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Are you a coupon addict? Take a poll and win $50!

submitted on October 3, 2010 by YanBz in "Buxr Website / Contests", last updated on October 5, 2010 by YanBz
I am sure all Buxr members are coupon addicts to some extend, but how extensive is your addiction? Take the poll below and add up your score by using the number located in parenthesis in front of each answer. How much did you get?

10 or less - You’re either entirely uninterested in coupons or hardly use them.
11 to 20 - You’re a frequent coupon user and know how to save money with them.
21 to 30 - It is not a way just to save money, but it’s a full time hobby for you.
31 or more - You need to start seeking a therapy or counseling for this problem.


The poll will close on October 10, 2010 and a random member who shares his/her addiction symptoms with us will get awarded $50 (by Paypal or Amazon gift card). Have fun! Smile
P.S. Just leaving a comment is not sufficient. You must take the poll to enter the giveaway.

This Poll is Closed


1. When people create fake coupons, you think...
  • (1) It's not really a big deal.
  • 6%
  • (2) They should be fined.
  • 47%
  • (3) They should be fined and imprisoned.
  • 18%
  • (4) They should be strapped to a chair and introduced to the business edge of 10,000 coupons and a bottle of lemon juice for days on end.
  • 29%
    2. While clipping coupons, have you ever gotten a paper cut?
  • (1) I don’t really clip coupons.
  • 2%
  • (2) No, never happened to me.
  • 31%
  • (3) Yes, a few times here and there
  • 59%
  • (4) In my zeal to clip coupons, I was once near mortally wounded.
  • 8%
    3. How often do you clip coupons?
  • (1) I don’t really clip coupons.
  • 2%
  • (2) Monthly
  • 16%
  • (3) Weekly
  • 47%
  • (4) Daily
  • 33%
    4. When you present your size stack of coupons at the register, the cashier...
  • (1) I hardly if ever present coupons.
  • 4%
  • (2) Takes and simply applies them as normal.
  • 35%
  • (3) Gives you a dirty look first.
  • 49%
  • (4) Weeps uncontrollably.
  • 12%
    5. I probably save on average the following amount in coupons per trip.
  • (1) $5 or less
  • 18%
  • (2) $6 to $10
  • 24%
  • (3) $11 to $15
  • 4%
  • (4) $16 or more
  • 53%
    6. I use coupons on...
  • (1) I told you already, I don’t use coupons.
  • 0%
  • (2) Only things I would normally purchase anyway.
  • 41%
  • (3) Things I would not normally purchase.
  • 14%
  • (4) I won’t buy it unless I have a coupon for it.
  • 45%
    7. When thinking about coupons, I’ve wondered...
  • (1) I’ve never really thought about coupons.
  • 6%
  • (2) If most other people besides me really even use these things.
  • 29%
  • (3) If stores really send them in to get reimbursed for them.
  • 22%
  • (4) If you can really cash in on that one-tenth of a cent value.
  • 43%
    8. To accompany my coupon collection...
  • (1) I don’t have a coupon collection. (Are you even looking at these responses?)
  • 10%
  • (2) I got an extra pair of scissors for clipping them.
  • 6%
  • (3) I use a calculator to determine if it is worth buying a competing brand with the coupon.
  • 12%
  • (4) I use a coupon clipping folder to organize them.
  • 71%
    9. I get my coupons to use from...
  • (1) How many times do I have to tell you? I don’t use coupons!
  • 0%
  • (2) Newspaper/Mailers
  • 10%
  • (3) Internet
  • 12%
  • (4) All of the above and more
  • 76%
    10. When it comes to those little mechanical coupon dispensing gizmos on store shelves...
  • (1) I ignore them.
  • 4%
  • (2) I look to see if they have a coupon relevant to me.
  • 51%
  • (3) I always grab 1-2 no matter what they are for.
  • 41%
  • (4) I've got a dispenser at home, don't ask me how I got it!
  • 4%
    Total: 49 votes

     

