Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Couponing Rant

Ok, so I know we all get stuck behind the lady with a million coupons at the store sometimes and can't believe our bad luck. I specifically remember thinking rude things about them. And now that I am that lady, I say, "Back Off!"

I recently found a new love.... couponing. It is my job and I save a butt load doing it. But sometimes, I get weary of people who hate on me for just trying to save some money. For instance, if you were able to get all that stuff in the above picture for free in one easy trip, you would, wouldn't you?? I did. And I had a great time doing it!

Some people just don't understand. And I"ll admit there are different types of "coupon" users. I would like to think I'm very polite and understanding about the rules (thank you medication!) but I am also often better educated on the stores coupon policy than their workers. This can be awkward and uncomfortable for everyone involved.

I recently decided that I shouldn't apologize to anyone, because while I should be polite, I am not doing anything wrong. In fact, many stores make money when customers use coupons. In fact, most people behind me in line are amazed when they see how much I say. Often they are educated and leave with my website address in hand.

My advice? Invest in the paper. It only costs me $8.00 a month to get it every day. Plus they gave me a $10 gift card to Kmart when I joined. I've been paid back by uncountable amounts. And BE NICE to the poor lady (or man) in the line who is using coupons. It isn't their fault everyone else is an idiot. :)

1 comment:

Liz said...

One of my son-in-laws does this. It is truly amazing and takes a lot of work.