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The Coupon Whisperer: How to Convert 54 Cents to 10 Dollars Via Coupon Magic
The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 23, 2011 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 01/23/2011 6:55:42 PM PST by PJ-Comix

What if I were to offer you $10 for every 54 cents you give me. Even better, to sweeten the deal for you, I would kick in 30 bucks worth of stuff for FREE. Sounds like a fantasy. Too good to be true, right? Well, guess again because that is EXACTLY what I did today many times over.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Humor
KEYWORDS: budget; coupon; couponing; coupons; food; foodbudget; foodprices; frugal; frugality; walgreens
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The greatest magic trick performed by The Coupon Whisperer was using coupons to score a FREE Compaq Presario laptop plus remote mouse almost a year ago. That was the event that told me that the only limitation to what one could obtain via coupons was your own imagination.
1 posted on 01/23/2011 6:55:45 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: netmilsmom; mykdsmom; mplsconservative; melissa_in_ga; MissDairyGoodnessVT; SoftballMominVA; ...

PING! And anybody else who wants to be placed on The Coupon Whisperer PING list, just let me know on this thread or via FReepMail.


2 posted on 01/23/2011 6:58:35 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

well, if you have too many laptop mice, then send me one.


3 posted on 01/23/2011 6:58:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: PJ-Comix

The example cited is great if you need 6 bottles of Maalox. Who really does....?


4 posted on 01/23/2011 7:00:35 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: edpc

Anybody who needs 6 bottles of Maalox... PLEASE don’t tell us about that problem.


5 posted on 01/23/2011 7:02:41 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: edpc

You will need the Maalox after eating Red Baron pizzas.


6 posted on 01/23/2011 7:04:55 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: ladyjane

Maybe it was in anticipation of the 14 cent Red Baron pizzas. Preventive medicine.


7 posted on 01/23/2011 7:05:36 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: ladyjane
The example cited is great if you need 6 bottles of Maalox.

Doesn't matter. Total cost was only $.54 and there was a ten dollar return.

Throw the Maalox away!

8 posted on 01/23/2011 7:06:17 PM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Ever try this site? Paid 7 dollars for a $15 coupon on local pizza that I was going to buy anyway. Catch was I have to wait 24 hours to use it. Still the coupon is good til July.

http://www.groupon.com


9 posted on 01/23/2011 7:08:10 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: PJ-Comix

Back in the days when there were double coupons (the manufacturer and the retail store each paid the coupon value), I bought a box of granola bars with a double coupon that were already on sale and the store ended up owing me money. Which they would not give me. I got the granola bars for free, though.


10 posted on 01/23/2011 7:10:59 PM PST by firebrand
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To: edpc
The example cited is great if you need 6 bottles of Maalox. Who really does....?

So trade for stuff you need and The Coupon Whisperer needs an All You Can Eat Stone Crab Claw Dinner...for TWO!

FUn Fact: The Coupon Whisperer once traded a ball electric typewriter for a coast-to-coast airline ticket. And to get that typewriter I traded for it with a tape recorder which I bought at a garage sale for 10 bucks.

11 posted on 01/23/2011 7:11:39 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The Coupon Whisperer is a member of Groupon and may have some magical tales about it in the future.


12 posted on 01/23/2011 7:12:55 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: edpc

Give the Maalox away and you are still nearly $10 ahead.


13 posted on 01/23/2011 7:13:10 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: sonofagun

Seems like a lot of work, and trying to figure out the “system.” Yes, the “return” is good, but you would have to spend a lot of time collecting the coupons, researching prices, and what-not to make nine dollars.

Kind of an annoying way to make a living...


14 posted on 01/23/2011 7:13:22 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Don't taze my junk bro.)
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To: firebrand

lol


15 posted on 01/23/2011 7:13:34 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I would like to be.


16 posted on 01/23/2011 7:15:57 PM PST by Jean2
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To: sonofagun

It’s a great deal - I just don’t want to hear details from anybody who needs 6 bottles of it.

The first time I ever went to a Costco they had a big display of GIANT boxes of Metamucil. They were huge. My reaction was OMG, who would EVER need a box that big.


17 posted on 01/23/2011 7:19:07 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Vermont Lt
Seems like a lot of work, and trying to figure out the “system.” Yes, the “return” is good, but you would have to spend a lot of time collecting the coupons, researching prices, and what-not to make nine dollars.

Figure out the system. Let's see...about 5 minutes reading about the Maalox deal. Time spent collecting the coupons...about an hour. Researching prices? No time. It was all done for me by other coupon blogs. Earnings? Nine dollars? Nope. Try a few hundred on this deal.

18 posted on 01/23/2011 7:24:04 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Jean2
I would like to be.

