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I have read lots of books on frugal living that suggest using coupons, and taking advantage of double coupon days etc... I have never seen a store that offers double coupon days, or even very many coupons offered in my province.<br><br>
Just wondering if anyone else in Ontario - or even Canada has success with coupons.
 

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Rarely! I sometimes get coupons in our grocery fliers but useful ones are few and far between. Most places just have sales, or in store coupons, and I've never seen a double coupon day.
 

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Same here. I very very rarely find useful coupons. I do check out <a href="http://www.save.ca" target="_blank">save.ca</a> for some coupons. But it's mostly the more expensive brand name stuff that they have it for.<br><br>
Instead, I buy no name or the PC brand of most things. I find there is very very little/no difference between, say, Hunt's Tomato Paste and no name. But no name costs like half as much!!<br><br>
Likewise, I check the fliers weekly and stock up when there's sales if possible, or meal plan around what is cheap.
 

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I use 2-3 per grocery shop but normally just for items already on sale. Last week it was for Europe's Best fruits/veg, sale plus $1 off coupon. I have more luck watching flyers and occasionally hitting a few stores. I mostly do no frills though as its overall cheaper.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">FYI, no name is made by PC.</div>
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I've been finding pretty much the same thing. I try to stock up on loss leaders and buy store brands when possible we are out.<br><br><br>
I will check out save.ca though -thanks for the tip.
 

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Nope. Coupons are so rare in my experience.
 

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I do use them when I can, but there aren't many, and I've never seen any double-coupon thing.<br><br>
There's a ton of money to be saved by stocking up when things go on sale though.
 

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Never. I never come across coupons anymore and I thought I read somewhere that double coupons were not allowed in Canada.
 

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I get some from those "shop and save" brochures in the newspaper, and subscribe to "homebasics" (free magazine). We also check the in-store coupons when we go to Superstore/Loblaws. You can print some online if you use those name brand cleaning stuff. That's about it, though. We mostly don't buy much of those health and beauty stuff. On average I save $2 - 3 each week. Hardly make much difference. The biggest value coupon I can think of is the $30 off $250 purchase from superstore. We never manage to spend that much in one trip, though.
 

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I also find that most coupons are for brand name items that are still more expensive with the coupon that the PC or no-name brand is without it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
Watching for sales and doing most f my shopping at No Frills is the best $$$ saver for me.
 

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I use coupons but I still often find the no name brand cheaper than the natural brands. I also heard that the Double your Coupon is for the US only. We do buy our gas at Superstore and use the Superbucks. I also found that depending on the cashier, you can use an instore coupon AND the manufacturer coupon on the same item at the same time.
 

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Yes, I know that. But there are "yellow label" products, that are "no name" and actually *say* no name on them, which are your cheapest option. And then there are president's choice products that are also made by Loblaws, but are relatively more expensive. On a given shelf, you could get: No name canned plum tomatoes (cheapest), President's Choice Plum Tomatoes (still cheap), Aylmer Plum Tomatoes (getting up there), Organic Plum Tomatoes..<br><br>
That's what I'm referring to when I reference them separately. I think anyone who shops there knows they're made by the same company? Guess I should have been more specific.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Onehipmomma, I didn't even realize who the op was when I replied! Welcome back!</div>
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No coupons here either. If I do, it is rare. I usually just buy produce and basic meat and dairy.... of which they rarely offer coupons for! Sometimes they have some for bandaids or peroxide or something we use... but rarely! I am always so surprised at the coupon threads and how much people save. I don't really buy any of those products though anyways.<br>
I do fill out a consumer survey in the mail though once a year and get a few coupons that are bigger to buy pain meds or somthing that I rarely use but is good to have on hand.
 
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