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EXTREME COUPON CLIPPING BUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

EXTREME COUPON CLIPPING BUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

(Image provided by clippingforacauseinc.org/Today News)  

An employee wheels out a flatbed of 195 pre-ordered items, from Cheerios and Whole Fruit Bars to feminine products and band-aids. It’s all for local charities, and all in a day's work.

"I think we’ll get it all for about $65 today," said Bonner. That's 30 cents an item.

Bonner is the founder and visionary of Clipping for a Cause, a nonprofit organization that expertly coupons to buy an array of items for pennies on the dollar. On Wednesday evenings, a group of six to 10 women meet in the modest basement of First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville to clip, organize and chat.

Funded by the church, the key to the group's success is that they only purchase items that are free, or nearly free. Sometimes the group actually makes money using multiple coupons.

"This week were going a little over what we would spend at $1.59 for cereal," said Bonner, "but we have pasta that is paying us 40 cents per box, so we’ll apply that. Food banks always need cereal!"

Since its inception in March 2010, Clipping for a Cause has donated over 19,500 items — at a cost of $1,800. That's a $15,500 savings, and like loading up an 18-wheeler at a 90 percent-off sale. (more)

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Article by JESSICA FINK, Today.com | Read full article here

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