Okay, so something weird happens to you when you get married. Your whole life you create two categories for your life, things that are exciting, and things that are not. Vacuuming? Boring. Dinner dates? Exciting. Grocery shopping? Boring. You get the picture. Then all of a sudden, before you know it, everything you once thought you knew changes when you say “I do.” You register for a vacuum, and all of a sudden, there’s never been a more important decision. Bissell? Hoover? Dyson? Why didn’t anybody teach me these things?? It happens to the best of us. It’s happened to me.
I have become a coupon junkie. I now come home excited from the grocery store. It might be sad and pathetic, but I’m not ashamed to admit it. This weekend I came home from the grocery store pumping my fists slow motion Rocky style because I conquered Frys, and I had the receipt to prove it. I prevailed with lettuce, tomatoes, bananas, blueberries, a pound of deli turkey, SIX boxes of whole grain waffles, a carton of ice cream and a bag of tater tots for, yes, you read right, $17.37. Now let’s do some math because I teach fourth grade, and I love it. If you bought six boxes of waffles at $2.89 a box, THAT equals $17.37. But when you’re crazy, like me, you cut out coupons on the weekends and save them in this super embarrassing, super organized binder, and you scour store ads, and you decide which store will double coupons and take competitor AND manufacturer coupons and you end up saving $27.59 on a grocery bill that only cost you seventeen bucks! *Insert Rocky music here*