Friday, April 22, 2011

Getting the Shakes to Save

I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living. ~John D. Rockefeller

Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift? ~Cicero

I'm already getting a little fixated on the challenge of couponing, so I can see how some of those ladies (and gents) on the Extreme Couponing show can get so crazy. Last night, I heard the "thump" of our once a week local paper being delivered. I was already in my jammies, but I very nearly ran out to grab it so I could read the store circulars and see if I had any coupons to make stuff free or nearly free. I resisted, but just barely. Still, it was on my mind enough that I dreamed about coupon shopping last night.

Yesterday, I found a deal at one of the coupons/deals sites I 'like' on Facebook, promising free after coupon Reach toothbrushes at CVS. I went in with my coupons, but their sale price didn't match that of the site's, so I left empty-handed.

I did, however, get a free-after-rebate bag of The World's Best Cat Litter ($9.99 savings!), so my day wasn't a total loss.

Seriously folks, I'm jonesing for my Sunday paper... I can't WAIT to see the coupon flyers. It's a little scary.

As a side note, though: Lowe's is giving away a small tree to any customer on Saturday, 4/23 in honor of Earth Day and also (at least in my neck of the woods) has their tomato and pepper plants on sale, 2 packs/$1!! It's WAY too early to plant those here, but I can buy them and keep them in my spare bedroom for a couple of weeks.


I need to add a couple more scenes to "Now and Forever" to make the fall into love a bit more realistic for my couple. I'm not sure what I'm going to add or where. I've been thinking about it over the last couple of days. I just know it needs doing. AND the end needs fixing, which I already knew, but again... I'm not entirely certain how I want that fixed. I prefer to end my stories so the reader goes, "Awwwwwwwwwww...." when they finish, and I haven't found that "Awwwwwwww" ending yet.



You Are a Blueberry Smoothie

You have an intricate and accurate memory. In fact, you wish you were able to forget some things.

You aren't one to stick out in a crowd. You're content to hang back and observe.

Whenever someone you love feels a certain way, you can't help but feel that way too.

You don't like to see anyone feeling discomfort or pain. You want to make everyone around you as happy as possible.

About 75% right.



Sarita said...

You've definitely got my attention with this couponing show. I'm of course trying to figure out how to keep the farm going, and this seems like a frugal option I could implement, especially since there's just me to consider. No need for 700 rolls of TP here!

I hope you find a straight path to your rewrites. I have confidence in your ability to fix what needs to be fixed and strengthen where it requires.

I look forward to reading a new romance from you! Jazzed about that.

Maria Zannini said...

I'm rather selective about coupons. It has to be worth my time and something I really want. I don't think I'm the typical consumer. On the other hand, I get tons of free stuff from the sites I posted on my blog a month or two ago. Free is always good. If I can't use it, I can donate it.

Good luck on your coupon hunt. I'm sorry we don't live closer. I hate throwing away good coupons. Sometimes I leave them on store shelves for someone else, but the clerks always scoop them up if they see them on their aisles.

Brandy said...

My MIL brings me coupons, but I only use the ones for products I normally buy. I like the Couponing show, too. But, it worries me that some of those people actually seem like hoarders.
Best of luck with all your coupon/bargain hunting!

I hope you have a good day!

Melissa McClone said...

It is so addicting! I would send hubby photos of what I bought and ask him to guess how much! I would love to get back into it, but it was like a parttime job to do it right!

Dru said...

I applaud you for your couponing. I used to use coupons, but most of the time it was for buying multiple items and I don't have the storage.

Ceri Hebert said...

You and me both!! I was sorry to hear that there wasn't any coupons in the paper this Sunday, but I have soooo many right now and still print them online. I've also been watching Youtube videos and have discovered that I've been doing it all wrong (only clip when you find a deal). My husband is as bad as I am!