Have you ever stopped to consider what dramatic changes have taken place in the world over the past couple of decades? A few to pop up on the list would be computers, music, fashion, and medicine. However, we can take it just a step further and see that although these are major accomplishments, there have also been improvements on a smaller scale. Take for example, our public schooling systems. Many schools now offer a smashing array of ways to get your college education while still attending high school. Scholorships are not only readily available but also more attainable. Back in the day college classes were taught in a building, now they are offered online.
One of my favorite improvements to be recognized over the decades is the way that we save. During the depression the way to save money was through ration cards. We have now evolved into a system of couponing. Couponing has become a huge hit, especially in the States. We see one example as the t.v. show "Extreme Couponing" by TLC airing throughout the week. On the radio you might hear about different great coupon deals, the internet is packed full of coupons and even your neighbors have the know-how on coupons.
How is it that someone might get in on this great couponing adventure? Is it even worth it to try couponing? Well let me graciously answer those two questions for you. Being a great couponer doesn't mean you have to go to the extreme. Most women have a few really good coupons on hand to use every-so-once-in-a-while. Coupons are also very easy to get. You might find them in the newspaper, your mailbox, your neighbors, or my personal favorite, the internet.
Take for example IHOP coupons. I almost always have great success with these coupons. I don't often see an ad in the paper or on t.v. promoting IHOP coupons. However, if I search IHOP coupons on Google, I find myself looking at thousands of websites with coupons. I have my favorite websites filled with IHOP coupons, click on the button, print them out, and I am good to go.
To answer your last question, yes it is worth it to take the time to coupon. Like I mentioned before, you don't need to go to the extreme to be a great couponer. But, those that do coupon, find themselves saving big bucks with little pieces of paper. Again, I'll use the example of IHOP coupons. Just the other day I found a printable coupon online that said get "20% off of your entire purchase at IHOP". I was pretty excited when I used the coupon and saw the difference it made in my check. If you're still sitting on the fence about it, my only advice is to try it out for yourself. See if you enjoy it because in reality, you've got nothing to lose.
There you have it, the then vs. now. It's amazing to see how far we have come as a civilization, to see what tips we've kept and those we've modified. They've set their history in stone, what will ours be?