Wednesday, July 13, 2011

On My Love List: Coupons

Who doesn't love a good coupon?
Today- $9.99 Pampers Jumbo Pack, 10 for $6 Yoplait, and BOGO Ready Pack Salad Blends.
Tomorrow- we shall see!

I'm fascinated in a way by coupon clipping. People still do it! That's really the shocker. In this age of technology, the good'ole newspaper still serves a purpose darn it! And how about the bulk junk mail? Thank you! Now, I'm sure there's an app that would likely simplify/clean up the process for me, but it's the act of clipping coupons that's so fulfilling. Feeling like you worked for that discount. You earned it.

There's a bit of gambling in coupon clipping too. Is this, in fact, the very best deal? Will a coupon publish tomorrow that's even better, or do I accept this discount and make my purchase? I'm sure the odds are still with the house.

But, I do tend to shop based on need, not just the best deal I find. I feel that's the best approach, and it keeps the control and power with me. The stores win if you buy just because you feel like the deal was too good to pass up. Rule of thumb: if you wouldn't buy it full-price, don't buy it on sale.

Speaking of, John's not buying any of this post so far... If he's even reading it...
But, it's true. ;)

And, don't even get me started on frequent buyer/loyalty cards! LOVE those!!!

I have to thank my good friend, Jill for this amazing coupon organizer. It was such a thoughtful gift, from someone who knows me well.

I'll have you know that fellow Albertson's shoppers notice it, and are jealous.

They say to themselves,

"she's saving money, and in a chic and stylish way"

Brilliant! I love when people are jealous of me. Just kidding...

Ok, so I feel like the ultimate "mommy-blogger" right now, talking about coupons for God's sake. Not exactly the direction I want to go on love, kerry, despite the fact that I AM just that-

But, thanks for stopping by and if you haven't already seen it- watch Extreme Couponing and think of me.

love, kerry

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