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9/25/13 1:07 P

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Welcome to the team GreenForest!
Sounds like you have been doing an awesome job on your own and that we all can learn a few things from you. emoticon


"People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how what you did or said made them feel."


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LALMEIDA Posts: 303,518
9/21/13 12:05 A

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9/20/13 9:42 A

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Hello
I just started sparkpeople 2 weeks ago and started couponing in the end of July. I got hooked after I got a deal of about 20 shampoos and conditioners for 33 cents a piece. Ever since then I am loving it. I can't believe the things I stressed about buying because of our budget that I now get super cheap or for free, like shaving cream. I have a little stockpile going already and am at the point that if something happened the only thing I would need to buy every week is produce, milk and bread and some lunchmeat. My husband has been laid off 3 times in 2 years so you have no idea how comforting that thought is to me. I have been working on my weight for a while now. I lost 40 pounds on my own about a year ago and am ready to get going again. I also have 2 kids, a 5 year old girl and a 2 year old boy, 3 dogs, and a cat. Thanks for listening

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8/21/12 11:17 A

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hi there, I'am carrie new to th e team been clipping those coupons,and saving money at th esame time

Achive what you can do NO EXCUSES
Never give up

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6/29/12 4:59 A

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Hi there ,I am new to coupons and been away fro this site far to long needing to jump back in and take the time to focus on my goal....lose weight.
I this decided to punch in coupons since I started with collecting n trading etc and thought why not see if there a group on ere that have my 2 biggest interest.
Thanks for letting me be part of the group emoticon

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LALMEIDA Posts: 303,518
6/24/12 9:28 A

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Hi Shay. Welcome to the group

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6/23/12 10:50 A

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Hello everyone,
My named is Shay I have been couponing for about a year now. I look forward to learning even more ways to save money.

If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.


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6/11/12 4:32 P

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3rd times the charm, and now with coupons! Back on SP with a mission...

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1/31/12 8:49 A

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Hi, my name is Jill and I'm from MA. I've been slowly joining different spark teams and this one seems like a great fit. I'm a member of a coupon train through facebook and I'm starting my own "coupon circle". I do find it hard to get some healthy things using coupons, but I still love couponing for what I can. I have resisted getting a binder for my coupons, but I think I need a better way of organizing. I have envelopes in a small box. Any tips are much appreciated!

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1/30/12 12:17 P

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Hello! I'm new to SparkPeople and have found a new love in couponing. I've always been on the frugal side, but with my wedding date slowly approaching... saving money is a MUST! I try to lead a relatively healthy lifestyle. I track my intake and I prefer to lead a gluten free and veggie based diet(for the most part) Being a Texas native the calories can easily add up when dinning out. The food is just SOOO good. I'm moving to Corpus Christi at the end of the week, so if anyone is looking for a workout partner or a couponing buddy.... just give me a shout. emoticon

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1/1/12 11:13 A

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Hello I am not new to sp and have only been coupon for about three months. I love walmart so I can price match and do coupons.

I AM THE SECRET TO MY OWN SUCCESS. ONLY I CAN MAKE ME FAIL.
1st goal lose 29 lbs DONE 9/25/11
2nd goal lose 26 lbs




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UGLYTOEBOYS Posts: 4
11/16/11 8:41 P

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I, too, am not new to SP but have just found this sparkteam. I have been inactive on SP for some time but really think that it can help me to meet my goal of losing thirty pounds over the next few months. Slow and steady, right? Anyway, I love to find bargains and really enjoy couponing because it is inevitably my alone time. My husband and sons (ages 14,12, and 9) are supportive of me using coupons, as long as they don't have to be too involved. That means that while I get away from the house and avoid watching yet another ballgame, they get to reap the rewards of more 'goodies' bought on the cheap with coupons. That creates a greater challenge for me when it comes to balancing bringing in the snacks that they love and resisting the temptations of eating whatever I just purchased. Maybe this group can help me be stronger and give me the extra nudge that I need to get healthy for myself.

