When I was a little girl, I did my grandfather's grocery shopping. And by little, I mean 9. I had my own shoppers club cards, and I could use coupons. I'd like to think I'm good at it. Not as good as that Shopping Game woman, but I do pretty well.
On a sixty dollar grocery trip tonight, I save 22 dollars. Included in that total was a free bag of name brand cat food (Buy Two, Get 1 as well as double coupon for two dollars off), a free bag of cat litter (Buy One, Get 1) and several dollar off coupons, plus regular sale items. I think I did pretty well. Then I got home and saw this headline: Economic shock gives rise to coupon cutting
It talks about how people are *gasp* cutting coupons to save money. Is this that unusual? Admittedly, I am only third generation American and my parents both worked retail jobs. If we bought brand name stuff, it was on sale and if there was a coupon, we used it.
Do you see coupons as low class? Are they a sign of poverty, frugality or merely cheapness?