Extreme Couponing Tip: Pay It Forward

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Extreme Couponing Tip: Pay It Forward

One of my absolute favorite things about being an “Extreme Couponer” is being able to help others!  This week’s Extreme Couponing Tip is on “Paying it Forward” with your knowledge of using coupons and saving money.   How many of you have seen someone buying a product that you have a coupon for and decided you wanted to share the wealth with them and said, “Excuse me, I have a coupon you can have for that, which the store will double, saving you ___ of money!”  I’ve done this many times and it is always so rewarding seeing the person’s reaction to your generosity.  To them, it is so generous, but to us as couponers, it is just a coupon we know we can get more of or a deal we know we’ll come across again.  The appreciation on the stranger’s face when you share a coupon or money saving tip is much more worth the coupon you gave up or the few minutes you spent giving them some tips on how to save money.

Everyone Wants to Save Money, So Share How

Everyone wants to save money– no matter how rich or poor.  If you offer a coupon to the person behind you who happens to be very wealthy buying expensive products, even that person I doubt would turn down an automatic savings handed right to them!  I love to do this at places where you can reuse a coupon.  At Kohls for example, if I have a coupon that I know I won’t use anymore, I love handing it to the person behind me, politely asking them if they’d like this coupon I’m not using anymore.  I’ve never had anyone respond in a rude manner — everyone has always been so appreciative.  I then say, pass it to the person behind you when you’re done 😉  This happened recently at the Children’s Place as well.  I had a coupon for 25% off my entire purchase and at the bottom of the coupon it said save 15% for a friend too.  I asked the cashier if I could give it to the woman behind me and she said sure!  What a great feeling knowing you “paid it forward,” and helped someone save money just because you knew how and wanted to share the wealth.

Another way to help others and “Pay It Forward” is to share where you have learned your couponing skills from.  When you go to share a coupon with someone or share a money saving tip, tell them about Living Rich With Coupons! Some of you guys have told me how you have written down the LRWC web address for strangers in line behind you who admired your coupon skills and I think that is awesome!  We love to hear that.  You might be the beginning of someone’s life changing as they can potentially save thousands of dollars a year using coupons once they give it a try.

So I’d like to give you guys a challenge to “Pay It Forward” sometime soon.  I’m completely confident you won’t regret it 😉

Now it’s your turn…have you ever paid it forward with coupons and tips on deals?

If you are new to couponing, you may want to check out the Couponing for Beginners section where you will find a lot of answers to your questions.

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