To be or not to be. Is that a question or a PING List request. I need to know since no one is PINGed before their time.

19 posted on 01/23/2011 7:25:42 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

Add me please! Thanks!


20 posted on 01/23/2011 7:26:13 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: Vermont Lt

The people that play this game hardly ever pay for soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shave cream etc. I usually save about 60%-80% on my grocery bill. They didn’t make $9 either. You pay minimal out of pocket to get $30 in register rewards. That’s $30 to spend on anything in the store. If you spend your rewards on things that earn other rewards, your out of pocket costs in minimal. Sometimes (most times) the only thing I pay out of pocket is the sale tax.


21 posted on 01/23/2011 7:32:19 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: ladyjane
The first time I ever went to a Costco they had a big display of GIANT boxes of Metamucil. They were huge. My reaction was OMG, who would EVER need a box that big.

Liberals! Because they are so full of...well, you know.
22 posted on 01/23/2011 7:35:39 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

rofl


23 posted on 01/23/2011 7:45:14 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: ladyjane

large cheese eating families


24 posted on 01/23/2011 7:49:36 PM PST by stickywillie
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To: PJ-Comix

Ping me please.


25 posted on 01/23/2011 8:00:51 PM PST by since1868 (I miss Pres Bush)
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To: edpc

On some of these deals - like this Maalox one, if you aren’t going to use it - give it away...to Veteran hospitals, food pantries, shelters...etc.
And....
Valentines Day is approaching - nothing says I love you like a box of chocolates and a Maalox chaser with a bow - lol:>)


26 posted on 01/23/2011 8:01:51 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Rad_J

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #144.


27 posted on 01/23/2011 8:03:08 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Avid Coug

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #145.


28 posted on 01/23/2011 8:06:47 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #146.


29 posted on 01/23/2011 8:08:06 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Qwackertoo

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #147.


30 posted on 01/23/2011 8:09:14 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: edpc
The example cited is great if you need 6 bottles of Maalox. Who really does....?

I understand Ubanga is giving a State of the Union speech soon.

31 posted on 01/23/2011 8:09:42 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Jean2

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #148.


32 posted on 01/23/2011 8:11:02 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #149.


33 posted on 01/23/2011 8:12:34 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’d like to be on your coupon pings, please. tia


34 posted on 01/23/2011 8:12:50 PM PST by lrb111 (resist)
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To: since1868

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #150.


35 posted on 01/23/2011 8:14:06 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: lrb111

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #151.


36 posted on 01/23/2011 8:16:15 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

Thank you.


37 posted on 01/23/2011 8:19:13 PM PST by Jean2
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To: PJ-Comix

Okay, C. W., I want in on the PING list.


38 posted on 01/23/2011 8:19:30 PM PST by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: sonofagun

The Coupon Whisperer has just discovered some $1 Red Baron Pizza coupons. Apply them to the 4 for $10 deal and the $10 RR will still leave $4.00 left over. Use that leftover amount to buy 2 bottles of Tostito’s Salsa which is on sale (using the WAGS coupon) for $4. So that original 54 cents will yield 4 Red Baron’s Pizza AND 2 bottles of Tostito’s Salsa.


39 posted on 01/23/2011 8:33:52 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

Add me por favor


40 posted on 01/23/2011 8:37:50 PM PST by Black_Shark
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To: PJ-Comix

Please add me too!


41 posted on 01/23/2011 8:50:31 PM PST by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: Freedom_Fighter_2001

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #152.


42 posted on 01/23/2011 8:58:31 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Black_Shark

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #153.


43 posted on 01/23/2011 9:01:38 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

Ping me please!!! I’m a crazy coupon lady in the making!


44 posted on 01/23/2011 9:02:03 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (The War on Poverty is over. Poverty won. - Howie Carr)
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To: PROCON

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #154.


45 posted on 01/23/2011 9:02:42 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

Seems to be that this is akin to gambling in that someone has to lose in order for someone else to win.

In order to score in “extreme couponing,” someone has to pay for the goods that you take home for little or nothing.

There are ethical questions to be considered here.


46 posted on 01/23/2011 9:03:49 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #155.


47 posted on 01/23/2011 9:03:51 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

Please add me to your ping list—thanks!


48 posted on 01/23/2011 9:06:21 PM PST by Spudx7
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To: Jedidah
Seems to be that this is akin to gambling in that someone has to lose in order for someone else to win.

The only losers are those that don't play the game. And The Coupon Whisperer doesn't intend to be a loser. Or do you think it is "ethical" to pay full price like the suckers?

49 posted on 01/23/2011 9:06:25 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Spudx7

Welcome aboard, PINGEE #156.


50 posted on 01/23/2011 9:08:04 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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