An Ode to the Chinook Book
Oh Chinook Book..
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
You provide me with valuable coupons to the local businesses I so adore. That in and of itself, it’s enough really. Sure your sticker price is $20. At that you are a bargain. Yet, somehow you always find your way to me at a discount. I appreciate that about you. This year I came across you for $15, plus your new little companion mobile coupons. That double the coupons. Thanks friend.
Sure, right now there will be a frenzy of using up those valuable store coupons. $5 off $25? $10 off $50? 2 for 1 coffee drinks? Yes, please. The husband and I have even been known to split up our purchases to take full advantage of your bounty in minimal trips.
Unlike some of those ‘Other Coupons’, retailers are happy to see you. Your discounts are not too deep to cause resentment, but I can still feel like Im getting a deal.
I strive to take full advantage of your charms.
Like trading cards of yore, I swap you with my friends. I give you to friends with different circumstances who are more likely to use particular coupons than I am. I’m always happy to offer up your services, and sing your praises. I’ve even been known to use you as a birthday gift or donate you to a local group. Because who doesn’t like saving money with my pal Chinook?
I know you aren’t available in all cities, just yet. You’re fickle that way Chinook. It makes me feel all the more lucky.
Right now, I am particularly basking in our friendship, as I use up the 2011 book, and daydream about 2012. Oh, the times we’ll have!