If you are on this site, it means you are learning about couponing. You may also be actively involved. It’s a great experience meant to help drive down the cost of your grocery shopping trips. Every now and then, it helps you score fantastic deals on other items for your home, family, and friends. If you ever try to get someone on the coupon train, you know their full of excuses as to why they don’t want to be bothered. Here are some of the reasons why most people don’t coupon and possible ways to convince them otherwise.
Don’t Have Time
The most common excuse I hear is that the person does not have time to coupon. They can’t be bothered putting a few minutes to the side and browsing through coupon deals or trying it out. They also do not want to hop from store to store to save a few bucks. This is a valid reason. Couponing can take up a lot of time if you let it. This doesn’t have to be the case. They can pick one or two stores they frequent to coupon at. Instead of clipping coupons by hand, they can order them pre-clipped or stick to digital deals.
Just like anything else, couponing takes time to learn. You don’t just get it right on your first time out. If it’s something they want to learn, they have to educate themselves. This holds for everything they have ever wanted to do in their life that didn’t come naturally. This includes riding a bike, driving a car, and applying for jobs. It all took some practice. If they do not have the patience to give it their all, cheat. Find a great deal site that posts scenarios. I enjoy looking through Iheartpublix and Krazy Coupon Lady. They post everything you need to know about the deals you want.
It’s For Cheap People
I have had several people tell me couponing is for people who are cheap or don’t have a lot of money. People also say they don’t look at the price in the store, they get what they need and go. Some of these people struggle with finances. Others don’t see its value. Im here to tell you couponing is for everyone. It’s for people trying to cut down their grocery budget, and for helping people to cut costs and save more. People who have a limited budget or those just trying to get their finances together can also benefit from it. Savings are not just for grocery runs. I use coupons at restaurants, clothing stores, and even for appliances. It’s another tool in your savings journey to consider.
There are a lot of excuses why most people don’t coupon. While you should not force the idea onto someone, when they inquire about it, give them some helpful tips to start.