As most of you know by now, our vacation has not been so much of a vacation. We have been rained in since we have been here, so instead of the beach like we had come here for, it has been entertaining ourselves the best we can indoors. Last night, while we were searching for something to do other than go out to eat, we saw a sign outside kmart being held by these guys out in the rain that said STORE CLOSING!! We decided to check it out in hopes of finding something exciting! We walk in and there are TONS of red and yellow signs everywhere with A LOT of people filling their buggies. My heart started beating really fast thinking that I was about to stock up on Christmas presents and this trip was finally turning around!! LOL.. Boy, was I wrong!! Below is a picture of an example of the kind of sales they were having. $1.43 for a 2- liter?? Are you kidding me? That is nuts to advertise that as a steal! We walked around the entire store trying to find what all of these people were going crazy over. We had a blast using the app on our phones where you can scan barcodes and it will tell you how much you can get that product for! I told my husband that if we ever opened a business, all we would have to do is hire a guy to stand outside and hold a sign that said Store closing and we could SELL OUT!! LOL.. Anyways, moral of the story – Just because you see a red sign that says a certain percentage off does not mean BUY IT!!
Amanda has submitted her Couponin’ Blooper to me and I think we need to take a little time to laugh at her! LOL… Just kidding Amanda, we have ALL done this before, and if you haven’t, you will! I PROMISE!! Continue reading Amanda’s Blooper Below
So I read on fb about wanting bloopers….so this is what happened to me. A few weeks ago Logan’s had a buy 1 get 1 entree. We don’t have one locally so I called a friend up and asked if she wanted to go to stillwater for free lunch. I’d pay for mine and her’s would be free…..plus we could go to old navy for the $2 tanks while we were there! So she said yes! We drive the hour and go do our shopping and then off to Logan’s I read the coupon thoroughly to make sure the coupon would qualify. So the waitress brings me the tab and I slide in my debit card and coupon. 2 mins later she comes back and says “I’m sorry but your coupon says Logan’s Roadhouse…..this is Texas Roadhouse.” Oh my gosh! I thought I was going to die! My friend and I laughed all the way home! I admit I was pretty embarrassed mostly because most of our dinner conversation evolved around saving money and the PROPER use of coupons…. lol
Needless to say now, I make sure I’m in the right place for restaurant coupons!
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My walmart trip last night won the award of worst trip ever! I am sure that the events that happened before I even stepped foot into the store contributed to this being the worst! lol. Do you know how you have those events happen and just know you should just follow your gut and STAY HOME? Then you find yourself NOT listening! I do that all the time! Take my advice and listen to your gut
Yesterday I decided to take an hour to myself and lay out in the sun while my hubby watched the kids! Ahh, that was So nice! All of a sudden I got this burst of energy and wanted to go RUN in this 100 degree weather! I have not ran since before I was pregnant last year, so I am not quite sure why I thought I could run like I was a teenager again! I pushed myself so hard that when I got home and the cold air hit me, everything became fuzzy and I lost feeling in all 4 limbs! My husband comes over and puts the fan on me and brings me a cold rag as I lay flat on the floor! LOL. I promise I am not a wuss by all means, but this hit me hard!! I still was not feeling normal as I was sitting on my floor making my list for Wal-mart! I should have listened to my gut and my husband and stayed home
Finally, at 11:30pm I decided to head to the store with all of my coupons pulled for my trip! I was a little worried about shopping that late at night, but when I got in there it was SO quiet and peaceful, I was actually starting to enjoy myself! The shopping part of it went pretty smoothly! I get to the checkout counter and there was one lane open! I thought, “this is fine, it is 1:30 am, I don’t think I will have angry people waiting behind me.” Boy, was I wrong! LOL!
