Living frugally is important, but sometimes we take ourselves too seriously. Today is a light-hearted post designed to make you smile.
12 Reasons You Suck At Using Coupons
1. Private Panicker
You once spotted a tear pad in a store but as you went to grab the coupon you panicked. What if your neighbour saw you and thought you didn’t have any money and told other neighbours that you can’t even afford to pay full price for pasta? Needless to say, the coupon remained firmly attached to the tear pad.
2. Considerate Consumer
You don’t like to save money. You feel kind of badly for billion-dollar industries that offer you money saving opportunities. You would rather pay full price and make sure those companies continue to thrive. Your motto is, “I’ll take one for the team.”
3. Skeptical Saver
You tend to over-complicate things. You want to use coupons, but you are suspicious because it looks too easy using our couponing tips and tricks. You believe anything worth doing, will be challenging.
4. Extreme Aversion
Your life motto is to never be extreme. Ever. As soon as shows like Extreme Couponers came out, you realized couponing must be avoided at all costs. To make matters worse, MapleMoney.com sent out a post about Extreme Couponing in Canada.
When you read our post about Ridiculous Myths about Couponers, you thought it said Ridiculous Truths about Couponers, and you never want to be considered ridiculous.
6. Lost Opportunities
Your coupons are never with you when you shop. Perhaps you are embarrassed to carry a coupon binder around so you keep them in the car. Maybe you are concerned that someone who is great at using coupons will try to steal your collection, so you keep them safely in your house. Collecting dust. Safely.
7. One Strike and You’re Out
You once decided to use coupons and you went to one store to search for a tear pad of coupons. The only coupons you could find were for dog food and you don’t have a dog so you decided that couponing is an utter waste of time.
8. Enjoying The Lull
You never watch television so you don’t have any time in your day where you sit down idly. Or if you do sit down you prefer to rest your hands delicately on your lap. Clipping or sorting coupons during such a lull would feel simply wrong.
9. Inspired but Expired
You like to start projects, but rarely finish them. You spent a lot of time making a coupon organizer that was pinterest pretty, but didn’t get around to filing the coupons away. And by the time you looked at your nicely clipped coupons [cue haunting music] they were expired.
10. Remote Recipient
You do not receive mail delivery. Perhaps you live in a treehouse. Or in a jungle. Or in a treehouse in a jungle. Whatever the case it is impossible for you to take advantage of coupon sites that mail coupons right to your door like Save.Ca, Websaver.ca, GoCoupons.ca and Brandsaver.ca.
11. Resolute Resolutions
You believe in only starting new projects on January 1st and today is not January 1st. You are often overheard saying things like, “Next year I will trim my spending…”
12. Sheer Dread
You have a phobia of cutting on dotted lines. Perhaps it was a bad childhood experience in Kindergarten, but for whatever reason cutting coupons out with scissors terrifies you. You have asked your children to do the cutting for you, but this phobia seems to be genetic.
I must admit that some of these ideas were inspired by my own tendencies, but I won’t confess which ones!
Which of these crazy reasons has prevented you (or a loved one) from using coupons?