Seriously folks. Netflix added the next season of Extreme Couponing, which I may or may not of watched in two days, & once again, I have that itch to go clipping crazy & annoy all the cashiers are my local supermarkets. "Look at all that free stuff" I say to Mr. B as my eyes are glued to the television set. Mr. B isn't quite on board with the whole crazy coupon lady thing, just yet. However, he does make a few good points. For example, who really needs ten thousand boxes of pasta, or five thousand bottles of sugar filled Gatorade? Well, I don't. Nor do I need a hundred & fifty bags of candy.
Honestly the items that I would really love to stockpile are laundry soap, body soap, conditioner & shampoo, toilet paper, cat litter... you know, the necessities that you always need & tend to always run out of at the worst time. Where there is not even a square to spare.
Another downside to the crazy coupon lady thing, the amount of hours these people spend in the store. Nine hours in a grocery store. Seriously? I could never handle it. Mr. B & I like to get in, get what we need & get out in a little amount of time possible. Because honestly...
Between the clipping, the organizing, the scouting for sales, the nine hours in the actual store, the two hours it takes to load & unload your car, & then eventually add all these items into your stockpile. It's no longer free! Think about it, you did all that work for all those items. You spent a good 40 hours that week preparing for this haul of free items. You may not of spent any of the money in your pocket, but you did work for it.
I applaud all you ladies & gents that can pull this off, but just thinking about it makes me tired.
So I guess in the long run, I would rather pay a dollar for a box of pasta when I need it. I do most of our shopping at Costco anyway. We buy our bulk that way, it's easier & cheaper for us.
Though, I am sure as soon as the next season of Extreme Couponing makes its way to Netflix, I will get that itch again to become a crazy coupon lady.