And the Spam. Oh, the Spam. What should have cost me $15.32 cost me $1.07. $15 worth of Spam? That's a true deal!
Here's my plan to make it healthy. Spam sushi:
the wanderlust diaries- thanks for the inspiration
That's what I've been doing with my free time, now that I am facebook-free. Double coupon week at Harris Teeter! Woohoo!
J/K. I didn't really buy Spam.
I did, however, buy lots of Palmolive dish soap (sorry, Seventh Generation hippie soap doesn't work for me. I go through it twice as quickly as Palmolive, which can't be that much better for the environment, right?), Aussie shampoo, and Multigrain Cheerios. And a lot of toothpaste. I might have gotten carried away with the toothpaste. Also a ton of other stuff like organic eggs, some pasta sauce, noodles, etc and so forth. More stuff than I usually buy, but not enough that I have to hide it under my bed just yet. I mean these are the shelves the hubs built for my stockpile but that is totally normal, right?
Again. J/K. No stockpile here. Just a small pyramid of toothpaste that will last us for at least a year.
I went to Harris Teeter twice in two days (once with my kids, sort of in a low blood-sugar buying frenzy- I think that's how I ended up with all that toothpaste. I was stressed and hungry and just throwing things in the cart) and once by myself. I spent a total of $90 in my two trips, but saved $74 using coupons and my VIC card.
I had not done the math on that until now, when I just looked at my receipts. Hot dang I am impressed with myself.
I didn't buy anything weird and I didn't buy a cart full of frozen taquitos or something (not that there is anything wrong with that). Mostly just stuff I normally buy one at a time, as needed. Except this time I bought a lot at a time if it was on sale and I had a coupon.
Of course I spent some time looking online at the sales and then clipping my little coupons but it felt enjoyable to me so I don't mind that. And a couple of hours of my time is worth $74 to me.
No facebook right now, so coupon'ing is how I'm spending some of my free time.
Although I have to admit to feeling a little embarrassed when I pull out my coupons. I'm not sure what I'm embarrassed of... Maybe that I'm a cheapskate? Or that I'm acting out some sort of stereotype (Mom of two pulls out the coupons, haggles over the $.50 deal on toothpaste, then walks her groceries out to her mini-mini-van/crossover vehicle/"space wagon")?
Does anyone else feel lame forking over coupons? Is this normal? Analyze this, please. There's something embedded in there...