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11/16/11 11:55 A

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Hi Everyone! I'm excited to share savings and weight loss with all of you and hoping to find some new leads on great deals at the supermarket. I love to coupon but do not share the same views shown on that extreme couponing show. I buy what my family needs and would never (I mean NEVER) empty a store shelf. To me, that is just wrong and wasteful. I think the show has really hurt people like me by seriously cracking down on their couponing policies and no longer offering the savings that couponing once used to produce. Oh well, that's just my opinion but I am glad to be here! =)

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10/21/11 9:25 P

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Hi everyone--I'm Felicia, struggling to make me a priority over others. Manage to spend fifteen minutes a week cutting coupons and printing coupons, though!

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9/27/11 8:00 P

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Hello everyone, I love the idea of joining my love of couponing with learning to love counting calories!

Hugs, CB5

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. ~Jillian~





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6/3/11 6:32 A

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I joined this team trying to lose weight and find a way thru coupons on food i buy to pay for my internet monthly ! What do you think is the best coupon site available ? Look forward to getting to know you all ! emoticon

The Lord is my strength and i know i can do better with the Lords help. The Lord laid it on my heart to start a team called GOD ANSWERS PRAYER AND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ANYBODY THAT WANTS HELP TO LOSE THEIR WEIGHT TO JOIN . I KNOW I CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT THE LORDS HELP !


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5/20/11 9:31 A

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Hello, I am Jackie, new to team not to SP. A few years ago I started coupon shopping and saving a lot of money. I played the grocery game. I saved a lot and stocked up on a lot of goodies. But then I got busy with other stuff and stopped. Over a month ago I started back and have started seeing the savings again. That means more money in my pocket for other stuff.

I was excited to read the information on the thread about the show TLC Extrem Couponing. My husband would always wonder why we were not getting big savings like they are and I would have to remind him its a show.

Excited to be part of this team.

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5/19/11 9:23 P

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hello everyone my is JoAnne I'm not new to Spark I was a member I left becauce
I just wasn't ready now I am but however I am new to couponing. I love to watch extream couping one day I would like to save like they do on the show
I am reading Pick Another Checkout Lane and am excited to learn everything there is about couponing.

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5/15/11 12:39 P

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I'm Christina... I'm 35 and a mother of 6 (including my husband's children). This isn't "my first rodeo" here... I've fallen off a few times. About a year ago (maybe a little more) I managed to lose 25 - 30lbs... I was so close to my goal... then I fell off!!! It's taken me a while to get back... but, I'm back! And now I have 54lbs. to lose. I'm focused and working hard... I know I CAN do this!!!

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5/11/11 6:10 P

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Hey! I'm Noelle. I'm 26 years old and I am fairly new here, but I am not new to the weight loss journey. Step by step I am improving little things, which has resulted in me losing about 20 lbs already. I finally have gotten a few friends on board with me which has helped me stay motivated and in good spirits. I hope to be able to contribute to this group and well as learn a few things from each of you.

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5/8/11 12:05 A

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Welcome everyone!!


Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ~Swedish Proverb


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5/4/11 3:39 P

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Hello! My name is Gretchen and I just joing this team now. I also just star couponing and is been a exciting experience and I have been able to save some money.
have a great saving to all emoticon

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5/3/11 9:15 A

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Hi, my name is Bobbi. I'm new to spark and to clipping coupons. I would be greatful for any tips on how to use coupons.

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4/24/11 12:18 P

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Hi everybody, I am new to this team but been on sparks for a while. I used to coupon way back when you had to decide which coupon you wanted because they were printed on both sides of the page and when cutting one you destroyed the other LOL. Now I can't find a job and told my husband I could save enough on groceries to make it easier on us and if I can get more things with coupons than we need then we can donate them to the food pantry and help other people while we get the tax deductions. Thus my contribution to the family wallet. I was happy to find this group so I can join the two things I do for myself in one place, Getting healthy and doing it cheap!

