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Is a poor person who refuses to use coupons ignorant?


I have a family member who lives 4 hours away. She is VERY poor, but because I know she is causing her poorness I send coupons instead of money. Coupons I know that she needs like diapers, milk, and other high priority type things, I send them and she refuses to use them and even acts like it's an insult. What in the world makes a poor person think they are too good for coupons? How can coupons be "too much work" if you have no money and no job? I even offered to teach her "extreme couponing" and she seemed not interested at all.

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Caren White (OldRoses) says

2 years ago
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    Peeples 2 years ago

    I've been poor, it is not the old days anymore. Coupons are actually cool in many groups of people now, and the question was related to someone who couldn't put diapers on her child refusing to use a coupon. Not being rude to ALL poor people.


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Keith Abt (FatFreddysCat) says

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C E Clark (Au fait) says

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M. T. Dremer says

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    Your last sentence summarizes my thoughts.

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Paula (fpherj48) says

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    This was my thought. Trying to help and she refuses that help, while letting her baby sit in nasty diapers to prolong there use. Just sad.


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Shauna L Bowling (bravewarrior) says

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MizBejabbers says

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    She refuses them at all, while crying out on Facebook that she can't afford diapers for her son. It's a sad situation.


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Eric Calderwood says

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dashingscorpio says

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    I agree that it is work, but I have cut the work part out of it and all she has to do is remember to hand it to a cashier. She complains she can't afford diapers all over facebook, but I send her a coupon and she won't use it?! Seems idiotic. jmo


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Linda Bryen (liesl5858) says

2 years ago
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    Peeples 2 years ago

    I don't understand the "too proud" mentality when it comes to coupons. Couponing does not mean a person is poor, it means they are smart enough not to pay full price.

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Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) says

16 months ago
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    Peeples 16 months ago

    It bothers me that anyone would think using a coupon is losing dignity. I know quite a few upper middle class ladies who are couponers. Here we are 8 mths later and this same person is still jobless, complains on fb, yet refuses coupons.


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TheBizWhiz says

2 years ago
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    Peeples 2 years ago

    I agree about the poor thing. We aren't poor, but I don't buy anything really unless I have a coupon for it. But I have already cut these for her. All she has to do is hand it to a cashier. Seems sad and lazy to me!

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JThomp42 says

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    Peeples 2 years ago

    Yes, but most of the coupons I sent her were for things that weren't food.


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