A lot of people think of coupons as those tasty little crumblers that add crunch to a salad. No, I’m not talking about croupons, I’m talking about coupons! Those addictive little bad boys you just love to snip out of your latest Woman’s Day or Horse magazine! I’ll bet some of you have dulled many a pair of scissors snipping those addictive little bad boys out of your latest Woman’s Day or Horse magazines! Be careful though! Don’t become a coupaholic! My grandmother was a coupaholic and, needless to say, it led to her death by choking on coupons. Horse
So, you want to learn the history of coupons, eh? The term “coupon” comes from the combination of two French words: coup; meaning “quick brushing or combing”, and on; meaning “we”, as in “we are quickly brushing and combing our way to savings!”. The term was first used to describe coupons.
Some famous coupon lovers include Robert Downey Sr., Pat Sajak, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Some really great coupons have included “Buy one can of something, get a free hat”, “Free hat w/ can”, and “All the hats you can eat”. Some really embarrassing coupons have also been made as well, including “.30 cents off calendars”, “Buy one lamp, get your choice of chapstick postcards” and “Thanksgiving Special: 2 for 1 erasers”.
So, the next time you’re snipping through the latest paper looking for bargains, savings and freebees, you might want to ask yourself “I love savings!”.