Dueling Discounts

by Desean Frazier

$20 off or %20 off?

1. Which coupon should I use?

When it comes down to deciding whether to use a coupon for 20% off or $20 off, it all depends on the cost of that specific item.

Argument:

If an individual had the option to buy a Television for $1499.99 while using a $20 or 20% off discount, the obvious choice would be to use the 20% off discount. Because 20% off would be a savings of $300. If an individual had the option of using a $20 or 20% discount on a $139.99 chair, the easiest chose would to also use the %20 off coupon. Now when I comes down to smaller purchases such as a $26.99 dollar bat mobile then the obvious choice would be to use the $20 off coupon.

3. What if you were holding two coupons, one that said “$x off: and the other said “x% off.” Which do you use and under what conditions?

It would depend of the price of the item. If the item is more then $110 dollars then it would be smarter to use the 20% off coupon rather then the $20 of coupon.