Have You Ever Noticed About Coupons?


I’m not really a big coupon user because I either forget to put them in my wallet, so I never have them when I need them, or the coupons never include anything I need at the time I need them.

Take for instance the coupons you get from CVS, Rite Aid, or Walgreens drugstores, if you’re a club card member.

First of all, their dates for use are as narrow as a drinking straw, so unless you need to purchase something on THOSE dates, you're out of luck. And usually with CVS drugstore coupons, they expire in 2 days.

And they always seem to say something like this:

-$5.00 off savings: can only be used on a month with a double full moon and only on Wednesday or Friday, between 9:30 AM and 12:24 PM or 2:30 PM and 5:53 PM, and only if the weather is sunny and 75 degrees with no more than 2% humidity.

*okay, I know that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much.

And then when you go to read all the EXCLUSIONS on the coupons, it really doesn’t leave you with anything to use them for.

*purchase must total $500.00 or more and cannot be combined with sales or discounts. Excludes: milk, bread, alcohol, prescriptions, tobacco products, aspirin, electronics, tampons, condoms, magazines, or any item that is contained in a cardboard box that hasn’t been recycled at least twice.

*okay, I know that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much.

Excuse me, but what does this coupon leave anyone to purchase?

500 bags of $1.00 Starlight Peppermints?

And I also love the coupons for $10.00 off any purchase of $50.00 or more. Because if let’s say, you were only going to purchase something that equaled $30.00, but then got some other things for $20.00 to equal $50.00. Even with the $10.00 off coupon, you’re still spending $10.00 more on things you really didn't need or want to begin with - JUST TO GET THE DISCOUNT.

Nope, unless it’s a buy one, get one free, I don’t use many coupons. I’ll use them if I just so happened to be in the store and need to purchase something. But other than that, I don’t take advantage of them.

However, this is a coupon I WOULD take advantage of.

Yup, in a lickety split minute…

Now THAT'S a coupon.

Wishing you a special weekend everyone!
X

58 comments

  1. Val DaggattMay 03, 2013

    Oh you are SO right. We do spend more just to use up our coupons, which is what it's all about. I have been known to buy extra just to qualify for points on loyalty cards! Yes, I know, I am STUPID. Mostly though, I hold fire and refuse even to look at coupons; just toss them in the bin. Mind you, a date with Daniel Craig is not something to be missed. Hmm I don't think we get such fabulous offers over here. I'm upset now thinking about what I could be missing...haha.

    Weekend approaches, enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have one of those club cards for CVS and at first I thought it was going to be a big saving device for me. But no. It's just like you said. I never need anything from CVS when I get a coupon in the snail mail or email and then when I do, it's expired. They're all bastards, really. Like Val, I've gotten to just looking at the fancy coupon in the mail, shaking my head "I'm never gonna use this" and then throwing it in the trash. Waste of high gloss paper if you ask me. I, do, however love a "Buy 10 sandwiches, get one free" punch card from a local deli. Those I do use.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Rob LenihanMay 03, 2013

    Great post, Ron! I never use the CVS coupons because of those crazy restrictions you mentioned and I just get fed up waiting for the thing to stop printing and printing reams of paper--it's like an old fashion stock ticker!

    My mother, God rest her, used to save coupons and sometimes she'd buy stuff we didn't really need just for the discount--which ain't no discount if you don't want the stuff in the first place!

    I'm going to go to CVS this morning, cash in my Penelope Cruz coupon and enjoy a night of unbridled passion! (okay, I know that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but...well, by quite a lot really!)

    Have a great weekend, buddy! And may Daniel Craig come knocking at your door with a briefcase full of cash!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Often stores issue those coupons when you spend a lot of money for them and then, with the rapid expiration date, they're useless by the time you'd actually need something else from the store. And I can't count the number of times I increased my purchase to meet the cut-off for using a coupon because it felt like I'd be wasting money if I didn't. I briefly got really excited by Groupn and Living SOcial where you pay in advance for a great deal. But after you take into account the exclusions and expiration dates, many of the coupons I ALREADY PAID for ran out before I could use them. And then you're just screwed. So yeah, I'm pretty burned out on the whole thing and just don't bother with coupons much anymore - I'll buy what I need whenI need it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I do use coupons at the grocery store and usually save about $4 a week, but it's only for stuff I buy regularly anyways. I have never used a CVS coupon because I only buy Rx and milk there, and as you noted, that's always a restriction!

