08 March 2012

Extreme Couponing!

Yeah. I'm not a huge coupon user. Hell, I hardly ever go to the supermarket. I buy toilet paper and paper towels and cat food on-line, we have milk, eggs and butter delivered, we get fruits and vegetables from the farmer's market or our CSA, and we buy meat in bulk from a right-minded butcher. And, we don't even have a supermarket in town anymore, because they up and closed back in August, citing hurricane damage, and nothing has taken its place. Frankly, other than ice cream and the occasional potato chip, I don't miss the supermarket much though it is kind of irritating to run out of a staple in the middle of a recipe and have no place to go.

I digress. Someone offered me two free coupons to try some frozen pizza, and (true confession) it's a brand I've had and liked, so I took the coupons. (I know. But just because we eat local vegetables and well-raised chickens doesn't mean that frozen pizza isn't ever what's for dinner.) I was headed to the wine store because we were somehow out of wine (really, how could that have happened?) and the supermarket that carries that pizza is in the same shopping center, so I figured I'd cash in my coupons. I picked up the two pies, and headed to the check out, with my own nylon shopping bag. Imagine my surprise when the cashier rang me up, and concluded that I was due a nickel in change - because of the "canvas bag refund".

I think I win at extreme couponing. They PAID me to buy pizza. Even the cashier was amused.

8 comments:

niobe said...

Go, Magpie!!!!!

Kyla said...

Without even trying! That is accidental awesomeness.

Mental P Mama said...

Now that is awesome!

allison said...

Yup. That's a day-maker.

mayberry said...

Nice job! We are tantalizingly close to getting milk delivery. I am so excited.

painted maypole said...

not a single store I shop at gives me the canvas bag refund. damn.

well done.

liz said...

WOOT!

Patois said...

I love this! Kick-butt.