First, there was this lady that would not stop talking to the cashier about her 7 kids and 2 in her belly! I am patiently waiting and no one even acknowledges that I am there. Luckily I had quite a few groceries to put on the belt to keep me busy while they gossiped. The lady finally left and I politely told the cashier that I had quite a few things to price match and I have separated all of those items and put them at the end. The look on her face read, Oh, great! Everything was ringing up fine but, At this point there was about 3 angry customers behind me! The one directly behind me had her 4 kids ranging from 7 or 8 months to about 12 years old. She is swaying back and forth making all kinds of noises, those noises turned to huffing and puffing, the huffing and puffing turned into her SCREAMING, “I’m going to throw this F***ing can at your head if you don’t stop squeaking that da** toy to her 12 year old about 4 checkout lanes over! OMG! I knew that it wasn’t going to be good for me, because obviously she was not a person to hold her tongue! Well, it wasn’t her that I had to worry about! It was her EIGHT year old daughter that turns to the cashier and says UGHHHHH, ya’ll don’t have another register open in this place, GODDDDD! The cashier calls the manager as she is walking by and says, can you please open up another register? The MANAGER looks at me, the line, and back to the cashier and says, I have to go to lunch! Are you kidding me??? She finally finds another Csm to open up another register. It takes him about 10 minutes to get up there. As soon as he opens it, she is finished scanning and price matching my items. It prompts for a “manager” because she price modified so many items. I am thinking to myself, PLEASE let there be another Manager available. NOPE, he was the only one! She calls him on the phone and tells him she needed him to turn the key. It takes him about 15 minutes to finish ringing up everyone. He makes his way back down to where we were, verrrrrry slowly! He asks why he had to turn the key? I am thinking OMG, just turn the key already! lol… (but I was NOT laughing) He turns the key and says, ok, you can pay now… I smiled and said, ” I have a lot of coupons to scan first and you will have to turn the key again because I have more than 40!” He looks at me with a puzzled look and I guess didn’t believe me because he just walks off!
In the meantime, there is a guy that decided to stand there with his buggy full of groceries instead of going to the other register. After about 20 minutes, he looks at me and asks, “Do you know how much longer you are going to be?” I said, “I don’t know, but there is another lane open! (FOR THE THIRD TIME)… Then he looks at the cashier, and says… Do YOU know how much longer she is going to be? She tells him there is another lane open and he finally leaves. DID you NOT hear me when I said that! I know my cheeks were SO red! There has been about 45 minutes go by at this time! As she is scanning my coupons, some are not going through. She simply just puts them on the counter in front of me and says, these will not work. I said, okay, but I have the items.. … They should work. She says, ” I don’t remember what you have and what you don’t have. OMG lady, I do this for a living, I know what I am doing is what I was thinking, but I kept my cool and dug through TWO buggies full of groceries ( I didn’t want to have to get groceries for a while).. She lets me dig these 4 sponges out of my basket to show her that I have them … As I take them out she takes them out of my hand and sets them aside. I told her, I still want those items… I was just showing you that I had the items. She says, ok and continues to scan coupons! She gets to the White Cloud coupon that come from the All You mag. It stated ANY white could product! I had the WHITE CLOUD wipes… I spent 5 minutes trying to find the wipes to show her. She takes them and puts them to the side. She proceeds to tell me that sometimes printed coupons don’t work. I showed her the policy where it stated what they accept. I mean, to my knowledge, Walmart is the only place that sells White Cloud, right?? This was not even a printed coupon!! Anyways, the same thing happened with my spaghetti sauces, which the coupons came out of an insert, and my 10 boxes of gummy snacks that I priced matched! She pulls all the items aside.
At this point, I didn’t even care about the items, I just wanted out of there. It is 2:30 am! Okay, time to pay… Oh, but wait… I had more than 40 coupons so the manager had to come! He was NOWHERE to be found! Another 15 minutes went by and he finally yells across walmart, I’M COMING!!! Really, are you the manager? UGHHH… He gets there and I did not even fill like going into the spill of the coupons not ringing up. He turns the key, I pay, and start walking out of there. I get to my car and it 3am, the parking lot is EMPTY. I am kinda getting a little scared. These two guys that were behind me in line that had decided to ‘wait’ behind me during all that, walks out right after me. There van with busted windows just so happen to be parked right by mine. OH JOY! I have two buggies to unload! I discreetly took my credit card and phone out of my wallet and placed into a wal-mart bag in case they snatched my purse! lol. I was really getting scared! I’m trying to hurry and open my back door only to find that I did not take this huge double stroller out of the van so I have no where to put these two buggies full of groceries… I start piling them into the carseats and the floor as quickly as I can. The two men, just sat in their van, staring at me. I just wanted to CRY. I am finally done, jump in the driver seat and LOCK the door. They leave right after I pulled out of my spot and get behind me. I start driving really slow to make them pass me and finally they did as they turn their heads to look at me as they pass. I just burst into tears. I just wanted to be home.
