Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Free newspapers, the best!

I just had to share this story.  I've been feeling kind of burnt out on couponing lately.  I have been working full time, and I find that couponing is kind of like a part time job.  Although I enjoy it, lately I just haven't been spending the time to do it well. 

On the fourth, I was pretty busy.  I worked most of the day, and then went to a BBQ.  I was so busy, in fact, that I forgot to get newspapers!  Wow, this hasn't happened since Easter.  On Monday, when I was on my way to Wags, I decided to swing by a store that I have seen carries the Sunday paper through the week.  But before I went there, I had this nagging feeling that I should give the old Starbucks recycle bin a shot.  Usually My Coupon Rival gets there before me, unless I get there right at close on Sunday night.   It was getting late on Monday afternoon, But I decided to take a quick peek anyway.  Score!  There, sitting on top, was a stack of fully intact newspapers!  I grabbed a handful and scurried to my car, where I flipped through them to make sure the inserts were still there.  They were!  Sweet!  So, I scored 4 free newspapers, and went on my merry way to Wags. 

The moral of this story is:  Give yourself a break.  Couponing can be alot of work.  Sometimes life gets busy, and couponing needs to take the back burner.  You can pick up where you left off, more refreshed and ready to go!  Also, the other moral is: Free is better than not free.  :)

3 comments:

Kelli said...

Thanks for the encouragement! I have kinda been feeling that way too. It seems that I am not getting as many deals as I used to get.
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Meghan said...

I know, it seems like there are "dry spells" sometimes. We'll just keep doing what we do, and the deals will be back!

Holly said...

LOL I need to check starbucks! The last few weeks have been so blah...i mean blah. I have even barely been blogging. My friends have commented on it too. I think it is just the summer. Once school is back in swing the deals will pick up. They always do.
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