he Coca-Cola company created the very first coupon back in the 1890s when it gave out a free bottle of the soft drink. In these tough times, clipping coupons has made a huge comeback and isn’t just a hobby for housewives anymore. With a little bit of math skills and lots of patience, the art of clipping coupons can save you big money. So how big is the coupon industry exactly? This infographic breaks it down.