I’m sort of competitive. And by sort of competitive I mean really competitive. I’ve devised this mission to overtake my neighborhood Publix by saving more than I spend. Today I became the champion. Once my cans were scanned, my produce weighed and my bread bagged, the register spit out my two-foot long receipt and revealed that I had indeed come out on top. I payed a grand total of $50.44. BUT, using my method of wants and needs and leveraging coupons, I saved $51.71.
Now you may think my game is stupid and that’s fine. But I only paid $3.25 for two boxes of Fiber One cereal, items that would normally ring in at $7.98. As for the $1.67 can of baked beans? Only $.67 thank you very much. And the $3.05 tube of tooth paste only cost me $1.00.
Just because I’m one of those people that hands the cashier a stack of coupons that takes just as long to ring through as my groceries doesn’t mean I’m cheap. It just means I prefer to spend my money on other things (like shoes and trips) rather than toothpaste and tater tots.