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(Metro)   Teenage boy uses coupons to buy $936 worth of food for 6 cents, just to give all the food he bought to needy families   (metro.co.uk) divider line 81
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2013-12-18 11:11:57 PM
It even says "his" in the article. kid did a solid and he gets mocked?
 
2013-12-18 11:36:22 PM
You know, I loathe those people on the coupon shows who buy so much shiat that will never be used. This kid I like. There's no way he'll use all that stuff, but buying it with the intention of donating it, that's doing it right.
 
2013-12-18 11:52:27 PM

Irving Maimway: You know, I loathe those people on the coupon shows who buy so much shiat that will never be used. This kid I like. There's no way he'll use all that stuff, but buying it with the intention of donating it, that's doing it right.


Agreed.  I have nothing against pantrying (I do it myself and have cut my food bill greatly, when I was willing to spend the time on it), but the people you see on those shows are straight-up hoarders.

This kid deserves a medal.
 
2013-12-19 12:24:09 AM
Good for this kid!

That said, the one shopping cart looks like it's full of nothing but whip cream...
 
2013-12-19 12:25:54 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Good for this kid!

That said, the one shopping cart looks like it's full of nothing but whip cream...


Kid's gotta do a little something for himself, y'know?
/whipped
 
2013-12-19 12:26:25 AM
That's great of him. About a month ago I was behind a lady at Walgreens and she had so many coupons her cart full of stuff went from around $75 to $2.50, it was impressive. I don't know where she got all these coupons that could be used in conjunction with each other.
 
2013-12-19 12:26:54 AM
Hm...I thought coupons were (mainly) strictly a North Amercan/mainly U.S.  thing.
 
2013-12-19 12:27:02 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Good for this kid!

That said, the one shopping cart looks like it's full of nothing but whip cream...


That is for a needy freaky family
 
2013-12-19 12:27:11 AM
"His bill came to £572.16 and Jordan had a nervous hour-long wait at the checkout as he presented his discount vouchers."

It's cool he donated it to charity, but I can't help but think he ruined someone's day by making them scan hundreds of coupons lol
 
2013-12-19 12:27:26 AM
He did better than that, subby. 4p is four pence, or 0.04 pounds. 6 cents, more or less.
 
2013-12-19 12:28:21 AM
It looks like they each get a can of whipped cream.

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2013-12-19 12:30:04 AM
As if grocery store margins weren't tight enough already....
 
2013-12-19 12:30:31 AM
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2013-12-19 12:31:09 AM
FTFA: "The super saver is now planning to start his own coupon-hunting website next year."

Ah, that old chestnut. Do some charity to get publicity for yourself.

Also, subby is a total dumbass. GBP572.16 is US$936.85 at current exchange rates, and 4p is seven cents.

But then, the math in the article is totally wrong too: 4p is 0.007% of GBP572.16, not 0.19%. At the discount they mention, he'd have bought GBP21.05 of groceries to pay 4p.
 
2013-12-19 12:31:56 AM

pyrotek85: "His bill came to £572.16 and Jordan had a nervous hour-long wait at the checkout as he presented his discount vouchers."

It's cool he donated it to charity, but I can't help but think he ruined someone's day by making them scan hundreds of coupons lol


Why? Cashier still got paid for ringing in all the discounts and there were other lines for store patrons. No big deal.
 
2013-12-19 12:32:02 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Good for this kid!

That said, the one shopping cart looks like it's full of nothing but whip cream...


It might be frosting. Here's another picture and article: Link
 
2013-12-19 12:33:44 AM
He should have used that money to buy bootstraps. Fartbongo has truly won.
 
2013-12-19 12:35:31 AM
Subby, it's approx. $936 worth of food for 7 cents.  Nice kid.  Smart too.
 
2013-12-19 12:35:36 AM
He bought 20 packs of frozen Yorkshire puddings and 20 jam roly polys, 80 packs of butter, 23 packs of Quorn mince and even four Gressingham poussin.

He also bought 40 black puddings, 200 packets of biscuits, 23 blocks of hard cheese, 20 pots of Yeo Valley organic yoghurt and 19 bottles of fruit juice.

Jordan bought 10 boxes of Paxo stuffing, 40 bottles of Anchor whipped cream, 15 bags of frozen Brussels sprouts, 4 packs of After Eight mints and 15 Covent Garden Soups.

He also loaded his trolley with 10 bags of Florette Salad, 36 packs of Cauldron tofu, vegetarian sausages and falafel, crumble mix and Haribo sweets.


