. It can be done. Our family eats fine quality food at a minimal price.

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  2. I really need more help on this subject. Prices go through the roof and I cringe everytime I have to go through the checkout. I once saved $60 off my bill and I was thrilled.

    kamlchap(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. following you on twitter (smokey4) and tweeted. http://twitter.com/smokey4/status/1146368634

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  4. I've saved maybe twenty dollars before with using coupons. I like using them.

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  5. Once I saved $18 at Meijer by using coupons! That was very cool :)

    Thanks for the giveaway and please enter me!

    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I have just started using coupons more. And usally save about 10 to 20 bucks. But we dont have too many choices on stores since its such a rural area so we have 3 to choose from and one of those is walmart and we all know what a headache walmart is with coupons they wait till the end after everything is scanned. And if you have any coupons that are for a free product is takes the cashier 5 or more minutes to find the product on the receipt. Also if they cant get it to scan after try twice they say they can use it. I had a buy one get one free coupon on a product I thought was too high if you bought it without it but with the coupon figured I would try the product since I had never done so. Well the clerk worked for about 10 minutes trying to find it on the coupon and I told her over and over the price and she for some reason couldnt find it on the list. She acted annoyed that I didnt say forget it. Hubby even told me to forget it and told him only way I would do that is if she ran a return on both the products since they were to expensive without the coupon and I wouldnt have bought it which would take longer. So she finally gets a CSR to come over and lets her just type it in as coupon and the amount I told her and when I got home found out why she couldnt get the register to take any of the amounts she put in the product didnt ring up what it was priced on the shelf. SO walmart is NOT a good place to shop if you have coupons

    sallstun(at)hotmail(dot)com

    sallstun(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I generally save 10% and am looking at blogs and educating myself on how to do better! cdziuba@aol.com

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  8. I don't think I;ve saved more than $10.00 at one time for a full shop.

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  9. i've saved over 20.00 dollars before

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  10. I use coupons as often as possible. I had two buggies loaded with groceries. My local grocery store was having a buy one get one free sale on alot of items. Plus they double coupons up to 50 cents. The total for the two buggies of groceries was $340. The people in line behind me started grumbling when they saw the stack of coupons that I handed the cashier. They fell silent when the cashier said, "Wow! You saved over $190." The cashier was so impressed that she called the manager over to see.

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  11. I save on average $20+ a week using coupons.

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  12. Our local Kroger used to have special triple coupon days. I would save my coupons and sometimes get about three or four bags of groceries for less than fifteen dollars. My savings would sometimes approach seventy percent. I can't imagine why they don't do that anymore? LOL

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  13. There have been times I've saved $50 or more by using the double coupons and my coupons for free items! I LOVE seeing how much I save every trip! Hope I win these! harleychrys at hotmail dot com

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  14. I once saved $30 using coupons. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. I blogged, http://cgould2009.blogspot.com/2009/01/mommys-money-cents-coupon-potluck.html

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  16. The most money my husband and I have saved at once on a grocery shop was about $17!! We had coupons for everything from Iams cat food to Swiffer mop cloths, to lunch meat and frozen steaks! I ALWAYS use coupons!! Thank you for the contest!
    txgigggles@yahoo.com

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  17. We only use coupons for those things we already have on the grocery list, and we stick to the list! We may not save as much as I have read here, but we live on a fixed income, so every little bit helps.

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  18. The highest percentage I've ever saved was 98% of my grocery bill! The store was tripling coupons and I matched up my coupons to the sales and best deals. Our local newspaper was doing a Coupon Contest, so I sent in my receipt and won the highest percentage savings for that store. :)

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  19. I joined!

    mommyof3inva(at)yahoo(dot)com
    (forgot to put my email in my post above this one)

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  20. I usually can save around $20 when I shop. Thanks for a very useful giveaway.

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  21. We usually save about 50% to 90% off our grocery bill.