    What peeved me two weeks ago was I was at my grocer using a $1 off coupon for some Brookside dark chocolate acai blueberries. The cashier handed the coupon back and said it was only good at CVS......I needed a magnifying glass to see that! And why the heck is CVS now putting coupons in the regular newspaper coupon circular? Irritating!

    ReplyDelete
  6. so true, ron. i used to use coupons a lot, but not so much now because either it's crap i can't use or i don't want to buy 100 bottles of anything just to get 4.00$ off. sometimes the coupon makes someone spend more than they intended. i think the last time i used coupons, i got 6 bucks off, but i didn't have to buy 2-3 items of things, etc. so it was worth it. i pick and choose when i need to use them then ask myself do i really need 2-4 of whatever. most of the times it's no.


    i like your coupons best.

    ReplyDelete
  7. There's a system for being effective with coupons--and I haven't discovered it. But I know some folks who are very good at it and have their own little 'community' to swap out things they don't use with another coupon user who has things they do use. I can't remember to lug my checkbook along when I shop (yes, that's a rather colourful moment when it's discovered in the checkout line...). THAT being the case, you can bet I won't remember a solo piece of paper.


    I'd tell ya I'm 'saving trees' but now some places have electronic coupons. Isn't that amazing!? And isn't that just one more thing to agitate me in a check out line. *sigh* Oh man....I do NOT like shopping.


    Made me laugh, those exclusions you listed--ain't that about the truth! Oh, but I do get those little punch cards when I buy coffees at the little coffee places!
    G'head........ask if I remember to haul them with me when I go....

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello Ronnie,

    Discount coupons are a subject that us not as vast in France as back home. We have them but we have not reached the raving coupon swapping Moms whipping out wads of coupons. They are either on the item and for ummediate purchase or somewhere inside the product.

    Very reduced coupon practices...
    I think that there are not many real deals around. We all just have to shop for the best ratio "quality/price and know what we need, so we avoid unessasary extras.

    I really like those special coupons like the $ 500 of rent or mortgage :)

    Or maybe for the ladies a coupon for 2 hours of facials and relaxing massage... or a coupon for a musical ( with complementary champagne). for 4 friends.
    Have a happy & relaxing weekend, babe, and see ya Monday!
    xox

    ReplyDelete
  9. Spot on, Ron!! I'm particularly miffed at Macy's coupons. While they give you something like 6 weeks to use them (and that's great!), and while their discount is enticing, sadly you can't use them for anything you want to buy. Even the clerks sympathized with me when I took stuff to the counter, presented my coupons, and learned the stuff wasn't coupon-eligible. It was a "value" buy, or something like that. Grrr!
    And don't get me started on CVS coupons. I don't think I've ever used one of those things! "Narrow as a drinking straw," indeed -- well said!
    Have a lovely weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  10. AkelamaluMay 03, 2013

    I'm always on the lookout for coupons I can use. My local supermarket (Morrisons) have been doing a great deal for a few months. Over three weeks with every £35 spend you received a coupon marked Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3. On the fourth week you hand over the 3 coupons to received £10 off your shopping bill as long as it totals £35 or more.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ron, you are so funny! I laughed out loud at the $5.00 off savings dates because it's so true. They make it almost impossible to use them because they are so specific. Like you, I only use buy one, get one free coupons because other than that I end up buying stuff I don't need, just to get a discount and spending more money. I have a girlfriend though, who is a coupon junkie. She keeps them in her car in an envelope so they're on hand at all times.


    But I would definitely take advantage of the coupon you listed. A date with Daniel Craig? Yes!


