I am trying to become an Extreme couponer.
Key word is most definitely: trying.
I feel like I’m doing a pretty good job. In fact the other day, I went to our local grocery store, just to pick up a few things and could. NOT. Spend. Full. Price. I almost choked at the price of graham crackers.
I almost choked.
So I guess that’s a good sign of me becoming a couponer. If it makes me physically ill to pay full price, maybe I can say that I’ve arrived.
I can say I’ve arrived. I may not be very good at it yet, but I have arrived.
Now, with that said, I must say that sometimes you just need to stock up. For that I am grateful to have an Aldi nearby. I don’t have to worry too much about the price of a can of cream soup. It’s always less than 50 cents. I know that I can get a bag (or sometimes in my case, a box) full of groceries–I’m talking stuffed full–for $25.
And a word of advice from my friend, Dacia (one of my couponing heroes), if you have to run to Aldi and stock up, don’t even look for the deals at the other stores.
You will just be sad that you missed out on it.
It’s okay to miss those deals, occassionally. They usually come back around.