You do clip grocery coupons, don't you? Approximately 80 percent of us do. We certainly want you to continue this fine and frugal habit, but stop clipping for a moment and start clicking to see if you're up to snuff on the cents-off stuff.
Beginning at the beginning: The very first cents-off grocery coupon issued in the U.S. was for:
Rolling right along -- you are most likely to clip coupons if you fall into which of the following age ranges?
18- to 24-year-olds, because they're first starting out and struggling a bit.
65- to 85-year-olds, because many are scraping by on fixed incomes.
35- to 44-year-olds, because ...well, we don't rightly know why they snip 'n' save more than others, but they just do.
A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money. Just how many billions would you say our collective clipping has saved this nation's proud and cents-ible snippers?
About $4 billion.
Just under $3 billion.
$2.5 billion, practically on the nose.
Who do you think is more likely to use coupons -- rich folks? Poor folks? Middlin' ones? Let's get a little more precise here -- those earning:
$25,000 to $50,000.
$50,000 to $75,000.
September 1998 marked the debut of National Coupon Month. Are we lying or what?
It's the truth, Ruth.
Another bold-faced trick question -- and not even a very good one! I am so not falling for this.
The name Nielsen has a prominent place in the annals of couponing. Who or what does Nielsen refer to?
Ozzie and Harriet's son, and Ricky's brother, David. After going through a rough spell when his family's hit sitcom ended, he famously praised grocery coupons as a ''godsend.''
The first clearinghouse devoted to coupon redemption.
The ''boy band'' that preceded Hanson. Their cherubic faces graced coupons for peanut butter from Hawaii to Maine, contributing to a 15 percent spike in sales for one famous manufacturer.
Say, which grocery category's coups are we most blanketed with, distributionally speaking?
Those durn bran cereals. Forget the heartbreak of psoriasis -- the overarching national heartbreak appears to be that of irregularity.
Those scrubbing, sudsing, foaming, doing the cha-cha household cleaners.
Extruded meat-like products.
What percent of manufacturers send coupons to consumers only upon request?
Let's say you use a manufacturer's coupon toward the purchase of a sale-priced product -- then take advantage of said manufacturer's rebate offer for said product. Whoopee, you just scored a:
While we're all on the Internet right now -- do you remember when coupons made their debut here? (No fair sneaking off for a Google search!)
-- Posted: Feb. 26, 2002
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