I was at a supermarket today and in the store they were advertising these coupons where if you spent over $250 you could save $30. Those little things sure do have an influence on people as it seemed like so many people were trying to stuff their carts to reach the appropriate amount.
Iâ€™m always a little more cautious about these types of promotions as it is easy to just buy anything without thinking if what you are purchasing is truly a great deal. Since I was with some family members we actually did end up using it as we simply combined our purchases. For myself, I have a general knowledge on what is a very low margin item in these types of businesses and so I knew that using the savings on these items would definitely make it a good deal.
For example, in supermarkets milk is usually a low margin item or if they have an electronics department then video games donâ€™t often make a company a lot of money as well. With that, you know using coupon savings on those types of items would be a good deal. Although, I wouldnâ€™t recommend buying like say $100 worth of milk just to reach the qualification mark unless anyone truly drinks that much.
So if you really need to spend more, Iâ€™d say try to educate yourself a little more about the products you buy. While some people may be too old for it now if they already have their careers set, even getting a simple job at various stores can really enlighten you to be more aware of the things that you purchase. Thereâ€™s always good old fashion networking with people in the know too.