Thursday, December 10, 2009

Coupon Madness!



This post has nothing to do with gardening, and everything to do with coupons!  I was so intrigued, that I'm compelled to share a story that happened to me yesterday.  I had the day off from work, so I took advantage of the free time and went Christmas shopping for my boys at Target.  I had a whole cart full of toys and was standing in the check out lane when my almost two-year-old started eying the candy.  The lady in front of me said she had a small candy cane and asked if she could give it to him.  I said sure, and we quickly started up a conversation about our kids and what they wanted for Christmas.

She happened to notice that I had a Star Wars Lego set in my buggy and asked me if I had noticed the manufacturer's $5.00 off coupon for that item online.  I said no, and she started digging through her purse to find one since she had an extra from her kids.  I said, "Wow! Thanks!"  She then goes into a spill about coupons and how she hardly ever pays full price for anything.  By this time, it was her turn to check out, and she says, "Watch this!"  She had a cart full of little goodies for teacher gifts, and after the cashier rings everything up the total came to $55.something.

She hands him a "thick" stack of coupons, and by the time he got done scanning them all, he handed her $1.10 back in change.  I was shocked!  I was more than shocked, I was in awe!  I mean I had always heard of people doing this, but to actually see it happen is very eye opening!  I always had visions of spending hours cutting out coupons from the paper, but instead she goes online to coupons.com and prints them out.  I can handle that! I mean, they paid her to take things from the store! How cool is that?!  I'm on the coupon bandwagon now.  I think she created a mad woman! (or was I already mad?)

5 comments:

  1. I never heard of coupons.com. I am gong shopping today; I will definitely check it out. Thanks!

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  2. Hi Sarah,

    I am a recent convert to using coupons now that I work part-time. My kids love it and always ask me after we check-out, how much did you save today, Mama? I love it!

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  3. I know about this, and it is a fabulous way to save a lot of money. You must remember to take them to the store with you, something I don't always do. I think I should store them in the car.....
    Thanks, Sarah.

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  4. WOW! I am definitely going to take a look at coupons.com. I'd love to make money shopping!

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