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 12 00 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?