Friday, June 10, 2011

I can get that for free...but is it really?

So, one of the topics on the main coupon site I visit a lot has been "free" items.  If something is on sale for $1 and you have a $1 off coupon, it's free right?  Well, some people say no.  You still have to pay tax on that item!  The government will always get theirs.  Plus you need to figure in the cost of the newspaper(s) you bought.  If you bought 1 Sunday paper for $2 and there were 100 coupons in it...your cost per coupon is $0.02.  And if you get more papers and don't use all the coupons, your price per coupon changes.  If you really want to be super obsessed about it, you can figure out the time spent collecting and clipping your coupons.  Alot of people will also calculate the gas used to go to the stores.  And some people buy clipped coupons and whole inserts from places on the internet.  One of my husband's favorite sayings is "No one will give you anything for free.".    In a lot of ways that is true.  But with coupons, you can give yourself things for "free" all the time!  Thanks for reading.

"Cheap is good, free is better."

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