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Coupon Queen

Coupon Queen

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Jane at

    There are no sponsors for the 50 cents of broccoli coupons or the free lettuce with a purchase on tomato offers. If a health group would sponsor the cost of the coupon it would be there. Big Sugar, National Flavoring Inc, etc – they sponsor coupons.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I know. It’s frustrating, isn’t it?

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Lisa, I LOVE the feeling of getting a great deal, either with or without a coupon. But you’re right, most non processed foods aren’t “coupon’d” but the cleaning supplies etc are. And I use them frequently. Hope you have a wonderful week!!
    Roz@weightingfor50 recently posted..Beavers Fly!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love that feeling too!

  3. Deb

    I thought about going out, buying Sunday papers, getting the coupons. I planned on it. Then I started looking at the coupons you can print online. There’s like nothing we actually use. And I’m not going to buy a bunch of stuff just because I had a coupon for it.

    Like you, we have steered away from most of the processed foods. We sometimes eat a hamburger helper meal or something like that, but for the most part, we’re eating “real” food. Maybe I’ll start clipping them when I see coupons for fresh produce, or chicken breasts. We eat tons of chicken breasts. Yesterday I went to Walmart to get the $7 3lb bag of them and they were out. Completely out of all chicken breasts. I went to Food4Less and it was $9 for 4 little ones! We’re eating thighs this week.
    Deb recently posted..FMM – When I Was a Kid

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s a good deal on chicken.

      I sometimes clip rice and pasta coupons because we do use those once in awhile. But for the most part it’s been years since I’ve bought a helper type meal and too long to remember when I bought a frozen meal!

  4. Lauren @ Sassy Molassy

    Yes, I always go through the coupons and find maybe one that will work with my lifestyle. No, I do not need three bags of Reeses just to save $1.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Definitely not! I saw the Easter candy coupons in yesterday’s paper. I used to buy bags and bags of holiday candy with coupons.

      1. Deb

        I just realized you changed your theme- I used to use Suffusion a few few years ago. Its nice and clean. I ended up going with Atahualpa though eventually because almost every aspect is customizable via CSS.
        Deb recently posted..FMM – When I Was a Kid

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I did! I changed it on THursday and am still tweaking so haven’t put out a post about it yet. I like how clean and simple it is.

  5. Beth

    I try to save money by only going to the grocery store once a week – I tend to buy heartier fruits and veggies that have a little more of a shelf life like apples and cauliflower. It is definitely more expensive to eat healthy!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s a good idea, Beth. Too often we buy food that goes bad quickly-like avocados or bananas and then I’m rushing to eat them before they are bad.

  6. Simply Life

    I love saving money with coupons but agree that most of them are for packaged foods- I love this idea of looking for other products!
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  7. Jess

    We don’t have coupons in NZ. The market is too small and there is nearly no competition, so our food prices are really high. I try and shop at fruit and veggie store for my produce, because it is a little cheaper than the supermarket and the food is fresher. Other than that I just buy store brand whenever I can, because it is cheaper.

    Clothing is another story. I went to the mall with a friend the other day and walked out with 5 pairs of underwear, 1 bra and a pair of running pants for $57 ($52 once I used a $5 off voucher I earned from store points). Original prices would have made it $158

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Great steal on the clothes discounts!

      I try to go to produce stands and farmer’s markets for the fruits and veggies. I’d much rather support a local or small business for that stuff. And maybe it’s not “creep” manufactured food like some of the stuff out there.

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