Monday, February 23, 2009

Q & A

From an email....

Coupon Clipper (well, maybe!!!):

Dear Coupon Lady
In your expert opinion, why are there no coupons for beer?
Is this a simple oversight or a clear injustice?
Based on your experience, what can be done to remedy this situation?
The Redneck Couponer of Shiawassee County


Dear Redneck,
You are not the first, and probably not the last, to hustle me for coupons of the liquid wheat variety. I sincerely apologize that I am unable to procure such coupons myself but I am able to possibly offer a slight consolation.

Do keep your eyes peeled when you visit your favorite beer buying venues, as sometimes you may find coupons on the packaging... These coupons are most often found during the 'grilling months' and around holidays. While the coupons are not exactly for savings on the beer itself, they are for savings on items that beer drinkers stereotypically enjoy... meat to grill.

An example of one such coupon may read: purchase this case of beer and save $5 on $5 or more on fresh beef. So the $5 savings really is there, it just isn't on the beer- but hey, who wants beer on an empty stomach anyway?

The 'grilling months' are also a beer drinkers rebate dream. Many beer companies offer a mail in rebate for purchasing certain amounts of their product.

As a last resort you may want to contact your favorite beer company and 1. let them know how much you enjoy their beverage and 2. ask for coupons to be mailed to you. It never hurts to ask!

Thanks for putting a BIG fat smirk on my face!