My name is Christine and I am a couponer. Now, by no means am I one of those extreme couponers like you’ve seen on TV cuz ain’t nobody got time for that. But I love to clip coupons... physically, digitally, and even promo codes. 

In fact, according to CVS I’m one of their top savers in the state so I’m always getting a coupon from them. Last week, I brought down my $68 total to $20some dollars... all with coupons!

But the real gem is when you get a coupon for one of your favorite stores. I got 15% off in the mail from Sephora, which is a huge deal since this doesn’t come around often. So I start scoping the website. I need a new texturing spray... add to cart. Ohhh this smudge brush for my eyes is on sale. Add to cart. Setting powder, face masks, eyeshadow… add, add, add!

BEEP BEEP BEEP!!! What the heck?! What’s going on?! Oh it’s my alarm. OH NO! I fell asleep before midnight while I was shopping, and missed out on my coupon. NOOOO! All that work for nothing. 

Not only does using a coupon save you money but it’s empowering as a consumer and gives you a chance to try new products. Now I sit here and mourn the loss of the items I didn’t necessarily need but wanted. 

What is something you recently missed out on?

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