Saving Money In 1-2-3!

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An essay for the Couponing In College Scholarship.

Submitted: March 23, 2016

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  People gawk at the expensive gifts I hand them. Dorm mates watch me constantly arrive on the scene with an array of new things. I constantly wear high quality clothing. I learned to bargain from my mother and now I shall teach you. To those at Dealspotr, Coupons are my life! Honestly, I can’t go without them. I pick coupons up from the many stores I visit. I snatch up rare coupons on sites like Groupon and LivingSocial. I jump at the chance to stock up on more coupons and if I could I’d marry them! Yes, they are that serious to me! The invention of the internet has brought about new changes including changes in the way we shop. There are thousands of top of the line sites that have a variety of worth-while deals. I use Google search engine, suggestions from friends among other things to collect more coupons. I even developed a method to the way I shop when I have coupons in my hand. First and foremost, make sure they are legitimate offers. There is nothing more embarrassing then getting to a restaurant, eating, whipping out that coupon and having to open your wallet because the coupon you bought was worth a load of bologna. Now everyone is looking at you and you swear you hear a snicker or two…It’s just not a good situation. If you see a deal you want, especially on line, make sure the coupon is accepted as well. Some places don’t take coupons and it never hurts to ask ahead of time. A second tip to remember: Don’t hoard the coupons! Please! If you see a deal you want but know you’ll never have the time/energy/money for it, then let it be. There’s a limited supply of coupons and they can be saved for people that will definitely use the coupon. Even if they’re free, no need to hoard them. They will eventually expire and leave will you will a handful of paper and new regrets. A third tip (I learned this from my own experience): Don’t worry if the cashier seems upset that you’re using coupons. Sometimes it can get like that, especially if the staff is underpaid and undertrained. Try to ignore the look of annoyance or any snide remarks like “It’s not even a big deal” or “Why can she just pay in real money!” Some people don’t understand that coupons are important for retaining customers and saving money. A store that doesn’t have many sales or coupons can lose customers who can’t afford the extra dollar to buy that carton of eggs. It’s important to be patient or if the cashier is completely impolite, you can take your business elsewhere. Finally, combine coupons with sales to save an even larger amount of money. Many stores have sales after holidays like Christmas or during a change of seasons. During these times, stores try to get rid of merchandise that is old or out of date. That’s when the coupons come into play. Use them at the store of your desire and stock up! That way, you can have a variety of seemingly expensive but actually very cheap clothes and home items. It’s a win-win situation! Now hopefully you see what I mean! I could marry coupons! They make life easier for a college student like me. 


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