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Dave Says Clip 'Em

DrFloyd Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 4:55 AM
Dave, one more caution about online coupons. A coupon for 25 cents off may cost nearly that much to print. Those color cartridges are expensive. I teach business math and thought I would pass this along.
rhanson Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 7:50 AM
The coupons in newspaper inserts cost about 1/10th of a cent to print , I made my living printing them. I assume the Dr. Is writing about printing out Internet coupons on you home printer. Something to concider

Dear Dave,

Is it worth the time and effort to use coupons, or are they just a waste of time and a ploy to get you to buy things?

Tammy

Dear Tammy,

Coupons are definitely a ploy to entice you to buy something you may not have purchased otherwise. But that doesn’t mean they’re bad things. The practical and sensible application of coupons can definitely help you save money.

The main things to watch out for when using coupons are overbuying and spending your money on things you don’t really need. Seriously, you don’t need to hit Sam’s or Costco and...