    Have a wonderful weekend, Ron.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Goooood morning Valerie!

    "We do spend more just to use up our coupons, which is what it's all about."

    You said it! Which is what it's all about....spending more money - HA!

    " I have been known to buy extra just to qualify for points on loyalty cards! Yes, I know, I am STUPID."

    No, I don't think that's stupid at all because the points qualify at the end of the month or year, so that you get points/money which enable you to get a great discount. I do that on my Vitamin Shoppe card because at the end of the year I sometimes get $15.00-$20.00 that goes towards my purchase. Yaaaaaaay!

    "Mind you, a date with Daniel Craig is not something to be missed. Hmm I don't think we get such fabulous offers over here. I'm upset now thinking about what I could be missing...haha."

    HAHAHHAHAHA! But that's why I listed it as *can be used anywhere, anytime." So if I get one, I'll mail it to you in the U.K., so that YOU can used it :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a most excellent weekend!

    X

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hiya Kathy!

    " I never need anything from CVS when I get a coupon in the snail mail or email and then when I do, it's expired. They're all bastards, really."

    Bwhahahahahahaha! OMG, I LOVED, Kathy...they're all bastards!!!!!

    " Waste of high gloss paper if you ask me. I, do, however love a "Buy 10 sandwiches, get one free" punch card from a local deli. Those I do use."



    I agree, those are AWESOME because it's like a FREE gift after so many purchases. Starbucks will sometimes do that as well.


    Great seeing ya, neighbor! Thanks for stopping and have a SUPER weekend!


    X

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hey there Rob!

    "and I just get fed up waiting for the thing to stop printing and printing reams of paper--it's like an old fashion stock ticker!"

    Bwhahahahhahhahaha! Rob, you are soooooo right! The other day I got something at CVS, and it took the machine an HOUR to stop printing the receipt with the damn coupons on them. I just RIPPED them off my receipt and tossed them into the trash before I left the store.

    "she'd buy stuff we didn't really need just for the discount--which ain't no discount if you don't want the stuff in the first place!"

    Exactly :)

    "I'm going to go to CVS this morning, cash in my Penelope Cruz coupon and enjoy a night of unbridled passion! (okay, I know that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but...well, by quite a lot really!)"



    HAHAHAHAHAHA! You GO, boy!!!! Enjoy your night!!!!


    Have a spectacular weekend, buddy. And thanks for stopping by!


    X

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hey there Secret Agent Woman~

    "with the rapid expiration date, they're useless by the time you'd actually need something else from the store. And I can't count the number of times I increased my purchase to meet the cut-off for using a coupon because it felt like I'd be wasting money if I didn't."

    Aaaaaaaaaaamen!

    "Groupn and Living SOcial where you pay in advance for a great deal. But after you take into account the exclusions and expiration dates, many of the coupons I ALREADY PAID for ran out before I could use them. And then you're just screwed."

    I've never heard of Groupn and Living SOcial, but I have no doubt that you are correct on that.

    "I'll buy what I need when need it."



    Same here!


    Have a super weekend, girl, and thanks for stopping by!


    X

    ReplyDelete
  16. Good morning Bijoux~

    "I do use coupons at the grocery store and usually save about $4 a week, but it's only for stuff I buy regularly anyways."

    Yes, I have club card for Super Fresh that they scan at the register when I make a purchase, and yup, sometimes the discount will take off close to $10.00.

    "The cashier handed the coupon back and said it was only good at CVS......I needed a magnifying glass to see that! And why the heck is CVS now putting coupons in the regular newspaper coupon circular? Irritating!"



    OMG, how irritating is right! The only CVS coupons I've seen are in CVS flyers, but not in a regular newspaper.


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a most excellent weekend!


    X

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hey there V Girl!

    "because either it's crap i can't use or i don't want to buy 100 bottles of anything just to get 4.00$ off. sometimes the coupon makes someone spend more than they intended."

    Exactly!

    "the kmart/sears rewards card is great though. i bought something for 4 dollars on monday, used my points and my total came to 77 cents. i think they give you 100 points for each dollar or 1 point for each cent you spend which is great. it's my most freaking useful store card and it was free."

