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Price Increase – Houston Chronicle


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The Houston Chronicle is not kicking off the new year on my good side.

Price increase of $.50 for Sunday newspapers.  Boo!

Do you have a subscription?  What are you going to do?  Buy less papers?  Swallow the increase?  Do more trading?

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About the Author: Kristin Holt Duncan is a Houston area extreme couponer. She enjoys saving money on the foods that her family actually likes so that she can spend more money on things like Nutella. And Danskos. And Coach purses. You can find her elsewhere on the web, below.

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Extreme Couponing – Katherine and Joel – 10/26


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These are MY opinions, based on watching this show.  If you’re going to leave a sarcastic comment, make it funny.  Don’t attack anyone else, or you’ll get moderated.  Ask Judy the Rapper.

Katherine and Joel
“The shopping trips depicted in this program are extreme.  Because coupon policies vary by store, region and manufacturer, please review the policies of your local retailer before shopping.”

Which means, don’t try this at home.

Riding on the shopping cart?  That’s awesome.

Katherine
Marcal coupons now say limit 1 per CUSTOMER.  Bet we won’t see that.
Why take a break?  Why not shop smart every time you go to the store?  All of your coupons are going to be expired and you have to start again.
Princess of Paper Products?  Who is writing this?
18 months of couponing
Wonder how many $5 Bounty coupons she got?
Not showing the store name, yet.
Why would you buy 10 papers every week?  Sometimes you don’t need that many.  Much cheaper to buy only what you need.
Here we go, Market Basket.  Those are in SE Texas, but I’m sure it’s not the same chain.  They’re obviously NOT in Texas.  LOL
Again.  Marcal is LIMIT 1 PER CUSTOMER!  She ordered 240.  Really?
Yay, she’s using reusable bags?
Who is going to use that much gum before it goes bad?

I actually feel a little bad for her.  She’s obviously going about it the wrong way.  If you buy what you need, when it’s on sale, you don’t really have to take a break.  You may not have 700 rolls of paper towels, but you do have a sustainable habit that saves you money.
Joel
Teenage coupon addict
9 months
I’m tempted to make my kid watch this with me.  He hates going to the grocery store with me.  Nah.
Awww, he’s using We Use Coupons.
Amateur.  I have 3 of those tubs.  And I need another one.  LOL
Not sure where he got that All coupon from.  Maybe from the manufacturer?  Yeah, he’s holding some that look like mailed freebies.
Apparently that Quilted Northern coupon caused some headaches.  Because this kid needs this much toilet paper.
He’s shopping at a store called Gelson’s Market.  I couldn’t see what the name was and I was looking, but they didn’t show it at all till almost the end.  Wonder why the store didn’t want their name shown?  Isn’t the point free advertising for them?
Jacuzzi and apple cider.  Sure.
Wow, what’s this little dance?  I don’t want to know.  Never mind.

I felt a little bad snarking on him cause he’s still a minor.  However, he did have to audition to be on this show, so he’s fair game.

 

Kristin

About the Author: Kristin Holt Duncan is a Houston area extreme couponer. She enjoys saving money on the foods that her family actually likes so that she can spend more money on things like Nutella. And Danskos. And Coach purses. You can find her elsewhere on the web, below.

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Why Coupon Policies Change…


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I got into an argument in a Facebook group about this, and I wanted to expand on it.

Wal*Mart does not accept Walgreen’s Register Rewards as a form of payment on your basket purchase.  They accept OTHER Catalinas, like the ones that are good on a specific product.  Like it says in their policy.

They don’t take the ones that say save $5 on your next purchase, courtesy of XYZ Company.

Here’s a Register Reward, taken from Google Images.

Here’s Wal*Mart’s own policy, screencapped for your convenience.  Click on it to expand to full size.  If that image that I have highlighted isn’t supposed to be a Register Reward, I’ll hang up my coupon scissors.  See the “M”?  It’s Walgreens’s “W” upside down.

 

Just because your favorite cashier does it for you, doesn’t make it okay.
Just because it scans at the register, doesn’t make it okay.
Just because YOU think it reads one way, doesn’t make it okay.

How else can I break it down for you?

Walgreens’s Register Rewards are not accepted at Wal*Mart, per their policy.

