Letter to the Editor

Extreme couponing here to stay

Monday, July 4, 2011

To the Editor:

I would like to voice my opinion to all the local retail and grocery stores.

I have become an extreme coupon user and (yes because of the show). I find it crazy when the local stores will not give you the coupon policy when you ask for it.

I have asked a local grocery store for the policy and they gave it to me verbally, but I told the manager I would like to have it in writing so that I could look at it further so that I could understand it. I had to e-mail the corporate office to receive it. This was not necessary if they would have just given me the police in the first place.

I am here to tell everyone out there who has become crazy couponers, don't give in and keep saving. A word to the local stores: You need to help us who use coupons understand your policies and maybe we could go through your checkout lines without causing a fuss. You should be happy for your friends and neighbors who are saving money. If it upsets you that someone you are checking out is getting something for free or nearly free, then I feel sorry for you.

You can do the same thing if you just put some thought into it.

I have learned in my couponing experience that you don't buy the items that you have coupons for unless it is on sale.

This will maximize your savings.

I think that someone in the community should set up a meeting so that we couponers can get together and give each other tips and trade coupons.

As a last few words, keep up the good work you crazy coupon users, and for the local stores, just learn to deal with what you have at hand because coupons have been around for a long time and will continue to be used for years to come.

Amanda Fields,