Don’t Go on a Coupon Binge

This is the time of year when one of my friends starts running around like a maniac trying to use up all of the coupons from her Entertainment Book.

Most of the coupons expire in November, so we will spend the next month eating in all kinds of places and doing all sorts of activities just so she can use up that book. Most of these places are far enough away that the cost of gas to get there is more than the coupon is worth, not to mention the fact that we’re just not that interested in a lot of these places. (If we were, I think we would have gotten there by now.)

But my friend has a compulsion to use up that book. I’ve tried to explain that she doesn’t need to use every co


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2 Responses to Don’t Go on a Coupon Binge

  1. Hildalove says:

    I try to remember that coupons are really just slips of paper. If you don’t need the particular thing that it represents or if it’s not enough to make it worthwhile to redeem it nothing terrible is going to happen if it isn’t redeemed. Even if you can use the thing chances are that another coupon will show up down the road sooner or later. I learned long ago that I have to use the coupons not let them use me. The whole idea that manufacturers have behind issuing the coupons is for you to buy their products that’s what makes it worthwhile to them to issue them. Make sure you are using them to benefit you, not them.

  2. Tammy says:

    I am not a big shopper but I can see how a coupon binge could be a issue for some. It kind of defeats the whole purpose of using coupons to save if that is whats trying to be accomplished. You should be using coupons that will fit into your everyday life as a tool to assist in saving money. If saving isn’t a concern and you just like to shop and find deals, then buying every item you have a coupon for could make sense. Definitely will not save you any money though.

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