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It occurs to me that by only using 2 coupons, I've paid for the price (and a little over!) of the Sunday paper. I've thought about buying multiple copies of the paper just for the coupons, but I feel kind of silly, plus I hate to buy it just to recycle most of it. Does anyone buy multiple copies for the coupons? How many copies do you typically purchase?
 

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I have 2 sunday papers delivered. If there are any coupons I don't use, they get donated to Soldier's Angels. It's worth it to me to pay the extra $2 a week to have that many valuable coupons!
 

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I don't even buy the Sunday paper.
We don't purchase or use most products in the paper's coupons. I receive a free mailed coupon booklet of organic/healthy foods and we use those at the local health food store.
 

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I don't even buy the Sunday paper.
We don't purchase or use most products in the paper's coupons. I receive a free mailed coupon booklet of organic/healthy foods and we use those at the local health food store.
Where do you sign up for the coupon booklet? Is it valid at Henry's?
 

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I have on the weeks where there are lots of coupon inserts, like Jan 3 of this year. Our local Dollar Store and Menards sell Sunday Chicago Tribunes for $1, so its a pretty good deal.

However, I don't think I will again. Even though I was able to get some good deals with the extra coupons, having that many inserts to manage was overwhelming.

Plus, one of my coworkers delivers newspapers as a side job, so if I really needed extra inserts she could score a bunch for me.
 

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I do. Usually buy 4 papers / week. Extras go in the worm bin or as layers in the garden, get used for crafts (3 yr old who loves to use scissors!),

- We often have sales around here though , that are a certain price when you buy 4 or 5 of an item. (Not the usual 10/$10 where 1 is also $1 - it's buy 5 and get $5 off type of thing). So we'd miss all those deals if I only had one paper.

But w/ the extra copies I almost always have 80% off my total bill - if I don't buy produce. Which I usually buy most of our produce at the farmer's market...but if I need something when I do our regular shopping I'll grab it there. Or if I don't make it to the farmer's market.
 

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Where do you sign up for the coupon booklet? Is it valid at Henry's?
Yes, the coupons are good at Henry's. The cashiers are always amazed.

I don't know how I started receiving the coupon booklet in the mail. At the moment, the name of the booklet is escaping me (on the tip of my tongue, though). I *think* it is somehow associated with Ralphs, but I don't recall why I got that impression. I don't have a booklet right now to look....
 

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I kept thinking of Sprouts, as in the Henry's offshoot out in El Cajon, so I googled 'healthy food coupons' and found the coupon booklet name. It is Mambo Sprouts. I've been receiving this for years, long before coupons on the web became popular.
 

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I kept thinking of Sprouts, as in the Henry's offshoot out in El Cajon, so I googled 'healthy food coupons' and found the coupon booklet name. It is Mambo Sprouts. I've been receiving this for years, long before coupons on the web became popular. Nowadays, I think you sign up online and may or may not have the option to receive them via the mail.
Thanks so much!
 

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I only get one copy. If I'm looking to stockpile something or there's a really good sale w/coupon I usually order more coupons from a clipping service.

And Mambo Sprouts is great! Our local food coop carries it.
 

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I used to hit my neighbors recycling bins on Tuesday's and gather a bunch of extras. I will sometimes buy coupons on eBay. I've bought additional copies of the paper from time to time, but it is rare.

However, I just moved... recylcing bins won't work anymore, so will have to consider this movign forward. Right now I'd be thrilled if they delivered the paper were I could find it.... have to call the office again tomorrow.
 

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I sometimes buy more than one copy, but if I want many multiples of a coupon, I just buy that coupon from a service or ebay.
 

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I only buy one copy of the Sunday paper, but then will go and buy 10-20 copies of a single coupon for an item I really want to stockpile (oatmeal, tomato sauce and sour cream were some recent ones). I buy the extras from www.thecouponclippers.com or off ebay (just search for "Brand XYZ coupons" - i.e. Quaker coupons).
 

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I only buy one copy of the Sunday paper, but then will go and buy 10-20 copies of a single coupon for an item I really want to stockpile (oatmeal, tomato sauce and sour cream were some recent ones). I buy the extras from www.thecouponclippers.com or off ebay (just search for "Brand XYZ coupons" - i.e. Quaker coupons).
I do the same thing. If I find a coupon for something I use a ton of I get extras on ebay or from a clipping service. Every once in a while if there are a bunch of good coupons I'll go pick up another copy of the paper, but that rarely happens.
 

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I usually buy 2. There seem to be enough $X/2 deals lately, that I just have defaulted to 2. My friend owns a coffee shop around here though, perhaps I'll have to ask her if she can collect the inserts for me instead of throwing them away when people buy the paper...
 

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Even though I was able to get some good deals with the extra coupons, having that many inserts to manage was overwhelming.
I'm in chicago too and the Trib is so danged big, I feel guilty buying an extra, considering I never read the one that is delivered.
Plus I never know which weeks will have 3 good coupon inserts or be one skimpy one.
 
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