How would you like a coupon that gives you 85% off your favorite grocery store item, costing you just 15-cents on the dollar? Sometimes it's there just for the asking.
I needed some squash for baking and didn't want to pull all of my frozen summer squash from the freezer. So, I spotted some zucchini in the organic section of the local grocery store. The few sad specimens remaining in the bin looked a bit blemished and not entirely fresh. Yet they were priced at $3.39 per pound.
I politely asked the produce manager on duty if she could do any better on price, considering the condition. Without hesitation she said those zucchini were destined for a 99-cent clearance bag.
I ended up with a generous two pounds of organic squash that should have totaled $6.78, for less than 15% of their original price. Clean couponing in this case didn't require clipping a coupon at all. It just required an eye for good produce and the willingness to ask a question.