You know I love a good coupon. I like to let them accumulate in my wallet and use them all in one big lump. That way I can see all the savings all together and it makes for a more impressive number. It makes me feel like I've won something.
So I go to Target to make my way coupon shopping through the store. (If you have never done this, you're missing out. All you do is take your stack of coupons and buy what you have coupons for.) I had a thick stack of coupons and lots of things on my list.
I finished up and headed for the check out giddy with anticipation of how much I was going to save! I patiently waited for the unsuspecting checker to ask if I had any coupons or gift cards. I told her that I did indeed have some coupons. I whipped out my wad of clippings and wooed her with my stash.
I carefully watched her beep in every last one as my total went down lower and lower. When she finished I had saved a total of $23. I could barely contain myself. I yelled to her, "Did you see that?"
I'm pretty sure she just didn't recognise the numeric significance. So I recited the last few digits of my total and did the math for her again out loud.
I think she had coupon envy. No matter, I'll be back again in a few weeks to shock and awe my way through the check out.
You gotta love a good coupon.