I was just looking at these event coupons that are on my desk which donâ€™t expire until the end of November of this year. These are all for free admissions to business/networking events and it is kind of surprising to see how many I would have to attend to use it all up. Just to entice you even more they write down the apparent â€œvalueâ€ of each of them which makes you more inclined to want to use it. Otherwise it basically feels like you are throwing a lot of money away.
The same thing goes for coupons that you would use in say stores. The most common one here that feels kind of wasteful if I canâ€™t find a reasonable way to use it are those spend over $250 and save $30 coupons at the supermarket. I guess the fact that it is a place that you buy stuff from all the time which you also need makes you feel a little annoyed by not being able to think of a smart way to take advantage of it.
What I do sometimes though is that in such a scenario I would simply see if anyone else like a friend would want to simply combine a shopping bill as we were going to spend that much in total anyways and we may as well split the savings as it is better than nothing. Iâ€™ve actually seen people in stores do something similar with complete strangers and it is always interesting to see the reactions they would get.
I donâ€™t feel bad about not using coupons for things that I normally would not want in the first place though.