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Guide to online coupons - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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Many happy returns: How couponers beat Wall Street - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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Pile it on: Why stockpiling makes sense - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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Couponing the 'old-fashioned' way - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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Reader Gripe: 'Couponing Favors the Rich' - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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The 'Big Three' bonus offers couponers love - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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Promotion + promotion = super savings - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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Why 12 is the magic number - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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New super-couponer needs encouragement - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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Couponing in the clearance aisle - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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Stock up for bigger savings - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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When more is less: Coupons for multiple products - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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How to match coupons to sales - Jill Cataldo

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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Timing is everything: Know when to buy - Jill Cataldo

Last week, we discussed pricing cycles at the supermarket. Every shopper knows that prices fluctuate for a given product at the store. Since the prices of your groceries change week to week, how do you know when you're getting a good deal?

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Ride the 12-week cycle to savings - Jill Cataldo

Q: "I keep hearing about the price cycle at the grocery store and how it's the key to saving big. How does this work? How do I know when things I want to buy are going to drop in price?

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Shop along with Jill: How the coupon columnist shops - Jill Cataldo

Q: "Jill, I am an avid reader of your column. I started couponing recently and love it. I had no idea you could get so many things free with coupons! Could you describe your typical shopping trip? How do you spot good deals?"

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Challenge: A week of groceries for less than $20 - Jill Cataldo

More people use grocery coupons than ever, and they use them for different reasons.

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Coupon myths cost shoppers real cash - Jill Cataldo

My recent column on theories why people of lower incomes are statistically not the heaviest coupon users generated a lot of reader mail. Here's a sampling:

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Four questions to help save money on meals - Jill Cataldo

Last week, a reader asked if it's more cost-effective to plan meals around what's on sale or based on the coupons you might have in hand. If you stock up on foods that you eat regularly, you'll soon find yourself "shopping" and meal-planning from supplies in your pantry and freezer, versus limiting yourself to what's on sale at the store any given week.

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How to save most on weekly meal planning - Jill Cataldo

"I am a mother of four and there are six people in my household. I try to save money every way I can. Do you have any advice on whether it is better to budget dinners around sale items for the week, or by using coupons?"

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Coupon crime, unintended and otherwise - Jill Cataldo

Q: "I read your article about coupon fraud. I never knew you were prohibited from making photocopies of a coupon printed out from the Internet. I'd never done this before a week or so ago. Should I go back to the store and offer to pay for these coupons or should I try to get in touch with the company that makes these two items and explain what happened? I, in no way, want to be dishonest. And I will never do this again. I did not know this was illegal."

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