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1 Paige April 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm

My sister in Houston told her that all Kroger’s is no longer double or triple coupons. Is this true?

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2 Dian April 6, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Paige » Yes it is true, some areas near Houston, too! You can read the entire policy and more info here : http://wp.me/pGkgR-4Ua

Thanks!
Dian

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3 erin April 16, 2011 at 8:51 pm

How does you buy one get one free. Example Cereal: Buy one get one. Have a coupon for 1.00 off 2. How do I work it.

And the 2/5 with coupon .50 off 2?

Im just alittle confued on fiquring it out.

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4 Dian April 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Erin: On the cereal if you have Buy One get One Cereal and you have a $1 off 2 – you may or may not be able to use it because if 1 is FREE already – you may or may not be able to use a coupon that is for cents off 2. It will depend on your store.

If you have a Buy One Get One Sale and a $.50 off 1 coupon – you would get one FREE and $.50 off the one that is not FREE.

Does that make sense?
Dian

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5 nicole April 17, 2011 at 10:10 am

http://www.couponsinc.com/crc/index.asp
I verified the number from your printable link and yours appear to be good. The news this morning is that someon made a copy of one coupon and was selling it on the internet. Couponing can be so confusing.

Nicole

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6 TJ April 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I ws wondering can you use a manufacturer coupon it the Rite Aid video coupon?

Thanks,
TJ

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7 april April 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Im totally new to couponing i have some, havent been to store yet. Food lion has a sale on creamer 3/5$ i have a coupon for $1 off 2 how do i work that? thanks

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8 Dian April 26, 2011 at 9:19 pm

April,
Welcome!
When looking at a sale and you see a sale for 4/$5 or 10/$10 or 2/$1, it is important to remember that you don’t HAVE to buy the amount listed unless it states that you do, and normally it doesn’t.
So, in this instance $5 divided by 3 = $1.67, so the creamer is $1.67 each and you can buy any amount you would like.

Now, for the coupon when it says 3/$5 or 10/$10 or 2/$1 you DO HAVE to purchase the amount on the coupon.
So, in this instance for your coupon you have to buy 2. They are $1.67 each, so, 2 of them would be $3.34 and $1/2 would make them $2.34 for 2 or $1.17 each, but, you HAVE to buy 2 because the coupon says to buy 2.
Does that make sense?
Thanks!
Dian

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9 april April 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Sort of. Like combining the coupon on top of this store sale wouldn’t make sense unless the coupon was like $1.00 off 1 and I had 3 coupons. So then I would pay like $2.00 instead of $5.00 right?

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10 Dian April 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm

If you used a $1 off 1coupon on these – since they are $1.67 each, they would end up being $.67 each.
If you just wanted 2 with the $1/2 coupon, they would be $1.17 each. The $1/1 is better, but, $1/2 isn’t bad.
You understand that you don’t have to buy 3 , right? You only have to buy how ever many the coupon says you have to buy.
Does that help?
Dian

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11 april April 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Alot more sense thanks so much the 3/5.00 is what the store sale is and i go through about 32 oz bottle irish cream a week between my husband and i. Its the only kind we like so i pobably will buy all 3. Regularly they are 2.98 so i would save alot. I’m so envious of the tv show extreme couponing but I’m a realistic person and just getting started. So again thanks for your help and time love your site.

12 Eudelia May 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Hi Dian,

My husband and I have been using coupons for a few years now and have been able to save 20%-30% off our grocery bill. Although I would like to have more savings, unfortunately I have only been using the printable coupons and the peelies. Although recently we have been watching the Extreme Couponing show and my husband is more willing to buy me at least one newspaper a week. Anyway, I have a question, I have several coupons for biscuits .40/3 or .35/3 (different variations.) I realize that I have to buy 3 biscuits but can i use 3 coupons for my 3 items?

Thanks for you help, you seem so down to earth and very approachable.

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13 Dian May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm

No, you have to buy 3 and use 1 coupon cause it is for all 3.
Thanks!
Dian

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14 Sherri May 6, 2011 at 7:49 am

Hey Dian!