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2013-12-19 12:37:43 AM

The5thElement: pyrotek85: "His bill came to £572.16 and Jordan had a nervous hour-long wait at the checkout as he presented his discount vouchers."

It's cool he donated it to charity, but I can't help but think he ruined someone's day by making them scan hundreds of coupons lol

Why? Cashier still got paid for ringing in all the discounts and there were other lines for store patrons. No big deal.


Oh, the Fark anti-coupon brigade will show up here soon enough to gripe about how all the other shoppers were inconvenienced when this kid played by the store's rules.
 
2013-12-19 12:38:27 AM

gweilo8888: FTFA: "The super saver is now planning to start his own coupon-hunting website next year."

Ah, that old chestnut. Do some charity to get publicity for yourself.

Also, subby is a total dumbass. GBP572.16 is US$936.85 at current exchange rates, and 4p is seven cents.

But then, the math in the article is totally wrong too: 4p is 0.007% of GBP572.16, not 0.19%. At the discount they mention, he'd have bought GBP21.05 of groceries to pay 4p.


What does that work out to in tuppence ha'pennies? Or half groats and penny farthings?
 
2013-12-19 12:38:50 AM
Yes, pudding, stuffing, sugary fruit juice, mint and whipped cream are exactly the food items that low income families need. Good thing low income people are never overweight or this might be a concern.

Otherwise, good on the kid.
 
2013-12-19 12:40:53 AM

astro716: As if grocery store margins weren't tight enough already....


That's ok, the rest of us richers can make up for their loss with higher prices, and like it.
 
2013-12-19 12:40:58 AM

UsikFark: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Good for this kid!

That said, the one shopping cart looks like it's full of nothing but whip cream...

It might be frosting. Here's another picture and article: Link


No, that's Anchor Whipped Cream. I've never actually seen canned frosting (icing) in a shop here, you sometimes see it in tubes but it's vile stuff.
 
2013-12-19 12:42:09 AM

astro716: As if grocery store margins weren't tight enough already....


The grocery store will get the money used on manufacturer coupons albeit on a delayed basis.  The manufacturers also play a role on deciding when and how much for some regular sales.
 
2013-12-19 12:42:22 AM

UsikFark: He bought 20 packs of frozen Yorkshire puddings and 20 jam roly polys, 80 packs of butter, 23 packs of Quorn mince and even four Gressingham poussin.

He also bought 40 black puddings, 200 packets of biscuits, 23 blocks of hard cheese, 20 pots of Yeo Valley organic yoghurt and 19 bottles of fruit juice.

Jordan bought 10 boxes of Paxo stuffing, 40 bottles of Anchor whipped cream, 15 bags of frozen Brussels sprouts, 4 packs of After Eight mints and 15 Covent Garden Soups.

He also loaded his trolley with 10 bags of Florette Salad, 36 packs of Cauldron tofu, vegetarian sausages and falafel, crumble mix and Haribo sweets.


So that's a *minimum* of  579 separate items, and he paid 4p? That's 0.007p per item or less.

How many coupons do you see that give you the product completely free of charge? How many of those rare 100% free item coupons can you obtain in bulk, with as many as 200 copies of the coupon at the same time?

This story reeks. I don't believe this kid did anything like is being claimed, and I think the newspapers parroting the story are being ridiculously credulous.

I'd put money on his simply having purchased the food at close to retail price, told the charity / newspapers he couponed it down to 4p when he didn't, and then wrote off the cost as promotion for his startup business. Which, surprise surprise, is linked right from the end of that article.
 
2013-12-19 12:44:08 AM

pagstuff: The5thElement: pyrotek85: "His bill came to £572.16 and Jordan had a nervous hour-long wait at the checkout as he presented his discount vouchers."

It's cool he donated it to charity, but I can't help but think he ruined someone's day by making them scan hundreds of coupons lol

Why? Cashier still got paid for ringing in all the discounts and there were other lines for store patrons. No big deal.

Oh, the Fark anti-coupon brigade will show up here soon enough to gripe about how all the other shoppers were inconvenienced when this kid played by the store's rules.


If there was one single line and the next customer was simply assigned to the next open cashier, coupons, checks, and other delays would not be a problem. Also, don't leave your cart in the middle of an aisle, leave it near an end cap and certainly don't push it in front of you for the entire 500-2,000 feet you might walk while in the store. A person and a cart blocks about ten feet of shelf space, one person blocks about two feet.
 
