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Deal Envy

OK- you’ve got your coupons ready, you go out to the store and get the deal, you go home with your goodies and your happy- until next week when you find out it’s a better deal! Do you get upset? Feel envious of the better deal? Or do wish you had waited?
I find myself envious of some deals that happen after I buy something. This week has a great example:
KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce.

Last week with the $1/1 coupon I bought 5 of them at Target. Only paying 47¢ for each one.

This week I’ve seen on some of the coupon boards that Target has it on sale for $1.20 which would make each one only 20¢.

Instantly I was disappointed! If I had just waited I could have saved more.. But then I started to think about it – what would I have done with that extra $1.35? At most stores it wont even buy a 20 oz Coke!

So let’s break it down – you saved money, that’s the point right? Why get upset about a dollar? If you keep waiting you miss the deals all together – or end up letting your coupons expire.

Now, another bit of perspective – not every deal people post on the sites will work for you. When we got to Target today, my friend with coupons in hand – it was still $1.47 and not the $1.20 reported. She still got them and saved on the ones she purchased. It’s a good deal either way.

I know half the deals I find and post on here may not apply to some of the readers – especially now that I know some are as far away as Alaska. But I will still post them for the few people who are local(ish) and can use them.

Some deals I find only apply to 1 of the stores in my area – the Walgreens I go to in Detroit holds different deals and specials than the ones just 2 miles up the road and in different cities.

Stop worrying about the deals you miss – if you get a good deal and you are helping stretch your dollar right you are doing what you’re suppose to with the coupons!

We were stopped a couple times while shopping today and asked how to get their bill down to zero. Honestly I haven’t figured out how to do it legitimately! I was able to drop my Meijer bill down over $40 with coupons alone, and another $45 with in store specials. But how to match everything up and get a zero bill on a cart or several full of food? I hope to get there some day – but right now I’ll stick with the 70-80% I’ve been saving currently!

Shop and be happy with your savings 🙂

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Becky is Content Creator in metro-Detroit. She is also an interior designer, a former adjunct professor, a gluten free foodie, and world traveler. Week99er is a lifestyle site featuring real life reviews of the latest in entertainment, technology, travel destinations and even set visits. Her Youtube channel gives in depth reviews and travel videos. Contact her at becky@week99er.com

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