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Quote[/b] (KelseyNThomas Mom @ July 25 2006,17:38)]But how do you get it free. Â*Like I have a shoprite here. Â*Alot of times they have say brownies are 3 for 3 dollars, must buy 3, but I can only use one coupon, so I'm only getting them for 3 for 2 dollars. I know acme has 10 for 10 sale every week and I do load up when they have them. Â*But it seems like we really don't get alot of sales or alot of coupons. Â*Where do you load up on the coupons. Â*I have my mom and aunt save them for me.
OK...first off as wendy1214 said you must collect all the coupons you can get your hands on. Your kids can grab LOTS of these from those little machines in store that spit them out (also called "blinkies"), your sunday paper, coupon trains, trading coupons, etc. You just have to learn to collect all of them no matter if they are good to you then or if you think they ever will be. For instance, I don't typically buy hamburger helper but if its free...OK i would much rather have the help instead of making it from scratch. At 1.75$ a box it isn't such a great deal even with a doubled $0.50 coupon but if you wait. Next week that box of hamburger helper goes on sale for $1 a box and that $0.50 coupon can be doubled so you end up with a FREE box.
Next off are you sure that you have to buy 3? Every store is different but it usually just means that you get it for 1$. Ask your store about their coupon policies. Does the one coupon limit mean 1 coupon doubled, per trip, per person, etc. If you can only use one coupon per trip PERIOD then maybe you should consider a store.
It sounds like you are on the right track with "acme." Find out what there coupon policies are. Other places take coupons though too. Dollar General, Walmart, Target, etc.
I can see that we really need to get a couponing 101 thread started....LADIES HELP ME OUT!!! Keep the questions coming...maybe even start a new thread and we can all throw our info out there.