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Author: esbita Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 10586  
Subject: Re: Couponing Ethics and Thoughts Date: 10/4/2005 1:15 PM
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You think I'm doing something terribly wrong, and I'm not sure why.

It's a limited resource offered by the manufacturer to get people to buy their item.


You just answered your own question. You are being discourteous to other shoppers because it's a limited resource, even more limited than the coupons dispensed by those blinker things. The "stick-on" coupons are limited by the amount of items on the shelf. Common sense would suggest that if you're sending out a manufacturer rep to face the shelves and stick on coupons, the effort is meant for you to buy the item NOW, not later.

Personally I don't give a rip on whether people are doing what the manufacturer hopes- but I still say you're being a jerk if you're stripping several "$1.00 off" coupons from the merchandise and leaving the boxes there.
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