I have always used coupons. I admittedly get a thrill from gathering the Sunday paper around me, along with tools of the trade…scissors, paper and pen, and flip through the ads and clip those coupons that I find on products that I regularly buy and those that offer cents off for something new I can try. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!
I sat and listened to a woman who speaks the language of codes that only the elite couponer would understand. I stand amazed, challenged and a little bit intimated and a lot overwhelmed.
I went through the “how to” booklet, registered at the who’s who of the couponing world, got my CVS card and am ready to conquer this world of saving a lot, that is (or so I am told), as addicting as a line of crack…or not.
I am poised and ready to trek over to Kroger or Walmart…whichever is selling the Sunday paper at 99 cents this week, to purchase a total of six papers, checking first to ensure the inserts are tucked safely inside the paper, and off I go to put my lack of knowledge to work.
Or maybe I’ll start next week.