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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A New Kind of Coupon Class

As my beautiful, teething, stuffy-nosed, 6 month old finally fell asleep on my shoulder tonight, I asked my husband, "what time is it?" He replied, "11:31, why?" But he only needed to look at my face to see me contemplating just how long it would take to put the baby down, gather my coupons, and drive to Albertsons. (It is the last night of the sale, after all.) He got this incredulous look on his face and said, "You are a coupon addict."

So, I didn't make one last run to Albertsons, even though I would have loved a few more bottles of Old Spice body wash for 24 cents, chinette plates for 50 cents, and clearanced covergirl makeup for free. No, I didn't go.... Instead my husband's words gave me a brilliant idea. I will be starting a new kind of coupon class. Couponers Anonymous. That's right. My name is Tricia, and I am a couponaholic. (I know I'm making up words here.) I used my first coupon about 2 months ago when I learned about double coupon week at KMart, then quickly got carried away with the Albertsons "diaper sale." I admit it. I am addicted.

For the low, low cost of $99*, Couponers Anonymous will help you work through your need to refresh your money-saving blogs every time you walk past your computer. We will also address these "signs you are addicted to bargain shopping" courtesy of Megan's Bargains and More.
  • *You ask your husband to print coupons at work, after you've maxed out the number of times you can print them at home
  • *You check your favorite "bargain sites" over breakfast each morning
  • *It's hard to resist deals on things that are free, even if you won't use them
  • *You have a purse full of random coupons and a pair of scissors
  • *You don't go anywhere w/out a coupon
  • *The checkers at certain stores recognize you
  • *You cringe when you have to actually BUY certain products
  • *You panic when you have less than 5 boxes of cereal in the cupboard and hope you don't have to BUY any
  • *Same for toilet paper
  • *You have a blog about it
If you can agree to any of the above statements, then post a comment and I will contact you about the date and time for the class. *Click here for a -$99/1 coupon (exp 3/31/09), making it free.

Let me know what you think about this tagline - "Helping you overcome your addiction, so I can feed mine."


Shelley said...

Oh I love this post. Makes me feel like I am not ALONE! :) I actually just made a "confessional" post about my addiction on my blog yesterday. Strength in numbers! ;) We can get through this.

Cathy said...

I love it! That is hilarious... and sadly, I resonate with many of those! It is 3am and I'm up with a baby. What am I doing? Printing coupons of course!

Anonymous said...

Hello my name is Karen and I am a couponholic!

Heather Wheeler said...

So funny!

Monica said...


You know I am so with you. It really is insane. What are we going to do?

Christy said...

Sign me up! I can associate with EVERYTHING on that list - too funny!

Kasey Hunt said...

I'm very close, very close!

Tricia said...

Karen - well done - admitting it is the first step to recovery!

Gals- Shelley's made me think of another "sign." Do you dream of couponing or finding great deals? We do! When I came across Megan's list a few weeks back, I laughed so hard. It gets funnier as you share these common "struggles" with friends, doesn't it?