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Am I The Only One That Waits On a Haircut Until I Have a Coupon?


Do you get a steady circulation of coupons in the mail? Do you ever find yourself waiting for one of those reoccurring coupons before you head out and do something. Maybe you’re waiting for a restaurant coupon or an oil change coupon. For me, I often just let my hair grow until I get a haircut coupon.

My Strange Point of View

I like to get my hair cut every 4 weeks or so. At this point it doesn’t look overly long and when I get it cut, and it isn’t drastically noticeable that I was just at the barber. It’s the perfect time frame for me. However, when that coupon doesn’t come in the mail….I wait. Sometimes 5 weeks, sometimes 6 weeks, and maybe even 7 weeks if I can get away with it (because at some point I just have to break down and get it cut). There is something about paying $12 for a haircut that just doesn’t sit well with me.

Typically, this hair cut coupon comes in the mail every 4 weeks or so, which is perfect for my desired haircut schedule. Sometimes, the coupon is good for one $7 haircut, which is a $5 savings! Other times I get a $9 haircut, which isn’t as awesome, but still good.

When I have to break down and pay the retail $12 for my haircut, a little guy inside of me whimpers a little. I might only be paying an extra $3 for my haircut, but it still feels like I am getting ripped off! For some reason I would rather look like the shaggy dog at work than pay an additional three bucks for a haircut.

Does anyone else feel the same way I do about this? Or am I just crazy?

Weekly Round-Up

Every week I read dozens of personal finance articles and tell you about the best ones I find. Here are the best of the best from this past week.

3 Changes to Your Finances When You Get Married – by My Personal Finance Journey

Don’t Drive to Impress, Invest! – by Barbara Friedberg

3 Simple Tax Tips for Self-Employed People – by Narrow Bridge Finance

Should You Pull Out of the Stock Market Now? – by Frugal Rules



My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.


  1. If you get a chance to come to India , get a haircut before leaving .Here it costs you Rs. 50 which is less than 1 USD at an average barber’s place 🙂

    • Wow! Yeah, that would be nice.

  2. When Dave and I got married I started cutting his hair. I’ve learned how to fade it pretty well so he doesn’t just have an all aroud buzz cut. I’m the one who waits forever! Dave’s sister cuts my hair when we’re visiting but that can be 4 months sometimes so I take my coupon to the hair salon. With the coupon it at least saves me a couple bucks so I give the stylist a better tip.

    • Sounds like you’re getting by pretty cheap. Nice work! If I would let her, I think my girlfriend could cut my hair, but I haven’t been brave enough to try this yet. How much do your haircuts cost Jessica? Is it the typical $100 color and cut that most of my women friends get? Somehow I’m just guessing no… 😉

  3. HI Derek, I totally understand your strategy. That said, my hair is a big splurge and I get it cut …. etc. about every 6 weeks or so. Thanks for promoting my article.

    • You’re welcome Barbara. Thanks for dropping by and reading my silly haircut post! 🙂

  4. I learned how to cut my husbands hair pretty well. Took two or three bad hair cuts but I got it down now 🙂 We spent like $30 on clippers three years ago and that’s it for him! I have a friend cut my hair for $15 every 6ish weeks.

    • Nice! That is SUPER cheap! Yup, it’s official, I need to start getting free haircuts.

  5. I’m a lady so I don’t have to worry about such things!
    Wait — getting my hair styled costs WAY more! No coupons either 🙁

    My hubby cuts his own hair for the most part, he will go to the shop every once in a while. Since my son is so young, we take him to a barber that is good with kids. We get a minister’s discount so we don’t wait for coupons.

    • Yeah, I am a little hung up on the cost of my girlfriend’s hair stylings…they are WAY more (as you put it). Why is that? Yes, she gets highlights, but is the haircut really that complex that it needs to cost so much??

  6. My son and I have haircuts tonight, and I’m always able to print out or get online coupons for a few bucks. I completely forgot to check to see what’s available until I saw this article. Thanks for the reminder!

    • Haha! Glad I could help MB!

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