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Clipping Coupons As A Y2K Prep Strategy?

Now Ive heard it all! The articles about a record setting coupon clipper.

Actually, the idea has merit! Especially for those with low incomes.


Boston Herald

Her 3 cents worth!: N.H. coupon wizard buys $469 in goods for a few pennies
by Jules Crittenden

Thursday, March 11, 1999

Key Quote ...

... ``At least we'll be ready for the Y2K problems if there really does turn out to be a food shortage,'' joked her mother-in-law and shopping assistant, Collette Pare, the Coupon Queen Mum.

-- Diane J. Squire (, March 11, 1999


Hats off to that chick! I'd love to know how much postage it cost her. I'd also like to see a nutritional breakdown of that shopping basket.

-- Puddintame (, March 11, 1999.

That's how I have financed my Y2K stash. Clip coupons, search the internet for coupons, and take advantage of instore coupon specials and then use my clipped coupons with them. It's amazing how much $$$ you save! I have purchased shampoo and got the shampoo for free plus 50 cents in my pocket. You can do it, you just have to be patient, watch all the store ads and cash in. The secret to coupon shopping, is to purchase only items that are on sale and use only the coupons along with the sale items.

-- bardou (, March 11, 1999.


Thanks for the post .. I'm surprised you still have energy left to type after all the typing you've done. Good job.


Where on the 'net did you find your coupons?


-- Dan (, March 12, 1999.

Before I GI, I never had more than 3 day's food in the house and had never clipped a coupon. But this getting stuff for free, or as Bardou points out - even less than free! - is addicting.

I've been thinking about collecting Sunday coupons from people who don't use them and giving a bunch of free stuff to our local community center.

-- Lisa (, March 12, 1999.

If you have a Lucky's Supermarket in your neighborhood, go to their their website and you can get extra savings on "nonadvertised items." For instance, Huggie Diaper wipes are $4.99. You get a web bucks coupon for $1.50 off, and then you have clipped Sunday paper coupons for $1.50 off. You will only pay $1.99 for the diapers. However, when you purchase the wipes, you will get a Lucky's buck coupon back (.75 cents). When you go back around again with the same coupons plus the .75 cents, you will now get the same item for $1.25. I have even gotten two .75 coupons used them all and only paid 50 cents for a $4.99 item! There's lots of websites for coupons, just go to your search engine and type in "coupons." I take advantage of coupon offers at supermarkets, where the manufacturer has setup a coupon taker where the item if offered. I don't buy at that time, I wait for the item to go on sale, then I use the coupon and I purchase the smallest size allowable. If your lucky, you can get a double coupon on the item. Sometimes stores have clip coupons for their store only, so you clip the coupon then use the manufacturers coupon and many times you will either get money in your pocket or you will pay nothing for the item. It always boggles the cashiers mind! Another tip is to purchase only the coupon items you have on hand. It takes organization and due diligence. Our local supermarket has Barilla spaghetti for 39 cents (store coupon). I have a Sunday paper coupon for Barilla spaghetti for 75 cents off! I will purchase 2 packages and will pay only 3 cents for 2 packages of spaghetti. See how it works? Good Luck and shop smart.

-- bardou (, March 13, 1999.

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