What is a coupon fairy? And should you be one?
Ask yourself this: do you find yourself with coupons for products you don’t need (or want)?
Instead of throwing those coupons away, you can put them to good use - as a coupon fairy!
Here are the dos and don’ts of being a coupon fairy, and 3 tips for how to be one now.
What is a Coupon Fairy?
A coupon fairy is someone who gives the gift of couponing to unsuspecting shoppers of the world.
If you have a coupon that you aren’t going to use, you don’t need to throw it away. Instead, you can make sure the coupon doesn’t go to waste by passing it on!
One way of being a coupon fairy is to leave the coupons by the applicable item in the store. Whoever finds the coupon, right next to the item they need, it will feel like magic!
You can also give the coupons directly to someone else in the store, revealing yourself to be their coupon fairy.
3 Tips for Being a Coupon Fairy?
1. Be Considerate of the Store
Think carefully about where you leave your unused coupons. If you just leave a handful sitting freely on the shelf, it will likely fall on the floor. Then, store employees will likely clean them up, causing the coupons to go unused.
Consider tucking the coupon under the product, so the heating or air conditioning system won’t blow it away. You can also tape the coupon to the product.
2. Don’t Be Afraid to Talk to Strangers
When you’re in the store, look at your fellow shoppers’ carts. If there’s an item in their cart that you have a coupon for, offer it to them. Most people are very grateful to hear you say, “Excuse me, I’m not going to use this coupon. Would you like it?”
Pro Tip: Before you leave or give away a coupon, make sure that the coupon is not expired! Expired coupons can lead to a great deal of frustration at the register.
3. Avoid Giving Away Internet Printable Coupons
What is a coupon fairy? Not a fraudster! Unfortunately, there are times when coupon fairies have gotten in trouble for sharing internet-printable coupons. Although most people use coupons properly, some will try to make copies of the ones you gave them.
If caught, a copied printed coupon would trace back to your computer’s IP address. Coupon printing websites can then suspend your IP address, so you won’t be able to print coupons anymore.
The best thing to do is never give away a printable coupon.
Why Sunday Coupon Inserts?
Being a coupon fairy is easy, kind-hearted, and ensures your coupons don’t go to waste. Now that you’re ready to be a coupon fairy, it’s time to start collecting, so you can pass on the savings!
The Weekly Subscriptions program from Sunday Coupon Inserts is great for collecting coupons! This program sends your choice of coupon packets to your front door every week.
As such, you’ll have many coupons – a great strategy for distributing coupon fairy magic! With so many coupon inserts, you won’t need to use printable options, either.