I just watched "Nightline," the ABC-TV late night news program just celebrated its 30th birthday yesterday.
The main segment was on people who click and use coupons. Yes, I said, clip and use.
I'm a great coupon clipper. Then I forget that I even clipped that coupon for $1 off my dogs' favorite treat (Pup-a-Roni) and end up paying whatever it's selling for that day. Can't disappoint my babies. And when I do discover the coupon, it's expired. Like a year ago.
Recently, I met a young woman who is an avid couponer. But unlike me, she actually uses them. She regales me with how much money she saved. It's truly amazing. She bought $90 worth of groceries and using coupons, actually paid $30.
The Coupon King of Paducah, Ky., seems as though he uses coupons to buy things just because he can. It's almost as if he's a hoarder. It looked like he has a thousand boxes of Jell-O. Why?
The Coupon Queen of Chicago, on the other hand, uses her coupons to buy things she needs.
I'm going to start paying attention to the coupons on Sunday and not just arbitrarily clipping coupons. And I'm going to start using them.
Yeah, right. Just like I'm going to start eating better and exercising.