Sunday, December 6, 2009

Passing on the savings....

3 examples of how I passed on the savings to strangers this past week:
  1. I had a ToysRus $5 off $25 coupon that I couldn't use because I didn't spend enough (My total was less than $4), so instead of throwing the coupon away, I noticed that the lady in line behind me had a huge cart of stuff. I asked her if she wanted the coupon. Of course, she was thrilled! Her savings - $5!
  2. I had 8 $1.00 coupons off Target brand wipes - making each packet of wipes .27 each. But I didn't need those. (I only used 3.) Since they were expiring in 2 days, I saw a lady with a small child. I asked her if she wanted the coupons. She was very pleased!
  3. In Old Navy, I had a $10 free gift card plus I had a 15% off coupon. I was not allowed to use both, so what did I do? I turned to the people behind me and offered the 15% coupon to them. They acted like I had given them such a huge gift!

Is this weird? Doesn't everyone share their coupons when they can't use them? What kind of response did you get when you passed on savings?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here is a funny thing that happened to me just yesterday. I went to get some anti-freeze for hubby and decided to check auto zone price first. I was sold right off the bat... one gallon of Peak which my husband told me to buy on sale for $9.99 with a $5 Rebate by mail. Wow!! Right down my alley. :) The limit was two rebates so I got two gallons. Then was in another store and a man was looking at the anti-freeze like he was a little unsure of what to get.... SO I gave him a little tip... well he decided to go to auto zone and thanked me for the tip. Now if auto zone had customer referal discounts or something....:) On another occasion I was waiting in line for the cashier to ask the manager a question (she was new) and the lady behind me had several items that I had coupons for. I asked her where her coupons were and she said she didnt have any. So I told her how much she could save (she was just purchasing the items at regular price) and I gave her some coupons I had for the items she was buying. She saved $4 and was happy. I was kind of wondering if that was weird... Nice to know someone else does it too.