One of the most important things to remember when couponing is to be courteous.
We live in a huge, crazy busy world. It’s so easy to be impatient and difficult when other people can’t keep up with our pace as we think they should. This definitely applies to couponing. When we hand a cashier coupons it’s like couponers suddenly put on the ugly face. That’s the one where we forget our normal good nature and go into ‘why don’t you know what you’re doing’ mode. And that’s an ugly place to be people.
I understand how tired you are.
Couponing takes hours upon hours. It’s exhausting. But this doesn’t give us the right to be mean to cashiers. NO matter what we think about their work ethic.
Don’t be the ‘others’.
Because of other local couponers and their attitudes, it took my sister and I a year to gain the good graces of the cashiers at the local grocery store. They had very harsh, preconceived ideas based on their experience with others. Be kind, be patient. It’ll pay off in the end when cashiers are willing to go out of their way to help you at a time that you need it most.
Have you witnessed some bad behavior from a couponer because of lack of courtesy ? I’d love to hear from you.