When I shop, coupons do not influence my buying decisions. When I go to the store I already have in mind the things I need to buy. If I happen to have a coupon for one or more of those things, I will use it. However, I will not make unnecessary trips to the store to buy items that I don’t need simply because I can save money on them. That would actually have the opposite effect. I would end up spending more money than I had originally planned which would defeat the purpose of using coupons in the first place. As I stated, if I have coupons for things I already plan on buying, I will use them. But coupons do not determine the things I buy.
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