Previously I'm mentioned in this blog that I am a bit embarrassed by my coupon binder. Shocking, I know. I'm sure many couponers carry their binders proudly, but not me.
Don't get me wrong - I love my coupon binder for sure - but just the act of carrying it from my car into the store remains a stressful activity for me. Once in the store I feel it could almost pass off as a purchase siting in my cart, but when carrying it into the store, it's pretty noticeable (and has been noticed).
To take it once step further, when I'm in the store I generally keep my binder closed. Of course I need to open it to check for coupons, etc., and I understand that people see me doing this. I guess I'm OK with that. It's really carrying it in from the car I guess. LOL
Also, I won't bring my binder with me into the smaller drug stores. I just bring the stack of coupons I intend to use. Yes, occasionally this results in me having to leave and go back out to my car to get coupons that I had not planned to use, but usually my drug store lists are pretty tight.
Today at the grocery store I ran into a friend I haven't seen in many months. I had my binder in the car, with my list on top of it. I found myself hoping she wouldn't notice it. Why? I'm not really sure. I haven't figured out this quirk yet.
Ironically I recently got a coupon-related personalized license plate. I get a lot of attention from that. I'm embarrassed by my coupon binder yet advertise that I'm a couponer on my license plate? Go figure...