Coupon Guilt?

31 March 2011
Do you ever feel a bit guilty when you use a lot of coupons? Particularly competitors' coupons? Has someone else, cashier or another shopper, insinuated that you're doing something wrong?

Here's a quote from Ellie Kay's book, Shop, Save and Share:
... One store manager with eighteen years experience told me:
'It's hard to believe, Mrs. Kay, that we don't lose money on even someone like you. You would think that when a person only pays $35 for $150 worth of groceries, we would lose money. But the manufacturers reimburse us for their coupons and the store's marketing department reimburses us for double coupons and competitor's coupons. So coupons are just like cash to us. I will say that taking $115 in cash is a lot easier than taking $115 in coupons. Still, that's our job.'
'Nuff said?

God bless your budget!


About Me

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I'm a native-born Florida Cracker, graduated Christian home schooling mom/teacher, jill of all trades and mistress of none. Rising prices and dwindling assets pushed me over the edge from casual to extreme couponing. In the first quarter of 2010, we cut our grocery budget from $1600+/- to $300! I always thought all those 'coupon queen' stories weren't for average people like me. Was I ever wrong! Just jump in and start clipping. Check out some of the super savers in my blog list. Honestly, I know you've heard this before, but REALLY, if I can do it, ANYBODY can!