    Yup! In fact, I have club card for Vitamin Shoppe, which works the same way. And there have been times when I've gotten $15.00-$20.00 points that went towards my next purchase. THOSE I like :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a super duper weekend!

    X

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hola Denise~

    " I laughed out loud at the $5.00 off savings dates because it's so true. They make it almost impossible to use them because they are so specific."

    I know, ain't it the truth??? And the coupons for CVS, I find, are the most limiting of date usage. 2 days?!?!

    " I have a girlfriend though, who is a coupon junkie. She keeps them in her car in an envelope so they're on hand at all times."

    I knew someone at one time who kept their coupons in an index card holder.

    "But I would definitely take advantage of the coupon you listed. A date with Daniel Craig? Yes!"



    HA! I just couldn't resist adding that :)


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. Have a wonderful weekend as well!


    X

    ReplyDelete
  19. Good morning Pearl~

    ".On the fourth week you hand over the 3 coupons to received £10 off your shopping bill as long as it totals £35 or more."

    Wow! Not THAT sounds excellent!!!!



    I have club card for a vitamin store that I shop in (which I shop a lot) and they give you points for every purchase, so that at the end of year I've gotten a coupon for $15.00-$20.00 that went towards my next purchase :)


    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear. Have lovely weekend!


    X

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hellooooooooo Debbie!

    It's so ironic you mentioned Macy's and their coupons because although I don't have a credit card with them, I heard so many people shared the same thing as you!

    " and while their discount is enticing, sadly you can't use them for anything you want to buy. Even the clerks sympathized with me when I took stuff to the counter, presented my coupons, and learned the stuff wasn't coupon-eligible."

    YUP!

    "And don't get me started on CVS coupons. I don't think I've ever used one of those things!"



    The only time I used a coupon from CVS was when my receipt from one of my purchases, had a $4.00 off my next purchase coupon, which also gave me TWO WEEKS to use. Now that coupon I was able to take advantage off. But other than that, no.


    Always fab too see ya, dear lady! Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!


    X

    ReplyDelete
  21. Bonjour Barb!

    "We have them but we have not reached the raving coupon swapping Moms whipping out wads of coupons. They are either on the item and for immediate purchase or somewhere inside the product."

    Wow, interesting to read about France. Yes, we have those kind of coupons here as well (inside the product). Now those I have taken advantage on because it's immediate. I sometimes find those on my toothpaste brand.

    "We all just have to shop for the best ratio "quality/price and know what we need, so we avoid unessasary extras."

    Amen, I agree!

    "Or maybe for the ladies a coupon for 2 hours of facials and relaxing massage... or a coupon for a musical ( with complementary champagne). for 4 friends."

    Now THAT would be an excellent coupon!!!!

    "I really like those special coupons like the $ 500 of rent or mortgage :)"



    *wink*


    Wouldn't that be faaaaaaaaaabulous?


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Barb. Have a terrific weekend!


    X to you and D!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hiya Mel!

    "There's a system for being effective with coupons--and I haven't discovered it."

    Yes, there must be a system for effectively using coupons because I know MANY people use them and love them.

    I can't remember to lug my checkbook along when I shop (yes, that's a rather colourful moment when it's discovered in the checkout line...). THAT being the case, you can bet I won't remember a solo piece of paper."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Same here, Mel!!!! I normally use a debt card to make purchases, but always seem to forget to place the coupons INSIDE my wallet.

    "I'd tell ya I'm 'saving trees' but now some places have electronic coupons. Isn't that amazing!? And isn't that just one more thing to agitate me in a check out line. *sigh* Oh man....I do NOT like shopping."

    Yes!!!! I noticed that as well. In fact, I think Starbucks has something like that because I always see customers at the cash register scanning their iPhone, which contains an electronic coupon. AMAZING, hu?

    Oh, but I do get those little punch cards when I buy coffees at the little coffee places!
    G'head........ask if I remember to haul them with me when I go...."



