I was operating under a handicap. I broke my tailbone last week (see my family blog for the sordid affair if you must), and I didn't sleep last night because I overdid it yesterday and was in too much pain to sleep. Plus, my dear sweet one year old has croup AGAIN and was only content if he was laying on top of me, drooling on my, sneezing on me... it was a rough night.
I was going to stay home, but since I had to take the baby to the dr (MUST. FIX. THE. CROUP!) I decided to go shopping.
I didn't even bother with the Quaker sale for two key reasons.
- The store was out of everything I wanted
- I am still very well stocked from the last Quaker sale so I am going to go back later to fill in what I need (an important reason to buy a year supply of things like oatmeal. Once you have it a this fantastic sale price, you just have to buy a few when they go on sale to keep your stockpile up!)
So, I went nuts and got 18 of them. (Don't judge me! If your dh were allergic to everything you would have done it too!) I didn't notice the price difference that would change how I purchased however.
So, I did 2 transactions when I should have done 3 and spent $10 more than I should have. I also didn't count my coupons out and I'm worried that I gave them 2 extra coupons in one transaction (if I did, I am so sorry Albies, I will bring you the money when I come in next!)
Anyhow, I left rather mad at myself for not doing the cardinal rule of couponing:
Obey the list! Do not deviate from the list!
Wait, that wasn't it (but that is the real cardinal rule of couponing).
Breathe. Think. Double check your transactions before you go to check out. An organized couponer is the thriftiest of all!
So, shame on me. But, you know, Albertsons deserves some of my extra dollars, so I'm not that mad!
Now, get out there and shop! Oatmeal! Buy buy buy! This is a great deal and it only happens a few times a year so go nuts!
btw, Broulims is actually having a decent sale on chicken breasts and thighs. 11 for $10 for a 24oz package. If you need chicken, there you have it.
Off to sulk some more.