You’ve probably seen her before. She stands in the checkout line in front of you and hands the clerk a stack of coupons. You roll your eyes, wondering how long is this going to take? You look to the tabloid covers to kill some time. But, when you hear the numbers, you pay a little more attention to the transaction at hand. Before money saving coupons, her total was over $100. She leaves, having paid about twenty bucks. What just happened here? And why does your cartload cost five times as much as hers?
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