Not just a Crazy Cat Lady ya know... I also coupon.

Money's been tight the past couple weeks.   After the bf took his vacation pay, that didn't add up to nearly as much as we thought it would (with taxes), to go on our trip up north, we've come up quite short.   While we talk about it, we agree on one thing:  As long as bills are paid and we have enough for groceries, we're ok.    

Since we can't really go out and spend money, we decided to stay home and enjoy entertainment we're already paying for - TV.   I never watched it before, because it's a crazy ass TLC show, but I decided to give it a shot.   Extreme Couponing.  I know most of this audience wouldn't watch something like this (or admit to it), so let me summarize.   These crazy ladies (and homosexual males) spend many hours a day collecting and clipping coupons.  Factoring in store policies, coupon restrictions, and on-going sales,  some of these people walk out of the grocery store with over $1000 worth of merchandise for less than $20.   If these people spent that much time and effort on anything else, they would be on TLC's other show "My Strange Addiction", but it definitely got the hamster running on it's wheel up there.   Personally,  I couldn't live with the embarrassment of being like these weirdo's in public, no matter how many free frozen dinners I get out of it, but shit... it's tempting.

I don't have a job right now, and while I look, it wouldn't hurt to put a little effort into trying to save a little money on our groceries.  We don't have the space to carry out the hoarding these people do with their in-house grocery stores, (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it), but it would be interesting to see if I can get what I would normally buy at a lower cost.   I wouldn't go all out like those freaks, but I would definitely take some of their advice and use it.   Some of these chicks write to company's that make products that they like, and those companies will most often send them coupons for free items.   As much time as I spend writing bullshit blogs, I could afford to spend that time writing bullshit letters to the company that makes my favourite pasta sauce.
My cat's would also probably think I'm the best mom ever if Temptations Cat Treats sent me a free Costco sized box or two of their variety of products.

Besides, I could probably benefit from brushing up on my math skills.  I can see me now, "50 percent off of $1.50, plus the $0.50 off coupon, and my store membership discount, equals $0.25 per package of taco mix!"   Fucking eh!     I've already got a head start too since my downstairs neighbor never bothers to take his newspaper.  I usually give my other neighbor my aluminum cans, maybe he'll trade me for his coupon inserts.   I got ma on board already.   Next thing you know, I'll be eating at the expense of the company who made the food!  Eating free, and fucking with large corporations!  Doesn't get better than that!

Now if you excuse me, I'm off to tell Bounce that I like their dryer sheets (running low).

Uploaded 10/07/2011
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