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An investment that pays 400%

May 23rd, 2006 at 06:29 am

Try paying for coupons. (Actually, the sellers all specify you are paying for the service of having the coupons clipped rather than for the coupons themselves. Legal issue, I guess.) I'm so pleased with how this has been going for me lately, I figured I'd post about it.

I set up a lot of saved searches on Ebay, and each morning I get an email with links to auctions that match the search. (I also have searches set up for gift cards and other products I'm looking for.)

This morning I saw a lot of (6) $1 coupons for cat food our cat likes. I snapped them up immediately for $1.19. If I'm figuring this right, I'll be saving $4.81 by spending the $1.19, which means I've increased my purchasing power by 404%.

I've learned to be careful about getting more than I can use before the expiration date. I've seen lots of 20 of this same coupon, but passed on them because I'd never use them in time. 6, I will use.

I also use a non-Ebay clipping service, where you can choose individual coupons in the specific quantities you need. I'm using

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www.cnfcentral.com (formerly Dab's Forms) because you don't have to get multiples of each coupon you choose. If I only get Worcestershire sauce once a year, I don't want to be forced into buying 5 coupons for it. But if you want multiples anyway, there are many other sources. A good discussion on them is here:
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Since I'm getting so much at Aldi now, there are only a limited number of name brand items I can use coupons for. This targeted approach gives me a quick way to find the specific ones I can use.

3 Responses to “An investment that pays 400%”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    Are you on one or more of Flash's coupon trains? You tell your fellow members what's on your "wish list" and they'll send it your way for free!

  2. StressLess Says:

    I like the IDEA of coupon trains, but I was in one before and decided it was too time-consuming. I'd rather pay a few dollars and be done with it. With the trains I was in before, I was spending an awful lot of time clipping coupons I personally didn't need, spending on postage, and then spending more time sifting through what I received to find a few things I could actually use. And several times, people just kept the envelope of coupons, dropped out of the train, and everyone else after them on the list got nothing. Too much hassle, IMHO. Just not my thing!

  3. markio26 Says:

    i didn't do the coupon train either... no time...

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