Who Uses Coupons?

I get asked this question often. Most people assume that lower income families, the ones who are really scraping to get by, are the most frequent users. Study after study, we are finding this is not the case.

Not surprisingly coupon usage has increased during the recent recession. In the last quarter of 2008, coupon usage increased 16.7% compared to the last quarter of 2007 (source). Also during 2008, 3.3 billion coupons were used, up 27% from 2007. It was the largest annual percentage increase since people started tracking these numbers twenty years ago (source).

In the first quarter of 2009, only 32% of homes in the US reported no coupon usage at all (source). Using coupons is becoming an American pasttime. But who are these coupon using people?

The average coupon user is female, under 54 and lives in the burbs. But here is the kicker- the average household income of a coupon user is $70,000 a year. Granted $70,000 in Manhattan doesn’t get you the same kind of life as $70,000 in Omaha, Nebraska but it’s still a good chunk of change to live on.

I think coupons are just another example of how the rich stay rich. Warren Buffet lives in a house he paid $31,000 dollars for and drives an old truck. And I bet he uses coupons.

If the third richest man in the world got that way by being frugal, it’s a band wagon I am happy to jump on!

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Grocery Store Deals 4/7

As they pop up during the day, I will add them on!

Food Lion

Harris Teeter

Farm Fresh

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$10 off of $20 at Smokey Bones

Use this coupon to get $10 off a purchase of $20 or more at Smokey Bones. Coupon expires 4/10/10.

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After Easter Sales- check everywhere!

Now that the baskets have been emptied and the eggs found, Easter items at stores are going to be greatly discounted! And many of the standard Easter items (baskets, grass, stuffed animals) will be just as good next year as they were this year. Going through those clearance racks will surely produce some great deals!

Plus there are many snacks and candies that are sold specifically for Easter- M & M’s, Peeps, Chocolate rabbits and those amazing Reeses eggs come to mind. Since they are not sold year ’round, the stores will need to clear them out! All of these items taste just as good the day after EASTER!

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Welcome to the New Site and WVEC viewers!

Welcome to my new website! I hope you like it! A big thanks to Brad at 3 Reasons Design who walked me painlessly through this process. If you need to get some web work done, I highly recommend this company- they have been amazing!

Please come in and take a look around. The web site has all the same great information, just with a new look! Plus, now I am on Twitter!

If you were watching WVEC this morning here are the links to the stories we talked about:

Little Lambs Consignment Sale

IHOP- Free Kids Breakfast

Arby’s Free Sandwich

Hilltop Chick-fil-A- free Breakfast

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you come back again soon!

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Little Lambs Kids Consignment Sale & Crafters Market

Tabernacle Church of Norfolk is having a huge Children’s Consignment Sale and Crafters Market on April 9th and 10th. They will have children’s items up to size 14 and tons of furniture, toys and gear.

The children’s sale will be on Friday, April 9th from 9 am to 4 p.m.

On Saturday the Crafters Market will be added to the sale, which will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Additionally, many items will be marked down to half off on Saturday at noon.

They are located at 7000 Granby Street in Norfolk.

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Kmart Double Coupons April 4th through 10th

Kmart is doubling coupons next week. There is quite a bit of small print so I am going to let Koupon Karen tell you about it!

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Pantene Product Samples

Sign up for Proctor and Gamble Everyday Solutions and get free Pantene Samples!

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New Printable Coupons!

It’s the first of the month, so Coupons.com has released all new coupons! Click on the link on the right hand side of this website to see them all! Here are some of my favorites:

$.75 off Nature’s Own Thin Sliced Bagels
$2.00 off Nivea Women’s Body Wash
$3.00 off Huggies
$.75 off two Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
$1.00 off two Pillsbury Refrigerated Holiday Cookies
$1.00 off Caribou Coffee
$.75 off Wheaties

There are 161 free coupons, so check them all out!

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Free Butterfinger Bar

They are only giving away 100,000 so sign up here quickly!

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