Are coupons making a comeback?

Full story: Farmington Daily Times

Courtney Hall is used to getting dirty looks at grocery stores. The Farmington mother is one of what is expected to be a growing number of shoppers using coupons in check-out lanes.
1 - 6 of 6 Comments Last updated Feb 15, 2009
bodacious babe

Westerville, OH

#1 Feb 6, 2009
I get those looks too. I also don't care. But more often than not, people ask me how I do it. The answer is simple.

Buy one Sunday paper. Check to see if there are a lot of coupons that you can use. For example, if the paper costs $2.00 and there is $20.00 worth of coupons, then buy 10 or more papers and start saving big bucks. I have purchased well over $400.00 worth of items for less than $20.00 after the coupon deductions. These newspapers pay for themselves in no time flat. In 2008 alone I have saved well over $15,000.00 because of coupons.
D Taylor

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Feb 6, 2009
Very smart move in today's economy. I applaud those of you that do this.

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Feb 6, 2009
I get the same looks but with three kids and only one income I have to save money any place that I can.
Just me

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Feb 6, 2009
I use coupons all the time. And I'm only 25 but I help out my sister and her kids, she is unemployed and help out my dad who has health problems. So the coupons and my purchases definately help out not only me but the rest of my family and friends.

I get looks from people in line behind me but after checking out, I look directly at them or the cashier and cheerfully state, "I saved $50! Or $100."

Believe me it's well worth it.

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Feb 6, 2009
You can download the same free coupons, instead of waiting for the newspaper.

Henrietta, NY

#6 Feb 15, 2009
My wife saved 73.00 just last week with the coupons she cuts every week. Tops has cheaper prices than Wegman's with the buy one get one deals over there. Between that and Aldi's, she's a good shopper.

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