Thursday, October 25, 2007
Home Spun comic strip #153
I've trained my kids to the point that instead of saying, "Mom, can I get..." they say, "Mom, when it goes on sale, can we get..."
When I return home, hubby will ask, "Was it a good hunt?"
This is me shopping. Shopping is a game. I know, I'm nuts, I'm the first to admit it, but if I'm not busy I prepare for my shopping trip. I take out the circular. I write down the sale items that we need. I always try to stock up on things we like while they're on sale, especially my coffee and cereal brands. And then I pull out the coupon box and try to match sale items to coupons. I also have to go on the correct day. If I go shopping three days into the sale week, the store hasn't restocked yet and I can't find half of the items on my list.
Lately, I've had a hard time matching coupons to sales. I've been trying to have us all eat healthier, so I tend to get more basic ingredients (except for the coffee and cereal). They don't seem to print as many coupons for less processed foods. Go figure.
Bonus points if I can get a 75 cent coupon doubled on a sale item. I win.