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    • 81982
      midget
      professor
      5 3 2
      10 6 2
      Posted by midget on October 3, 2010
      [reply] 5 0
      I scored 32. I guess that means I need some therapy buy not too much. Maybe I'll get cured after a few sessions Amused
    • 81987
      mooncow728
      professor
      1 1
      12 6 1
      Posted by mooncow728 on October 3, 2010
      [reply] 5 0
      I scored 34 geesh. I would've scored higher but I don't have time to clip coupons everyday.
    • 81988
      tiny2009
      master
      9 3 1
      Posted by tiny2009 on October 3, 2010
      [reply] 6 0
      Well, I got 26 "21 to 30 - It is not a way just to save money, but it’s a full time hobby for you" No so bad, I guess Smile
    • 81989
      HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on October 3, 2010
      [reply] 8 0
      Yikes! 35. Eeek
      Can anyone recommend a good therapist who takes coupons? I can't bring myself to pay full retail.
        81990
      • YanBz
        admin
        Posted by YanBz on October 3, 2010
        [reply] 6 0
        I am rolling on the floor, HouTex! Amused
      • 81991
      • deby32953
        professor
        Posted by deby32953 on October 4, 2010
        [reply] 6 0
        Me too! 35. Love your comment! #9 didn't really make sense since A. says you don't use them. I get mine from everywhere. All You & other magazines, mailers, Sun. flyers, online, stores, sidewalks, other peoples recycling bins, etc. We save more on them than I make here on BUXR (sometimes in a week!) I clip, organize, then make lists for hubby to go shopping. He usually has to call me a dozen times w/questions and he's had to do the shopping for over 10 years now! I love it when I'm feeling well and I can scooter all over store & take my time w/my coupon file, expecially at Target in their sample aisle!
      • 81996
      • HouTex
        admin
        Posted by HouTex on October 4, 2010
        [reply] 5 0
        Yan, what's your score?
        Maybe you can help us "over 31-ers" get a group discount on the therapy sessions. Mr Green
      • 82035
      • bnwsmile
        beginner
        Posted by bnwsmile on October 4, 2010
        [reply] 7 0
        35 for me too. <3 getting things for free and only paying Tax on $60 of stuff! I heart me some coupons... oh and Rite Aid... and CVS... and Walgreens. They're the best.

        Last month the hubby and I went to the Smoky Mountains and he got p***** at me because I wouldn't let him do anything unless we had a coupon for it. Eventually of course I gave in... Something about his comment "We're on vacation we're supposed to spend a little money and lavish ourselves." I told him I'd rather roll around in the money instead. He's like, "You sure you wouldn't rather roll around in your coupons?" Neutral Ok ok you can ride the go carts... sheesh. Red Face
      • 82037
      • bnwsmile
        beginner
        Posted by bnwsmile on October 4, 2010
        [reply] 5 0
        Oh... and if you want to know how... just ask, haha.
    • 81997
      WhattaDealBlog
      professor
      1
      1
      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 5 0
      21 here... Mr Green
    • 82005
      deedeeme
      beginner
      Posted by deedeeme on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 5 0
      29 8-|. Eeek
    • 82014
      sandyshore
      professor
      2 1
      12 8 1
      Posted by sandyshore on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 8 0
      Let's see I got a 34 -- Hey there is nothing wrong with me, hummph I don't need therapy. Although, there is a guy from the grocery store who thinks I have a problem because I made him take a coupon I wasn't using on a product that he was buying so he could get a second item of the same free. I refused to buy the product because even with a coupon it was too expensive for me.
    • 82034
      kievshop
      journeyman
      Posted by kievshop on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 5 0
      31 here. I am on the edge!
    • 82039
      avonlady59
      learner
      Posted by avonlady59 on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 7 0
      I scored 37........Don't need a therapist to tell me how to save money!
    • 82067
      DebsFreebies
      professor
      2
      10 5 1
      Posted by DebsFreebies on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 5 0
      I also scored a 37....it's to the point where, when I go to the grocery store, the cashiers know me and seem to take breaks all about the same time Mr Green
    • 82069
      deannaj
      learner
      Posted by deannaj on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 5 0
      I scored a 19. Mr Green
    • 82111
      PattiPrissypants
      learner
      Posted by PattiPrissypants on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 7 0
      36
    • 82114
      onkarkulkarni
      professor
      9 4 4
      11 8 2
      Posted by onkarkulkarni on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 5 0
      I scored 26. I do use coupons for grocery and the sunday newspapers carry a bunch of them. What a way to save money when it's indeed worth saving it for Smile
    • 82115
      lootango
      professor
      11 9 1
      Posted by lootango on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 6 0
      I got 25... and I like to think of this as my "full-time hobby". My hubby told me that he would like me to get a real hobby and not be on the computer so much... he says that coupons and online shopping is not a hobby. Now I have proof that it is!!!!

