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30 August 2008

This is my life in a nutshell. [More:]

I go to Michael's Crafts and buy a bunch of expensive stuff without a coupon. They occasionally issue coupons in the newspaper but of course I do not clip them or have a paper to clip them from.

As I'm checking out I get two $5 dollar off coupons printed on the bottom of my receipt. I'm happy. This is really cool. I will definitely use these! I stuff them in my purse.

A couple days later in a fit of mild rage that there is so much paper in my purse I grab all of the receipts (forgetting that there are coupons)and throw them away.

Today I need something at Michaels and do not have my coupons.

I never have coupons.
Right now, I'm carrying all my coupons around. But I probably won't get around to using them before they all expire.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 30 August | 10:46
We always tell the pizza place that we have a coupon...and they never take it from us when they deliver the pizza, so we just keep it. Been using the same coupon for over a year.
posted by mdonley 30 August | 12:15
My specialty is bringing the coupon and then forgetting to use it.
posted by Kangaroo 30 August | 14:42
It's the ones that make you buy four of something to get a dollar off that bug me. I don't want four of anything. Can't they just give me a quarter off one box of Hot Pockets or bag of Shredded Cheddar?

My dad was infamous for his coupons. Sometimes, between sales and triple coupons, the store owed him money. Then again, how many boxes of Corn Flakes or bottles of Joy dishwashing liquid does one need? And sending mom all the way back to the store because she bought the wrong pickles is a bit much. I miss my dad.
posted by Pips 30 August | 15:25
I know just what you mean, pips. The coupons are for stuff you never buy.

At the ballpark they give away Buy One Get One Free double cheeseburgers at Burger King. The other day I went to Burger King because the kids wanted to use their coupons. I ordered the cheeseburgers and told them I had a coupon and they said, "We aren't honroing those coupons because double cheeseburgers are a dollar at this time." Then I got to thinking that double cheeseburgers are always a dollar at Burger King and it's a scam! I told my husband that they wouldn't honor the coupon and he said, "I would have stood right there and demanded the manager!" I said, I wasn't going to go through all of that for a dollar. I think this is why they issue these coupons. For pushovers like me.
posted by LoriFLA 30 August | 15:45
I am your dad, Pips. We have 5 boxes of raisin bran at the moment, thanks to CVS and its extrabucks program. (not to mention the multiple bottles of mouthwash.) mr. gaspode just rolls his eyes and lets me get on with it.
posted by gaspode 30 August | 15:47
I don't get that cvs thing. I just always assume they mark up the price by the amount you "earn" back, and that's why they're more than walgreens. am I too cynical?
posted by kellydamnit 30 August | 16:51
Nah, I mean, they might by a few cents, kellydamnit, but I keep an eye on prices at our local cvs (because I live over one!) and if they do it, it's not for any appreciable amount. I'm cheap enough to actually write stuff like that down.
posted by gaspode 30 August | 17:01
The only time I use a coupon is when they tape one to the product down at the H.E.Butt.
posted by birdherder 30 August | 19:30
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