Once upon a time, I was a Coupon-aholic.
I had it bad.
I no longer beg for my in-laws’ Sunday paper or spend every road trip organizing my coupon box, but I still suffer some lasting ill effects.
Like the “But I could get that cheaper” excuse.
A paralyzing excuse, since it’s totally true.
See, some people need a price book to remember the rock-bottom prices for various items.
I may not remember why I drove to the store, but I doubt I will ever forget my former “Buy Price” for toothpaste and green beans.
The paralyzing part comes in when I see how much things cost when you’re not obsessively couponing. Did you know that toothbrushes aren’t actually free for normal people?
In fact, my heart almost stopped yesterday when I saw that there are toothbrushes that come in two-packs . . . . for over SEVEN DOLLARS.
I started to push my little cart away. I wanted to assume that we could make it a while longer on our current toothbrushes.
Y’know, until I magically have the time/energy/desire again to scour the internet for the best toothbrush deals out there.
Thankfully, I saw this 6 pack. This $1 six pack.
And even though the excuse automatically morphed into something about how “when I used to get these cheaper, I was getting the fancy ones!” . . . I stopped myself.
Right now, my options are: pay full price for toothbrushes (cheap ones or expensive ones) or grow green stuff on our teeth.
I really can’t say “I could” when I know I won’t.
Did you get your free $5 Amazon MP3 credit through Scott Shared Values? You could use it to buy Time To Say Goodbye. That’s one of Hubby’s and my fave songs ever. We both heard it separately and went out and bought the album at the same time. (I was in Bangkok and he was here.) Maybe I should get the karaoke version and make him sing it with me. Hee hee. (Affiliate link alert!!!)