2013-12-19 12:44:23 AM
You know what I haven't seen? With walmart generally having 4 lanes open to check out - someone not going ballistic and killing a biatch that has 3 cart fulls of food and presents 291 coupons.
I am not talking about the woman who presents her coupons and checks out - I am talking about the ones who go bat shiat ballistic when 1 coupon gets turned down (ma'am, this coupon is expired!!) or whose kids are screaming or blowing a vuvuzela the entire time.

/it was 7 in the morning, and I thought walmart would be empty, jeez I was dead wrong - a Box of cookies for my dad, some bell peppers and onions took me 45 minutes
 
2013-12-19 12:47:14 AM

The5thElement: pyrotek85: "His bill came to £572.16 and Jordan had a nervous hour-long wait at the checkout as he presented his discount vouchers."

It's cool he donated it to charity, but I can't help but think he ruined someone's day by making them scan hundreds of coupons lol

Why? Cashier still got paid for ringing in all the discounts and there were other lines for store patrons. No big deal.


I know, but most clerks and cashiers I've met would have been quite annoyed, at least the younger ones anyways. But yeah not a big deal otherwise, I just think it'd be an amusing scene.
 
2013-12-19 12:48:05 AM

Spiralmonkey: UsikFark: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Good for this kid!

That said, the one shopping cart looks like it's full of nothing but whip cream...

It might be frosting. Here's another picture and article: Link

No, that's Anchor Whipped Cream. I've never actually seen canned frosting (icing) in a shop here, you sometimes see it in tubes but it's vile stuff.


I've seen canned frosting in multiple American states. Obviously we don't even have Tesco here. Example:
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2013-12-19 12:49:04 AM
Thanks Obama!
 
2013-12-19 12:50:42 AM

Misconduc: You know what I haven't seen? With walmart generally having 4 lanes open to check out - someone not going ballistic and killing a biatch that has 3 cart fulls of food and presents 291 coupons.
I am not talking about the woman who presents her coupons and checks out - I am talking about the ones who go bat shiat ballistic when 1 coupon gets turned down (ma'am, this coupon is expired!!) or whose kids are screaming or blowing a vuvuzela the entire time.

/it was 7 in the morning, and I thought walmart would be empty, jeez I was dead wrong - a Box of cookies for my dad, some bell peppers and onions took me 45 minutes


Obviously you don't appreciate the time and money walmart saves you. Presumably the shoppers you describe hit up walmart once a week or so in an SUV, so spending three hours shopping and checking out seems like they are saving time.
 
2013-12-19 12:50:46 AM
Does the grocery store do doubled-coupon deals? Because it's either that or someone's making shiat up about getting a bunch of free groceries. Coupons rarely give you free items, and when they do the quantity is always limited.
 
2013-12-19 12:53:15 AM

gweilo8888: This story reeks.


It happened in an entirely different country. Tesco, and the UK in general, might do this whole thing a little bit differently.
 
2013-12-19 12:54:03 AM
This is libtard propagander for Fartbamacare
 
2013-12-19 12:57:09 AM

nytmare: Does the grocery store do doubled-coupon deals? Because it's either that or someone's making shiat up about getting a bunch of free groceries. Coupons rarely give you free items, and when they do the quantity is always limited.


It would probably be difficult to go this extreme without doubling, but there are all sorts of different kinds of coupons from various sources, plus the in store deals with the shoppers card.  He could have even used some of those "next visit" coupons that you get after an order that can be used for most anything.
 
2013-12-19 12:57:34 AM

UsikFark: Spiralmonkey: UsikFark: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Good for this kid!

That said, the one shopping cart looks like it's full of nothing but whip cream...

It might be frosting. Here's another picture and article: Link

No, that's Anchor Whipped Cream. I've never actually seen canned frosting (icing) in a shop here, you sometimes see it in tubes but it's vile stuff.

I've seen canned frosting in multiple American states. Obviously we don't even have Tesco here. Example:
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Umm... I'm sure you have, but as both the story, and me, are in the UK, and someone wondered if it was frosting, and I said I'd never seen canned frosting here, I'm not sure what your point about it being available in American states is?

gadian: Yes, pudding, stuffing, sugary fruit juice, mint and whipped cream are exactly the food items that low income families need. Good thing low income people are never overweight or this might be a concern.

Otherwise, good on the kid.

They don't seem like good choices but pudding, sugary stuff, etc. are exactly what's on the food bank shopping list. I'd suppose it's items that provide a lot of energy and can be stored without refrigeration for a long time.
 
