You know I’m fired up if I take pictures of empty shelves at the Teeter. I am sure my friend Jessie over at Moola Saving Mom will have my head for this, but this makes me nuts:
Yep. It was $2 double coupons at Harris Teeter. The baking aisle is halfway thru my store so by the time I got to this, I was done with the path of destruction that the extreme couponers had left in their wake. This was the 6th or 7th thing that I NEEDED. Not wanted because I had a coupon (but the savings would have been nice) but actually needed and wasn’t able to get because the shelves had been picked clean.
Yes, I know that I should get there at the butt crack of dawn with my list and notebook in hand but that’s not me. I coupon.. I listen to Jessie’s tips when they fly across my radar but I do not live and die by the goal of a $.35 grocery bill. (okay, I lie.. I’d love a $.35 grocery bill). I was so frustrated by this particular trip that I turned to M and told her that from now on it’s her responsibility to remind me NOT to go to the store when there’s a big double coupon deal. It’s just not worth it.
I know that there are bad apples who spoil it for the others, but sorry – this is what gives couponers a bad rap. One of the reasons that I respect Jessie is because I always see her coaching her followers not to be like this. Which leads me to this conclusion.. this was not the act of Jessie or her peeps 😉 For the rest of them – trust me.. you really don’t need 20 bottles of Perfect Pinch and your husband thinks having 100 bottles of laundry detergent is obsessive. So leave some for the rest of us, would you?
Linking up this post with the other cool chicks of #iPPP hosted by the awesome GFunkified Greta and Sunday Spill Sarah!