I remember seeing a news story on television many years ago about a woman the news reporter dubbed, “The Coupon Queen.” She had cut out more pieces of paper than a scissor-happy serial killer who likes to leave notes formed from newspaper clippings. In her little coupon bag, with alphabetical tabs inside and floral pattern outside, there were coupons for 25 cents off this, 10 cents off that, free lettuce, buy one get one free, and many more price saving pieces of paper. I laughed at her obsessive-compulsive need to clip coupons, because I couldn’t see myself wasting time by looking for coupons, cutting them out, arranging them, keeping track of expiration dates, and carrying them around in a floral coupon bag.
Now that I’m older, wiser, and not living off of mom and dad, I realize that The Coupon Queen isn’t crazy and she’s probably living large with all that money she saved using coupons, because 25 cents saved here and 10 cents saved there can add up over years and years. I’m thinking maybe I should go find The Coupon Queen and make her my Sugar Momma. She is probably in her mid 70s by now and even my flabby, hairy and pale body would look good to her. Until then, I shall spread the gospel of coupons and will do so by giving away coupons that are good for one free Bertolli frozen entree, like the Bertolli Chicken Parmigiana Penne Oven Baked Meal we reviewed last week, in a TIB prize drawing. At regular price, Bertolli frozen entrees can cost up to $9.99 and this coupon will cover up to that amount, not including tax. I have seven coupons to give away to seven lucky TIB readers.
To enter this prize drawing, just leave a comment for THIS post with whatever you want to say. Please fill out the email field, because Iâ€™ll be emailing the winners for their mailing addresses. The Impulsive Buy will stop accepting entries on Sunday, December 14, 2008 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one entry allowed per person and it is only open to those 18 years old or older. The coupon is only valid in the United States, so unfortunately the drawing is only open to those in the US or people from other countries willing to use the coupon in the US.
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