Thursday, December 10, 2009
This post has nothing to do with gardening, and everything to do with coupons! I was so intrigued, that I'm compelled to share a story that happened to me yesterday. I had the day off from work, so I took advantage of the free time and went Christmas shopping for my boys at Target. I had a whole cart full of toys and was standing in the check out lane when my almost two-year-old started eying the candy. The lady in front of me said she had a small candy cane and asked if she could give it to him. I said sure, and we quickly started up a conversation about our kids and what they wanted for Christmas.
She happened to notice that I had a Star Wars Lego set in my buggy and asked me if I had noticed the manufacturer's $5.00 off coupon for that item online. I said no, and she started digging through her purse to find one since she had an extra from her kids. I said, "Wow! Thanks!" She then goes into a spill about coupons and how she hardly ever pays full price for anything. By this time, it was her turn to check out, and she says, "Watch this!" She had a cart full of little goodies for teacher gifts, and after the cashier rings everything up the total came to $55.something.
She hands him a "thick" stack of coupons, and by the time he got done scanning them all, he handed her $1.10 back in change. I was shocked! I was more than shocked, I was in awe! I mean I had always heard of people doing this, but to actually see it happen is very eye opening! I always had visions of spending hours cutting out coupons from the paper, but instead she goes online to coupons.com and prints them out. I can handle that! I mean, they paid her to take things from the store! How cool is that?! I'm on the coupon bandwagon now. I think she created a mad woman! (or was I already mad?)