Friday, September 7th, 2012

Writing Prompt – Money Saving Coupons

Coupon for a Fictitious Store:  The Time Store, which sells days off.September is National Coupon Month.

If you could make your own coupon, what would it be for?


I want more days in the week. I feel like I never have enough time to do all the things I want to do.

I’d like, perhaps, two extra days per weekend. I’d hit the Time Store during their “50% off Every Day” sale and buy a few extra days for each week for the rest of the year.

(Maybe I’d get all those things on my ‘Too Much To Do List’ done.)


Basic “Mix and Match” Components of a Coupon

  • The name of the product that is on sale.
  • The location of the sale.
  • The amount of the sale, either in a percentage or “cents off.”
  • An expiration date.
  • A bar code.
  • A graphic or clip art.
  • The “Fine Print:” The conditions of the sale, where it’s void, how many products can be purchased with the coupon, etc.

What about you?

Here’s Your Prompt:

  • Make a coupon for something you’d like more than anything. Be creative: whip out the crayons or a graphics program on your computer and get to work. Make it look genuine. (See if you can fool your friends!)
  • If you don’t feel like your art skills are up to par, write the sale out in narrative.
  • Once you’ve set up the conditions of your coupon: write an essay or journal/diary entry about why you desire such a coupon and how you would use the item if you were able to use the coupon.
  • Write a story about someone who finds a fantastic coupon (in the newspaper, at the library coupon exchange, in his mailbox, etc.) and what happens when he redeems it.

Good Luck!


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