And if you keep misusing coupons there, don’t be surprised if they change their policy. Wal*Mart is not stupid.

*Edited to Add* I am a blunt person.  I refuse to apologize for it.  If you’re getting your feelings hurt by something I’ve written, maybe you need to step back away from the internet.  Go visit Disney.com or something.

 

Kristin

About the Author: Kristin Holt Duncan is a Houston area extreme couponer. She enjoys saving money on the foods that her family actually likes so that she can spend more money on things like Nutella. And Danskos. And Coach purses. You can find her elsewhere on the web, below.

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Extreme Couponing – 10/12


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Here’s my live thoughts on tonight’s episode of Extreme Hoarding and Fraud Couponing.  Blah blah blah, all thoughts are mine, all snark is mine.  I only delete rude comments if you attack someone that’s not me.  You’re welcome to disagree with any of my thoughts but keep it amusing and/or respectful.

Enjoy!

The Coupon Story?  For real?

Here we go, friends and neighbors.

What the hell is in her hair?

Colorado, Cajun Couponer

Pretty sure those Dove were not free any time in recent memory.

Comfort 3 razors?

Hope she bought that Horizon milk on markdown.  That stuff is twice the price of regular.

Of course it’s the biggest trip of her life.  Aren’t they all?  Do they tell these people to say that?

It’s much easier to file by date.  I promise.  What if there’s more than one coupon per page?  Does she clip all of her coupons?

OOOH, it’s another Kroger Store!  Does King Soopers do overage?  Apparently.  Crazy.

Um, not free.  $.25 overage.  That’s important.

No reason to do math.  That’s what spreadsheets are for.

This store has allowed her to make over $150?  Yeah, that’s not a set up.

I’m thinking Luna Bars were limit one per transaction also.

Yes, yes, donation is wonderful.  Doesn’t excuse the fact that no one else would be able to repeat this.

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Don’t blame coupons for your insomnia.

Kelly – Georgia – Repeat Offender

Aren’t there bugs in Georgia?

I pity anyone in her area, since she’s pretty close to shelf clearing.

Oh look, it’s a Kroger.  Again.

There hasn’t been an “ANY” Nabisco coupon in a while.

There was a limit of 2 free gallons of milk in our region.

*Commercial Break* – Oh look, two more couponers shopping at Kroger!  YAY!  *eye roll*

They’re shopping mid June, I believe.

Both of them are using lots of prescription rewards, too.  *eye roll*

Sigh.  Kroger is doing a whole lot of promotion on this show, in the meantime, they’re tightening restrictions for everyone else.

 

Kristin

About the Author: Kristin Holt Duncan is a Houston area extreme couponer. She enjoys saving money on the foods that her family actually likes so that she can spend more money on things like Nutella. And Danskos. And Coach purses. You can find her elsewhere on the web, below.

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Extreme Couponing – 10/5 – Part 2


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Time for the second episode…

Wrong coupon on the barbeque sauce.

Seattle’s Best was limit 1 per transaction.

Does he have a coupon for some weights?  Sounds like he’s a little light in the shoes.

None are for fresh food?  That’s a damn lie.  I have veggie coupons in my stash right now.

Cost of seeds?  Not free.

SPARE BEDROOM of a mobile home?  Really?

Shopping at Patricia’s Foods, which I believe has also expressed some regret.  Do they have unlimited doubles?  I’m going to have to check.  Looks like they might.

Are these women the reason I can’t buy rice?  Really?

Tyler’s turn.  He’s shopping in a Kroger in Indiana.

He’s 20 years old with all that alcohol?  Thanks to TLC for pointing that out.

Fist pumping?  I’ll use my fist in other ways.

Those are not industrial shelves.  They will go boom too.

College students buy a lot of Sunday papers.  Totally believable.

I’m sure your store will start having limits.  Does that make you super excited?

Boop boop?  I got some of that for you.

So much for unlimited coupons.  Limit of 10 like items.

Wah wah wah, cry me a river, kid.

He went from 1 transaction to 6.  I would not do that on the fly.

Kristin

About the Author: Kristin Holt Duncan is a Houston area extreme couponer. She enjoys saving money on the foods that her family actually likes so that she can spend more money on things like Nutella. And Danskos. And Coach purses. You can find her elsewhere on the web, below.

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