When you are close friends with other neighbors, and you have different needs, exchange coupons. E.g., 1 neighbor has 3 cats. Next door has 2 adult dogs. 1 has a newborn infant, and 1 is past the "Change."
If these 4 people exchange coupons, the 1 with the kitties gets all cat food coupons or cat litter coupons. The one with the newborn infant gets all diaper coupons; the 1 with 2 adult dogs gets all dog food coupons, and the woman who is past the "Change" splits the coupons for "female hygiene products" with the remaining 3 women.
It is amazing how much you can save using coupons -- especially at stores which double coupons redeemed at their store. In one year, we had saved between $130 and $150 JUST by using coupons!
In addition, all families have preferences when it comes to cereals. If you don't like shredded wheat, exchange it with someone who will eat it, or swap with lady 2 for Kellogg Rice Krispies coupons. Life is expensive enough, why NOT save a few $$ this way?
By Ross from Hendersonville, TN
Check out the October issue of Consumer Reports at your Library-- have a article on saving money on gas, groceries-- good tips that us oldies have done for years-- but still good....
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