Q&A: Are there too many couponers?
Is there ever a concern about TOO many people finding out and the stores changing their ways? I know the reality is we live in a huge city however it really does seem to be spreading and while I love it, I also wonder if it will be short lived and the stores won’t be able to maintain the savings passed onto us. I appreciate your feedback! -Tracee
You are right Tracee, the coupon bug is spreading and I am loving it! Many do worry that the stored are going to quite accepting coupons because so many people are using them. You do have to remember, though, that the stores are getting reimbursed for the manufacturer coupons, plus $.08 per coupon. The stores generally love couponers. Plus, companies spend thousands and thousands of money to get those coupons in your hands -it is there simple form of advertsing. The fact is, companies put out coupons because they want you to buy their products.
As long as the stores’ policy is followed and everyone is practicing good couponing, then there is no reason for a store to stop accepting coupons. The primary issue is when couponers are committing coupon fraud and not following the rules. When you have a mass amount of people who are committing fraud you will eventually have a problem. The only thing we can do to assure that our favorite stores continue to accept coupons is to practice good couponing:
- Follow the coupon rules (use the correct coupon for the correct item)
- Don’t use expired coupons
- Be nice (being nice goes a long way!): If businesses like the couponers, then they are more likely to keep us around.
It is that simple… Follow the rules, and then coupons will stay around.
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