Before getting ready to go shopping, I checked out the websites of my favorite brands of products. I printed out any coupons they were offering, cut them out, and stuck them in my wallet. I “liked” a chocolate page on Facebook to get a coupon for a free bag of chocolate truffles, but the ink cartridge in my printer was low and only printed with yellow ink. I couldn’t re-print the coupon, so I hoped it would work anyway.
When shopping though, most of the products I had coupons for weren’t in stock. I got so frustrated that I quit checking my coupons all together. I checked out without using a single coupon, and I missed out on getting my free chocolate truffles in the process.
I love coupons. Sometimes they really do help me save money. They won’t save me any money if I don’t use them though.
If I’m going to take the time to locate and clip coupons, I should at least use as many of them as possible. Instead I get frustrated, forget to use them, or leave them in my van. Even if I only save a few dollars, money is money. Saving some is better than saving none. Coupons can be very beneficial, but only if I actually use them.
Article by Randi Millward