Monday Humor: You Know You’re a Couponer If…

Posted on October 17th, 2011 by Coupon Cathy

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…”


  1. Sally October 17, 2011

    If u have 100 basball card protectors but don’t own a single baseball card.

  2. Sarah October 17, 2011

    Hahaha… good one, Sally!

    If you have a Sunday newspaper subscription, but couldn’t tell someone what the front page news article was that day.

  3. Tina October 17, 2011

    when you have rooms of food but can’t find anything to eat…lol

  4. jackie October 17, 2011

    When the cashier sees you in her line and turns her light off.

  5. Carri October 17, 2011

    If your binder has gotten heavy enough to have to borrow your kid’s backpack to go grocery shopping!

  6. Susan October 17, 2011

    When a friend asks if you want 29 playtex superglide, and you ask for how much? She says free, you say no silly, how much is the coupon for and exp. date. She says…you have coupons on the brain! She was talking about the actual product!!

  7. colleen October 19, 2011

    Hilarious! Last night my 4 year old was in bed and I thought he was sleeping. I printed a coupon and he ran to the top of the steps and yelled “Hey mom, get your coupon”. Love it!

  8. Tammy F October 20, 2011

    If your family members ask if you have a coupon for a specific item before letting you know they need it. 🙂

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