I do a lot of shopping at Kohl’s. I love the coupons they send, and I love the variety of items available at Kohl’s.
I recently spent quite a bit of money at Kohl’s because everyone needed new jeans, and I also needed a few other items. As a reward for all the money I spent, I received a voucher for $50, but the cash back voucher had to be used within a certain period of time.
Disorganization Almost Cost Me My Money!
So the other night, I was exhausted. I had been staring at spreadsheets and little charts all day long and my brain needed a break. Out of the blue, my daughter announced “I want to go for a drive”. Well, the last thing I wanted to do was get up and go out in the cold and the rain. But for some reason, when my daughter suggested going for a drive, that Kohl’s voucher popped into my head. I asked what the date was and when my daughter told me, I remembered that the Kohl’s cash back voucher was expiring that day. So, I grabbed my purse at 9:00 pm at night and headed out to Kohl’s.
My New Plan For Major Coupons/Vouchers
Seeing how I was ‘thisclose’ to throwing away fifty dollars, I decided I needed a plan to make sure I don’t lose track of such savings. I have decided that whenever I get a major coupon or voucher from a store, I will tape it in my calendar to the date one week prior to expiration. Since I check my calendar daily, I will be getting a visual daily reminder that I must go to that store and use the voucher or coupon. (I am not referencing a coupon for 50 cents off 10 cans of canned fruit. I am talking about the $10 off coupons I get in the mail from Eddie Bauer and such.) Sure my calendar might look a little messy, but I can’t risk missing out on major savings like that again.
Have you ever missed out on using a cash back voucher before? What tricks do you use to make sure you use all the cash back savings you have earned?