If you are anything like me, you are conservative with your coins. If it isn’t on sale, I am not buying it. Word. I like my money. I work hard for it. Parting with it is not sweet sorrow; it’s foolish to give it up if I don’t have to. If I don’t have a coupon I received in the mail or a solicitation I was emailed, I keep my money to myself. I am always looking for clearance items, “the plug”, a promotion, or a sale.
You realize the seasons are changing and inclement weather is likely to be in your near future. You have been on the road with your besties all summer and the tread on your tires is worn. You start pricing tires and those things ain’t cheap. You find four tires that are in your budget, schedule an appointment to have new tires put on your ride. Knowing the dent this going to put in your wallet, you pay for them but at the register, you are told one of your tires is free – no charge, taking roughly 25% off your bill. Are you going to tell the mechanic, “No, no thank you. I’ll pay for that tire.” I bet you wouldn’t.
Welp, that’s exactly how coupons work! They can be lifesavers when you have an unexpected bill or integral tools to help you build wealth and simply save money.
This is the part where I tell you being consumer conscious is not the same is expecting Black owned businesses to give you “the hook up”.
Most companies allocate a part of their budget to attract customers to their business, products, and services. Some of the money is then distributed to customers in the form of money-saving coupons. If you are ignoring sponsored posts on social media or deleting emails from your favorite businesses, you are throwing away discounts! Who would do that? Not you!
This is the part where I tell you that couponing is worth it! Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Black Owned Business Coupons:
1. Coupons are in abundance.
Discounts from Black Owned Businesses are everywhere! But if you are skeptical, you must also be blind. If you are on any social media platform and you make it priority to follow businesses that offer products you use regularly, there is no way you can miss them.
Thank God It's Natural promotion on Twitter
Zandra Beauty promotion on Facebook
Ganiyat by Ganiyat promotion on Facebook
More so, if you are a faithful Minority Report featuring Black Owned Businesses subscriber, than you are fully aware of the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide. I teamed up with 75+ businesses to deliver to you a coupon book exclusively from Black Businesses. No advertisements. No fillers. Just savings.
A new edition is released every February 13 - Black Love Day. I met with Ayo Handy-Kendi, founder of the African American Holiday Association and creator of Black Love Day. You can watch our dialog in this YouTube video. She gave me her blessing and with it, I offer you coupons that are valid for an entire year. That’s right. The current black owned coupon book does not expire until February 12, 2020. Download your copy today!
2. Couponers are smart people
Couponers are meticulous. They plan ahead and are intentional about how much money they want to save. Couponers recognize the money they save can be invested in other things.
3. Coupons save money on must-have items.
That pair of shoes you have been eyeing may never go on sales but trust me, you favorite retailer at one point in time will offer a coupon. Patience is a virtue that will get you want you want and get it for you on the low.
4. Coupons help you try new products.
The goal of Minority Report featuring Black Owned Businesses is to introduce you to businesses, products and services that you may have otherwise never have heard of. The Youtube channel is a playlist of interview after interview where I have sat down with entrepreneurs worthy of your support. Getting to know the people and families behind the brands is how you know your purchase is making an impact on real lives and significantly helping the Black community.
To put it simple, coupon + Black Owned Business = a chance to try something new without spending a lot of money. Minority Report is here to help you discover and try new products or services at a discounted price.
5. Some coupons can get you free goods!
The only thing better than a discount is a FREE item! Giveaways are another way to try a new product or service. Most companies usually only want to share their business with others via word of mouth marketing and sharing posts on social media in exchange for a free item. How hard can that be? You are already hoping from Facebook, to Instagram, to Snapchat, to Twitter anyway. Might as well get yourself a free hoodie.
6. Coupons help manage food costs.
Amazon buying Whole Foods is the best thing that happened to all of us. Don’t front like trying to be trendy and shop at Whole Foods wasn’t costly. Thankfully, coupons can save on food and grocery store “memberships” can save on gas.
7. There is a coupon, a discount, or affordable ways to save for almost everything.
In addition to the usually food, personal care, and paper products coupons, you can also find coupons to clothing stores, restaurants, travels and booking, and local services. There is a coupon for almost everything you want to buy. Don’t believe me?
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8. Coupons make splurges more affordable.
If you happen to be one of those people who shop when they are feeling down, coupons make your splurges manageable. Just download the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide and shop til you drop… or start to feel better.
9. Coupons helps you know the best deal available.
Many places sell similar items. Google “graphic tees” and the possibilities are endless. A promotional offer will make one t-shirt company stand out among the competition. They are all fighting for your money; go with the company that is offer the discount and of course, shop with the Black owned business over all others.
10. Using coupons are fun.
I do the happy dance when I save money. It was a lot of hard work coordinating with business owners to create the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide but it was worth it. I have met some incredible business owners who have share their promotions with me and I am sharing them with you.
Buying Black... Saving Money... Heyyyyy
Using Black owned business coupons is a serious way to show #BlackLove and save money. With couponing, you can incorporate savings into almost every shopping experience. Devoting a few minutes collecting coupons before shopping is financially beneficial and statistically pays off in the long run.
I have gone a step further and made supporting Black owned business and put 75+ coupons into one PDF! You still haven’t downloaded the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide? A complete list of every participating business is here. What are you waiting for? If you enjoy using Black business coupons as much as I do, leave me a comment below.