June 30, 2010 | By: Imelda Corney

Coupon collecting hobby resurrected

I am one of those who clip and collect store coupons thinking, ‘I could save money’. At times, I would spend a half-hour cutting out coupons and piling them up in my ‘coupon box’. But I never used them- my collection became a hobby.

One day as I was cutting out some, a light bulb goes off in my head.  It was Airmiles Bonus Days Celebration for the week so off I went to my favourite pharmacy with health and beauty coupons and Airmiles bonus coupon. Lo and behold! I came home excited with the extra $10.00 bonus coupon for my next purchase, discounts and three times extra Airmiles for the $50.00 worth of purchase I made.

Gee that wasn’t so bad, so now I watch for flyers and defer my shopping to take advantage of specials. Yesterday was Senior’s Day at my favourite pharmacy so I grabbed my husband (who is not happy to have just turned 65) and went shopping. Guess what? I saved $17.00, got an extra $10 bonus coupon for my next purchase and earned Airmiles.

Really not bad for the fun I had. My collection is diminishing but my motivation is increasing. I can’t wait for the next time.


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