With all of the coupons and discounts available now, it’s sometimes hard to resist using them. When you think you’re getting a great deal, it’s easy to get caught up in buying things you don’t need or wouldn’t normally use.
Websites such as Groupon deliver daily specials to your inbox. If you have always wanted to try a new restaurant or activity, it’s an opportunity to do so at a cheaper price. More often than not, however, you spend a lot more than the coupon is worth. Or, in my case, I purchased a Groupon coupon for an article of clothing I wanted from an online retailer. After buying the item and congratulating myself on my good fortune, I thought I’d see if there were any other deals for that store. It turns out that I could have paid the same price and received free shipping as well.
So, if you want to save money, discounts and coupons can be a great deal in many cases. However, it pays to consider how you will use them and to shop around for what may be an even better bargain.