UGH! What a rough few months of couponing I have had. Well, I should say haven’t had. I have not gotten papers since November. Yup, I have failed you all including myself. I confess. I have been a very bad couponer. Well, I can’t really be bad because I haven’t been a couponer at all.
BUT, it really wasn’t my fault. A friend of mine gets my coupons for me every weekend and the guy at the gas station decided that he not only wants to give her coupons, but wants to take her on a date. She is married and has 3 kids which is he well aware of but since she turned him down, the coupons had started to dwindle. Like, basically down to non-existent.
Thank goodness we didn’t get any inserts for 2 weeks in December so I didn’t miss too much. But, since I didn’t actually have any coupons, I kinda just gave up on organization. And, my drawer of coupons.
As you can kinda tell, I have coupons all the way back to August and let me tell you they were all expired. I just totally ignored my drawer of coupons for 2 months and we basically lived off the stockpile. I guess I went into a “coupon depression”. I just felt like since I missed a week or 2 of inserts that all hope was lost.
I figured with the New Year, things would get back on track. It was my resolution to kick myself in the butt and get back to the regular old crazy Missie.
Well, New Years failed me too. No inserts yet again. I finally put out an S.O.S. on Facebook and tagged every friend I had begging for coupons. My prayers were answered!
Not only did a friend come through with papers from 12/31 BUT she even somehow by the grace of God got me early inserts and blessed me with a bundle of papers from 1/7 too! Now, that’s starting the New Year off on the right foot if I do say so myself!
It took me at least a half hour to get all the coupons out of the papers and what a mess that caused (If only you guys could have seen the way my husband looked at me when he walked in the house and saw the mess all over the dining room floor LOL)
AND, that also gave me the will power to get my butt up into my office and get to cleaning to make room for all of my shiny new coupons <3 The kitten had a blast playing in all of my old, expired coupons 🙂 (and, talk about look #2 from the hubby when he found out he was the one bringing them outside into the recycling bin!)
Now, my drawer is all set and ready to go for the New Year (a few days late but it is done). I feel a hell of a lot better and I cannot wait to get back to the coupon game! And, please, If you see me fall off again, someone please give me a swift kick in the ass <3
Here is to a New Year and new deals. Let’s build those stockpiles together and SAVE SAVE SAVE.