Uncategorized

About Extreme Couponing …

Every so often our founding editor’s wife – the talented and lovely Mrs. Sic Willie – forwards an article for our consideration. And of course we post what she sends us immediately with a click of the heels and an enthusiastic “Jawohl Frau Kommandant.” Because Mrs. Sic is a Prussian…

Every so often our founding editor’s wife – the talented and lovely Mrs. Sic Willie – forwards an article for our consideration. And of course we post what she sends us immediately with a click of the heels and an enthusiastic “Jawohl Frau Kommandant.”

Because Mrs. Sic is a Prussian warlord, people … not to be trifled with under any circumstances.

So … what did Mrs. Sic want us (and by extension you) to read today? An interesting post over on The Acton Institute’s Power Blog about extreme couponing. Written by Jordan J. Ballor, the article notes that Americans achieved an estimated $4 billion in savings by using coupons in 2011.

Ballor also explores the psychology of couponing – most notably its impact on the impulse to hoard.

“The extreme couponing phenomenon illustrates a hoarding mentality in many cases, where people stock up on things that they would never have any personal use for without any corresponding impulse to barter, trade, or share,” he writes. “Couponing can thus manifest or even exacerbate a particularly troubling kind of materialism.”

But it’s not all bad news …

Apparently some extreme couponers – like Joni Meyers-Crothers – channel their addiction into providing “materials to students, veterans, or other people in need, as well as to provide for their own families.”

Yeah … can’t wait to watch government to go after that form of private sector giving.

Anyway, we’ve only posted one direct coupon ad on FITS – an offer for a free fried pickle appetizer at Pawley’s Front Porch restaurant in downtown Columbia, S.C. – and have never really gotten into the whole craze.

Still, it is interesting to see how many people are couponing, how much they are saving and how their habit impacts their lives (and the lives of those around them).

Related posts

Uncategorized

“It’s A Great Day … For Georgia”

FITSNews
Uncategorized

United Scandal (With SC Connection) Claims Company Leadership

FITSNews
Uncategorized

Ron Paul: Nobody Wants To Run Barack Obama’s Pentagon

Letters

9 comments

Coupons September 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm Reply
Julia Crosby September 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Southern Savers is the bomb! I have been using her system for three years and save half on my groceries. The money saved helps me pay down debt faster. Inexpensive or free items that I can’t use go to families that I know personally that are in need and local food pantries. I am able to give away over $1,200/year in groceries. And, no, I am not a hoarder. But, I think it’s wise to have some staples and non-perishables stored for an emergency.

Reply
Smirks September 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Do they have any government coupons? You know, like buy one politician, get one free?

Reply
Fruit of the BOOM September 27, 2013 at 3:15 pm

How about a “get rid of one politician, eliminate a second one free” coupon.

Reply
TontoBubbaGoldstein September 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Because Mrs. Sic is a Prussian warlord, people … not to be trifled with under any circumstances.

You mean, like Frau Blucher?

Reply
? September 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Lies, all Lies!

I’m sure he means like Frau Farbissina:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW9MroBSjJc

Reply
Mark J September 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Wife uses them all the time. Saves a lot of my hard earned pay.

Reply
Cleveland Steamer September 27, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Coupons are much like the grocery store “loyalty” cards. The prices are inflated and we are trained that we are saving money. A few good ones exist and if the stores double or triple them then it is more sound than just buying because you have a coupon. I have a similar complaint……why does Big lots charge the same thing other stores do, in it’s infancy Big Lots actually had bargains.

Reply
Frank Pytel September 28, 2013 at 7:22 am

I agree. Coupons today are nothing more than a socialist tool to mollify the masses into complacency. Look at how liberals and commies negotiate today. He who screams the loudest and longest must be right. I blame the tree huggers.

Side note: global glowing : P is causing ice melt. So why does Greenpeace run an ice breaker?

Reply

Leave a Comment