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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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.
If this person is willing 2 put her pride before her family's well being, then she deserves to be judged negatively for that decision. btw,If u c in some of peeples other comments, u would know that this person proclaims poverty on facebook.
Your last sentence summarizes my thoughts.
I am also an avid user of coupons and discounts.
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
I am with you. I comp shop right in the store. Most of the cupns that I see are for the namebrand. If you comp shop most of the store-brands are cheaper than using the coupons for the namebrands. Sometime you get a good deal on nb being chepr th.
Very interesting! I can't see her believing she is too good for coupons but is willing to publically cry poverty on Facebook! Sounds to me like she only wants (money). Most cities have places where poor people can pickup necessities for free.
Lady I agree w/ store brand, but I am extreme about couponing and have offered to help her get her groceries/diapers name brand for minimal amounts of $ and she refuses. Lazy or just wants cash as dashing said.
I don't use coupons. You can take a horse to water but you cannot make him drink. Perhaps another way around it is to go with her to the store and give the coupns to the cashier befoe she pays. Just a suggestion.
Sadly I live too far away or I'd buy the diapers w/ coupons myself. Boxes of diapers aren't cheap to ship. I just hate seeing pics of my nephew wearing saggy diapers because she's trying to make the ones she has last.
Cloth Diapers and rubber pants. They are reusable and washable and can be changed many times and are cheaper to ship.
That is a great idea! I didn't think of that! Thanks!
Your are welcome. Some NEW things are more expensive than the old things that we used to have. Good Luck!
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.
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.
I know very few people in today's economy who do NOT use coupons, look for discounts & rebates, wait for "sales" and share coupons & info with others. Pride doesn't pay one's bills nor put food on the table. This woman is full of NONSENSE!
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.
Well, SHE'LL LEARN......This woman loves to play the victim game. She just wants sympathy, DON'T GIVE HER ANY! I am middle class & use coupons & discounts EVERY CHANCE I get! Ain't too proud to beg!
If she's whining and crying about being financially strapped on a public forum like Facebook......there sure as hell is not PRIDE involved in using coupons. At least coupons would show she's TRYING.
Yes, using coupons and LOOKING FOR A JOB! It is time she stop the pity parties. It is getting old!
Yes, but most of the coupons I sent her were for things that weren't food.
Thank you peeples. Just curious.
peeples....Tell her you know a person (that would be ME) whose Mom raised her & her sister to be FRUGAL AT ALL TIMES WITH ALL THINGS. Best lessons ever! My sister married a millionaire.She also shopped with coupons!! Good habit to keep!
Not only do I shop w/coupons. Every Monday at Pathmark is discount day for those over 55 !
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!