2009 Coupon challenge--plan now!

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Registered: 02-21-2006
2009 Coupon challenge--plan now!
Wed, 12-10-2008 - 9:32am

I posted this idea before buried in a post but starting 1-1-2009, how about a coupon challenge to save money for holiday 2009.

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Registered: 05-21-2003
Wed, 12-10-2008 - 10:12am

That's a great idea--if I used more coupons, lol! With shopping at Aldi's and using store brands of most everything, I do not use very many coupons. Our gift-giving would be pretty slim if I only relied on that. I have to budget a monthly amount for all of our gift-giving including holidays, birthdays, graduations, weddings, whatever.

But the extra set back from whatever coupons I do use would probably come in handy. Not sure how comfortable I'd be asking the cashier for the $$ back though. So I'll probably just set the amounts aside--that will give me twice the savings!


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Registered: 02-17-2005
Wed, 12-10-2008 - 10:20am
I am in..I was planning on doing this anyways so this will be great :)

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 12-10-2008 - 7:55pm
I haven't been on the boards too much lately...but I would love to join if you'd have me.
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Registered: 12-13-2008
Sat, 12-13-2008 - 8:40pm

I'm trying to do something kind of similar....but with the entire grocery budget not just coupons

any amount under my budgeted grocery amount will go in savings