Torsten: What are you doing, Clipping coupons? That’s a waste of time.
Cindy: You can think what you like, but these days, we have To cut corners wherever we can.
Torsten: No one actually saves much money using coupons.
Cindy: That’s what you think. The last time I went to the grocery store, I saved over $20 just by using coupons.
Torsten: How can you keep track of all of the Expiration dates and the Terms and conditions? It’s not worth the trouble.
Cindy: Do you feel that way about Rebate offers, too? A month ago, I bought our new TV and saved 20 percent. And yesterday, I bought a pack of DVDs for just $2.
Torsten: Are you Putting me on? A pack of DVDs for $2?
Cindy: Yeah, it was a great offer, but it was only for one day. I had to cut out the UPC code, fill out a form, and mail it in with the Receipt to the Manufacturer. Then, I sent a copy of the receipt to the Retailer and got another Discount. That’s how I got the DVDs for next to nothing.
Torsten: You might save money with rebates, but you have to sit around forever waiting for the Rebate check.
Cindy: It’s true that the Turnaround is often 8-10 weeks, but some of the offers are Worth the wait.
Torsten: Do what you like, but I’m too busy To mess around with coupons and rebates.
Cindy: That’s why you married a Penny-pincher. If I left it up to you, we’d be in the Poorhouse by now!
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Using Coupons and Rebates