Couponing has turned into something bigger than ever lately. We have seen so many changes in the past year. Some were good some were bad. I have rolled with most all of the until now. The dreaded rumor that the free newspapers will no longer be distributing free coupons. Gasp! I have the shakes from q withdrawals as we speak. The end of free coupons has me panicking. Yes there are plenty of other ways to get free coupons like trading, asking the convenience store for the left overs etc. etc. There is also dumpster diving but I am not that desperate as of yet nor do I ever want to be. That’s just nasty.
Once again I feel have to blame myself. I have created too many free coupon addicts by sharing my secrets. Years ago I had them all to myself , they were all mine. I could go and get what I needed on any given day. Sharing the information has created a coupon war so to speak. Getting inserts has become somewhat of an amazing race. You need to get up early and beat the clearers. Clearers are the greedy ones that take all and leave none behind. I always preached to my coupon disciples to take just what you need and leave the free paper behind for the people that actually read the paper but in the early morning race to win my monsters have taken all leaving only a trace or calling card so to speak of a Harbor Freight ad blowing in the wind. That calling card was letting me know they were there. This has been a fun game while it lasted. Unfortunately after 8 years of fun and free coupons rumor has it that the game is now over. Sigh..
What’s a coupon addict to do? There are few choices. The ones I mentioned above are not for me. I need more of a challenge. I like many other coupon addicts enjoy the hunt, love to pounce and live for the win. Right now the only way I can see of filling my need for q’s is to stalk a the paper boy. I can smell the coupons inside that bag of papers and I want them. So Mamas you better lock up your paper boys. It’s no longer safe on the streets Coupon Cougars are on prowl and we want what’s in your boys bag! Tell your boy the best thing to do is drop the bag and run. We will leave the papers behind but the q’s are coming with us!
*Disclaimer. This was written in fun and no paper boys have actually been attacked by coupon cougars