Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Works-For-Me-Wednesday: Keeping Store Discounts Handy

I don't know about you, but I always love getting those Bed Bath & Beyond flyers in the mail with a 20% off coupon on the back. And the $5 off coupons in the little holiday catalog. Oh, and the 15% off at The Children's Place off of anything for a whole month that you can use over and over again as many times as you want.

And I have the best of intentions to use them.

But it never fails. I'll get to the store, sometimes still be in the car in the parking lot, and realize I left the coupon/discount at home. But by golly, I'm there, I've found what I want, and I'm buying it anyway.

That's a brilliant marketing strategy, wouldn't you say?

Recently, I found a way to remedy that problem. I keep those coupons in my glove box.

They come in the mail, I make a mental note of what I've got, then stick them in the glove box. That way, when I get to the parking lot and suddenly wonder where my 20% off coupon is, it's within arm's reach.

And a few weeks ago, I even got into the store and almost ready to check out before I realized I'd forgotten the coupon. But it was in my Xterra, sitting in the parking lot waiting for me. So, I walked out and got it and proceeded to check out, saving myself $14. (I'll have to show you sometime what I bought. It's C's new best friend.)

$14 is worth walking back to the car for. Not worth driving home and coming back.

And yes, they occasionally expire before I use them. But next time you get a new coupon, just check the expiration date on the old ones as you're putting it in the glove box.

It works for me!

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  1. I've started doing that too. It makes it a lot easier. By the way, the Fayetteville BB&B even takes the expired ones. So don't toss them. I've used some that were a couple years old.

  2. I tried that once but it never failed that when I would want to buy something from a store that I had a coupon from we would have taken the other car.

    Now I resort to a gallon sized ziploc bag that I keep on the kitchen counter and grab on the way out the door before I head to the mall or do any shopping.

  3. I do the same thing - BBB will take the expired coupons so don't toss them. They are told to take them :)