Today's topic has to do with coupons.
I go through phases with them.
Sometimes, I feel like screwing around with them but other days I don't have the time and patience.
Well, recently I've had more patience for couponing.
I think it has something to do with us adding to our family - time to save money.
So, here's my complaint/rant for today.
Why, in the world we live in today, do we need to actually have printed coupons to be able to use them at a retailer??
Why not be like Michaels and create an application for smart phones where people can download and have coupons scanned at checkout?
The best idea ever.
Michael's application even uses WIFI technology to determine what store location you are in so you can bring up coupons for that particular store?
I'm complaining because of what we have been through in the past few weeks shopping at Babies R US and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
They both require printed coupons and it blows my freaking mind!
At one point over the weekend, the staff at Babies R Us even let us walk out the door, leaving a basket full of stuff in it, with a promise to come back later with a coupon for a 15% discount.
Yes, it's cheapo of us, but it was 15% off the entire order.
What kind of business model is that?
Let customers walk out of your store because of a coupon, knowing that they could walk down the street to your competitor?
Anyone else peeved by this?
Why aren't more and more retailers following Michael's lead?