Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Just a thought on couponing

Growing up, we never used coupons (it seems like no one really does in the SF Bay Area).. but in the last say, 10 years or so my mom LOVES coupons for Joann's Fabrics. Every now and again she'll call me up and say "I got 3 Joann's coupons for friends.. what should I buy?". My answer is almost always "Nothing. If you don't need it, don't buy it and save 100%". Just a little food for thought!


  1. I just started getting into couponing (thanks to DS) but that has been my goal from the very beginning. If I don't need it and won't use it I won't by it even if it practically free. Although I will say it is easy to justify using those 40% off coupons at Joann's:)

  2. It really depends on what the item is. If I get it FREE, and I dont need it for myself, I would get it anyway, because I have a HUGE family, and I know SOMEONE will need it.

    Now, if I have to pay OOP for it, I only buy it, if I need it, not just because I have a coupon.

  3. I know you are new, but you give great tips on DS and this should help you with traffic :)

    I nominated you for the lemonade award - for details see

  4. if I don't need it i usually don't buy it...unless it is under $1 and I know of someone who could use it or someone i could donate it to. great blog btw!!!