Apr 22, 2011

Am I a Rainchecker?....NO!

Okay, so I have used and abused coupons for at least the last 4-5 years in a way that is beneficial and profitable for my family. I enjoy finding a great deal and the magic little numbers that I can create at the end of my grocery bill. You could call me anal (all my coupons are categorized in alphabetically order of course) but I am NOT crazy. I am not TLC worthy (although I have to admit I have seen a few of the episodes) but I do put a little time and effort into it. What is the point of this you may be asking yourself...are you trying to get nominated for the show (Please DON'T, I'm not that good and don't care even 1/2 as much as they do). The point is that this show (and I am sure the others that will start appearing soon) and all these wonderful blogs that have sprung up (which I actually really do enjoy; my favs. being The Coupon Project, Fabulously Frugal, and Queen Bee) have created a new sub-culture of crazy couponers.



Well all you newbies can I give you one piece of advice: WE DON'T ALL NEED A STOCKPILE OF TOOTHPASTE THAT FILLS AN ENTIRE ROOM IN YOUR BASEMENT! YOU DON'T NEED TO BUY EVERY BOX OF DISH DETERGENT AND EVERY BOTTLE OF TOILET CLEANER. YOU COULD BE COURTEOUS AND LEAVE EVEN ONE ON THE SHELF FOR THE NEXT PERSON.


I mean really, just because it is a good deal does not mean that you have to be the only person to benefit from it. Take a what your family requires and two more for you storage program and leave the rest. Allow someone else, who's entire budget runs and depends on the use of coupons, to benefit from their hard work too. I don't spend 40 hours a week on coupons but IT IS part of my job as the CEO if my family to spend the money my hubbie works so hard for wisely - and that means getting everything I can for each penny. GIVE ME BACK MY PENNIES PEOPLE! Okay I am yelling now but I am very upset. The last 2 months have been horrible at the stores, they are out of everything by Tuesday. Tonight I went to a favorite store for household items, and the lady literally Rainchecked my ad. Seriously people she Rainchecked my ad because she said it would take the whole rest of her shift to write me out the Rainchecks that I needed. MY AD, she wrote the word Raincheck all over it! (Which was wonderfully kind of her, I should ad). My point is this, lets all be kind and decent to one another. Is that too much to ask for? Take what you need and one or two extra and leave the rest. I and a couponer not a rainchecker, I COLLECT COUPONS NOT RAINCHECKS!

Apr 15, 2011

will.I.am

We wanted to share with you the first moments of Williams life. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!