Friday, November 11, 2005

Last Poll = Lame. New Poll = Intriguing.

All right. I've decided to do something different. I've wiped the last poll off of my blog because I thought (and apparently so did most of you) that it was kind of boring. So, I came up with a new one that might get some laughs and that I can and will exploit to my heart's desire because no one, including myself, will know who said what.

A few months ago, I heard a conversation on my favorite radio station about how likely people were to clip and use coupons for their grocery shopping excursions. (BTW, they're streaming online, so you can listen, too!)

One of the male DJs on the show was getting all upset and uncomfortable with the idea of men using coupons. Some of the ladies who called in said they didn't like to use them either, because of the time it takes to scan and approve them, and the looks they think they're getting because they're using them. Other people who called in said, "What's wrong with taking a little extra time to save money at the cash register?"

It's true that using coupons can save you major bucks, especially if you've got an extensive grocery list. It's also true that it takes time to find, clip and put those puppies to use!

So, in which court are you? Are you one who uses coupons or doesn't? There's no shame in either answer, and your name will never be revealed unless you choose to do so in the comments section.

Have fun!


Devona said...

I picked that I shop at ALDI. But I don't really shop there. I shop at Trader Joe's, which is owned by the same people that own ALDI, so it's really just about the same thing.

Though, Trader Joe's is wwaaaaayyyyyyy cooler.

Mrs. T. Swede said...

Hmmmm... There isn't a Trader Joe's here. Do they have more of a selection? A deli, bakery or anything else that maybe Dillons or Kroger might have?

TKls2myhrt said...

I used to love couponing, especially when combined with store sales, but there's just no time anymore. I just find the best price for what I want to buy and try to buy it in bulk. I buy what my family will tolerate at Aldi, then I usually shop at Costco and Target. Then on rare occasion I'll shop at one of those uber-grocery stores and buy some gourmet sauces or other condiments to make things more special.

Mrs. T. Swede said...

That's interesting, TK! Personally, I forget to use the coupons I've cut out a lot of times. If I don't have a coupon, I try to find the cheapest place I can get it. I've found that Food4Less and Wal-Mart are typically cheaper than Dillons. Whatever I can find at ALDI, though, I usually get there. If it's not at ALDI, I look elsewhere.