Good Luck,Good Health!
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4/14/11 3:09 P

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Hi,

I am new to this team but I have been on Spark since July, 2010. I have lost over 30 pounds thus far and love Spark. I have always used coupons and when I saw this team, I thought it would be a good fit for me. You are always welcome to visit my page!


But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 KJV


"Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go." Is 48:17





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4/10/11 7:41 P

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4/10/11 3:00 A

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Hi, I'm *kinda* new to SP. We barely moved into our new home and I've been doing alot of settling in, 3 months worth.

But my name is Patricia, everyone calls me Tricia or Trish. I'm 26 y.o. From Riverside, California in southern California. I am married to an amazing man named Derrick, he's 29. Together we have 3 beautiful children; Eve is 7, MJ is 4 and Ollie is 1.

I've been trying to be on here daily. I don't think I have any SP friends on my page though, but if you message me, I promise to reply. I could always use a friend as well as be a friend :) I hope to meet/message most, if not all of you soon! Thanks!

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2/10/11 5:59 P

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Hi everyone and welcome to the team. emoticon

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2/10/11 12:55 P

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Welcome everyone!!


Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ~Swedish Proverb


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1/26/11 1:17 P

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hello my name is Becca. I am 37 and the mother of two boys ages 3 and 1. I am new to coupon clipping and just found this wonderful site yesterday...search coupons and found you! How wonderful that I can have access to two things I am trying to accomplish (losing weight and saving money) in the same place. Just wanted to introduce myself and say hi to all

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1/15/11 7:49 A

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Hi, my name is Angie. I live in the midwest. I'm just getting started on sparkpeople. Hoping to utilize more coupons in 2011. Oh ya...and lose weight too! :)

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1/1/11 7:54 P

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Hi I am Linda from Massachusetts. I love using coupons and always looking for ways to save money especially at the stores!

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Hi EMTSTYLIST! Welcome! My name is Chelsea and I live in Florida. I am starting to use coupons again since I feel I will save money that way plus I joined the SP Challenge Team for Healthy Cooking and that's helping me be more focused. I am looking forward to learning new ways to save and meet new people.

EMTSTYLIST, I lived in Elgin, IL, from July 2008-June 2009. I froze! I have lived in other states where it snows (ID, UT, NM, MA and CT) but I have never been so cold in my life! I loved Chicago. It is really a great city but had to move back to Florida.

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11/11/10 4:56 P

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Hi Team,
I am Carolyn, from the Chicago area. Love couponing, bargain hunting and clearance sales! married for 18 years, have (2) teenagers who eat all the time so the coupons do make a difference. Need to loose 47 pounds and know that support is key, so I am here.


"People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how what you did or said made them feel."


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Hi my name is Michelle I am from tx and have been a spark member for a couple of years now but just became active about 1 1/2 months ago. Couponing is my hobby and I love shopping and looking for a bargain. I have a great husband who is supportive of most everything I do and 2 crazy boys they are 9 and almost 5. I have had a weight problem all of my adult life and I am trying to change that.

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5/18/10 10:02 A

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Hi, just starting, coupons, budget, diet and healthy lifestyle! Stay at home mom. So happy Spring is here! emoticon



"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light."


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4/20/10 9:45 A

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Hi! My name is Megan. I am excited to learn some money saving tips!! Thank you for sharing!

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3/24/10 12:08 P

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Hi! I've been on SparkPeople for a little over 2 years now. I'm working on my goals of losing weight and debt!!

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1/28/10 3:55 P

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Greetings everyone! Ready to hear your secrets on saving with coupons and having meals with less calories.

God bless us all!!!

1st step... JUST SHOW UP!


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1/9/10 12:17 A

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Welcome, BUTTERFLYCHICA7! It's great to meet you here!

If you jogged backwards, would you gain weight?


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hi yall new here just checkin this out !

