Friday, June 5, 2009

Scissor Happy

My coupon philosophy, circa 2008: Don't waste your time.

Not only are they marketing ploys to get us American sheep to buy more things we don't need, but pulling out a wad of coupons at the register pisses off everyone in line behind you. Besides that, they're dorky. Even my grandmother won't use them.

That's all changed now.

Without coupons, I would have spent $140 on groceries last weekend. But, thanks to what I and a class of a dozen other twenty-somethings learned earlier in the week from Sarah Roe, the 918 Coupon Queen herself, who blogs at 918couponqueenblog.com, I paid $115.

I don't know about you, loyal readers, but I can think of many, many things more fun to do with a 20 spot than spend it on baby wipes and overpriced boxes of cereal.

Read the rest of this story in Consumer Watchdog in this week's Urban Tulsa Weekly.

5 comments:

Jill of All Trades said...

I have to admit I USED to be a coupon lady, when my kiddos were babes but I don't anymore. It could be because I just don't need to anymore but really I sometimes get a hair and start cutting and clipping and promptly leave them on the end table or in the car. Can't seem to make it into a store with them.

Anonymous said...

Have you checked out hip2save.blogspot.com? It's the best!

Tasha said...

Anonymous, what a great site! Thanks for letting us know about it. Well-designed, easy to access - do you know where it's based, though?

Jill, you really should give it another go. Check out Coupon Queen's online classes at 918moms.com. Her enthusiasm (and results!) are infectious.

918 Coupon Queen said...

You rock, Tasha!! If you loved my beginner class that much, you're really going to love my other classes-bring on the savings!! LOL!

Shannon "Coupon Princess" said...

My opinion on coupons is why not.. I consider a coupon like cash, why not use a $4 off coupon on a razor, $1 off coupon at homeland which doubles to $2 to get free yogurt, cereal, pasta, salad dressing and more! I LOVE COUPONS, and would use them no matter my income status from month to month, I consider it being a good steward of your hard earned money.

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