Sunday, November 30, 2008


Winters tend to be pretty boring and depressing for me. I enjoy the holidays, but I don't enjoy leaving home in the morning in the dark and returning home in the dark. I also don't care for snow. At all. Anyway, I think I am borderline ADD and as a result, I always need something to occupy my time. This year I decided that I wanted to start couponing. It makes perfect sense, really.

1) Times are tough. We all need to save wherever possible.
2) I love to shop.
3) I love to get good deals. No paying chumpular retail here!
4) I have 3 kids. Kids are expensive.
5) I really love to shop. It doesn't even matter what I'm buying. I just love buying stuff. I should probably get therapy for this.

After some preparation, I headed out this morning with Maddie to hit up the K-Mart double coupon sale. 4 hours later, here is everything that we bought:

6 Betty Crocker cake mixes
2 Betty Crocker Au Gratin potatoes
1 Suave lotion
2 Gerber Graduates meals
3 boxes of Jello pudding
16 bottles of Pert Plus
4 cans of Endust
3 cans of Endust Free
5 mini lotions
22 bottles of Sally Hansen nail polish
13 bottles of Revlon nail polish
2 Loreal eyeliner pencils
5 packs of french manicure tip guides
1 pack of Pullups
1 box of baby wipes
1 pack of Pledge Wipes
24 Loreal eye shadow singles
5 Loreal HIP eye shadows (LOVE these!)
16 bags of Lifesavers
Not Pictured: A $3 pack of ponytails that I had to bribe Maddie with. :)

So yeah, this probably looks excessive. Actually it is excessive and, as my husband said, obsessive. But it's something to do and I really did get some good deals! Oh wait. You probably want to know how much I spent huh?

$29.53 (without tax).

Not bad, huh? The full price before my coupons was $370.25. :)

It would've been much less but I needed those pullups and wipes...that was $9 of the $29.

The next obvious question would be - what the hell am I going to do with all of this? I will keep most of it, but I am planning on sharing the makeup with friends and donating most of the shampoo.

I also snagged a good deal on Black Friday. I got 40 Suave body washes for $9!! We will eventually use all of those though. Definitely money well spent.

My husband can't believe that this is actually legal, but it really is!

Hi, my name is Wendy, and I have a shopping addiction.


Marcy said...

SHUT UP!!! All that for $30?!? Girl you know how to shop!

The Photoshop Diva said...

How long does it take you to come up with these strategies, and do the cashiers think you are NUTS???

Felicita said...

That is awesome!!! Congrats girl!!

becca said...

Hi, I just found your blog - and WOW I can't believe that you got ALL of that for $29!!!

Anonymous said...

you are such a moron! even though I knew about all of that and the other purchases you have been making...that's a whole crap load of stuff on your counter! Remember...I need a bottle of furniture polish...and I will pay the 24 cents for it.

Anonymous said...

I can't remember my password...that's why I am anon...


Tony said...

Ok I need shampoo AND body wash...How convenient for me :)