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Hi everyone. My name is Teri and I have been on Spark for almost 2yrs. I'm also a member of the MSN Grocery Challenge (GC). I've been with GC for about a year. It was through that site that I learned how to save around $50 per shopping trip for a family of three. I stockpile to make things easier and watch for sales. I usually make sure I have enough to last the entire 12 week sale cycle for my local grocers and drug stores.

I'm looking forward to reading any additional tips you all may have.

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Hi! Please count me in as a coupon-crazed Sparkster. My coupon holder is made of cardboard and heavily, heavily reinforced with Scotch tape. Its little tabs are well worn and bent forward. And my house is a certified "clip joint" as a result! It's nice to meet you.

If you jogged backwards, would you gain weight?


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Hello I'm Tashena from metro Detroit MI. I've been a slacker with Spark for a while now and need to get back into it and I've been obsessive with coupons for about 4 months now. So I thought this team would be good for me to combine the two!

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I am new to this forum, and I am 38 years old. I have been married for almost 16 years. I have 2 grown kids, and 3 dogs. I also have a Siamese cat. I am disabled due to my fibromyalgia, migraines, TMJ, deteriorating disc, and osteoarthritus in my knees. My goal is to lose 80 pounds. I was about 15 pounds from goal once while I was in my twenties. I had belonged to TOPS. I love saving money on food every month. I save on average $18-20. I am trying to increase that amount, and buy healthier foods at the same time. The difficulty that I have is that my husband is also disabled,and we use a lot of prepackaged foods to get us by when we are not up to cooking. I need to find healhier alternatives. emoticon

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Hi everyone,
I'm so glad to have found this team! Eating healthy foods and living a fit lifestyle have always been part of my life, but more so in the past year. I am four pounds from goal, but going through a huge transition in my life, moving from beautiful Vail, Colorado where I taught at the same school for five years, to just as beautiful Evergreen Colorado, where neither my husband nor I have jobs or a place to live just yet! So, needless to say, we're taking a leap of faith and trying to be as frugal as possible along the way! I am excited to exchange tips with the team in order to save as much $, waste, and live as simply as possible.

Thanks!
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6/4/09 8:02 A

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Welcome Coreen_E!
I am hooked on SP too! I am also hooked on saving money!


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It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Worry looks around;
Sorry looks back, Faith looks up

Life is a coin, you can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.

When we wake up in the morning we have two simple choices. Go back to sleep and dream, or wake up and chase those dreams. Choice is yours!
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Hey all! I am new to the group, but not to Sparkpeople. I learned about this site a few months ago from a friend and have been hooked! Yet I have struggled to find a team that really fits me...maybe because I have so many interests and want to find a team that meshes my health goals with the rest of my life goals! I look foward to getting to know some of you in here and learning about your miserly ways! :)


Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it. ~William Durant


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Welcome Amy! Spark has made a huge difference in my life too! I love the site and this team def looks out and shares deals they find!

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Hello, I am Amy. Clipping coupons is one of my favorite hobbies. I also love to cook. I have been on SP for almost 4 months, and it is making a big difference in my life.

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Hi everyone! I'm new to Spark and still figuring out how to use all of the features. I was a coupon fiend til I moved overseas 4 years ago. I'm coming back to the US in a couple of months and want to find out what coupon tricks I've missed!

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"Get clear on this: being fat is not disgusting. Child abuse is disgusting. Tying up a dog outside all day and night in every kind of weather is disgusting. Homelessness and starvation and weapons of mass destruction are disgusting. Overweight is a state. A situation. An inconvenience certainly. A threat to health in many cases. A sign, perhaps, of self-indulgence or indifference or emotional distress. But not disgusting." - Victoria Moran


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Hello everyone I'm new to the team. Feel free to drop by my page. I'm glad I found this team. I'm hoping we can learn a lot from each other.
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Hi - newbie here! I just received a free Quaker True Delights snackbar & $1 coupon from Walmarts free samples online. It was great too!