    Me too! Starbucks will sometimes offer them as well - buy 5 cups of coffee, get one free :)


    Thanks oodles for stopping by, dear lady. Have a most excellent weekend!


    X

    ReplyDelete
  23. dalecooper57May 03, 2013

    Never a truer word spoken.....Grrrrr.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hey Dale!


    HA! Grrrrrrrrrr....indeed!


    Hey listen, I don't know whether you have a blog or not, but if you do, leave me the link in your next comment so that I can come visit. Or can also add it to your Disqus account.


    Have a great weekend, buddy, and thanks for stopping by!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Tara bought a nice little coupon case, divided it into sections, labeled it, and we filled it full of coupons.


    ...which we never use...


    We do, occasionally, get a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase at the grocery store where we shop. THAT is handy because there's never a week where we fail to spend at least $50.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Howdy Mark!

    "...which we never use..."

    HA! See...that's what I mean.

    "THAT is handy because there's never a week where we fail to spend at least $50."

    Now that IS a great one....YUP! I would take advantage of that one too!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a fantabulous weekend!

    X to you and Tara!

    ReplyDelete
  27. dalecooper57May 03, 2013

    Hey there Ron. I do indeed have a WordPress blog. I THINK I've just signed up to this site. I'm on BlogCatalog too. Here's my blog - http://dalecooper57.wordpress.com/
    ...and here's a bit more about me, courtesy of a recent BlogCatalog/Broowaha interview - http://www.broowaha.com/articles/16423/introducing-an-illusive-blogger

    ReplyDelete
  28. "and only if the weather is sunny and 75 degrees with no more than 2% humidity."

    "or any item that is contained in a cardboard box that hasn’t been recycled at least twice."

    ROFL! How the hell do think of stuff like that? You're insane, but a funny insane.

    I don't used coupons at all. I suppose I should because it might save me money, but after reading this post, I think not. But I WOULD use the coupon you shared. Although I wonder if Javier knows that Penelope is doing this?

    ReplyDelete
  29. Excellent, Dale! I'll be sure to stop by your blog sometime this weekend and check it out.


    Thanks for sharing it.


    If you want, you can add your blog URL to your Disqus account (in the profile section) so that if you make comments on other blogs that also use Disqus, they will have your URL as well.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I think if you just change the "user name and email address" to the same on all three accounts, they should combined into one. But I'm not exactly sure.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Jay of The Depp EffectMay 03, 2013

    Oh yeah - now THAT'S a coupon!!

    I know exactly what you mean. I very seldom take advantage of coupons for the very reasons you state. First, they make it so difficult, and then you almost always spend more than you intended. Not gonna happen.

    It reminds me of a printing company over here. I ordered some printed pens for the charity I fundraise for (Brambleberry Greyhounds) and they arrived and they are great pens and they were a good price. But I keep getting emails with 'special offers' from them, and you go to the site and fill in the forms and go through the process to order (for instance) a 'free car magnet to advertise your business or charity' ...

    OK, so I did it once. I uploaded a picture, chose styles, sizes, colour and text options etc (which probably took 45 minutes) and I got to the checkout and found they wanted £30 delivery charges!!! WHAAAAATTT????

    Cancel. Cancel. Cancel. My Daddy didn't raise no gullible children.

    ReplyDelete
  32. We ONLY use coupons if it is something we always buy. The rest we throw out. As you say, they are just a ploy to get you to spend more than you need. We generally go for the 2 for 1 purchases, BUT only if we usually buy them.

    On a side note. There was a huge scam going on in all the supermarkets here, where you would actually be paying more for the 2 for 1 offer, than if you just bought two regular items! The Government stepped in and made them all toe the line! We still check every special offer now. I also had a client once who ran a pound store. He would increase all his prices and then reduce them back down to what they actually were as sale items. Nothing was actually reduced!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hey there Jay!

    "Oh yeah - now THAT'S a coupon!!"

    Tee, hee! Isn't that an awesome coupon? And it includes a date with Daniel Craig - hubba, hubba!

