What Do Coupons Do For You?
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So, this is definitely one of those topics that I haven’t really posted about here on Hip2Save. A topic that, well… isn’t the easiest to discuss, especially if you are dealing with it. Secret spending.
Secret spending, in my opinion, is when you are spending money to get that wonderful shopping high and then feeling pretty guilty later. It’s a vicious cycle that seems to never end. Spend, feel guilty, spend again to numb that guilt….
At this point in my life, I am such an open book, but that wasn’t always the case. I was a secret spender.
I had credit cards open that my husband didn’t know about. I shopped online until the wee hours of the night. I lied… lied to the people I love the most. Depression set in and I couldn’t seem to climb out of the huge hole I had made for myself.
Why am I telling you this? Because couponing literally saved my life.
Being a young stay at home mom is not easy, as I’m sure many of you know. I dealt with feelings of sadness after having my first child at 20 and of course, that made me feel even more depressed because why wasn’t I happy? I had a new baby boy. What was wrong with me? I felt like a horrible person. And then began the secret spending…
Couponing made me feel like I was contributing in a huge way. Couponing made me feel like I was part of a community. Couponing helped me give back, which in turn gave me a sense of purpose. Couponing helped me stop the secret spending. Couponing helped me climb out of the massive hole I had been sitting in for so long. Couponing steered me out of my depression.
Coupons do a lot more than save you money. What do they do for you?