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Ever had a couponing dream? Mine was a nightmare!

Posted October 31, 2014


Have you ever had a dream about couponing? I had quite a nightmare 2 nights ago and I had to share it with you. I know that only my couponing friends will fully grasp the horror of this dream.

I dreamed that it was the first morning of Super Doubles, which is a great start to any dream! I got to the store, filled my cart with all the fabulous deals I could find and then started for the checkout. But, because I had been up very late the night before getting my coupons organized, I was totally exhausted. I was so tired I had to rest right then and there.  I saw one of those long reclining lawn chairs off to the side of the store so I figured I would just lay down for a minute (in the grocery store with my cart full of groceries).  I fell asleep and when I eventually woke up, my cart full of roceries, my purse and coupon organizer were GONE! They had all been stolen!

Panic set in and I remember feeling complete horror when I realized what had happened. I ran for the customer service desk to see it the coupon organizer had been turned in.  I don't remember asking at all about my purse. Clearly my priority was finding the coupons. There were 2 other dark pink coupon binders that had been left behind, but neither one was mine.  I was totally heartbroken.

Finally, I made it home ( I am assuming I called someone for a ride since my purse with my keys was also stolen).  Shortly after returning home, there was a knock at the door. The people who stole my purse and coupons were at my house! There was a man and woman and they said they felt badly about stealing from me and they returned my purse AND coupon organizer! Then they left without any further conversation. But I remember feeling upset because they did not bring the great super doubles deals from my cart. It was so bizarre and the whole morning I was disturbed by the dream. 

Have you ever had a couponing dream/nightmare?


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 31, 2014

    jdouglas13 - it seems reasonable to me to wake up and immediately think of where my coupons are! lol The night traveling, on the other hand, does sound pretty scary.

  • jdouglas13 Oct 31, 2014

    I have been known to wake up out of a sound sleep after shopping and waking my DW to ask her where my coupons are. Although I am known for my truly bizarre dreams, nightmares, and night traveling, thankfully, that's the only couponing nightmares I can think of.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 31, 2014

    meredith88 - wow - that is an awful dream! It's hysterical that they closed all the other registers to help you and made 50 people wait behind you in the dream.

    This is like an episode of "Halloween horror stories for couponers."

  • meredith88 Oct 31, 2014

    Faye, funny that you post this now as I had a couponing "nightmare" just last week. I was at Kroger and they were still doubling coupons. When I went to check out my coupons wouldn't work. Some wouldn't scan and some would add money to my total instead of taking it off. The line started to grow long behind me and people were getting frustrated at the wait but the cashier couldn't figure out the problem. After about 10 minutes I asked to just void the transaction and let the other people go and I would wait. But the cashier refused. She kept trying to fix it and even with 2 managers they couldn't get it to work. By the end of my dream there were about 50 people behind me in line, 6 people working at the register, they had closed the other reigsters to try and help my cashier and I was just standing there trying to hide my face out of embarrassment. I'm glad I woke up when I did because I couldn't take it much longer :)

  • crymerge Oct 31, 2014

    I did not mention in a previous comment, that I did ask her for just one, but she said no that they were all hers. I kinda smirked then I grabbed one. That is when she went off the handle. I probably could have handled it better, but when I see that you have well over 50 individual things of the same type of item, right after I looked for the same thing on the shelf and now the shelf is empty, that makes me a little mad.

  • kristinschoolfield Oct 31, 2014

    Heehee! So glad that was a dream...and I agree, it was more of a nightmare :)

  • raesmom1612 Oct 31, 2014

    Keep in mind people we are talking about DREAMS here!

    I've never dreamt of losing my binder, but if I did, I'd probably be freaked out all day too Faye lol

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 31, 2014

    nakabi - that is a horrible dream - to see everyone else shopping and they would not let you in. Thanks for sharing it.

  • nakabi Oct 31, 2014

    Crymerge-it sounds like maybe the situation would have been handled better if perhaps you asked the lady if you could have one of the deodorants. When my parents would come to the US every 5 years they would have to buy dry goods and toiletries to last that long so they at times probably cleared the shelves lol. I'm just saying that none of us know the specific situation of people.

    Years ago I dreamt that it was triples at HT.and I showed up to save big. When I got to the door it was locked but I could see people im there shopping. I banged on the door and no ome came. A customer came up behind me and a cashier came over to let him in. I tried to enter and the door wouldnt let me in. It was like I was invisible. This happened 5 times. Finally after waiting for 4 hours I left.

  • 10hummingbirds Oct 31, 2014

    @crymerge - I can totally see both sides of this story. I don't know either of you, but I had to voice my 2 cents on this.
    I agree she was not in the right for clearing off the shelf, but I think you were also wrong to just TAKE that deodorant out of her cart. You could have nicely asked her and told her your situation about being allergic to others and I feel that she would have gladly given you one instead of making a scene in the store. That just sounds so childish to me for both parties to have acted that way. You wouldn't allow your kids to go up and just take something out of someone's cart that they want, would you? Or even another adult taking something out of your cart?