Coupons Are Evil

Yep, the title says it all. And if you think about it, retailers are offering you a deal but only if you buy on their terms.

Buy before dates.

Buy between dates.

Buy one get one deals.

Forty percent off regular priced item

10 dollars off a purchase of $50 or more

And the evilest of all: 10 dollar off a later purchase if you spend X now. Insidious as you now must return.

Sure, they sound like good things, but look at the snake under the lizard skin.

Just how much are the prices jacked up to offer such steep time limited discounts?

Ugh! Is it any wonder I hate shopping?

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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2 Responses to Coupons Are Evil

  1. danrshaw says:

    I believe most coupons are meant to move inventory off the shelfs before it expires or they have a new line or design coming out. Coke and Pepsi do this all the time prior to a new advertising compaign since all the current bottles have the old promotion on them. Usually we can get our 2 litters for under a dollar. As for the rest of the coupons??? My wife uses them all the time and has never complained of them jacking the price up and she doesn’t shop for things we don’t use so she knows the prices.

    I don’t mind grocery shoping but I do hate having to lug them in the house and put them away…

  2. Grocery store coupons aren’t so bad, I’m talking other things–like clothes, appliances, etc. I hate putting groceries away too but somehow my hubby always manages to find something else to do first. One of these days, I’ll beat him to the punch.

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