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  22. years ago I had tons of coupons- I mean tons and this was 20 plus years ago and Vons did triple coupons and had the card and in LV no tax. I had myself organized- amazing but true and walked out saving over 1000- yep 1000- as they bagged it I had my stuff and stuff to donate separated and drove directly to the shelter to donate- my car was packed but it felt good. I had challenged myself to do it and it was a neat challenge, I could not and did not want to store all of the items as we lived in an apt but it was such a rush just going in and doing. What was funny was my husband saw the receipt on the table when he got home from work and asked me what cabinet I had stuffed it in and what closet to be aware of when he atttempted to open. I have not lived there in a long time and have not done that well, but it was an awesome feeling and the shelter loved it. I did have 500-600 a few times since then but I have grown to the point of buy only what we need on hand. I usually save 30-40 when I shop but I also have grown tired- yep a woman growing tired of shopping so I make trips only when really needed and no crowds...and I do not live in an area with double coupons or really anything beside walmart...and sometimes when we are suppossed to have coupons we do not.

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  23. I try to use coupons as much as possible, I have used them to save over 20.00 on my grocery bill

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  24. I think my biggest save at one time would be about $10.

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  25. I have saved as much as 1/2, mabe 50.00

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  26. My largest save was about 25.00. I was so excited.

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  27. My average grocery savings is about 15-20%. I know I can do better which is one of my resolutions for this year.
    jeanilynne at gmail dot com

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  28. I joined
    jeanilynne at gmail dot com

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  29. The most I've saved is around $35. I love coupons, but no doubling or tripling stores near me.

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  30. blogged this giveaway here:
    http://bloggyfinds.blogspot.com/2009/01/mommys-money-cents-giveaway-exp-12809.html

    (jeanilynne at gmail dot com)

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  31. following you on Twitter - bloggyfinds
    and tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/bloggyfinds/status/1147086814

    (jeanilynne at gmail dot com)

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  32. the biggest saving was just a week ago at $32.00 that was with store and manufacture coupons. normally it's about $10.00 in savings

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  33. About three years ago I went to target and filled up a cart with health and beauty products. 29 suave shampoo and conditioners. Tons of lotion,deoderants,face washes,toothpaste and make-up.I ended up getting 3 cents back.If I would have paid for it it would have cost nearly $400.00. I have saved up to $800 in one trip.But that was the only time I got change back.
    angelacisco at rocketmail.com

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  34. I usually save at LEAST 75% on my bill using coupons and I'm in an area with no supermarkets that double and there isn't a CVS, either :(. But I do have a couple of stores and I make the best of it. I probably saved the most at the last Kmart double coupon week...around $100!!

    zavia(at)pie(dot)midco(dot)net

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  35. On average I save about $30-$40 each trip, but I still end up spending about $100!

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  36. I think my best was around $13 or so.

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  37. I'm not a coupon maven, although I am getting better. We have double coupons here, and I think my best trip saved $100.00 or so. I aim to get at least something free!. Thanks!

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  38. I love using coupons and I have saved roughly over 20 bucks!!
    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  39. $65 is my all time high. I could have saved about another $10 but the register at Walmart locked me out for using so many coupons.

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  40. I once save $73 on a $149 bill. I guess that's about 50%. Not bad. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  41. I'm following you on twitter.
    trishden

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  42. I consistantly save 50% or more off my grocery bills and the most I ever saved in one trip was over $300.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  43. This would be wonderful to win. I just started using couopns. I have saved 80% off my bill prior..Would love to do it again. Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  44. It varies for me, I don't save as much as some because I don't buy processed foods, so that limits my coupon use. I think the most I have ever saved in one shopping trip is around $30.00

    verdere at gmail dot co

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  45. I won't shop without coupons. It is my goal to save at least 50% on each trip

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  46. over 250 dollars if we're talking retail

    adrnlize at aol dot com

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  47. $40 or so.
    imjessica(at)mail(dot)com

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  48. Today I saved $34.21-almost 50% saved. I have saved almost 100% at times-depending on what I am buying & what coupons are available. IMO it is plain foolish to shop without them-it takes a little bit of work & you get a whole lot of savings. I like the challenge, too;)
    Thank you!

    lynderae at excite dot com

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  49. maybe $10, i have hard time finding coupons

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  50. My best was at Shaws. I spent 4.47 and saved 116!!! definitely my best trip ever!! Usually its about 30-50%.
    jmbhamilton (at) msn (dot) com

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  51. The most I have ever save with coupons is about 30 $

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  52. I saved $98 dollars on a $200 trip to the grocery store about four months back! I ended up paying a little over $100 for $200 worth of groceries!

