Thursday, May 29, 2014

Coupons and a Funny story

I really have the very best intentions to use my coupons.

But, I forget about them or can't find the right one when I'm rushing at the store. 

So my new resolution is to start using coupons more. I've already started saving. Yipee!


I started by buying our MN Star Tribune a couple Sundays ago. There are a TON of coupons in there. This time around, I don't waste time by clipping out the "Buy 3 cans get 0.50 off" coupons because I usually don't need to buy 3 cans of something. By eliminating the clipping of the coupons that I know I will not even use, I save time and can remember more easily which coupons I have. 

It's a little bit of a thrill when I see how much I saved myself by using a few coupons. 





I really love Retail Me Not

So many great coupons/coupon codes there, check it out.


Okay onto the silly stupid funny story... 

I went to our local grocery store/gas station last week with the kiddos. After paying for my groceries (with some excellent coupons by the way) I realized I had a 0.05 off coupon per gallon of gas. I get them all the time but you need to go inside to use the coupon. I usually have the kids with me and really haven't wanted to bring the kids in just to save some change on gas. But THIS time I wanted to use that coupon (remember my new couponing resolution) and I was determined. So I asked the sweet lady since I was already in the store if I could use the coupon and prepay for gas. She said that was fine. We looked for an empty gas spot and decided on #3 as long as no one would take it by the time I could get my groceries in the car and drive to the spot. Sure enough, some one got there before me. Parking lot was BIZEY. So I tried to motion to the lady that I 'd take #8, then that spot was taken. So I just drove around and finally found one open. I tried to wave at the lady behind the glass to ask if that one was fine while I struggled to finally park there. I was almost making a scene because the man next to me pumping his gas was laughing at me. The lady looked so confused and worried. I thought she'd just smile and nod as an "OK, use that place" but nope something was wrong. Another girl came outside and said screamed 

"Your gas cap is on the OTHER side of your car!" 

WOW! Just wow!

To my defense, I'm use to the side my past car's gas cap was on.

I did all that maneuvering to get into that spot for nothing! And when my gas cap was actually on the other side of the car. Then that man told me (while grinning) "They have this all on video." LOL not. 

I finally found a spot and saved a whole 0.45. I'm not so sure I'll do that again...

Now I laugh about it :)

This is what I should've done...



Have a great day!

Jamie :)









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