We tend to do the majority of our grocery shopping Friday evening or Saturday morning, and most of the time, it is my wife Helen, that will shop alone. On occasion, I will join her, as I did this morning.
The germ for this idea came from stores my mother would frequent when I was young. One of them, and I cannot remember the store anymore, had a counter and cork-board as you entered where people could pick up and/or leave extra coupons. I guess the idea stuck with me...
We will scour the advertisements and clip coupons in an effort to save money. On and off for years now, we have clipped all the coupons we see, even those we do not intend to use, and take them to the local stores. As we do our laps, when we see items we have coupons for, we leave the coupons on the shelf with the sale items. This way someone coming after us that might want to buy the item we had a coupon for, can take advantage of the coupon and save some money.
This has become a habit with us, and very easily can become a habit for you, and is another way we can help out some of our neighbours. Do you clip and use coupons? If you do, it does not take any longer to clip the coupons that you will not use, and leaving them for others is such an easy thing to do.
Chris Smith CSSBB
Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage