I come from a long line of coupon clippers. One of my favorite family photographs is a 40-year-old picture of my mother and my aunts sitting around our kitchen table, trading coupons. My cousins, my sister and I are all couponers. I am always amazed when people say couponing isn’t worth the effort.
According to this article in The Washington Post, 78% of American shoppers redeemed coupons on a regular basis in 2010 and the rate is expected to rise this year.
What causes these people to make purchases that they have no use for? This goes beyond having multiple purses or pairs of shoes; one of the clips showed a woman stockpiling diapers and she doesn’t have any children. Having a few extras of foods you use on a regular basis is smart shopping; stocking up on amounts of food that you will never consume before its expiration date is not.
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