Confessions of an extreme couponer: why she stopped

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  • MaxxFordham OREM, UT
    Oct. 20, 2012 4:07 a.m.

    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! :-)

  • MaxxFordham OREM, UT
    Oct. 20, 2012 4:04 a.m.

    "Items you most likely won’t use," huh? Well I'd hate to see this lady's teeth then. :-O

  • moniker lewinsky Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 19, 2012 9:09 p.m.

    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.

  • djk blue springs, MO
    Oct. 19, 2012 8:09 p.m.

    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.

  • Daddiooh Orem, UT
    Oct. 19, 2012 5:44 p.m.

    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" to do.