6/26/08

Whaddaya Mean It's Expired?



First the pink duster and now this...

I have spent most of this evening in our living room, transferring about a zillion coupons from marked envelopes (Windex, Hot Dogs, Ketchup, etc) into a 3-ring binder with those plastic baseball card insert sheets...

I can't seem to help it, I like coupons...it gives me a little thrill to save .35 cents on a can of Spaghetti-O's.

But I have been a sorta-secret coupon cutter for years, only a few close friends knew about it. At one point in my life, you might have seen in my shopping cart a plastic hinged box full of envelopes that contained every kind of coupon know to man...I use to carry it up front in the seat part of the cart...the kids had to walk...

But the other day, I read on Yahoo about these two women who have been know to pay something like .43 cents for $700 worth of groceries, or some outrageous amount like that, anyway...they keep their coupons in a binder with these sheets...

Now, I have always kept my coupons in some kind of envelope system (I have a system, yikes), but I've never been to happy about having to open each envelope up and go through them to find what I was looking for... So having read about their ingenious system (I'm, apparently, not the only one with a system), I did what unfortunately came pretty natural, I decided to steal their idea for myself.

I drove to our local Wal Mart, found the prettiest binder I could, no puppies or kitties please, and lo and behold, the baseball card sheets were on clearance...Wal Mart obviously doesn't realize the full potential value of these plastic wonders...

So that's how I spent my Thursday evening, not reading a classic novel or gazing out at the summer sky...no, I spent it sitting in Mark's Lazy Boy, stuffing a .75 cent coupon for Stove Top into a plastic pocket...life is good...


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