Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dirty Little Secret #2,658

I have a little obsession. Make that a big obsession. And once a week it takes over my life.

Every Wednesday or Thursday when we get the supermarket sale papers, I pour over them looking for the best deals. It’s like a scavenger hunt. And I LOVE it. I have been doing it since we got married and I had to start buying groceries on my own. (Yes, another little dirty secret of mine is that other than living in a college dorm, I lived at home until I got married. Scary, huh?) Once I have established what is on sale, I scour the internet for coupons. And then waaaaa-laaaaaaaaaa. Magical cheapness!

It’s my shameless hobby. It’s how I managed to buy 6 months worth of baby food for $10. It’s how I have managed to walk away from a grocery store with 10 boxes of cereal, 9 packs of English muffins, and a bill of $4.39. My sister told me one time that she is a firm believer in coupons because it’s the same as free money. And she’s oh so right.

Once Little Man joined our world, and we started paying for daycare, our monthly savings took a nose-dive. So this is one little method to help keep me from internet shopping. Instead, I am internet coupon scouring.

Call me cheap, but I think it’s just smart spending.


Erin said...

I'm super proud. I've been trying to get into the whole "coupon" game, but since we only have one car, I don't like spending too much time going to different grocery stores, but I'm starting to get better at it

Debbie Lovette said...

you have inspired me, Leah. I remember when the kids were young, I was like you...loved grocery shopping. Somewhere along the line of my 20 year marriage, the food shopping fun wore off! I'll try to rekindle the magic!