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Who's using coupons? The demographics may be shocking!

Who's using coupons? The demographics... Submitted by Coupon Maven on Fri, 07/09/2010 - 10:19am Nielsen recently released a report entitled "The Coupon Comeback," which provides in-depth statistics as to who's using coupons. Some highlights: The “Great Recession” of 2009 changed all of that and marked a sort of renaissance for the coupon. Inmar reports that coupon redemptions grew by 27% as Americans searched for ways to cut household costs and get more for their money. NCH Marketing Services claimed 2009 coupon redemption levels “achieved the second highest year-over-year growth ever recorded.” Coupon enthusiasts — the heaviest users — accounted for 65% of manufacturer coupon unit purchases and 18% of all unit purchases in 2009. They drove a disproportionate amount of sales and sales growth—shopping more frequently, making 1.7 more trips than non-users and buying more (a rate 1.8 times greater annually). While some might think that “crazed coupon clippers” are only in…

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Frugal Lessons from The Frugal Find

Lesson 3: Dumping Debt By Doing it Yourself Monday, March 12, 2012

A 12-Month Series by Guest Blogger Julia Wessels, from The Frugal Find
One of the #1 ways to save money is to become debt-free. I know that isn't a common way of thinking for most Americans, but I believe it's 100% doable. I'm speaking mainly of consumer debt, student loans, car loans, etc. I understand that in most areas of the country dropping a few hundred thousand dollars to buy a house outright isn't feasible. If, however, you'd like to pay down debt, you may want to follow my new series over on The Frugal Find called Debt Free in 52. Here are just a few tips that will help you to dump debt this year...