Sunday, January 10, 2010
Dope or Nope
Coupons. Need I say more? Oh, I do? OK, then! We get the Sunday paper mainly for the coupons (heck, I get all my news from the internet - I'm such a techie!). I spend the morning going through said coupons, clipping them, and sorting them in my "coupon folder."
It's time consuming - coupons come in different sizes and have differing expiration dates (why do they do this, by the way? Can't these coupon companies collaborate and come up with a uniform coupon size, and unifrom expiration dates? Clearly a topic for another blog!). Is it worth it? Great question! I guess my answer is ... ummm ... maybe?
We end up saving quite a bit of money when we combine the coupons with in-store sales. I've made it kind of a game, and I get ultra-competitive with this. But, I guess there is a time investment (opportunity cost) ... I mean, would it be better for me to spend all of this time doing something different like reading books, playing video games, working out, or helping in a soup kitchen? I'd rather not answer that. I have fun with it, so coupons are dope with me.