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***julia***

"Get clear on this: being fat is not disgusting. Child abuse is disgusting. Tying up a dog outside all day and night in every kind of weather is disgusting. Homelessness and starvation and weapons of mass destruction are disgusting. Overweight is a state. A situation. An inconvenience certainly. A threat to health in many cases. A sign, perhaps, of self-indulgence or indifference or emotional distress. But not disgusting." - Victoria Moran


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Hi!

I've been on swpark for about 4 days now.
I've joined this group because I have 4 boys to feed and I operate a childcare/preschool in my home.
Sooooo there are a lot of mouths to feed in my house and I need to learn how to do it less expensively :)

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Welcome. I'm in a hurry now, but I have several tips I will post later.
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Hi, I'm Gina and new to this team but not new to coupon clipping. My mom and grandma both did it and trained me to do it as I was growing up. I'm a cheapo and proud of it (grin).

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Hello. I am new but this is the team for me! I love coupons and saving money. My new passion is price matching. Our local Wal-mart price matches so every Wednesday when I get the weekly grocery store ads, I start my list. So far since starting in mid-February, I've saved $150! It is a lot of work and takes time checking out but the savings keeps me doint it!

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***julia***

"Get clear on this: being fat is not disgusting. Child abuse is disgusting. Tying up a dog outside all day and night in every kind of weather is disgusting. Homelessness and starvation and weapons of mass destruction are disgusting. Overweight is a state. A situation. An inconvenience certainly. A threat to health in many cases. A sign, perhaps, of self-indulgence or indifference or emotional distress. But not disgusting." - Victoria Moran


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Hi! My name is Rosanna and I love my coupon binder. Yep. I go no where without my binder. I have had to use my spare bedroom as a pantry for all the free or nearly free food that I have been able to get from Albertsons, Tom Thumb, Krogers, and Walmart. For the coupons that I don't use I send them over seas to our troops. They get to use them 6 months past the expiration date- my way of helping those who are serving my country.

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Hi, I'm Sheri a SAHM of 3. I have been clipping coupons for most of my life. I started in high school and it was a game to see how much I could save my mom at the store. Now I do it for us.
I already found a few new ideas here! Thanks!


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Hi Everyone,
My name is Paige and I have been a coupon junkie off and on most of my life. My grandmother was the Empress of refund and coupon shoppig. She even saved all of her refund money for one year and gave it to me as a high school grad present. I like to use coupons.com and print out my coupons. Some stores in Utah won't honor them. I think their equipment is antiquated but Walmart is always good to go and I ususally save enough for the taxes. LOL. I am also a member of Bzzagent, a website which lets you join campaigns and get free stuff just for telling all of your friends about the free stuff, it's great! I can't wait to hear about new offers from ya'll.

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I go through the grocery ads each week and make my list of the specials, then check on my coupon file for those items. If they don't have coupons, I cross them off the list, but stock up on the items that are really good buys. If I really need something that week that I don't have a coupon for, I buy it at Aldi's or Save-a-lot. Their prices are the best for items that are not name brands. Or I buy generic products at Kroger's.

I also watch for reduced price items, dented cans, discontinued items, meat and dairy products that are near the expiration date. I freeze the meats and they are always still good when I use them. But the other things I use up first, before they go bad.

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Hi there. I'm new, name's Yvonne. I come from a long line of coupon divas, the Queen of which is my Aunt Darlene. I've been an on and off couponer since I got married, but with the state of the economy I'm trying to get back into it. Hoping this forum will be part of that.

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I am nuts about freebies & coupons. Hard to use coupons when buying generic & produce. But I look forward to all the helpful hints & suggestions I'll find on here.

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*hehe* awesome, thanks!!
it's amazing to me how many ppl haven't heard of it, but i've been telling all my friends about it! I love all the coupons! (lol)
So excited too, Just faxed my release papers in today for them to have permission to use my image *Grin*

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I love AllYou magazine. Just went through my April issue and clipped out the coupons and read it through! I'll look for you in the magazines! Congrats.

