Thinking about throwing in the scissors…Posted: October 23, 2010
I have really gotten in to “couponing” lately. Last week I scored big at Publix. I paid $26 and saved $56. It is exciting for me. I have always been a bargain shopper. Shopping is more about the “hunt than the kill”, so to speak, to me.
But it takes so much time! I need the bargains but I am afraid, if I’m really honest, I can spend the same amount of money, get close to the same amount of stuff and just got to stinkin’ Walmart!
With my kids so young and my time so short…. I am just trying to weigh it out in my head if it’s really worth it.
Last week for an example, I spent probably over 15 hours cutting coupons and researching deals. We went to 4 different grocery stores. The two nights our family had together were at the grocery store… not so great quality time. I don’t know… maybe I just love shopping. I can’t afford it so this how I deal with my addiction… hmmm… maybe that’s too much for my blog ; )
Anyway… I am conducting an experiment next week. I am taking the same amount of money to Walmart, (with a plan and menu) spending a whole lot less time and seeing what I get.
Stay tuned for my conclusion : )