Yup, here I go up on my Soap box again! (Though I can GUARANTEE some fellow coupon bloggers will be trying to push me off after reading this) So in advance, I am sorry for any fellow bloggers I may offend. (UNLESS you are one of the bloggers that is doing what I speak of, in that case, all I have to say, is SHAME ON YOU!)
Any of you who follow my page, KNOW my sole purpose of starting it, was to show people, NOT ALL COUPONER’S are hoarders! Many, MANY of us who coupon help our local community with our couponing efforts by donating our overage of products! We donate on a regular basis to our local shelters, humane societies, etc. WE DO NOT HAVE 100 razors or 100 bottles of laundry soap stockpiled in our basement! We save money to provide for our families on a limited budget, and with our couponing skills we have acquired are also able to help others in need at the same time!
With that being said, if you read my last weeks blog post, I was pretty heated about 2 local stores being CLEARED out of Bayer aspirin. A local couponer/hoarder had gone into BOTH stores of this chain early on the morning the sale started and CLEARED the shelves. (If there is one thing I ALWAYS suggest on my page, it is to pre-order an item if you plan on getting more than six of that item whenever possible)
Lately I have seen many coupon blogger pages bragging about their hoarding trips. The latest being a coupon blogger talking about getting 150 Chap Sticks FREE at Walgreen’s. (Currently they have a coupon in their Feb. booklet making the Chap Stick FREE) If these were for donation and ordered in advance I would not have such a problem with them, BUT when they talk about them all being for personal use, YUP, I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT!
How are us Coupon Bloggers able to teach Ethical Couponing to our members, when some of us are not even following the rules ourselves!
~ Micki Streeter
Midwest Coupon Clippers
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