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Zero Conditional

Date: Jun 17 2011

Grammar: Zero Conditional

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There is just something thrilling about getting a good deal. When you get a great bargain, it can feel like you’re getting away with something sneaky, even though you’re still the one spending money. Finding clever ways to save money is especially important for big families or people who are on a tight budget.

But getting a great deal isn’t easy. Some people devote a huge amount of time to bargain hunting and clipping coupons, while others find that the money they might save isn’t worth the amount of time they’d have to spend searching for the best bargains. Hear Jason and Amy’s tips for getting a good deal.

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Amy

Amy

Jason

Jason

Amy:  Have you ever seen the show Extreme Couponing?

Jason:  No.

Amy:  It’s kind of awesome. It’s all about people who clip so many coupons and are so serious about couponing that they go to the store and get thousands of dollars’ worth of groceries and only spend like $10.

Jason:  What? I didn’t know that was possible!

Amy:  Yes!

Jason:  Coupons always seem so useless to me.

Amy:  I know. You get them, I mean…I get in them in the mail all the time and I throw them away. But if you’re a real bargain hunter, you can save so much money with coupons.

Jason:  It just seems like more trouble than it’s worth, you know? Like, saving 20 cents, is this really worth watching the paper every day?

Amy:  Do you do any kind of internet coupons like Groupon, or anything like that?

Jason:  I just started. I haven’t done one yet. But Groupon at least comes to me. All I have to do is look at the subject line and see if it’s something I want. It’s not like this overwhelming page in the newspaper filled with like 100 products that I have to sift through to save a quarter.

 

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Amy tells Jason about a TV show about people who devote their lives to bargain hunting. By clipping coupons and searching for great deals, they save thousands of dollars at the grocery store.

Jason thinks that getting a good deal often isn’t worth the time it takes to find it. He doesn’t like clipping coupons and thinks it is a waste of time. Amy usually throws coupons away, too, but she thinks it’s possible to save a lot of money with them if you’re a good bargain hunter.

Internet coupons like Groupon email you a new deal every day. You don’t have to take the deal if it’s not something you’re interested in, but you also don’t have to waste time searching through pages and pages of coupons for an item you need. Jason thinks internet coupons are a better way to find a bargain.

How do you get bargains? Have you ever clipped coupons or used an internet coupon like Groupon?

 

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lolgırl

lolgırl

Turkey

I do a good bargain but sometimes  doesnt inefficiency

07:34 AM Jun 17 2011 |

0168

Viet Nam

I don’t like to waste a lot of time for hunting coupons but i agree that sometimes if you’re lucky, you can save so much money. Maybe I should experience those things.

07:29 AM Jun 17 2011 |

Nigora80

Nigora80

Tajikistan

I don’t remember if I ever clipped coupons.

07:03 AM Jun 17 2011 |

Silvia Elizabeth

Peru

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     no NO i’ve neveRdone it                                                                                                                      

04:03 AM Jun 17 2011 |

soundless

soundless

China

bargains

03:23 AM Jun 17 2011 |

ftvbftvbq

Germany

I seldom look for coupons,Internet coupons always pay much for me,so I am not a good  bargain hunting.

03:14 AM Jun 17 2011 |

Milii

Milii

Argentina

I never use coupons but my friends use it all the time. I have to start visit internet coupon too, Groupon is a good one. 

03:09 AM Jun 17 2011 |

dearpesar

dearpesar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of


No I never clipped coupons. I’m in the camp of those who think this is waste of the time and it is more trouble than it’s worth (like Jason)


03:02 AM Jun 17 2011 |

emma.ntran

emma.ntran

Viet Nam

I didn’t use much coupons. I dont have time to sift through the list, some websites about coupons have sent me internet coupon through email. The price of products are going up more and more, I have to consider my budget for sneaky bargain now

01:57 AM Jun 17 2011 |

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