    ".... and I got to the checkout and found they wanted £30 delivery charges!!! WHAAAAATTT????"

    OH. MY. GOD. you're kidding?!?!?!?

    "Cancel. Cancel. Cancel. My Daddy didn't raise no gullible children."



    Brava! Good for you! You GO, girl!!!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Jay. Have a most excellent weekend!


    X

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hiya Jay!

    "As you say, they are just a ploy to get you to spend more than you need. We generally go for the 2 for 1 purchases, BUT only if we usually buy them."

    Exactly! There are a lot of cosmetic companies that do this too. They create a minimum price point in order to qualify for the free gifts. But they will always make the minimum price slightly above their most inexpensive product, so that you HAVE to spend more to get the gift.

    "...where you would actually be paying more for the 2 for 1 offer, than if you just bought two regular items! The Government stepped in and made them all toe the line!"

    Wow...can you believe how tricky these retailers can be??? Glad to hear the Government stepped in!

    "He would increase all his prices and then reduce them back down to what they actually were as sale items. Nothing was actually reduced!"



    Yup, people do that here as well.


    Thanks so much for stopping by Babs! Have a faaaatabulous weekend!


    Much X to you and Mo!

    ReplyDelete
  35. That is one hell of coupon, Ron! And is one I would snap up in a lickety split minute as well! Hey, do you think if I downloaded that coupon off your blog, my apartment management company would honor it?

    "500 bags of $1.00 Starlight Peppermints?"



    Hysterical! I enjoy eating Starlight mints, but it would probably take me over two years to eat 500 bags.


    I don't use coupons at all, but my mother is a freak about them. I remember hearing her cutting them out of the Sunday newspaper when I was a kid - snip, snip, snip.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hey ho Robert!

    "Hey, do you think if I downloaded that coupon off your blog, my apartment management company would honor it?"

    Bwhahahahahahaahaha! I had I FEELING someone was going to ask me that! I don't know, but you can certainly try. And if it works, let me know because I'll use it for my next months rent!

    " I enjoy eating Starlight mints, but it would probably take me over two years to eat 500 bags."

    Ditto! And I'm someone who LOVES Starlight Peppermints, but it would probably take me the same time to eat 500 bags.

    " I remember hearing her cutting them out of the Sunday newspaper when I was a kid - snip, snip, snip."

    HA! Funny!

    Thinking back to my childhood, I don't ever recall my mother using coupons?!

    Always fab to see ya, buddy! Thanks so much for stopping by and have wonderful weekend!

    X

    ReplyDelete
  37. Ron, if the coupon works, with the money I save, I'll buy you 500 bags of Starlight mints!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Bwhahhahahahaha!

    Thanks, buddy!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I totally agree Ron! Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to save half on mortgage or rent?? or FOOD?? Wouldn't that be cool?? I do have the Key Ring App on my phone and it is convenient to be able to just whip out my phone at the register and have the coupons appear there as well! I never would have found out about it except my daughter found it and shared it with me! I also take advantage of Groupons from time to time. Groupons vary widely in price and which stores or activities you can purchase. I recently purchased a Starbucks one for five dollars that allowed me to purchase ten dollars worth of product. I also gave one to my daughter to save 1/2 of the price of a Mud Run that she was interested in participating in. So, sometimes the coupons pay off...and usually the paper ones are a pain in the ***!! Sorry I have been missing for so long Ron, it was difficult to keep up with everything while on the road. Back now...and behind in simply EVERYTHING! Have a fabulous weekend my friend!! xo Jeanne

