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Thu May 24, 2012, 02:59 PM

You can get bulk coupons on Ebay

I've been doing this for over a year and thought I'd share. If you buy a lot of any particular item, check out Ebay for coupons. Usually, you can get 10-20 coupons for a couple of dollars and save. The only thing to be careful of is checking the expiration date and allowing about a week for delivery.

It has helped me save a lot of money on staples like cat litter, coffee, tea, etc. On average, I'll spend 2 dollars for 20 dollars or more in savings.

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Reply You can get bulk coupons on Ebay (Original post)
onestepforward May 2012 OP
drm604 May 2012 #1
onestepforward May 2012 #2
Phentex May 2012 #3
onestepforward May 2012 #4
Kaleva Jun 2012 #5
onestepforward Jun 2012 #6
Kaleva Jun 2012 #7
Hula Popper Jul 2012 #8

Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 03:23 PM

1. Can you recommend any sellers that you know from experience are reliable?

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Response to drm604 (Reply #1)

Thu May 24, 2012, 04:33 PM

2. I don't use a specific seller,

(there are thousands) but I always check their rating before I purchase. I haven't had any problem so far

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 12:13 PM

3. This is a cool tip!

When I first read this, I was trying to think of coupons I might use. I admit I haven't been good about this lately and I tend to just look for what's on sale. But I have a few brands I really prefer (soap, detergent, shampoo, etc.) and that's where coupons help.

Thanks!

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Response to Phentex (Reply #3)

Sat May 26, 2012, 01:19 PM

4. You're welcome!

Last week, I got 2 coupons for 2 "free" Newman's Own products for $4. I used them yesterday and got a pizza ($7.00) and a frozen dinner for two ($8.50). It really helps me while working with a bare minimum budget

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 09:06 AM

5. They work best when combined with in store sales and print out coupons

This takes alot of time but my ex-wife and I actually enjoyed planning a shopping trip.

For instance, my ex got a bunch of coupons that when one bought 4 boxes of General Mills cereal, one got a gallon of milk. I printed out coupons for a dollar off two boxes of General Mills cereal. The local store had a sale on Cheerios. 4 for $10.00. So we got 4 boxes of Cheerios and a gallon of milk for $8.00 (plus the cost of the coupons bought on e-bay).

We only used the coupons on products that were on sale at the time.

We often were able to walk out of the store and see on the receipt that we had saved more with the coupons and in store sales then what we spent. Roughly reducing our shopping cost by 40% when one factors in the cost of the coupons bought on e-bay.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 12:27 PM

6. Combining coupons and store sales

can save you a lot! I do that too.

My local stores quit accepting home printout coupons, but they take regular newspaper coupons, including the ones I get on Ebay. They are newspaper or magazine coupons.

The cost of coupons on Ebay are usually minuscule. For example, you can spend as low as .99 cents for (20) 1.00 coupons, so the savings far outweighs the cost. You just have to shop around.

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Response to onestepforward (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 05:24 PM

7. Found out the hard way that not all stores take print out coupons!

It's better to call ahead and find out that way then to be at the check-out with a overflowing shopping cart and a binder full of applicable print out coupons they did not accept.

One shouldn't be afraid to buy in quantity for non-perishable items, those with a long shelf life and frozen items. My ex and I still have a few bottles left of All laundry detergent we bought many months ago. The local store chain was having a clearance sale on that item and my ex got a bunch of coupons off of e-bay for All detergent. As the coupons were good only up to a quantity of 10 and we had 30 such coupons, I broke up that purchase in three separate shopping trips. Yes, it cost us some money up front to do this but the coupons combined with the clearance sale price, we saved a bunch in the long run.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 11:47 AM

8. more coupon value

 

Hi,
Don't forget double value days at food stores. And the discount racks........

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