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*waves* HELLO!

I'm Jen, i'm from eastern mass and love to coupon!
i live in an apt with my fiance, two kitties and our friend chris, and i'm lucky to live near a bunch of friends as lol i'm broke and can't afford to go far.I love reading and writing and hope to be published in the next few years. i'm also a big lover of animals and help out once a month (at least) at a nearby shelter. i'm so wicked into photography and scrapbooking- i'm actually making a scrapbook with all the magazine recipes i have lying around whichs been fun :)

My mom and i are actually going to be in the may issue of ALL YOU magazine because we love to coupon'n such so much! *on stands april 17 hehe*
each wk i do my cvs deals, and each month i do the FAR (free after rebates) at walgreens. I have a few links i'll have to post in here later for great ways to snoop out nice deals! :D
GREAT to be here among some fellow savers!


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I just cut them all out. If they are some I don't use, I'm in a coupon train and a round robin and I send them on to others. It's fun to get coupons from the east coast. They seem to get more than we do in the mid-west.

Blessings, Denise


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3/13/09 9:49 A

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I used to cut all the coupons each week and file them in a plastic box that fit in the baby seat of a grocery cart. that worked fine, but was time consuming.

Now I date each folder when it comes and file the whole thing. Subscribe to "Refund Cents" a refunding magazine and they have a website with an alphabetical list of all the coupons available and tells what source and date they came out and the date they expire. So I go through the grocery ads and make my list on a recycled envelope. Then I go to the list on the internet and find which ones have coupons out. I list the date and source(Smart Source, Red Plum, or Proctor & Gamble) on the envelope next to the item that is on sale. That is when I cut the coupons, only those I plan to use that week. I put the coupons in the envelope that I wrote the list on and I'm ready to go to the store.

"Refund Cents" also alerts me when a product has a specially marked package "Try Me Free", so I can buy it and get a rebate for the full purchase price. In the past I've gotten several kinds of Healthy Choice entrees and Dannon Activia free. I keep my eyes open for any new product with this offer

Hope this helps someone.
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I used to cut all the coupons each week and file them in a plastic box that fit in the baby seat of a grocery cart. that worked fine, but was time consuming.

Now I date each folder when it comes and file the whole thing. Subscribe to "Refund Cents" a refunding magazine and they have a website with an alphabetical list of all the coupons available and tells what source and date they came out and the date they expire. So I go through the grocery ads and make my list on a recycled envelope. Then I go to the list on the internet and find which ones have coupons out. I list the date and source(Smart Source, Red Plum, or Proctor & Gamble) on the envelope next to the item that is on sale. That is when I cut the coupons, only those I plan to use that week. I put the coupons in the envelope that I wrote the list on and I'm ready to go to the store.

"Refund Cents" also alerts me when a product has a specially marked package "Try Me Free", so I can buy it and get a rebate for the full purchase price. In the past I've gotten several kinds of Healthy Choice entrees and Dannon Activia free. I keep my eyes open for any new product with this offer

Hope this helps someone.
Shirley


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Hi I'm Denise. I'm new this week and loved finding a coupon team on here. I signed up for the goals and will do my best to follow through. The vitamin and water are easy. The exercise will be the tough one, but I'm committed to lose this weight! My son's wedding is this summer and I don't want to dread having my photo taken, and even then, don't want to look so bad!!

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Hi There,
I am glad to see a coupon team on here. I have always clipped coupons and use them when I remembered I had them, but for the most part, I seem to forget them at home.
I hope to learn tips, tricks, and how to organize coupons from the pros.
Times are tough right now so I need all the help I can get. emoticon

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Welcome Chrystal! Hope that you find our team to be useful!

