Despite her status as one of the most influential women in the world, Meghan Markle has revealed that she is like the rest of us when it comes to getting a good deal.
At an online conference hosted by The New York Times, the Duchess of Sussex candidly discussed the gender pay gap while recalling how she learned to be business savvy at a young age.
The 40-year-old, who recently surprised campaigners for paid family leave with Starbucks gift cards, revealed that she still has the “same values” as she is constantly looking for discounts and bargains when shopping in line after realizing the value of a dollar when she was young.
“I’m never going to buy anything online without finding a promo code first,” Megan laughed, adding that having “coupons cut while growing up” was “always ingrained in her.”
Emphasizing the importance of teaching financial literacy to young people, Megan remarked, âIf I was grounded from an early age to better understand the stock market, or financial literacy, how [would it] bring me into the world? “
Comments on Megan’s coupons have gone viral on social media, with people joking about the star from the United States.
âI feltâ¦ I’m dead *** will only buy a meal online if I see an offer or promo code. #MeghanMarkle,â one person tweeted.
Another added: “I hear you on these promo codes! They are definitely useful when trying to be thrifty.”
A third added: “OMG Meghan is so real!” while a fourth wrote: “I know it’s true! I’m the queen of the promo-coupon clip !!!!”
Megan, who looked absolutely stunning in a chic all-black ensemble for the interview, then reflected on her entrepreneurial skills as a child.
The mother-of-two revealed that she still has a business savvy and started making and selling scrunchies when she was young.
âI remember when I was very young, I must have been eight or nine, I started making scrunchies to sell,â Megan said.
She added, “I asked my mom to take me downtown to buy pieces of fabric from fabric stores and sell them like five for five bucks who knows.”
âI remember the feeling of knowing that I had done something, that I had invested in myself and done this work and that I had been compensated for it.
âThere is a sense of pride that comes with it,â she said.
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