Another Reason Why I Use Coupons

Proverbs 31:13-15 (King James Version)

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

Using coupons is getting easier and easier each time I shop. I’ve built up the nerve to notify the customer behind me that I will be using coupons if it appears that the cashier will require a managers assistance.

I’ve also built up the nerve to take my time.

This morning while shopping in CVS, I was the only customer in the store. The cashier drummed her fingers against the counter as if I were holding up the line. I had two transaction which went really smoothly in my opinion.

As I removed my staple from my coupons I flipped through them to double check that they were all there. She said, “Just give them to me… I’ll give you back the ones that don’t match up.”

I replied, “Just checking to make sure that I didn’t leave anything out.” She began tapping finger against the counter. I figured eaither I was taking to long or a line had formed. I looked behind me to see if it was the latter, but still no one else was there. Just me.

Since she had given me the impression that she was in a hurry, I was even more determined to double check my stack.

I’d hate to purchase an item, then realize that I forgot a coupon. A mistake like that would cause me to end up paying more OOP than I calculated. It would result in more time in line,since I’d need to return the item and then repurchase it. Been there done that. I purposely shop during off peak hours so that I don’t have to rush or be rushed.

So the moral of my story is this…Don’t let the cashier rush you. Take your time. There is more than one register and (should be) more than one cashier.

Here is the rundown of what my money bought.


CVS $7.64 OOP
$6 ECB earned
I made $0.45

this includes a FREE 8×10 and 50 FREE prints from CVS

KROGER $5.41
(1) additional 4pk. of Conttonelle not pictured)
$145.oo worth of items for : $17.75
Total time spent shopping: 1 hr. & 45 min. over two days

Filed under: Couponing, Free Stuff, Homemaking

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