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Lured by the Thrill of the 50% Off Coupon

After purchasing a picture frame for my grandmother the cash register at Michael’s printed out a coupon for 50% off a regular priced item. I walked away from the register and immediately walked back through the isles to find a new sketch pad. (I’m trying to teach myself to draw.)

I’m a sucker for those 50% cash register coupons and Michael’s knows it. I returned to the register, purchased the sketch pad, and received another 50% off coupon. With the coupon in hand I picked up another sketch pad and paid again. Low and behold the register printed another coupon.

I definitely considered buying something else. To be perfectly honest I walked back through the isles at Michael’s with every intention of making another purchase, before realizing that this madness would never end. The 50% coupon was luring me to buy more and more. Finally, I paused, stopped, put the receipt in my wallet and walked out of the store.

If I really want to buy something else I’ll have to convince myself to return to the store. Strangely enough it was hard to walk out. There are always things I want to buy at Michael’s and the marketing folks knew just how to lure me to buy more.

The Country Experience

Monday 9th of February 2009

That would be tough to turn down. Kudos to you for realizing that it was to their benefit, not yours.

One Frugal Girl

Sunday 8th of February 2009

Thanks sara!

sara l

Friday 6th of February 2009

Lol. Those coupons can be like crack. I returned something a few weeks ago and it printed a 40% coupon with my return receipt. It was really hard not to go buy something else.

Happy drawing!