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  53. I blogged!
    http://vintagefabulous.blogspot.com/2009/01/mommys-money-cents.html#links

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  54. I've saved about $75 on a $30 shopping spree once at Publix. Also, during black friday I saved $100s at CVS.

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  55. We usually save around $50 each visit to the store with coupons, price mathching, etc

    dctm at bellsouth dot net

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  56. Saved $50.00 on last weeks grocery bill !!

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  57. I am a coupon a holic - I always save betwen 25 and 50 bucks :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  58. It depends on the size of the bill--I'm doing good to save 20% at the checkout counter. Thanks for the giveaway,

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  59. I've saved $35 before! This would be awesome!
    JillianLVeit@msn.com

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  60. I save at least $40 weekly, my budget doesn't allow otherwise, and we don't eat junk. lol

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  61. saved 102.21 last week on my bill!

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  62. 22 dollars I think was the most Ive saved on one transaction. :]

    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  63. When they first started having coupons (yes Im that old :) I saved a lot because most coupons had no expiration date but todays coupons usually only have a 1 or 2 week use by date so I don't save as much as I used to but I still save about 40% off and when I have the extra time to go to different stores for their sales I save about 65%. I miss the no expiration date coupons

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  64. I saved $13.36, which is better than nothing but yet not enough!!!!

    legab67156 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  65. I try to buy over 90% with coupons or store card deals. The most I've ever saved is over $40!

    ladyspy79@aol.com

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  66. I can usually save 20% if I remember my coupons. I have saved $40-50 at the checkout.

    rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

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  67. The best deal ever was during the Super Double Coupons event at Kmart. I drove two hours to Virginia Beach because they had a "superK". Before coupons - $418. AC - $32.16. I even have pictures :)

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  68. I once saved $148 off of $158 of stuff. After mail-in rebates, I made money.

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  69. Some years ago, coupons were more plentiful in the Sunday newspaper inserts. We used to collect them a paper recycler and take them once a month to the grocery for a big haul. Once we saved over $150 and spent only $10.

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  70. Maybe $20, but most were for free products. I don't find useful coupons near enough. I buy mostly store brand foods and no double coupon days :(

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  71. My last shopping trip I spent 77.00 and saved 105.00...Hows that for saving? Love love coupons

    allain99@gmail.com

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  72. Once I saved 12.00 on food. I could really use these, thanks.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  73. Once long ago a store tripled coupons and I almost got my groceries for nothing. Total about $250

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  74. Well I just calculated my Shopping spending and saving for January Alone! And I pay 8% total MSRP on Merchandise! I'm very proud of myself that I'm able to do this. It's all about coupons, and Finding good deals! I saved $140 on clothes for my daughter and only spent $12 that day!! Thta's 12% for clothing!

    It can be done and my family uses all the Expensive products now. We use Pantene shampoo instead of Suave, all because of coupon and finding the right deal!! Some stores also let you use a BOGO coupon with a BOGO sale, to Get BOTH items Free! I know CVS does! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  75. I joined!

    E-mail: hmahan_0529@yahoo.com

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  76. I have saved as much as 80 dollars when we had double coupons. They double coupons up to 50 cents

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  77. CVS is a fun game I play. I rarely spend money there.. usually under a $1 because I use my ECB's. I highly recommend shopping there.

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  78. Great giveaway! I haven't saved nearly enough, I'm still prone to buying things because I have a coupon. I'm learning though!! I think the most I've saved was $49.85 ... but it was things I didn't NEED so don't know if it counts :(

    step36576(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. I work hard to save about 50%. It's not easy when no one here doubles coupons. That would be a dream! Biggest dollar amount? I bought $400 worth of groceries for $150. Savings of $250!

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  80. I just saved 40.78 on a 71.00 grocery bill !!

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  81. My personal best was spending $2.48 on a bill that should have been $98.17 :o)

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  82. I save at least 70% when I combine buying whats on sale and using my coupons. It's nice to have the extra items on hand and not have to run to the store every other day.

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  83. I buy 2 copies each of 2 different weekend papers and also print coupons off the internet. I save at least 50% off my grocery bill (and usually more) by matching up specials with the coupons. It takes a lot of time to coordinate, but it's well worth it!

    superdavefive(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. I am not a master of saving at the register. I am still learning, but I once saved about $2.50 off my bill. I was impressed with myself. I clip coupons each week, so when I go to the store I can save money.

    candyskysaviorgirl@yahoo.com

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  85. I usually save around 40 - 50% with coupons. My best was when I saved $100 on a $112 grocery bill!

