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I have been wanting to get into couponing, and now especially since I cant work (severe migraines)... Id like to do this to help out with finances... however I know alot of couponing is done online now...
And my question is this... arent you spending as much in printer ink as the coupons are saving you?
Nope, I'm not. You're not going to print every coupon out there. And with most coupons, you can only print two of each. And for the ones that don't print ads with them, you can get three to a page.
It costs me $25 for a color ink cartridge (you can use black only, but the difference is just a buck) and that's some serious overspending just because I'm too lazy to get mine refilled via Walgreens or a similar place. I can print hundreds of dollars worth of coupons with that one cartridge. And someone who gets a refill for way cheaper makes out even better.
The majority of couponing isn't done online unless that's what the person wants to do. Insert coupons, blinkies, tearpads, peelies, etc are done IRL.
I do the majority of my couponing online. I've been using the same ink cartridge for well over a year, and it's just now getting low. So, if you figure a cartridge is $25 (if you buy a brand new one, not a refill), I know I've saved way more than $25 in one year by using coupons and shopping sales.
I don't print my coupons online for the most part. I only print if I have to. When I first got started I made the mistake of printing out any coupon I thought I might use but now I just wait until the day I go shopping and then if I need a coupon I will print one. At the moment I need a new printer so I am not printing any at all but I don't even think you really need to print them online to save money. There are plenty of coupons in the paper.
Originally Posted by Mom 2 Alayna N Hayden
I rarely print coupons. 99% of my coupons come from the Sunday paper, blinkies, tearpads and more. And even if I did print most of them, my savings would still be quadruple the amount I'd pay for ink.
I only print coupons that I know I will use and that will save me money. I make sure not to just print ones that aren't that important. However, I do not print a whole lot. I was for a while, but now I have using other coupons mainly. I do print though when it is a great coupon.
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