In the past I've always used the coupon. I mean, $25 off of a $50 purchase?! That's hard to pass up. But this year, I'm passing it up. Not only for the obvious reason that we aren't using credit this year, but also because a few months ago I paid off the remaining balance on my Pottery Barn card. Putting just $50 on it will mar its sexy $0.00 balance. I can't let that happen.
So as to not be enticed into spending, I ripped up my reward after taking the above picture. And no I didn't write down the online coupon code on the back. I thought about it though. Which proves I'm not fully cured.