I hate shopping. Especially grocery shopping. I don’t know why really, i just do. I hate spending money, sure, but i just think it’s asenine to spend $50-$100 week on stuff that is consumed and flushed. Buying food is like flushing your money down the toilet. Unfortunately, it is a necessary evil. You have to eat eventually.
Well, a couple of weeks ago, a co-worker of mine got me hooked on “The grocery game”. A woman has a home business where she scans the local sales ads and coupons that come in Sunday’s paper and created a database to keep track of when the best deals are. This weekend i went shopping with my carefully clipped coupons and “grocery game” list. Makeup was on sale at our grocery store for 50% off, plus i had a $1 coupon. So, i ended up getting a tube of mascara for $2.65 (regular price $7.30). That’s 74% off!!! And it was my favorite brand, not some cheap crap. Then, Crest toothpaste was on sale 10/$10, or $1 each for those mathmatically challenged. Well, i had a coupon for $1 off, so it was FREE!!!!
I still hate shopping, but it has become a lot funner knowing that i can save tons of cash if i play the game right. It might even be possible to say i got a little excited when i got home and scanned my receipt. Some stuff i may not use right away, but am happy to stash it away for winter when money is really tight.