***julia***

"Get clear on this: being fat is not disgusting. Child abuse is disgusting. Tying up a dog outside all day and night in every kind of weather is disgusting. Homelessness and starvation and weapons of mass destruction are disgusting. Overweight is a state. A situation. An inconvenience certainly. A threat to health in many cases. A sign, perhaps, of self-indulgence or indifference or emotional distress. But not disgusting." - Victoria Moran


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Hi...My name is Chrystal and I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful and rambunctious toddler boys. My husband and I are both counting calories and trying to set healthy eating examples for our sons while living on one income. I take my job as meal planner seriously and do my best to plan nutritious meals that fit on a budget, which isn't always easy as I'm sure others agree. Glad to find others like me!

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Hi everyone. I am Lynne (QMomof3.) I lost about 30 pounds two years ago on WW, but have regained about 15 of it. I want it off!!! So I gave myself until after the Super Bowl parties to get started, so here I am! I am having trouble getting used to counting calories instead of points. I may kind of do both, b/c I have several WW recipes that I know the points of.



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I would love to be a part of the coupon chain!! That sounds like so much fun! Plus anyway that I could pass on my coupons rather then throw them away sounds like a winner to me!

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Is there a coupon chain going on now? If there is, I'd like to join.
Shirley

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Welcome Shirley! We're glad to have you here! I've been clipping coupons for years now but I've always let them expire before using them. Now with the structure of watching what I eat I'm also putting my finances in order and I'm using the coupons I clip!

***julia***

"Get clear on this: being fat is not disgusting. Child abuse is disgusting. Tying up a dog outside all day and night in every kind of weather is disgusting. Homelessness and starvation and weapons of mass destruction are disgusting. Overweight is a state. A situation. An inconvenience certainly. A threat to health in many cases. A sign, perhaps, of self-indulgence or indifference or emotional distress. But not disgusting." - Victoria Moran


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Hi, I'm Shirley and I have been clipping coupons for so long that I can't remember when I started. of the food items I use. Dannon Activia has another rebate offer, the 3d or 4th one since it was introduced. I've done every one. It tastes great, but doesn't help my problem, so I tell them so, and get the rebate every time.

I didn't realize there was a team devoted to coupon clipping, or I would have joined before. This is my thing! Some diet foods are so expensive, but coupons help to keep the price down. It's usually when new products are introduced, that there are coupons and rebate offers. So I watch the ads and specially marked packages.

Looking forward to hearing of experiences shopping with coupons.

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Hi I'm Carol from Oshkosh WI and I love coupons!!

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Hi Angelb791,
When we did the coupons before, we mailed a packet of coupons, took out what we could use and added coupons we didn't use and sent it on to the next person. You only mailed the coupons when you received them from the person ahead of you on the list. (Think chain letter style but without the money or risks involved. emoticon ) If a person in the mailing list uses a particular diaper or dog food you knew to include it or if no one has cats obviously no cat coupons are included so the envelope weight doesn't get too costly. I found that I received great coupons from other areas of the country that I didn't have access to here. The only catch is to make sure the envelope continues to travel. Everyone should be able to received coupons once a month to make it effective. If anyone is interested, send me a private email and I can set up a mailing list with everyone. Have a great last few days of 2008!

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Hello All - I was wondering if we could start a friendly competition. Perhaps taking the team name into consideration. How about dropping one pound per week and if you don't you have to summit a healthy (no candy or pop, etc.) coupon for all to enjoy. What do you say for Jan. 1 - Jan. 31 2009?
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Hello Thora:

A coupon ring - tell me more - that sounds just like what I am looking for!
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Hello! I'm Thora and have been a Sparker for a couple of years now. I am married to my hubby for 12 years now and the mama of two beautiful blonde boys. My little picture is of them. Does anybody on this team do a coupon ring? I was on one a few years ago and it just stopped and I've missed it a lot. (We clipped our coupons and then mailed a package and took out the coupons we wanted and added to it and then mailed on what we didn't need.) If this isn't breaking any Spark or team rules I'd love to do this again.

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