Would you happen to know Publix coupon policy? Getting my lists together and not sure if their sale + coupons would be worth going by there. Going back to Walgreens for pt. 2 of my Walgreens shopping. Will let ya know how the entire journey ended after this trip (hint: so far great!). Also, be sure to click that little “follow” button twitter and follow me back, lol (@savethiscountry).

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15 Dian May 6, 2011 at 9:37 am

Sherri!
Glad to hear you’re doing so well – can’t wait to find out more!
Publix doesn’t have an official corporate coupon policy as of yet, but, there are rumors they ill be releasing one this month.. So, for now you would be best to contact your local store and find out what their policy is.
Hope That Helps!
Thanks!
Dian

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16 patricia May 6, 2011 at 11:32 am

Hi Dian,
I have a dilemma that I was hoping you can help me with, since Walgreens coupon policy does not state all coupon scenarios.
Walgreens has gilette disposable razors B1G1 half off-6.99+3.50=2/10.50
I also had 2 coupons (one coupon per item) 1st cpn B1G1 2nd cpn 4.00 off 2
So I figured the B1G1 cpn would make it 2/3.50 and the 4.00 off 2 would make the grand total Free for 2 gilette razors!!! (But I wasnt sure I could do that)
I tried this combo at my local Walgreens and the cashier was a couponer as well and the transaction went good, I got both for free.
I then tried this same combo at another Walgreens where I was denied this coupon combo as well as some others, but she didnt even try to scan them. I was frustrated.
I guess my question is this. Are you allowed on a B1G1 half off sale to use a B1G1 free coupon as well as a 4.00 off 2 coupon. Or was the cashier at the first Walgreens just being nice since we were both couponers?

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17 Dian May 6, 2011 at 11:47 am

Patricia,
I had another person ask me this exact question about this exact scenario! lol It can be confusing.
The mistake comes in when you say:

I also had 2 coupons (one coupon per item) 1st cpn B1G1 2nd cpn 4.00 off 2

The 1st coupon B1G1 is fine it applies to 1 item.

But, the 2nd coupon $4/2 applies to both items the FREE one and the one you paid for, so, you can’t use a coupon to get money off of something you didn’t pay for, does that make sense?
Thanks!
Dian

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18 laura May 9, 2011 at 11:02 pm

i was looking though this site and there was something i didnt understand, maybe someone can help? i looked at the dates that your video said that all p&g, RP, & SS so i have them in piles in my office and dated as you said too, well this is my issue. i dont see the coupons that are for the dates listed? am i doing something wrong? for example, walmart listing says:

- $1/1 Ivory Bar, Body Wash, or Liquid Hand Soap 5/1/2011 P&;G Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
Final: FREE

ok i looked at my P&G insert that is dated 5/1/11 and there is no coupons for this product.can you tell me what is wrong with this picture before i go crazy?

laura

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19 SA McCuen May 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

How can I subscribe to Grocery Shop for Free???

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20 Dian May 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm

SA McCuen » There are small purple round icons on the right sidebar, you can subscribe thru those.
Thanks!
Dian

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21 Cheryl June 2, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I found Operation coupons today for the Military. I think it’s great. I have a bunch of cut and sorted coupons to mail. But you have to address’ to mail them to. Can you tell me the difference if any between to to places? I would really like to help and ready to do so. Thank you

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22 Cheryl June 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I found Operation coupons today for the Military. I think it’s great. I have a bunch of cut and sorted coupons to mail. But you have two address’ to mail them to. Can you tell me the difference if any between the two places? I would really like to help and ready to do so. Thank you

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23 Dian June 2, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Cheryl » As far as I know there is no difference between the two. Feel free to send them to either place!
Thanks!
Dian

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24 Elizabeth June 13, 2011 at 7:22 am

Hi Dian!
I’m new to couponing and tried downloading your ebook. I’m having trouble getting it to load. Is there a way for you to send it to me via email?? Thanks for all your amazing information!! I know I’ll be saving money in no time :)