It gets better… I pull into the driveway and realize ALL of those items that she set to the side to take off were never voided, SO not only did I pay regular price for it all, I didn’t even come home with the items! I walk inside, wake up my husband with tears in my eyes, and asked if he could come help me. He felt so bad! We put the cold stuff away, I took two motrin pm at 4am, and tried to go to sleep. I did not fall asleep until around 5 and my 7 month old woke up at 6:58! NEVER AGAIN, will I go late at night like that! IF I ever go back! lol. I really have not wanted to even look at a coupon today. My body hurts from pretending I could run a marathon yesterday, I am sunburned because I did not know how to put on sunscreen, and I am exhausted! So that is why I did not make it to the drug stores today or touched one coupon! I still have not went back to wal-mart to get my money back for everything, but I WILL! lol
I took a pic of the better deals I have and will post in just a minute after I figure up how much I spent on all of it
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I am sure we have all or will do this once in a while! Although, sometimes I feel like I might lose my kid before that binder! HAHA… JUST kidding! Please do not take me seriously! I joke A LOT!! I have actually been asked the question from a friend, “If a high wind came and blew your kids one way, and your binder the other, Which one would you go after first?” HAHA! I left that question unanswered!
Today, is a story from Jessica! Thank you SO very much for sharing!
It was the second day of summer, but the first day for the Harris Teeter super double. Dragging Dad along with me, we were almost first in line with buggies at ten till seven waiting in the early morning southern heat. I see a worker come by and my hopes are high that the doors are about to open. I tighten my grip on the buggy but the worker turns away. As I look at my phone, I realize that I have five more agonizing minutes to wait. I pull up the Harris Teeter ad on my phone and run through my shopping list again. The doors finally open. I zip around with Dad in tow. Dan-a-nino, check; Hormel Kids Complete, check; A1 sauce, check. I quickly make my way down my list. Adjusting and adding items as I see in-store specials as we fly down the aisles. We separate our two orders and make it to checkout. I wonder if I’m going to be late to work, then I think that savings this big is worth being a few minutes late. Beep, beep, beep at the register, good beeps until one coupon won’t scan. The cashier calls for a manager to register four. She comes over and all I can think about is that I’m going to be late for work. We get all coupons worked out and we race to the car. Dad spent $22 and saved over $80. I spent 14 and saved over $80. We scored! We pack everything in the car and I race to work. (I made it on time J) After work, I come back home to put away my haul and plan for the next day of HT shopping but I soon realize that my coupon binder is MIA! I frantically search my car, kitchen, and stock pile just in case it’s there, but I couldn’t find it. Panic begins to set in and I hurriedly call HT. “Thank you for calling your local Harris Teeter. How may I help you?” I quickly ask if anyone has returned a coupon binder and she said “Yes, we have four in the lost and found.” I asked if they had one that read ‘Jessica’s Money Saver’. (I figured if it was going to go with me everywhere it would at least be pretty. I had made a trip to Hobby Lobby and picked up a pretty background and glittery letters!) They had my binder!!! I was so relieved (relieved that I found my binder and that I wasn’t the only silly person to lose something so precious). I’m going this afternoon after work to grab my money saver. Harris Teeter super double day 2 here I come!!!
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I absolutely LOVE hearing about other people’s crazy stories!
I don’t care if it is about parenting,
couponing, work, your kids, your dog, etc!
It makes me feel like I am not alone in the world when
I have a klutzy(is that a word?) day! If you have a funny, please
email me your story at Couponinoncoffee@gmail.com!
I can laugh at someone else for a change instead of myself! LOL
This is Bobbie’s story that was submitted to me today!
I absolutely LOVE hearing about other people’s crazy stories! I don’t care if it is about parenting,
couponing, work, your kids, your dog, etc! It makes me feel like I am not alone in the world when I have
a klutzy(is that a word?) day! I can laugh at someone else for a change instead of myself! LOL
Anyways, my buddy over at Acadiana Coupon Mamas shared this story with me tonight and I died laughing!
Maybe this sounds a bit familiar to you, and if it doesn’t, IT WILL SOON! LOL… Just thought I would
share in case you needed a good laugh! We love you Michelle, but we are laughing at you right now!
I have been hearing a lot of people complain of stolen inserts. So when I went to buy mine this morning I was extra diligent in checking for all the inserts. Apparently the wind decided my papers were better off scattered throughout the parking lot!! Thank goodness I have an amazing hubby! I was standing there with each foot on a paper, one hand holding the rest of the stack down and one hand stuck in the box, like I was playing some new form of Twister. . . he flew from the van like Super Man and chased my sales papers all over the parking lot as I shouted Happy Father’s Day!! Wish i could see us on camera
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