Yesterday, I was in a crowded check out line at Walgreen’s.
Noticeably, the customer in front of me had a big three ring black binder and a shopping cart full of items. After seeing about 5 containers of Tide detergent in her cart, I asked if the detergent was on sale. “Yes,” she energetically replied. As we engaged in a friendly conversation, she showed me her fascinating coupon system. Her binder was full of organized coupons in every conceivable product category. I took this to be a lot of work! Then, I was converted when I saw the end results. She had about $100.00 worth of merchandise for which she paid only $12.00 … after her coupon discounts. Incredible! Proudly, she said, “I use coupons for all my purchases. Everything! The savings are tremendous!” I ‘ll say, they are! As we exited the store, she rolled her cart to a gorgeous luxury vehicle. “My coupon savings bought me this,” she yelled! “Great… you go girl,” I shouted back! Hmmm. Raking in additional savings is not a bad idea. Maybe, I should start clipping those discounted coupons myself. It may be classified as an unconventional savings method, but it’s a proven system that works. The dividends add up! Every little bit helps! Besides, those extra savings may enable me to splurge on an item of my choice – a summer home in the sunny South; a vacation of a lifetime; a financial blessing to someone in need … You get the point; right?
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