    ReplyDelete
  40. Have you ever heard of the show 'Extreme Couponing'?? Those people make a full time job out of discount/free grocery shopping. lol
    Since we like store brands of many grocery items I don't bother much with coupons for name brands.
    I will admit to using assorted other coupons though. I have the CVS card and do take advantage occasionally of the percentage off. Hey, you already know TMI about my drug store runs. You're right though, in that there are exclusions/restrictions/expiration dates to mind. Sometimes I'm lucky with them.
    Today, I scored in JC Penny. They were offering $10 off a $25 purchase. I desperately needed new jeans and finally found a couple pair! And, I got my grandson a pair of shorts and a couple shirts for his birthday (Today, he is 6 years old...can you believe it?). I paid separately so was actually able to use 2 coupons. Sweet, eh? lol
    I also like the Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons because they are good FOREVER! They have an expiration date on them but it's always waived. Their coupons are for 20% off anything or $5 off $15.
    Hmm, while I'm thinking of it... I also use the Barnes and Noble coupons sometimes. They aren't as good as the Borders ones were but since I still do buy books and other items there now and then, it's an additional savings. They definitely fit in with your description as you have to read the small print paragraph about restrictions, only one per person and only for about 3 days from when they come out.


    I'm going to try and print YOUR coupon out and see how it flies with our bank. haha!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hey there Jeanne!

    "Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to save half on mortgage or rent?? or FOOD?? Wouldn't that be cool??"

    OMG...that would be FAAAAAABULOUS!!!!!!

    "I do have the Key Ring App on my phone and it is convenient to be able to just whip out my phone at the register and have the coupons appear there as well! I never would have found out about it except my daughter found it and shared it with me!"

    Yes, I see more and more people doing that in stores. I've seen A LOT of people doing that in Starbucks, so they must have some sort of discount card via the phone app.

    " I also take advantage of Groupons from time to time. Groupons vary widely in price and which stores or activities you can purchase."

    Yup, I've heard/read about Groupons, but have never fully looked into it.

    "So, sometimes the coupons pay off...and usually the paper ones are a pain in the ***!!"

    I agree, sometimes they DO pay off.

    " Sorry I have been missing for so long Ron, it was difficult to keep up with everything while on the road."



    Oh, no worries, dear lady...I TOTALLY understand. Hope you had a wonderful time. Looking forward to reading all about your trip! Have a wonderful weekend!


    X to you and the girlz!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hey there Mary!

    "Have you ever heard of the show 'Extreme Couponing'?? Those people make a full time job out of discount/free grocery shopping."

    Yes, I've heard of that show, but since I don't watch TV I've never seen it. It sounds a lot like the show Hoarders, except with COUPONS.

    " Hey, you already know TMI about my drug store runs."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes!!!!! You are tooooooo funny!

    "They were offering $10 off a $25 purchase. I desperately needed new jeans and finally found a couple pair! And, I got my grandson a pair of shorts and a couple shirts for his birthday (Today, he is 6 years old...can you believe it?). I paid separately so was actually able to use 2 coupons. Sweet, eh? lol"

    OMG...now THAT coupon sounded AWESOME!

    And it's so funny you mentioned Bed, Bath, and Beyond because someone I work with LOVES that store and has told me about the coupons she's used and the great savings she's gotten. I wish we had one of those stores in Center City because when I lived in Florida, I loved shopping that store.

    "They aren't as good as the Borders ones were but since I still do buy books and other items there now and then, it's an additional savings."

    Speaking of Borders, I miss that bookstore so much. They closed the one in Center City a few years ago (the one Broad Street). I like Barnes & Noble, but I liked Borders more.

    "I'm going to try and print YOUR coupon out and see how it flies with our bank. haha!"


    HAHHAHAHAHA! You GO, girl! I'm gonna try the same thing next month when I pay my June rent :)


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Have a maaaavelous weekend!


    X

    ReplyDelete
  43. THAT is definitely a coupon worth using!! I clip coupons with good intentions but they end up sitting in my coupon holder until they expire. Soooo frustrating. I'm a bit better with restaurant coupons. My goal is to get to a point where coupons are just not necessary! :-D

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hey Lisa!

    "THAT is definitely a coupon worth using!!"

    HA! Isn't it faaaaaaaabulous? Oh, I only wish it were true!

    "I clip coupons with good intentions but they end up sitting in my coupon holder until they expire. Soooo frustrating."

    Yup, I do the exact same thing. Or, I never have them with me when I need them.

