Yesterday, I went grocery shopping with the boys. This is a weekly chore that I actually enjoy as my 3 yr. old is a great help and my 8 month old usually sleeps right through it. Before going shopping, I decided to clip a few coupons since I've seen so my news reports about how much you can save by clipping them. I did my best to only take the ones for things that we normally use, but I had three coupons for FREE items. Not sure about you, but when I hear the word FREE, I'm right there!! As a WW employee, I receive occasional coupons for items to try. Yesterday, I had a free coupon for Weight Watcher baked goods, Kettle Potato Chips, and Jolly Time popcorn. Of course, I took those coupons and tried to use them. Unfortunately, the popcorn was no where to be found, but believe me, I found the WW muffins and potato chips...and today they are out of the house!! The reason: I ATE THEM!!
Three muffins and a bag of potato chips!!
Although I saved over $50 on my grocery bill, I ate food that I have avoided just because I don't care for them all that much. I may continue to clip the coupons for items I regularly use, but I have a feeling there is a reason I have been avoiding those free coupons in the past.
Have a great Fat Tuesday! I'll eat a Paczki for ya ;)