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Nov 01

Fight back against food stamp cuts – Learn to coupon!

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Starting today, November 1st , the 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits is scheduled to end. What does this mean? A $29 cut in benefits for a family of 3, lowering the per meal per person average to less than $1.40.

What can you do? You can fight these cuts by using coupons to lower your out of pocket total, and make your food stamps stretch farther.

Here are some ways you can use coupons to your advantage:

  • If you shop at Publix, ask for the list of competitor coupons that they accept. Stack these coupons with Manufacturer coupons to maximize savings.
  • Sign up for Baby Clubs, if applicable. Both Winn Dixie and Publix offer them, and the coupons you receive each month often are for meat and staple items. You can sign for Publix Baby Club here and Winn Dixie Baby Club here.

A word of caution, there are some taxable situations you need to be aware of when using coupons. There is a very good article on the Florida Department of Revenue that explains how tax is calculated on coupons.

Please let me know if you have any questions about how to use coupons with food stamp benefits, and I will do my best to help you.

 

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  1. susan

    I am not on SNAP myself, but my sister who is a single Mom and works 2 part time jobs (she lost her business of 20 years during the recession) is. I want to thank you and other Bloggers for reaching out to families who are struggling to make ends meet. I do not live close to my Mom and Sister, but I have taught my Mom (retired and on a fixed income) to use coupons, (via email and phone calls) shop sales, use Drug Store rewards to save money. She is getting pretty good at it and she helps my Sister as well as helping herself. Teaching one person, to coupon, who then teaches someone else can make a difference. Again, thank you and other Bloggers for reaching out to struggling families. God Bless!

    1. DanaPots

      Thank you. I am glad this post was read for its’ intended purpose, not to imply that it is easy at all to live within the budget of food stamps, but as an invitation for anyone receiving SNAP benefits, that want to learn to coupon, I would gladly teach. Message me, or email me. There are ways, and I would be more than willing to help.

      God Bless you too!
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  2. Aman gill

    can i ask some questions related to this article
    thanx

    1. DanaPots

      Sure. I will answer them as best as I can, Ask away! 😉
      DanaPots recently posted…Coupon Police or should couponers just shut up?My Profile

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