2013-12-19 12:58:05 AM

nytmare: Does the grocery store do doubled-coupon deals? Because it's either that or someone's making shiat up about getting a bunch of free groceries. Coupons rarely give you free items, and when they do the quantity is always limited.


I wonder how many of the "coupons" he saved were actually vouchers. Tesco has a promotion where they will give you a price-matching discount if the total for your purchase is higher than what you would have paid at a competitor.  It's usually just a few pence, but if this kid collected a bunch of these from various friends and neighbours, they could add up quite substantially.  Add a few manufacturers' coupons and store discounts and the claims are feasible.  Quite misleading, but not a total fabrication.
 
2013-12-19 01:03:07 AM
That's imposserous!  Libtard, freeloader enablers are too stupid to do math!  He stole those bootstraps!  *snork*  Merry Christmas, young man.
 
2013-12-19 01:03:47 AM

Perducci: nytmare: Does the grocery store do doubled-coupon deals? Because it's either that or someone's making shiat up about getting a bunch of free groceries. Coupons rarely give you free items, and when they do the quantity is always limited.

I wonder how many of the "coupons" he saved were actually vouchers. Tesco has a promotion where they will give you a price-matching discount if the total for your purchase is higher than what you would have paid at a competitor.  It's usually just a few pence, but if this kid collected a bunch of these from various friends and neighbours, they could add up quite substantially.  Add a few manufacturers' coupons and store discounts and the claims are feasible.  Quite misleading, but not a total fabrication.


They also do Clubcard vouchers, which are a straight money-value coupon which is used like cash. I usually get about £30 - £40 worth of them sent to me about two or three times a year. As you say, if he collected vouchers from other people, added in Clubcard vouchers and two-for-one coupons, store offers and manufacturer's coupons it can be done.
 
2013-12-19 01:06:58 AM
I'm sure this is some evil, Muslim, Marxist Obama thing!
 
2013-12-19 01:07:44 AM

Spiralmonkey: Umm... I'm sure you have, but as both the story, and me, are in the UK, and someone wondered if it was frosting, and I said I'd never seen canned frosting here, I'm not sure what your point about it being available in American states is?


Because we live in different countries and I've never seen your damn whipped cream and you've never seen our icing. Make sense?
 
2013-12-19 01:10:38 AM
Great, now all his schoolmates know he is poor. Just kidding. Good for him. I would much rather read about acts of charity than all the depressing shiat that normally gets forced down our throats. And was the hero tag snowbirding, subby?

UsikFark: ...36 packs of Cauldron tofu, vegetarian sausages and falafel...


Mmmm.

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2013-12-19 01:12:28 AM

ongbok: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Good for this kid!

That said, the one shopping cart looks like it's full of nothing but whip cream...

That is for a needy freaky family


Don't judge me!
 
2013-12-19 01:15:05 AM

gweilo8888: (bunch of math stuff)


FTA: Jordon, of Brentwood, Essex, said: 'I read an article that said a 1,000th of the UK population are unable to eat this Christmas because they don't have any money.

So, Mr. Math Genius, what does that work out to be?

/kidding
/seriously. what is it? i'm curious
 
2013-12-19 01:24:15 AM

pyrotek85: "His bill came to £572.16 and Jordan had a nervous hour-long wait at the checkout as he presented his discount vouchers."

It's cool he donated it to charity, but I can't help but think he ruined someone's day by making them scan hundreds of coupons lol


Oh, that's the easy part. Just imagine the guy who had to bag all the groceries. :-)
 
2013-12-19 01:50:59 AM
I'm not buying it.  We may never know, but I think it's all BS.
 
2013-12-19 01:52:29 AM
Give a man food you bought with coupons, he eats for a day. Teach a man to clip and use coupons, he holds up the checkout line in front of me forever, asshole.
 
2013-12-19 01:54:15 AM
Needs the hero tag.

And this is brilliant.
 
2013-12-19 02:04:17 AM

UsikFark: gweilo8888: This story reeks.

It happened in an entirely different country. Tesco, and the UK in general, might do this whole thing a little bit differently.


I am British, most of my family is in the UK and shop at Tesco / Sainsbury regularly, and no, they don't. Coupons there work pretty much like coupons here.

Clint_Torres: FTA: Jordon, of Brentwood, Essex, said: 'I read an article that said a 1,000th of the UK population are unable to eat this Christmas because they don't have any money.

So, Mr. Math Genius, what does that work out to be?

/kidding
/seriously. what is it? i'm curious


UK population: 63.23 million (2012)
1/1000th of UK population: 63,230 people approx.
Punking the local newspapers to promote your coupon business: Priceless
 
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