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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Throwing coupons away

I just threw away hundreds, literally, hundreds of dollars in coupons away. Most expired but many did not. I've tried trading coupons online and even joined coupon trains but the bottom line is that I had a ton of coupons that just went to waste. I'm still no where near being done going through the coupons I have (not) clipped and so I know there's probably a few hundred more dollars that will end up in the trash. What a shame.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I know I've read a few places that you can send expired coupons to military bases and they can be used up to 6 months after the expiration date. You might want to look into that option if you've got tons.

Yasmin said...

I use to do that but the cost of it just became too much.

I play coupon fairy when I can but I just have WAY too many coupons from time to time.

Munson Family said...

I haven't done it yet, but I read that you can send your unwanted, unexpired coupons to ecoupons.com and get credit for coupons you can actually use.

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Couponing Acronyms

$1.50 SS 10/18 - $1.50 coupon from the October 18 Smart Source insert
$1.50/3 - $1.50 of when you buy 3 items
B1G1/BOGO - Buy One, Get One
CC - Competitor Coupon
FAR - Free After Rebate
MFC or MFR - Manufacturer Coupon
MIR - Mail in Rebate
OOP - Out of Pocket
P&G - Procter & Gamble Insert
RP - Red Plum Insert
RR - Register Reward (Wags)
SC - Store Coupon
SS - Smart Source Insert
WAGS - Walgreens
WFC - Weekly Flyer Coupon
WYB - When You Buy

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Blinkies – Found on various store aisles these little machines spit out coupons as you pull them out. Most blinkies have little lights that blink hence the name.

Catalinas – Receipt-like coupons printed at the register. Not all stores have Catalinas (such as WinCo). These are typically NOT printed on the back of the register receipt.

Hang/Wine Tags – Found around the neck of a bottle with a little piece of string or rubber band.

Peelies – Coupons found on certain products that peel away from the product.

Tearpads – Coupons on a tear away pad. Typically found in a display and not directly on the product.

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Home mailers - sign up for products online or even contact a company to either complain or complement their products. Click here for a blog with over 200 links to companies that will mail you coupons!

Internet coupons - There are many places online that you can print coupons from. See links below for printable online coupons.

Magazines – Pretty much all magazines will have coupons in it. Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset, Parenting, Working Mother are a few. The BEST magazine with coupons is All You magazine.

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