I was at a local Walgreens last Sunday when there was some commotion at the front of the store. It happened as a woman and her daughter were checking out. Unfortunately, I didn’t stop to see what was happening. But by the time I returned to the front of the store to pay for my items – the store was abuzz again. The clerk asked me if I saw what had happened. I told him no. He then went on to tell me how this woman purchased $141 worth of items and ended paying only $1 for all of her stuff. How? He says the female shopper had coupons for everything. He went on to say if one coupon hadn’t worked then the store would’ve ended up owing her $1. The excited store employee told me he had never seen anything like that in his life. I asked him if she purchased a lot of junk or stuff people actually use. He said it was a variety of items from around the store. That leads me to the question of the day: Have you started using coupons as a result of the current tough economic times? I know I used at least four coupons this week. One at CVS, 2 at Kroger and one at the dry cleaners. It saved me some cash and now I can’t wait to get the Sunday edition of the Houston Chronicle. I hear there are a lot of coupons in it!