There are people who use coupons and then there are couponers. There is a huge distinction between the two. Using coupons can happen whether or not you look for the right time and place to use those coupons. Couponing is a way of thinking, a lifestyle and strategy. And, I believe we now have a bit of a subculture of couponers. So, I thought we could all use a light moment Jeff Foxworthy style.
You know you’re a couponer if…
- you stay up after the children are in bed (or wake up before they do) in order to find deals, clip, print and organize coupons.
- a highlight of your day (or week) includes showing your husband and/or loved ones both your receipt (highlighting the dollar amount saved) and all the loot from the shopping trip. This may also include taking a picture of either your receipt or your stuff and posting it online or sending it to your hubby because you can’t wait until he gets home to share your couponing joy!
- you get excited about finally getting to use a high value coupon that you’d been hanging on to for a while. (That would be me this weekend. I’ve been holding on to two $6.00/2 Schick disposable razors printable coupon and got to use them on four packages that cost $1.97 each! That gave me a $4.12 overage to spend on the rest of my items! I felt like I hit the jackpot!)
- your toddler’s reaction to anything coming out of the printer is a “Coupon, Mommy, coupon!”
- you experience some level of sadness about seeing an unused coupon expire.
- you can be both inspired and annoyed by the TLC show, “Extreme Couponing.”
- when you see someone else with coupons (or find out someone you know coupons), you feel like you are part of the same community.
- you feel a little bit like you’re unwrapping a gift on Sunday morning when the paper arrives.
I’d love for you to jump in on this list and tell me what I’ve missed. I know there’s more! So, it’s your turn to complete the sentence, “You know you’re a couponer if…”
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