Tuesday, November 11, 2008

While hunting for a bargain...

I've managed to spend my whole monthly budget already! And it's only the 11th of the month. Ack.

Well, I've been known to exaggerate, and perhaps spending my WHOLE monthly budget by now is a wee bit of an exaggeration. But after yesterday's trip to CVS to "make me some money" I may be ready to throw in the towel. My coupon mentor set me up to have some major success this week. She even gave me some of her own coupons, told me exactly what to buy and when to buy it and told me there was a profit to be made (there was a 2 day sale going on and as long as I made it to CVS by Monday, I was good to go.)

I don't know about where you live, but here in Ohio, yesterday was the coldest day of the year so far. I may have even seen a small flurry in the air. Because we were already out and about I thought I may as well give this making money thing by buying stuff a try. My quest led me (and my 2 kiddos) to THREE different CVS locations. Does that qualify me for obsessed? I'm actually a little ashamed to put that in writing. Oh well.
Why 3 locations? They were out of the stuff that would add to my kids' inheritance at all three stores. It's like gamblers who just know if they had "one more quarter" they would hit the winning jackpot lineup on the slot machine (um... or so I've heard) I just knew that if I went to one more location, they'd have a bottle of that anti-aging serum that was "free" and w/ Jenny's coupons would make me two bucks. I only spent about $15 in gas. So I figure I'm only down about $13. Oooo, well there's also that other little mistake; the $3 I lost by buying the wrong size water that was also suppose to be free- twice. (Mind you I bought the wrong size during 2 different transactions.) Making me doubly moronic.
All I know is, CVS is loving me.
Oh and I guess I should mention that I also gave Kroger another go-round this week as they were continuing that fabulous 10/10 match up where they would give me the $5 coupon. This time, I managed to make it to 10. You can do that up to 3 time (meaning if you buy 30 of the products, they'll give you $15 off.) The only glitch- you have to buy the products in increments of 10... so my 18 products didn't qualify me for $10 (only the $5.) What a waste. So I guess were actually down about $40 from my money saving efforts. If Steve doesn't kill me for my efforts, I'm quite convinced this marriage thing is really gonna work out.
I'll stick with it one more week and then I'm going to take up a much more inexpensive hobby: like International Adoption!


Mommin' It Up! said...

Why. Don't. You. Take. Me. With. YOU???????????

emme said...

HILARIOUS!!! LOL!! I just read this outloud to miles and we were both laughing hard!
love it and i love your new cute baby gum. can't wait to meet that little guy!! how old is he?