I totally felt like that this weekend. I had an empty fridge, my milk had expired, we had no more leftovers and our cold cuts had also gone bad. Beside the fact I had an absolutely crazy week, the last thing I wanted to do was grocery shopping. Especially making a list, clipping coupons, figuring out deals etc.
And, my husband sure wasn’t up for the task either. Heck, it is hard enough just to get him in the grocery store in the first place never mind help make a list.
I just decided that I wasn’t making a list. I was refusing to clip coupons. I just didn’t want to. I didn’t want to drive 30 minutes to ShopRite. I didn’t want to go through the Stop & Shop sales flyer. I didn’t want to clip a single damn coupon.
Heck, I didn’t even want to go to the grocery store. I literally went to the grocery store and got what I needed and went home.
This isn’t the first time I have felt like this. It doesn’t happen often but you seriously can get burnt out from over-couponing. Sometimes you just don’t want to take the time to go through everything. You know what you need and you just go and get it. No strings attached.
Whenever I get in one of these funks, I at least have a back up. I would never just go to Stop & Shop and shop without coupons or looking at the sales or else my cart would end up costing me an arm and a leg. Whenever I know I just need stuff and don’t want to be bothered making a list based on sales and clipping coupons, I just head over to Price Rite.
It is my back up store. Their produce is cheap as is their milk, bread and eggs as well as regular everyday essentials. Hubby and I headed over there and just grabbed what we needed without a single worry about sale prices or coupons.
Sometimes it is nice “break” to not have to spend time making a list, shopping off the sales flyer and clipping and printing coupons. And, I totally needed that break this week 🙂 See, I too am human and can’t always coupon for everything. Sometimes I just need to be “normal” and just go shopping like almost everyone else <3