    I LOVE the restaurant coupons that offer buy one meal, get one free. Love em! Love em! Love em!

    " My goal is to get to a point where coupons are just not necessary! :-D"

    HA! Yes, to a point where we're all so rich that we don't even need coupons :)

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Hope you had a super weekend. I thought of you today because the weather was so spring-like. I spent the afternoon outside enjoying every minute of it.

    X

    ReplyDelete
  45. Herman TurnipMay 05, 2013

    That's awesome, but throw in a date with Keira Knightley or Helena Bonham Carter and I'm in as well! Heh...


    Luckily the wife is great with coupons. It's funny, but if we're out shopping or eating at a restaurant she'll inevitably pull out a coupon that saves us big money. I'm not sure how she does it. Is she a mind reader? How can she have a coupon for nearly every place we spend money? It borders on the eerie sometimes...

    ReplyDelete
  46. I see that one of your other readers here had the same thought as me with the coupon!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Ron, I see that one of your other readers here had the same thought as I did about the coupon!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I know, isn't that hilarious? I almost posted an update yesterday, telling everyone that they could download the coupon - HA!


    Hope you had a super weekend, buddy!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Hey there Herman~

    "but throw in a date with Keira Knightley or Helena Bonham Carter and I'm in as well!"

    Bwhahahahahaha! Will do, buddy! And you have awesome taste, because both those ladies are faaaaaaabulous!

    " I'm not sure how she does it. Is she a mind reader? How can she have a coupon for nearly every place we spend money? It borders on the eerie sometimes..."

    I think that's awesome! She needs to teach me HOW she does it.

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Hope you had a very much deserved terrific weekend!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

    ReplyDelete
  50. SuziCateMay 05, 2013

    Now THAT would be a useful coupon I'd remember to redeem. Yes, I do the same as you and either forget them if I do cut them out...or remember them AFTER they expire or I've already bought said product...and like you mentioned most are useless, for me anyway. I admire those people who go to the trouble and save money, I'm way too lazy!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hellooooooo Suzi!

    "Now THAT would be a useful coupon I'd remember to redeem."

    HA! You said it, girl!!!!!!

    " I admire those people who go to the trouble and save money, I'm way too lazy!"

    SO. AM. I. And it's not like I'm a millionaire or anything, and couldn't use the savings. But, I'm too lazy!

    Mucho thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a most excellent weekend!

    X

    P.S. I read more of your book today. LOVED it!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Hmm... Daniel Craig. You know he is my favorite.


    Don't you think that most food coupons are for things you'd never buy? It's always for the ickiest sugary cereals or soft chew vitamins. When I do find one for something I do use all the time like Clorox wipes, I'll grab it. But, like you, I'll stick it in my wallet and then totally forget to use it until it's past due. Drives me crazy.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Hiya Jen!

    "Hmm... Daniel Craig. You know he is my favorite."

    Tee, hee...isn't he a MUFFIN? And if I were straight, Penelope Cruz would be my favorite. OMG...she is so beautiful and sexy. Love her dark eyes and hair.

    " When I do find one for something I do use all the time like Clorox wipes, I'll grab it."


    Yes, me too! Every so often, I'll catch a great coupon sale on Progresso soup (4 for $5.00). But it's usually when I just so happened to BE in store and see it at the time.


    X

    ReplyDelete
  54. Oh man, I sure wish that coupon was REAL!

    ReplyDelete
  55. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    OMG...SO. DO. I.

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

    X

    ReplyDelete
  56. Yeah, I seem to have created three accounts by mistake somehow. Trying to work out how to delete (which) two of them !?!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Hiya Matt!

    Yes, I AM insane, aren't I? WACKO!

    " But I WOULD use the coupon you shared. Although I wonder if Javier knows that Penelope is doing this?"



    HAHAHAHHAHAHA!


    Thanks for stopping by, bud! Have a grrrrrrrreat weekend!


    X

    ReplyDelete

I moderate all comments before publishing. Thank you for stopping by.