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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
On a roll
I have been dabbling in Extreme Couponing. It makes no sense in my life, seeing that I routinely let bills slide and have to pay late charges, neglect to open mail and let checks expire, etc. I am Miss Penny Wise, Pound Foolish.
It is just that playing the coupon game makes running errands more fun.
It gives you plenty to puzzle over, that is for sure.
Here is one thing that puzzles me. After a few weeks of clipping my coupons from Sunday's paper and watching for specials here and there, I am sort of getting the hang of it. And I notice that with minimal effort there are things you can stock up on for free or for next to nothing. Toothpaste, dental floss, body wash, deodorant ... those are things you pretty much never have to pay for again.
But, ahem, bathroom tissue!
That is a different matter!
You can find coupons for T.P. and there are frequent specials. But to my frustration I have not been able to top what my buying plan has long been, to pick up the 1,000-sheet Shur-Fine rolls. That is the best you can do, watch for the generic 1,000-sheet rolls to go on special. You are not going to to better with the brand names.
Here is a cartoon to enjoy while we ponder this situation.
It is especially puzzling because these Extreme Couponing folks brag that they have enough toilet paper to last them 20 years.Well, they can ship some of it over here!
Because this cheap toilet paper, I do not think it exists. You can get all this other stuff free but oh, they get their money for that toilet paper. There is that Leonard Pennario-ism again. "But oh." I picked that up from him. And it still crops up when I least expect it.
OK, by now everyone is thinking, "She has too much time on her hands." It is not true.