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  86. I only shop sales and coupons and two weeks ago it came to $90 and I paid $45 and cents...it was amazing...and they spit out a $5 coupon for My next purchase....YES kaysweep@Iserv.net

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  87. ive saved over 900 dollars this year with coupons, add them to the sales and ive saved a ton! Works out perfect with the coupon doubling deals out there!

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  88. The most I've saved was last week at Walgreens. I clipped Walgreens coupons, matched them with manufacturer's coupons, and brought my bill down from 27.96 to 7.03! And also got something called 'register rewards', which gave me $2 off my next order. The cashier was amazed, and the hour I spent matching coupons before I went was well worth it. Thanks for the cool coupon giveaway, I'd sure make use of these.

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  89. I only shop on double coupon days. My biggest savings was getting $247.00 worth of groceries for Sixteen dollars and thirty seven cents. reinajolynn@aol.com

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  90. i onec saved $90 and had a negative balance

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  91. I think the most would of been about $17. I know not great but I try. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  92. I love using my coupons! I can save between 10 and 20 dollars every time I shop.

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  93. You ladies put me to shame. I saved as much as $25.00 once. I will be subscribing so I can learn more on how to save.

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  94. I've saved up to 100.00 years ago when the stores doubled .50 and up 2 a 1.00 :)I don't use as many coupons now adays because I haven't been buying a sunday paper but I need 2 start doing that:) I do use ad matches at times and watch for bargains.ty 4 the entry:)masonsgranny59@yahoo.com

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  95. I don't remember the most that I have ever saved in one trip. But yesterday at Target, I saved about $12.00 . That is a good savings for me. Thanks!

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  96. i once saved $240 one week because my store doubles coupons :)

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  97. I saved $75.00 with clipping coupons and waiting for a sale and double coupons. It was a surprise because some of the sales were not announced, in store sale only. I had to have help loading all the extra grocery's into the car.

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  98. Last time i saved over $77 so i think that was pretty good.
    angela k tisaynababaeatyahoo.com

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  99. I once saved a measly $7.00. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  100. One time I was able to save 140 dollars! That was my best but I have slacked on using coupons lately. Would love to have these to get me started off right!

    Thanks!

    kylie8cake@gmail.com

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  101. The most i've saved at once is about $15. If I can, I'd like to offer a tip for others about buy 1 get one free coupons. If you hold out those products until the end to be checked out it's a whole lot easier for your cashier to find the prices when they have to enter them manually.

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  102. We saved nearly $30 once and thought we did good. I would be thrilled to save even more. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  103. Not nearly enough....but lots to make me do the happy dance.
    I wanna save more!

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  104. Last grocery trip to my superwalmart I had 110.00 in coupons! Go me! :)

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  105. My record for just coupon usage is %55.00 is one transaction. I'm always working to use more and more!

    jlilleysprint@earthlink.net

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  106. I have saved approximately 30%, would love to save more with your coupons

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  108. I think my highest savings were about $25. No one doubles around here, and some stores don't take coupons at all.

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  109. On avgerage I save 30%..........$30.00 of every $100.
    I was doing better but there is only 1 small store inour town after the hurricane & they don't double coupon & supplies are limited.

    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  110. I've never really saved more than $5-$10 with coupons, but I am trying to get better at it.

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  111. wow - i'm really impressed with the savings that some of you guys have had! i've probably never saved more than 5 or 10 dollars. would like to learn more - no stores around here double or triple coupons and newspapers don't have a lot of coupons in them

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  112. just started following you on twitter

    bellows22

    debbiebellows@gmail.com

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  113. I saved $60 by using coupons from the paper and store.

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  114. I am way behind on my couponing. But, I used to be a coupon queen. There was a store that temporarily accepted expired coupons with regular coupons several years ago and I saved closed to $500 on one shopping trip. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  115. I think we saved about $20 one time. I love saving money!

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  116. The most we saved was about $15 dollars.

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  117. I usually save about 20-30% percent by using coupons.

    ms.lilyk@gmail.com

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  118. please visit http://www.freebiesshop.info to save your 85% monthly home expenses

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