By Heather O.
“Do you want me to pick up laundry soap with the milk on my way home?” asked DH.
“No, I have a coupon for Gain at Target. I’m going to be better about using coupons. Might save us some money, huh?”
Yes, my $1 off coupon for a 200oz Gain kept my laundry detergent cheap. But somehow, I neglected to bring coupons for my cosmetics, the Clorox and Windex Wipes, the dollar toy I bought to reward J for being good at the babysitter’s all day, the toothbrushes I decided we desperately needed, the extra toothpaste because it was “on sale”, the flouride rinse that the dentist recommended for my son months ago that somehow he has survived this long without but apparently I feel he needs this minute, the little flossy dealy things that kids like to play with that are good for their teeth, etc, etc.
Can you tell I got sucked into the ever fascinating “Oral Care” aisle? I swear, I felt like I could sit there all day, staring at all the different ways to get your mouth clean. And think it was a good time.
Yeah, I don’t get out much.
And Target is an evil place.
Ok, actually, I love Target, and really am amazed that I got out under $100, as that seems to be an impossible task.
Still, I can’t help wondering if the whole thing is a conspiracy. Have a coupon? Come to our store! Find three thousand other things you never knew you needed at the StuffMart!
I’ll bet if I had asked DH to pick up the laundry detergent when he went for the milk run, we would have saved more in the long run.
In the immortal words of my good friend L’s husband:
We can’t afford to save this much.
But clearly, we’re going to have REALLY clean teeth.