Extreme Couponing With FoodStamps

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coupon queen

Utica, NY

#1 Nov 6, 2012
I was Inline to cash out my stuff and the lady in front of me had about 350.00 worth of grocerys. then she handed the lady a ton of coupons and then the total came to 89.45. Wow i said that is great then she pulled out a EBT card and payed for it. Now I Don't know what to think. I'm Still Shaking my head! I can't Beleive they can do that with foodstamps.

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#3 Nov 6, 2012
coupon queen wrote:
I was Inline to cash out my stuff and the lady in front of me had about 350.00 worth of grocerys. then she handed the lady a ton of coupons and then the total came to 89.45. Wow i said that is great then she pulled out a EBT card and payed for it. Now I Don't know what to think. I'm Still Shaking my head! I can't Beleive they can do that with foodstamps.
I appreciate that person caring enough to save the public's money! What's wrong with that?
I know her

Utica, NY

#5 Nov 6, 2012
She can get her shopping done with using only a portion of her stamps and then she sells the rest to pay for her moms medication.
couponer and i use ebt

Lynn, MA

#6 Jan 26, 2013
You never know a persons personal circumstance maybe that women doesn't get full benefits! And was trying to make the most of it by using coupons! And many other possibilities! You just don't know! You shouldnt be so quick to judge people! And how does someone that has ebt And use coupons to save money and get more food affect you! Times r tough get of your high horse! Anyone has the right to use coupons and save money maybe its government help but its there money when they receive it an can use coupons all they want I will continue to do so....I work so I don't get much....stop being ignorant

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Since: Jun 10

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#7 Jan 26, 2013
couponer and i use ebt wrote:
You never know a persons personal circumstance maybe that women doesn't get full benefits! And was trying to make the most of it by using coupons! And many other possibilities! You just don't know! You shouldnt be so quick to judge people! And how does someone that has ebt And use coupons to save money and get more food affect you! Times r tough get of your high horse! Anyone has the right to use coupons and save money maybe its government help but its there money when they receive it an can use coupons all they want I will continue to do so....I work so I don't get much....stop being ignorant
That is just being smart with your money. Most people don't give a shit.
Bernie Madoff

Clinton, NY

#8 Jan 26, 2013
So they should only pay full price for everything? "Only good for regular priced merchandise. Not good on sale or clearance, no coupons." Is that what you propose? Don't shop at WalMart because it's a little cheaper?

How about kudos to the person for being a smart shopper and stretching the little help a little more?
hank hill

Brookfield, WI

#9 Jan 26, 2013
Bitch is just jealous she didnt get that much shit for that price
hank hill

Brookfield, WI

#10 Jan 26, 2013
Also "coupon queen" I think you should have handed over your tiara, clearly you are not the queen.
rey

Utica, NY

#11 Jan 27, 2013
I love coupons
drovecrazy

Lenoir, NC

#12 Feb 16, 2013
I think it is good to try saving as much as possible for one and when u sign up on foodstamps they tell you to use coupons and other ways to save money

“I Make you wonder”

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Since: Jan 13

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#13 Feb 16, 2013
That's one thing i've never been able to figure out. Not sure how these people save $100's using coupons. All the coupons I see are for crap I don't need. Good for her saving money though.
HAI2002

Owosso, MI

#14 Oct 22, 2013
I am currently on the foodstamp program due to circumstances. And I use coupons 95% of the time! And why shouldnt I? We are responsible and coming off of hard times, as are several other families in our area that that have been affected by job loss and reduction of hours. But I am very frugal ,and make everything stretch, as should everyone. Why shouldnt we get to use coupons and maximize our savings? I wish I could post a picture of my grocery receipt yesterday. I got over 300 dollars of food, and paid only 120 after coupons. And yes it was all "name brand" and also fresh meats and fruits. And when my husband was working full time and we were not struggling, never once did we utter a complaint that someone else was using assistance.
Simone

Kissimmee, FL

#15 Jun 22, 2014
I'm a little late responding to this, but it's still a relevant issue. If jealousy wasn't an issue, you might have noticed that this food stamp user that uses coupons is a GREAT THING and should be required of all food stamp users to learn. Most people complain as if they're personally responsible for paying the taxes that supported said food stamp user. I can't begin to understand how you could make reducing the cost of their groceries into a bad thing. Especially when they're already on assistance. if anything, I would like to see a lot more people on assistance using coupons. It's the best way to make your small amount of money stretch even further. Who wouldn't support THAT?
Shauna

Dallas, TX

#16 Jul 15, 2014
I know her wrote:
She can get her shopping done with using only a portion of her stamps and then she sells the rest to pay for her moms medication.
You assume and assuming makes and ass out of you and me. I use coupons because I hate to tell you, the food stamps is not enough to feed your family for a month. And, dissing someone because they are in a bad situation does not make you Christian of the year. I happen to be on foodstamps because I lost my job when my husband went to prison for beating me and almost killing me. I had nobody to take my kids to school or pick them up so I could be at my job to open and close as I was the lead person. I know people do use them for bad, but your comment assumed all are the same.
rinabell236

Springfield, MA

#17 Sep 3, 2014
I think its good to use coupons while on foodstamps I get foodstamps for my family and I never knew you could do this maybe this would help out alot and make food last longer for my family I would love help on learning how to coupon while on ebt please he lp
meee

Utica, NY

#18 Sep 3, 2014
I go on here sometimes and very rarely post, but had to respond to your response: bahahaha, that was a hilarious!!!
hank hill wrote:
Also "coupon queen" I think you should have handed over your tiara, clearly you are not the queen.

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