Chances Are Slim That Lottery Winners Would Give Up Coupon-Clipping

Maybe winning Powerball isn't the financial lifeboat it's cracked up to be. A whopping 96% of shoppers would continue to use coupons even if they won the lottery, according to a survey released Monday by the deal publisher

Whether a household makes $20,000 or $150,000, the surprising numbers crossed the socioeconomic divide among the study's 23,300 respondents. Saving money through coupon use, which accelerated during the recession, has become more a "way of life," the study asserted.

Other results to clip and save:
  • 56% of 13- to 17-year-olds now use digital or traditional coupons.
  • 76% of all respondents indicated that a newspaper was still their primary source for coupons, a victory for old media that will no doubt be posted in ink-stained lunch rooms across the land.
  • 77% said they save $11 or more each week with coupons, compared to 67% in 2010.
  • 60% comb through print sources for up two hours a week in search of deals, while 31% surf the net for three hours or more hunting down those magical digital codes that will beget the bargains.

The news probably comes as no surprise to the people of Atlanta, which named the nation's most frugal city for its coupon-using habits. Residents there printed an average of more than $1,000 in coupons at alone in 2010, out-saving second place Tampa, at $863.

Whenever this DailyFinance reporter sees those perforated lines in the Sunday newspaper inserts, or the half-dozen flash deals that pop up in my inbox daily, I always wonder how many people take the time to follow up. Now I know: a whole lot more than I thought.

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Jose Diaz

Lottery Strategy That Will Work for You

Did you hear the story about the Oklahoma professor that was shot in the left foot after winning the lottery three times? This is not a joke. It is the truth, it really did happen. This professor hit the mega lottery three times. He was attempting to leave the mall and was abducted by two men that had their faces covered by masks. When he began to make a run from the vehicle that they has placed him in he was shot in the left foot. He was able to continue running until he reached help.
You might be wondering why these men tried to kidnap him in the first place. Well, the reason is because they wanted to know his lottery strategy. They wanted him to tell them how he has won the lottery three times in a row. They knew that he had to have a lottery plan that worked and they wanted to know what it was. In fact, they even threatened to kill him if he did not tell them what the lottery secret was.
So, you are probably thinking the same thing. You probably want to know what the lottery code is so that you can apply it and see if it works for you. I can assure you that it will work for you and you will be amazed at just how simple it is. The man that was shot in the foot spent eight years of his life developing the lottery pattern that has become so very successful for him and he wants to start sharing it with people just like you.
Now, you may be skeptical but I want to let you in on another little secret. He has shared his lottery code with others and they have been just as successful as him. As a matter of fact, one man won $37,000 after just two weeks of using the lottery strategy that the professor is going to share with you. Another individual won $100,000 in just one month.
It is amazing how the lottery code can change a person’s life. It can do the same for you and the professor knows that. He understands how it can help people reach their goals and live comfortably for the rest of their lives. Now, you may be wondering why this man would want to give you his lottery tips when he could save them all for himself. Over the years he has been able to experience how good it makes him feel to help others by giving his lottery strategy to others. This is why he wants you to have it. He does not want to be greedy with all that he has won. He is find a positive way to give back some of his winnings and you should be happy about that.

January 27 2012 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Janis Albert

Coupons may offer discounts, but they're also a form of advertising for companies. Whether you clip coupons from the Sunday circulars or print them from "Printapon", you'll see ads for hundreds of products in the process

August 31 2011 at 3:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It is not a vice to be thrifty and negotiating for the best deal. No one ever got rich by spending their money.

Spendthrifts; like the Marxists posing as Socialist, liberal Democrats, are the ones living in vice. These slave masters have no problem stealing and spending someone else's money and then leaving them to die in the gutter like dogs. If that is not vice I don't know what is.

August 30 2011 at 6:52 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Too bad Obama doesn't believe you can't get rich spending money.

August 30 2011 at 9:35 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I use coupons those and waiting till they have sales and use the coupons then I have been paying 70 cents on a dollar. I do not print coupons the price of ink almost wipes out the savings.

August 30 2011 at 5:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There are a lot of penny-pinching misers out there who have no lives. Hoarders abound, cheapskates are proud of it, and I know an old, un-married janitor who is a millionaire from scrimping, and now prepares to die, leaving all his money to a couple of far-away nieces who barely know his name. They are NOT misers, and will doubtless have the life he wasted - and do it with his money. Screw the *&^%^$#$% coupons - be happy, don't worry!

August 30 2011 at 10:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to dellavar's comment

There are some people that live pay check to pay check that need to use coupons to save some money for the unexpected expenses like their cars, medical, or something in the house breaks down. I don't think that's being cheap. A person who saves their money for their kids is being a bit ridiculous because I knew people like that. But those who don't make much are the ones that do it.

August 30 2011 at 11:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Evidently this guy would rather give his money away to large companys, as opposed to relatives, friends or charities.

August 30 2011 at 3:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply