Last night, I was invited to be a guest on an internet-radio show for Stubborn Facts Radio. It was fun because it was something I had never done before and I got to talk about one of my favorite things: couponing! You can check out the interview by clicking here.
So, it's kind of strange because one of the questions I was asked was for my advice to new-couponers out there, and my advice was to not get discouraged. You will inevitably run into people that try to bring you down because they are jealous of how you save money. Whether that person be the manager at a grocery store that insists on checking out your receipt because they are convinced the cashier did something wrong because you couldn't possibly pay $0.70 for a cart full of groceries (which turns out to all be totally legit) or perhaps just some disgruntled person in line behind you that feels you are taking up too much time with your 2 minutes of coupon scanning, only for them to get up to the cashier and take 5 minutes as they put $10 on each of their credit cards. So, my advice was simple: don't get discouraged.
Funny that my advice was something so simple, and yet here I am today, TOTALLY discouraged. Turns out, my "Coupon Rap" video that won?? me $500 through the GetRichSlowly.org video contest is being questioned in reference to whether or not it was my own creation. I won't comment on this much because it just gets me heated and honestly, it's not worth it, but it does get me discouraged. Obviously there are people in this world that enjoy knocking other people down. A few months ago, I made a different video and entered it into a contest to win a MacBook. I didn't win, and I accepted that. I didn't spend my day searching for any possibly loophole to take her prize away from her and give it to someone else who didn't truly win. I was happy for her and moved on. So, all I will say is this. Yes, I purchased the karaoke version of a song on iTunes to use as background music for my video, but I spent the time to create my own personal lyrics to the song with my couponing information. If we are really getting technical, the person that truly deserves to win the $500 prize is the person that filmed their baby and nothing more, since that is something they did actually personally create.
Speaking of, time to shake the haters off and go get my baby =).