Thanks again, Elizabeth (from Richmond, VA)

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25 Dian June 13, 2011 at 9:03 am

Elizabeth » My ebook doesn’t down;load you just read it on the site, here: http://www.groceryshopforfree.com/dians-ebook/

Thanks!
Dian

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26 Eraina June 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Avery Note Tabs. I dont want to pay retail for anything so I redeemed 5 internet manufacurer coupons at STAPES. Now I’m hooked. I’ve been hearing and reading a lot on line about not throwing away EXPIRED Coupons. There are quite a few sights selling expired coupons. Can you shed some light on this subject? Do you know of any stores that do honor expired coupons or is this totally false and misleading information. Thank You so very much!
Eraina

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27 Dian June 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Eraina » The only people/place that can use expired coupons are the military: http://www.groceryshopforfree.com/the-military-needs-your-help/
Thanks!
Dian

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28 Eraina June 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm

P.S. Please orgive me but my into was somehow cut off and the reply just went directly into what you see posted.
Eraina

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29 Gretchen Bish June 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I was chosen as a prize winner, and was suposed to respond to an email within 48 hours. It’s been 24 hours and I still have not seen an email. I’ve check both my regular and spam folders.
Thank you,
Gretchen Bish

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30 Dian June 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Gretchen Bish » Congrats!
Just email me @ dian@groceryshopforfree.com with your mailing address for your prize!
Congrats again!
Dian

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31 Katie July 6, 2011 at 10:11 am

I have a coupon that says ‘redeemable at Dollar General’. I got it out of a smartsource. I am just wondering if this means I can nly use it a DG or can I use it at another store. Thanks so much for your help!

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32 Dian July 6, 2011 at 10:19 am

Katie » If it doesn’t say “Redeemable Only At Dollar General” then you may be able to use it anywhere. Check the barcode and make sure it looks like a normal manufacturer’s coupon.
Hope that helps!
Dian

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33 Cindy July 18, 2011 at 12:59 am

Hello,
I was wondering if there was a place i could sign up to get coupons sent to my home. I don’t have a printer.

So, if there is somewhere i can sign up please give me the details.

Thanks.
Cindy

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34 Dian July 18, 2011 at 9:08 am

Cindy » Sometimes there are but not on a regular basis. The newspaper each Sunday is a great resource for coupons!
Thanks!
Dian

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35 burtis taylor August 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm

please enter me in the shave club its burtistaylor@yahoo.com thanks

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36 Dian August 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm

burtis taylor » If you would like to enter the giveaway, please follow the directions here: http://www.groceryshopforfree.com/2011/08/giveaway-5-memberships-to-dollar-shave-club/
Thanks!
Dian

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37 Priscilla September 3, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Hi Dian:
I wasn’t sure if you received my first email, so I am sending a dupe.
I am fairly new to this and I am having trouble organizing myself. Do you have any tips on how to compare the prices in the different circulars? It is very difficult to try to remember or even make lists of store, items and prices.

Thank you in advance.
Priscilla

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38 Dian September 3, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Priscilla » I do weekly lists of the best prices and coupon match-ups for my area each week and I have several other lists for stores all over the country you can use to make your shopping easier.
Just click on Store Deals at the top of the page and it will take you to the different states and stores that are covered. If you don’t see an area or store you need, please ,et me know and I will do what I can to find it for you!
Hope that helps!
Dian

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39 Donna September 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Question: If you have a Smiths flyer that says 10 yogurts/6.00 with card. Does that mean Walmart won’t honor that price?

Thanks Donna
P.S. I did get the razors. Thanks

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40 Dian September 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Donna » Walmart will honor that. Here’s the part of the policy that says that:
We gladly match the price in the following types of ads:*
Competitors’ ads that feature a specific item for a specified price.
Ad images are for general reference only.
Preferred shopping card prices for specific items that are in a printed ad.
You can read the entire policy here
Yay on the razors!!
Hope that helps!
Dian
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41 Stephanie October 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Hi, I live in Ventura/Oxnard/Santa Barbara CA and I am having the WORST time finding coupons. I saw that the only store you have for So Cal is Stater Bros, which is NO where near me. I have Vons, Albertsons and Ralphs which I try to avoid because they are SO expensive. I would appreciate any and all help.

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42 Valerie October 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Stephanie,
I too live in the area and have been extremely disappointed in the stores around here. Even Vons stopped doing double coupons as of August 1st, 2012. I get my coupons from the news paper, online printables, internet add-ons to my rewards cards, and peelies.
Keep looking… coupons are out there!

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43 Donna October 6, 2011 at 11:02 am

Hi Dian,
Quick question. On coupons.com do I have to pay for that site because I can bring up coupons but it instantly comes up with paying for the information. It says sign up for 30 free days. Sorry everyone just new to this stuff.
Thanks
Donna

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44 Dian October 6, 2011 at 11:12 am

Donna » No, it’s FREE, they have a new program they are trying to get people to sing up for that’s a pid service – but so far we can’t see anything that’s worth signing up for.
I hope that helps!
Dian

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45 Donna October 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Hi Dian,
Since alot of these price match ups do not pertain to me, what is the easiest way to sit down and price match my stores. Do you have a software that helps you because it takes a long time.
Thanks

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46 Dian October 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Donna » Donna they take a LONG time! lol No there is no software – we go to the store with our sales ads in hand and price match every thing in each one – it takes hours a week! I wish there was software for it, I would LOVE that! :-)
Sorry there’s not better news for you :-(
Dian

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47 Donna October 6, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Hi Dian,
The price match-ups you post are great. However, they do not pertain to where I live. Is there an easy way or what way do you price match? Do you have a certain software that I can download or how do you do this?
Thanks
Donna

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48 Donna October 10, 2011 at 11:06 am

Hi Dian,
Just wanted to ask who you use for clipping Sunday inserts? Who is most cost effective?
Thanks and Have a Great Day
Donna

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49 Dian October 10, 2011 at 11:20 am

Donna » My son! lol I buy my newspapers each week. You can check on eBay – I did a video to show you How To Shop For Coupons On eBay, that will help and then I often tell people to check out Coupon DeDe, IF I were going to buy I would probably buy from her she’s been around for years and it reputable.
I hope that helps!
Dian

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50 Donna October 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Dian,
I have a question. I have a coupon that says 3.00 off 2 Nivea lip producuts. I also have another coupon that says 1.00 off 1 Nivea lip product. Today I used the both together at Smiths and each Nivea lip product sells for 2.19 ea. I paid .19 for each Nivea lip product. Is that right? Or should I have only been able to use the (1) 3.00 off coupon for the both products?
Donna

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51 Dian October 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Donna » You should have only used the $3/2 cause it covers 2. If it had been Buy 1 Get 43 off another, then you can use a coupon on the one you HAVE to purchase. But this was essentially a $1.50 each one coupon. In reality, you should have paid $.69 each.
So, you live, you learn! :-)
Dian

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52 Donna November 9, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Hi Dian,

Just wanted to know if you have had any trouble finding the 2 liter Dr. Pepper 10 product that was in the “All You” magazine last month? The coupon is getting ready to expire and I am not finding it.

Thanks
Donna

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53 Dian November 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Donna » We found it at our local Walmart. Have you looked there?
Dian

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54 Donna Walker September 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Hi Dian,

Just wondering if you have ever used Dhgate.com?

Thanks Donna

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55 Wendy October 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I just got a new smartphone…lg optimus pro. For some reason when i open your app now i cant read any of your post because the ads are all over the top of them. Can u help me fix this?

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56 Dian October 28, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Wendy,
I am in the processing of moving to a new app – can you tell me, on your phone is the app called Grocery Shop FREE, or Grocery Shop For FREE?
Because right now there are two apps that we will be combining, but, I need to know which one you have to see how to help.
Thanks!
Dian

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