      Is it so bad that I like to save money.
      I mean, I love saving money.
      Fine... I'm addicted to saving money!
      Now, GIVE ME MY COUPONS!!!!
    • 82121
      arzkar
      professor
      3
      Posted by arzkar on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 5 0
      I scored 17. Not bad Mr Green
    • 82122
      outcastplo313
      professor
      1
      Posted by outcastplo313 on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 5 0
      I got a 31!
        82123
      • outcastplo313
        professor
        1
        Posted by outcastplo313 on October 4, 2010
        [reply] 5 0
        Hah! i'm right on the edge.
    • 82124
      Avatar_g
      teacher
      Posted by sareece on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 7 0
      Whew I am on the edge there... I scored a 27. I can do better than that!!! Big Grin
    • 82127
      milissa
      learner
      Posted by milissa on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 7 0
      Roll Eyes I'm a "23". I really like rebates better.
    • 82138
      deathbynosleep
      teacher
      7 1 1
      Posted by deathbynosleep on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 7 0
      23 here. I'm too cheap for the newspaper, so 90% of my coupons are from the internet...I never go out to eat without a coupon.
    • 82150
      Kim W.
      guest
      Posted by Kim W. on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 6 0
      I scored a 35. Guess I need some help Big Grin LOL
    • 82170
      vectra5
      professor
      3 1 1
      Posted by vectra5 on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 5 0
      My score is 28.... wow ..that's my lucky number in real life... Artistic
    • 82219
      YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 4 0
      If I were to take the poll I would have scored 21. The question #7 skewed the results big time. I totally wondered (and not once) if I could cash in on that one-tenth of a cent value they often mention in the fine print. I think I even had a dream about it! LOL
    • 82221
      katt_v
      learner
      Posted by katt_v on October 4, 2010
      [reply] 7 0
      34! lol

      but I love it! Razz
    • 82226
      auntienena
      learner
      Posted by auntienena on October 5, 2010
      [reply] 8 0
      I scored 37. But, that's ok, my savings will pay for my therapy. Big Grin
    • 82244
      ucrual
      beginner
      Posted by ucrual on October 5, 2010
      [reply] 7 0
      Scored 20. I guess I'm normal Mr Green
    • 82245
      ncfarmchick
      learner
      Posted by ncfarmchick on October 5, 2010
      [reply] 8 0
      I scored a 30 - frugal but able to keep a perspective on things, I think. This was fun!
    • 82289
      sushma
      guest
      Posted by sushma on October 5, 2010
      [reply] 2 0
      i like this survey thanks for that
        82292
      • YanBz
        admin
        Posted by YanBz on October 5, 2010
        [reply] 2 0
        Don't forget that to qualify for the $50 prize you need to sign up to a Buxr account and actually answer the questions. A comment doesn't count as a giveaway entry.
    • 82346
      cabaglady
      apprentice
      Posted by cabaglady on October 5, 2010
      [reply] 4 0
      Scored a 34 here. Looks like I'm in good company though..lol.
    • 82347
      laurenbayles
      learner
      Posted by laurenbayles on October 5, 2010
      [reply] 1 0
      My biggest addiction symptom is I get really kind of panicky when I have to buy supplies w/o my coupons and deal match-up list! Drives me crazy to buy things when I could get them cheaper.
    • 82735
      BuzzAnn
      learner
      Posted by BuzzAnn on October 9, 2010
      [reply] 4 0
      I got a 35 as well Big Grin Drove my husband crazy for years refusing to buy anything that didn't have a coupon--he's just used to it know lol. I told him though he could put this on my tombstone: "Never EVER pay full price!!!!" Mr Green I've even gone back to the store the next day with my receipt and coupons I forgot and gotten my money for them (hey $9 is $9!)
    • 82958
      YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on October 11, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      It is last day to enter, guys!
    • 82993
      YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on October 12, 2010
      [reply] 2 0
      I just ran the Random Number Generator at random.org and the winner is... BuzAnn!

      The $50 will show up on your 'Prizes' page: http://www.buxr.com/prizes
      Please go to the 'Balance' tab to request the payment at your convenience.

      By the way, you are welcome to use the proceeds to pay for the therapy! Wink
    • 83089
      BuzzAnn
      learner
      Posted by BuzzAnn on October 12, 2010
      [reply] 6 0
      Wow thanks! I really didn't expect to win but it's awesome that I did! Big Grin
        83090
      • vectra5
        professor
        3 1 1
        Posted by vectra5 on October 12, 2010
        [reply] 1 0
        Great Win BuzzAnn!!! Congrats!!
      • 83327
      • tiny2009
        master
        9 3 1
        Posted by tiny2009 on October 14, 2010
        [reply] 1 0
        Congrats BuzzAnn!
    • 83098
      midget
      professor
      5 3 2
      10 6 2
      Posted by midget on October 12, 2010
      [reply] 1 0
      Congrats BuzzAnn! Big Grin
    • 83102
      WhattaDealBlog
      professor
      1
      1
      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on October 12, 2010
      [reply] 2 0
      Congrats
    • 83117
      sandyshore
      professor
      2 1
      12 8 1
      Posted by sandyshore on October 12, 2010
      [reply] 2 0
      Congrats BuzzAnn!! Hope you find a great deal to enjoy the winnings. Big Grin
        83127
      • HouTex
        admin
        Posted by HouTex on October 12, 2010
        [reply] 1 0
        And post your deal here, too! Congratulations!! Cool
    • 83370
      arzkar
      professor
      3
      Posted by arzkar on October 14, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Congrats BuzzAnn!
    • 83487
      tammy987
      professor
      5 1 1
      Posted by tammy987 on October 15, 2010
      [reply] 1 0
      Congratulations!

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