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Coupon exchange -- interested?

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by LKelly, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. LKelly

    LKelly New Member

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    What to do with all these coupons? I get more than I can possibly use, and lots that I'll never use (no dog = no need for dog food). I just tossed out one of the $20 Harris Teeter coupons because I didn't need $50 worth of groceries this week, but I know someone out there did!

    So how about doing a coupon exchange? Not so much for the small-value ones that come with the Sunday paper (unless there's interest in it), but for the bigger ones, such as HT, Bloom, the local restaurants, etc.? I'm thinking we could post what we have available and make arrangements via PM for the exchanges. Since they're just coupons, they can even be left on a doorstep at any time of day. Anyone want to give it a shot?
     
  2. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    Re: Coupon exchange -- interested??

    LKelly and others--

    Since I have a Food Science/Nutrition degrees (with a focus on Consumer Education) and pursuing post grad work in this field--here are some info for you "coupon clippers". I also have a "Coupon Co-Op" with other moms and friends.

    Yes, a coupon exchange is money savings for others. Here are some other coupon web sites for groceries, etc.--

    www.smartsource.com (Smart Source is another FREE resource for grocery coupons.)
    www.mygrocerydeals.com (My Grocery Deals is a great tool for ALL national grocery stores that shows weekly circulars and coupon offers from manufacturers.)
    www.eversaver.com (Eversaver is FREE and you can DOWNLOAD coupons.)
    www.couponmom.com (Coupon Mom is the BEST resource for grocery savings and coupons. Download FREE Ebook and coupons, etc.)

    Harris Teeter (HT) BELIEVE IT OR NOT ACCEPTS ALL COMPETITOR'S COUPONS. This policy is not well known apparently. My friends are always asking how we save on groceries with 6 kids. Well, we grow alot of food on our farm, use co-ops, and shop frugally. Anyway, HT honors "mailers" (i.e. when Target, Safeway, and Giant Foods--for example--mails their coupon/discount offers.)
    If you present COMPETITOR COUPONS (i.e. Giant just mailed $5 off coupons this past week or so) to HT, the cashier will DISCOUNT that coupon offer along with your other coupons, discount grocery shopping cards, etc.

    You can also COMBINE MANUFACTURER coupons (BOGO--Buy One Get One--Free or otherwise) with ONE SINGLE purchase. Present coupons (more that 1 coupon for 1 SINGLE purchase). There is NO law against that--ONLY if the Manufacturer coupons states that it has LIMITS FOR ONE COUPON PER ITEM on their coupons in FINE PRINT. Of course, NO FRAUD (COPYING COUPONS) is against the law.

    HT will also ACCEPT drugstore COMPETITOR'S COUPONS (i.e. Walgreens Easy Saver and Circular Coupons, Eckerds, CVS, Rite-Aid Circular coupons).If HT has cereal (i.e. General Mills--Buy One Get One Free)--use your coupons (more than one coupon for one ORIGINAL purchase--get the Free box--and have your ORIGINAL purchase discounted with MULTIPLE coupons!) You can also use ECOUPONS WITH MANUFACTURER coupons. Wegmans will NOT ACCEPT ECOUPONS--other stores will--check their store policies.

    Grocers will NOT "PRICE MATCH" COMPETITOR STORES WITH CIRCULAR ADS. However, the WALMART SUPERCENTER stores with a Grocery Store DOES "PRICE MATCH GROCERIES". Other "Big Box" stores will "PRICE MATCH ALL TYPES OF PRODUCTS--ELECTRONICS, COMPUTERS, ETC. WITH COMPETING CIRCULAR AD AND GIVE YOU 10% DIFFERENCE.

    I will explain other "COUPON CLIPPER" hints if interested. Also, check the grocer's circulars online of their weekly sales. I have other web sites to post under food-related thread. FOR THE LIST OF COUPON SITES--LOOK AT THE FOOD PRESERVATION...THREAD.

    Thanks.

    Foodie
     
  3. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    Re: Coupon exchange -- interested??

    Fellow Foodies--

    Also, for coupon savings--go online to food manufacturers (i.e. General Mills, any Organic food company, meat companies, frozen food companies, and other consumer food/retail products.)

    By doing this, you can register for the company's email newsletter, download coupons for "freebies", and receive printable coupon offers, etc. By also joining the company's newsletter list, etc., you can receive "free samples".
    Just tell the company that you wish to try " a competitor's product". We do this (especially with baby formula for twins--and previously for the other 4 kids). It saves money on ALL products, etc.
    If you cannot locate web site info on packaging, call the company's Customer Service phone number or (800) phone number to sign-up for offers, etc.
    Also, if you are looking for a PARTICULAR food product/service from manufacturers online/otherwise, post question; and I will provide web site info, etc.

    For example, read what gryphon posted about my recommendations regarding Ciao Bella gelato under the thread "Ordering Gelato".

    www.ciaobellagelato.com (Ciao Bella's web site.)

    I have alot of resources on ALL subjects especially food-related.

    Foodie
     
  4. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Re: Coupon exchange -- interested??

    foodie - what's with all the bolding and underlining all of a sudden?
     
  5. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    T8erman and others--

    Sorry--I was posting info after studying all day. I will not do this again.:confused: :confused:
    Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

    Foodie
     
  6. aloha

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    Thanks for the info foodie!!
     

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