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Coupons are no longer for the ultra-thrifty. Thanks to the recession, more consumers are using them to save a few bucks - or much more. Erin Huffstetler, who writes the consumer blog Frugal Living, saves 40 percent to 50 percent on her grocery bill with coupons. There are the traditional... Baltimore Sun photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor