There’s no doubt that coupon sales have been a hot topic over the last few years. Coupon websites have come and gone like tomorrow never mattered. Groupon, who has probably enjoyed the biggest success, just dropped under its $6 billion market cap on June 4th, and it seems that trend is not going to stop soon. However, coupons are still very popular, and with an economy like the one the world is in right now, I am sure couponing will not become any less popular. For a beginner, couponing can seem both a bit intimidating and a bit shameful. I have no idea why that is. There is definitely nothing shameful about saving money on the things you want to buy. It’s what smart people do, so it should be regarded as a good thing.
Just last year, America saved $46 billion by couponing. That is an amazing amount of money which also drives more revenue into the stores that have picked up on this system of luring customers. Asa Griggs Candler, who invented coupons back in 1895, started a big movement that has undergone a massive evolution since it was first introduced. Asa bought the Coca Cola company from its original founder, inventor Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist in 1987. Asa used his coupons to advertise Coca Cola by giving away free sodas through newspapers. It was a brilliant marketing approach that still stands testament to what coupons can really do for the success of a company.
In order to get started using coupons as a beginner, you could use a little bit of guidance, right? Just have a look at this infographic designed by NowSourcing called A Beginner’s Guide To Couponing which takes you through the core concept of couponing. From this, you will learn the lingo and how you can take couponing to the next level by going to the extreme. It involves everything from organizing your coupons in neat baseball card albums to completely disregarding brand loyalty.
If you want to save money, you need to start thinking about what saving money really means and not what is hip or trendy at the moment. Anything that is hyped right now will cost a lot more money than what a similar product (probably with the same quality) would cost with its not so hip name on it. It’s in moments like this where you have to be prepared to enjoy the money saving rather than the cool factor of being able to sport the new stuff from a popular brand. Dig through this infographic and you will definitely learn a whole new level of couponing. Not only that, but you will be at the beginning of a massive money saving spree that will most likely enable you to go traveling a lot more for example, of course thanks to finding more coupons. It’s a fact that couponing is here to stay so don’t disregard it. It’s been around since the 1800s and will stay around for many more years to come.
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