Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Help I am a Cheapskate Addict

Over the last year and the half I have become the queen of coupon shopping. I never thought that I would be a coupon shopper the idea of me clipping coupons to save a few cents used to be comical. Until at an enrichment night when a sister showed how she was saving more money than she was spending at the grocery store and actually had receipts to prove it I could not belive the amount of groceries she was buying for little or nothing at all.

Now I am an addict it is bad so bad in fact that if I have to pay full price for anything it makes me depressed. Now I walk through Walmart and think are you serious who would pay that much for a box of cereal? Thats not a good deal. I have decided it is pointless to fight off my cheapskate ways, it is in my blood, I can't help it. It is funny it is kind of like those people who are really rich but can only obsses about making more money. It is as if the more I save the more I become obssesed about saving even more money. I come up with all kind of schemes on how I am going to get rainchecks from 4 different stores so I can get over 100 packages of free hotdogs, 20 cases of free apple juice, 50 boxes of granola bars, 40 pints of free ice cream.....the list goes on and on. The funny thing is that we live in a little townhouse and so food storage space is very limited, but does that stop me. no.

Next week is Quaker week that means it is the time of year to stock up on Quaker products 50 cent boxes of granola bars, 50 cent Life cereal. The sad thing is I still have a couple cases of granola bars from the last Quaker week do you think thats going to stop me? NO WAY!

5 comments:

Kalleen said...

Camille, you need to teach me how to do what you do. I hear theese stories all the time and I am so into it, but I have no idea what I am doing. I am that stupid person who gets like 25 cents off a twenty dollar item. It was to confusing to me I gave up. Plus we don't get the newspaper. Is there another way to get coupons. I would love to hear how you do it.

Maggie said...

I wish I had the desire. I'm too lazy. Part of me doesn't know if I'd really be saving because there's a good chance I wouldn't be buying that item if it wasn't on sale or if I didn't have a coupon. Is that just the lazy shopper in my speaking?

Camille Foote said...

Ok Kallen I will help you it is ok if you don't get the paper it means you will just have to use coupons only when it is a super good deal and than really stock up. I wil give you a step by step process just realize that the great deals only happen every few months and when they do happen you totally have to take advantage.

Jared and Kalleen Wright said...

I can't wait to hear what to do first.

Camille Foote said...

This might be easier to talk about over instant messenger if you have it, but oh well. First, Where do you currently do the bulk of your grocery shopping? If it is at Smiths find out if they double coupons because I don't know if they do or not.