Thursday, May 7, 2009

remember me? here i am just trying to be savvy

So all of the girls in my ward swear by savvyshopper.com. It is a place where you can go and compare your coupons with the things on sale and then run around town to buy those specific things. Apparently you can save bundles of money and make your husband so so happy. I decided to hop on the couponing band wagon and this week was my first attempt. I was so stressed all week about what I was going to buy with my coupons I could hardly function.I literally made 4 different shopping lists.
While at Albertsons yesterday two employees in the cheese aisle asked me if I needed help. Apparently they could see the distress on my face. In my head thoughts like, "Well Britt said not to buy cheese that is more than 2$ a lb. Or was it 3$ a lb? And Mary said not to buy things you wouldn't really use. Will I use this cheese? I really like cheese...Well I don't even know where the cheese coupon is in my purse because I haven't accurately organized my coupons like we were instructed to....Should I buy one or two blocks? Are the different cheeses on sale?" The girls at Albertsons interrupted me and helped solve the cheese dilemna. I explained to them that it was my first time couponing and they nodded like they understood. Or maybe they just didn't want to make me feel bad? Either way my glory moment at the cash register was enjoyable- but I am not sure if emotionally I am cut out for couponing. That doesn't mean you aren't! Let me know if you would like any of my limited knowledge on becoming a savvy shopper.

6 comments:

Alex said...

Ok when the title said "savvy" it took me to nordstroms...couponing is really confusing to me...so I wholly admire your efforts.

Heatherly said...

This post is pretty great. I don't feel alone anymore. Thank you Andrea, thank you.

Alison said...

holy blogs-a-lot! i've been missing out!

BrittWilk said...

you are definitely cut out. i promise it gets less stressful!! i'm soooo excited you're couponing. oh, and it's $2 or $2.50/lb for cheese that is good. although as a welcome gift to me, our cedar city smith's just sold me a 5 lb bag of shredded cheddar jack for $1.60/lb. happy day!

emuli said...

hi there. i totally just added you as my friend. Wait, that's a facebook thing. i'm glad you found me!

becca said...

way to go. i'm terrible with coupons.