Today I had a funny couponing experience that reminded me that I often place frugality above vanity. Here's my story and I'd love to read your stories that start with "You know you're a couponer when..."
I taught a class in Raleigh today and since I was close to a Harris Teeter, I did a little shopping. As you know, there are some great deals this week on everything from Hefty cups to Steamfresh veggies. My cashier was a very polite young lady in her late teens or early twenties.
About halfway home, I realized that the total was a little less than I had anticipated so when I got home, I took a closer look at the receipt. What I saw made me laugh out loud. There, under the last scanned coupon amount was a line that read: "Senior Citizens" and then a discount of $3.44!
What makes this so funny is that I am in my mid-40's and instead of being offended, I found myself happy to get the discount at the expense of being aged a decade or so. It is clearly time to start using a little hair dye!
So today's adventure tells me that:
You know you're a couponer when you don't care that the cashier thinks you are 10 years older if she gives you the senior discount!
Now it's your turn. Finish the sentence: "You know you're a couponer when....."
I can't wait to see how you would complete that sentence!