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Dating and Social Couponing

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 11:12 am
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Social coupons, from websites like Groupon, are a great way to save some money.  Most people would find it perfectly acceptable to use these types of coupons with their families, or even with friends.  Is it okay to use a social coupon on a date?  The correct answer to that question is somewhat debatable.

When you buy a social coupon from LivingSocial, Groupon, or any of the other social coupon websites, you are doing it in order to get a discount on the product or service that the coupon offers.  There is nothing inherently wrong with doing this.  It is a great way to save some money, and it gives you the opportunity to check out something new.

Is it a good idea to use a social coupon on a date?  The answer to that question depends on many different factors.  In some situations, a social coupon could be a great thing to use on a date.  In other cases, the use of a social coupon could be seen in a negative light.

There will always be some people who feel that the amount of money a person spends on a date is equal to the value that they have placed upon the person whom they are dating.  A person who feels that way is not going to appreciate the fact that you have used a social coupon to save half price on the meal you had at the fancy restaurant that the date took place in.

On the other hand, there are plenty of people who have become very interested in saving money.  It is no secret that the economy has been really bad for several years now, and that a lot of people have had to deal with unemployment, or underemployment.  If your date considers himself or herself to be frugal, then your use of a social coupon could be considered as an impressive thing.

You could also use a social coupon as a way to get a date.  Check out your favorite social coupon website, and look for a coupon that gives you half price on tickets to a movie theater, or to a local restaurant.  Buying that sort of social coupon gives you a unique opportunity to ask someone out.

Casually tell the person who you have a crush on that you were looking at Groupon, and ended up buying half price movie tickets.  Ask that person if he or she wants to go with you to see whatever new movie sounds interesting to you both.  That social coupon could be the start of a wonderful relationship!

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Good Tip: Saving money is important – especially if you have a lot of expenses like bills to pay, loans to pay off, and all the other things that drain your bank account. Figuring out a way to save money can feel tedious to some, and like a punishment to others. U.S. News suggests that you try one of these money saving challenges. The “No Eating Out for a Month” Challenge This one is self-explanatory. The goal is to avoid eating out for an entire month. This might be super easy for people who enjoy making meals at home. People who really enjoy dining out, or ordering food to be sent to their home, may struggle with this one. It’s worth a try because spending money on take-out is more expensive than buying groceries. The Pantry Challenge This one is a variation of the “No Eating Out for a Month” challenge. The goal is to use up all of your groceries before you buy more. It forces you to try and remember why you bought a food or beverage that you don’t know what to do with, and gives you the opportunity to find a way to use it. The one exemption to this challenge is the foods that have expired. Don’t eat them! Throw them in the trash. The “No Spend” Challenge Make a goal to avoid spending money during an entire weekend. The only exemption in this challenge is that you are allowed to pay bills. This challenge is interesting because it requires creativity. You must be creative and find workarounds for problems that you would typically solve by spending money. You may have a different outlook on spending after finishing this challenge.