I’m sure you’ve come across a coupon that says “no expiration date”. Have you ever wonder if it really means no expiration date? Well, I can tell you it does. No register beeps, no questions asked. Really, no expiration date!
My mom was a couponer. When I got married, she gave me a handful of coupons she had been hanging on to that had no expiration dates. Mostly General Mills and Kelloggs cereals, Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines cake mixes and frostings. I’ve wondered recently just exactly how old these coupons are. If you’ve been a reader of my blog for long you know my mom is not around for me to ask her about these coupons. I’m sure she would be proud of my coupon blog and money saving achievements.
This coupon is one of the ones she had given me. I was trying to figure out exactly how old it was. It looks like it might have been cut out of a magazine. When I turned it over there was some writing that looked like the bottom part of an article. I tried to take a picture but it’s too blurry to make anything out. But what I found at the very bottom was a date….1986! This coupon came out of a magazine from 1986! So I put it to the test. I used it last week at Winn-Dixie….and it worked! A coupon that was 24 years old (almost as old as I am!) still worked!
So see….never throw away a coupon especially if it doesn’t have an expiration date!