Sunday, January 17, 2010

Coupons (17/365)


“The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love, do not require coupons.”

TIME: 11:15 AM
PLACE: Home Sweet Home
SUBJECT: Coupons

I am not ashamed to admit that I am frugal (not to be confused with cheap). If I can purchase something I need (or want) and pay less for it at a thrift store, garage sale or by using a coupon, I will. One of the things that bothered me when husband and I were together was that he refused to use coupons. If we were going to a restaurant and I had a coupon for that restaurant, he would refuse to use the coupon preferring to pay full price. He felt using coupons was something people did because they couldn't afford to pay full price. He didn't want people to think he couldn't afford the things he wanted.

I believe using coupons is smart money management. I now spend a few minutes on Sunday mornings clipping coupons and have no issue using them to save on the things I must buy anyway.



Kim said...

That's right!

Nothing wrong with being a smart consumer and cutting those coupons!

we're doomed said...

"A penny saved is a penny earned", Ben Franklin.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I am ALL about the coupons. I know you shop at the Mart of W, like myself. Don't be ashamed to ask for them to price match for you. When our Kroger has Cokes marked down, I'll take my cokes to the counter at the Mart and say, "Kroger has these on sale 4 for $10." They'll honor the lower price! :-)

Dana said...

ETW, I need to get better with the price matching game - bringing adds with me to the Mart of W.

Sedorah said...

I love a good coupon. I wish that we would have triple coupon days around here like I hear about in other areas. I could do some serious damage then.

Karen said...

I will use a coupon for a product in the supermarket or clothing stores or for fast food, but I would not use one in a real sit-down restaurant.

But that is just me. :-)