I’ve seen a lot of products that are Free this week at various stores after coupons and store rewards, but I’m passing on most of them. Why? Because I don’t need them or I already have enough in my stockpile.
It is so easy to get caught up in a deal just because it is “Free”. If you have been deal hunting for awhile, I’m sure you have noticed that different products tend to be on a 3-4 month cycle of sales. And, if coupons and store sales hit just right you can get some items free.
I see a lot of people who purchase items just because they are free. You might feel like you are saving money by doing that, but if you don’t use the product or don’t even need it- then what is the point of getting it free?
Each time I see an awesome deal come out, I ask myself these questions:
- “Is that a product our family uses?”
- “Do we need it?” Or, “Do I already have enough in my stockpile to last us until the next sale?”
By asking those questions, it helps keep you in check from buying un-necessary things. Plus, it helps out other couponers who are actually out of the product and need it! So the next time you get that “I have to have it cuz it’s free” bug in your system, ask yourself those questions I listed above and hopefully it will help your FREE addiction. ðŸ™‚
**Donating free items is always a good idea. So, if you are doing that, GREAT! Keep it up! Just leave some of the goodies for families who need it too.