We spend money because we can, as simple as that. On the flip side, the precarious economic situation worldwide makes people more weary of what they spend on. This is where coupons step in and reconcile these two tendencies.
Spending patterns and shopping habits in the United States are to a large extent shaped by coupons.
Initially we would cut out coupons from newspapers, now it is becoming increasingly popular to print them or download to our smart phones.
Coupons allow you to save, especially while bulk-buying. Who doesn't like getting things for free, hands up. I thought so. The downside is that you might buy more than you can use and you may end up with several gallons of milk past the use-by date. Lured by an extraordinary offer, you may be inclined to buy something you don't even need. If you get carried away, you may eventually find it difficult to inch our way in a house crammed with boxes of products you'll probably never use. However, when used wisely, coupons can save you a substantial amount of money.