Well, there’s a lot of excitement going on around here these days. It’s not about the weather or the dog’s latest trick;
I started couponing about a year ago and it has opened up a whole new world for me. Gone are the days of generic food and paying full price. Coupons have changed the way we shop tremendously. I had no idea there was an actual method or strategy to using coupons; then one day my eyes were opened to the truth about store promos, catalinas, stacking coupons, and register rewards.
I joke because I used to say I was a compulsive spender. Instead, now I use coupons to see how little I can spend. My husband doesn’t think it’s funny because I’m still dragging stuff home; only now he has a year’s worth of deodorant and toothpaste stocked up instead of vases and duvet covers (I say- tell him not to laugh when he’s handing out Old Spice body wash and Schick razors to the neighborhood like Santa).
Anyway, I was at Rite Aid not long ago with Sam and the girls and purchased some items (paper plates, household items, medicine, cereal) totaling $122, and after all of my coupons, the total was only $16.84!
But that’s not the best part- at the end of my receipt, I received $34 in up rewards!! (they are like cash to use in the store, I usually use them to purchase the next week’s groceries). moneymaker.
Somebody get me a cookie!
I really outdid myself. In fact, it was a sort of a celebration.
So we did this when we got home:
Over seven feet of receipt. Longest receipt on record!! That’s Sleeping Beauty holding that, by the way.