Saturday, August 29, 2009

Coupon Queen: $279 of Groceries For Only 39¢

Mom Feeds Family For Under $10 A Week

Isn't this just the epitome and apotheosis of "consumer greed?"

Originally posted at Carpe Diem.

5 Comments:

At 8/29/2009 4:42 PM, Blogger Milena said...

Wow, I always thought the time value of clipping coupons was greater than the cost savings. I guess I am wrong! I will give coupon clipping a second chance.

 
At 8/29/2009 4:54 PM, Blogger OA said...

Pretty impressive for about 5 hours of effort per week. Well she would be shopping anyway, so maybe only 4 extra hours.

 
At 8/30/2009 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife has been very good at this for years. It is one of the reasons I married her.

 
At 8/31/2009 11:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, no, not consumer greed. Wrongheaded corporate pricing strategy is more like it.

I come from a country where people would suggest seeing a psychiatrist if anyone suggested n-for-1 or coupon based price deals. Groceries have consistently low prices, and you know what - people still buy them. In droves.

 
At 8/31/2009 2:34 PM, Blogger OA said...

"Groceries have consistently low prices, and you know what - people still buy them. In droves."

The thing is, companies want people to buy their brand/product not the competitor's. Since people tend to keep eating and drinking their entire lives, if you can get someone to switch, you get lots of future sales.

 

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