It was a good day yesterday ... the postman dropped more food through the letterbox ... a whole £27 worth.
Because that's how I see these coupons now, not money off a new jumper or pair of jeans, just coupons off a weekly food shop. Once I tore them off the letter they came attached to and threw away all the additional coupons offering me 20% off a £60 shop on clothes or extra points for spending £50 on food in one go, I added them to the rest of the coupon and voucher stash in my purse.
We now have a total of £93 in M&S coupons, £14.50 in Tesco coupons and a £2.50 Holland and Barrett voucher. So I reckon if I were to spend one a week (not counting the H&B one) they would give us 17 weeks of reduced price shopping. The only thing is that you do not get change from coupons so I always have to add up very carefully what I am spending and try to get it to just slightly over a coupon value. I asked in store to see if I could use the coupons to purchase an M&S gift card and the lady on the till tried to put it through as a transaction but the till would not allow it, and reading the small print on the back of the coupon when I got home it does state that you can't buy gift cards with them, oh well it was worth a try. I suppose it is their little ploy to get you to spend over the cost of any coupon they issue whenever you spend them.
But I'm happy with my little paper stash :-)
Today is another No Spend Day