Monday, May 13, 2013

Top 5 Downfalls of Being a Couponer

So as you know I LOVE to save money and I LOVE coupons!! That sentence deserves about 50 more exclamation points, but I don't want to yell at y'all. Did that only feel awkward for me, I don't think I will use "y'all" again.
Back to the post, today I have decided to share the downside of being a couponer so I bring to you




You find yourself in Target trolling the end-caps (where the clearance usually hides) and you see it, there on the shelf an item at 70% off, such a good deal, but wait it could be better! You know there is a coupon somewhere, but you don't have your coupon binder. What do you do, purchase it at 70% off? Wait and bring back the coupon? Full scale anxiety attack in Target over a $1.58 bottle of shampoo, it's   rough.


You will never be able to pay full price again once you start couponing. $8.99 for a pack of diapers pfffft, no way I only pay $5 or less. Then the moment comes when your diaper stockpile has completely dwindled, you thought you had more under the crib but the stock is depleted and you just put the last diaper on the baby. Once again anxiety attack over being forced to pay full price for diapers.


Everyone, their mom and their granny will come to you for the best deals, extra coupons and lotion anytime they need it. Also be prepared for the post-coupon anger that comes when you didn't let them know something was on sale and they bought it full-price. You will hear this a LOT, "why didn't you tell me you had a coupon?!"
"I'm sorry mom, I didn't know you were going to Target last Wednesday for shampoo..."
Total joke mom ;)


I mean when someone pays you to take items out of the store why not right? That is what my crazy-couponer self would have said, now I have relaxed a bit and tried to realized that if you won't use it, why buy it? Because this time 2 years ago I had roughly 1200 bottle of Beano in my cupboards and I never used the stuff. I really didn't have that many calm down folks, but I had too many for sure.


They may take away your binder, simply so you can shop without a full scale operation simply to save a few dollars. Seriously though it may drain you a bit, because gathering, sorting, clipping and organizing all those coupons can get old real quick.


I really LOVE coupons and saving money, but a couple years ago I was a bit of a crazy person. I know saving a few dollars is literally a necessity for a lot of people, so that's not a joke, but if you find yourself a little coupon crazy you may want to reevaluate. 

Question of the Day: What do YOU think of couponing/couponers? 





12 comments:

  1. First of all, I love that you wrote this! I don't use coupons as much as I'd like, just because it's complicated enough to go grocery shopping and remember everything on my list. I'd like to get better, though! I cloth diaper part-time and buy diapers and formula for my twins at Costco, so that's our money saver. I definitely think it's possible to go overboard with couponing, but I'm secretly in awe of their organization! Ok, maybe not so secretly anymore. It's seriously impressive, though!

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    1. Costco is a money saver on lots of things especially diapers because the coupons on those have gotten scarce.

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  2. I really would like to start couponing but I don't know where to start. I may be a little slow because it seems confusing to me.

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    1. I can help you! That was very enthusiastic, but really if you need help getting started just let me know, my first tip is find a place to get papers from. Ask family and friends, or even coffee shops because a lot of people just throw them away.

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  3. I would love to save money by using coupons but I can't because the stores in my area have a limit on how many you can use. And I can't use any on sale items. Sucks.

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  4. You spend quite a bit of time matching your coupons to your grocery list and then somehow leave a key high-value coupon at home....so you don't buy the item at all.

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    1. I do this ALL the time! I can't stand it, or I have my whole trip planned out and nothing I have coupons for is in stock *grrr*

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  5. All of these seriously apply to me!

    I started couponing in January 2012 and I will never NOT coupon. It has saved my family so much money and it has allowed me to make numerous donations...I love it! Coupons are fantastic!

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    1. Coupons are fantastic! It is really like money in your pocket :)

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  6. Your family hides your coupons?! This is both horrible and hilarious! I wish I was more into using coupons. I need to pick that up.

    FYI: Visiting from the blog hop. :-)

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    1. Yes they do sometimes...I know it is really not so good lol.
      Let me know if you need any help getting started or anything at all :)

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  7. I wanna start using coupons but it seems like a lot of the food is heavily processed or unhealthy. How do you deal with that? Hilarious post by the way!

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