The next time you are in the grocery store, I encourage you to be a coupon fairy. If you see someone in the same aisle as you looking for a product that you have an extra coupon for, share it. If you are waiting in a long line at checkout, glance at the next person’s cart and offer to share a coupon if you have an extra one for something that they are purchasing. If you see a new couponer, offer him or her some encouragement—it does get easier and faster as you coupon longer. Talk to fellow couponers (you’ll know who they are because you’ll spot their binders or coupon envelopes) and ask about which blogs they follow. This will help you to discover new ones you might not have otherwise heard of.
Couponers who demonstrate generosity help to off-set the bad press that couponing has received on the news and from that cable couponing show (you know the one). By showing others that most couponers aren’t shelf clearers, hoarders or neurotic you might inspire them to give couponing a chance.