Haha, I like it. This article gives props to those of us who are too lazy to do
much of the coupon stuff, like me! Yayyy, NON-couponers! Whoo-HOOO! :-)
"Items you most likely won’t use," huh? Well I'd hate to see
this lady's teeth then. :-O
So here's how it worked 15 years ago when I worked for a food broker. The
stores decide early on that it's their "policy" that they get to do
pretty much whatever they want. If you (a manufacturer) want them to buy from
you, you must honor their "policies". (This often involves their
"right" to withhold payment for 90 days.) Stores also like to think
that deals that are brokered between a manufacturer and another store are up for
grabs by just about anybody. This is what's known in lay mans terms as
"price matching". The store then issues an "invoice" to the
manufacturer and the best part is they don't have to wait 90 days for
payment; they simply deduct from a future payment. The same goes for double
couponing, triple couponing, etc. Stores love to entice shoppers with
promises of value but never at their own expense. If you manage to receive a
deal that exceeds the wording of a coupon, somebody is paying for it. Willingly
or not. If you throw a tantrum about not getting a particular deal, the store
will honor it and the manufacturer will be billed accordingly.
i had the same focus...clip clip 'thinking' i was saving. i found i
spent more money because the coupons were good deals but i was purchasing beyond
my usual. i look at coupons and ONLY if we will use i use. i think now how much
money i could of saved by not using those tempting little critters.
One more dishonest trait of extreme couponers--Stealing all of the adds out of
the newspapers at a newstand! The only time I buy a traditional newspaper
anymore is during the Christmas Holidays--and just for the large number of ads
in them. Several gas stations around my area had all of the inserts stolen out
of them. The Gas Station Clerk said it was a specific "extreme couponer"
who did it frequently. Why the clerk didn't stop the couponer, I do not
know; however, it doesn't make it right for the "extreme couponer"