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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Morning Coffee: Don't be embarrassed to use coupons!

Thanks to Vodreaux, who alerted me to this great column about coupon users - it turns out the heaviest coupon users make more than $70,000 per year! It's not entirely surprising - to use coupons the way the best shoppers do and get rock bottom prices on just about everything, you have to be pretty well educated, organized and smart. If you're local, check out the SoCal grocery thread that Vodreaux started over at Slickdeals, as it's full of useful information.

Amazon's Grocery Lightning Deals today are for at 6 a.m. PDT you can get 48 pouches of applesauce for less than $0.61/pouch and at 10 a.m., you can get Organic Mini Peanut Butter Bite Size Sandwich Crackers for less than $0.65/pouch. Both of these items would be great for school lunches or after-school snacks. Disclosure: I'm an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

Also great for school lunches: single serve cartons of Organic Valley Vanilla Lowfat Milk - get a pack of 12 for just $7.51 when you use code VALLEYM4. That works out to $0.63 each, which is a great price for these.

There are new money-related books that you can download from Amazon for free - remember that you don't need a Kindle because you can use one of the free Kindle reading apps to read these books:
Money and Marriage
Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want
Trading on Corporate Earnings News: Profiting from Targeted, Short-Term Options Positions (preorder)
Common Sense with Money reports that you can make $4 off Reach toothbrushes at Walgreens next week.

Facebook likers of Pretzel Crisps can get a printable coupon for Buy One, Get One Free Pretzel Crisps bag.

Fidelity Investments found that it takes $7.5 million to feel "wealthy" - I'd say that's about right, if wealthy is defined as not having to worry about having enough money to cover pretty much any scenario.

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  • At 3/16/11, 11:37 AM, Anonymous Susan T said…

    Thanks for always including deals from amazon and other places for school lunch ideas. It is appreciated!

  • At 3/16/11, 11:58 AM, Anonymous said…

    If a person saves $70,000 a year with coupons, it stands to reason that they're spending even more than that.

    For us normal people (who don't spend $70K + per year), I'm not sure coupons are a great use of your time .... it depends, I guess, on what else you could be doing with that time.

  • At 3/16/11, 8:37 PM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @Susan - You're welcome, and thank *you* for the feedback, it's always appreciated!

    @AffordAnything - I think we read that sentence differently. I took it to mean that people who use the most coupons also have good jobs that bring in $70K per year, not that they save $70K with coupons.


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