Today while at the grocery store, I was seriously thinking about which brand and size of toilet paper was the better deal. If I use this coupon, would it be cheaper than buying that brand without a coupon? Boring, I know. I looked over at the other side of the isle, and there were these Scotties hypoallergenic tissues. I haven’t really heard of this brand, but they were on sale for $1 a box, so I was interested. We go through a lot of tissues in our house (yes, I have a box in every room of the house AND the cars. It’s called being prepared.), so I’m always trying to get them when they are on sale, and I have to make sure to NEVER EVER even think about buying the Puffs with LOTION. Or the cool antibacterial kind. Why? Need you ask? The anti-lotionator who I live with, that’s why. Just teasin’, Ryan. So, when I see non-scented tissues for cheap, I start tossing them into the cart.
As I was grabbing a box, I knocked over this silly looking little black box thing, which fell on the floor. As I bent to pick it up, it spit out a coupon. A coupon for the exact product I was currently putting in my cart. 30 cents off each box of Scotties Hypoallergenic tissues. Wow! Not 30 cents off when you buy three boxes, as is typically the case with those pop-up coupons. But it appeared to be out of coupons. Oh, darn. Hey, look, there’s one crumpled up on the shelf. I uncrumple it, and sure enough, it’s a coupon for Scotties. Just then, the little coupon spitter decides to pop out another coupon. Ok. I’ll take it, thanks. I picked up the coupon thing to see if I could make it give me one more. I bang it on the top, and out comes another one, accompanied by a sad little noise, like the coupon thing is saying, “I’m tired. Could you just leave me alone?” But, no I will NOT leave it alone, because I can use all the coupons I can get. Bang Bang Bang. Nothing. Just when I’m about to leave and continue with my shopping, out comes a coupon. What the heck? Bang Bang. Maybe I should drop it on the floor again. I wait a minute, and sure enough, out comes another coupon. This goes on for quite some time, and I’m laughing to myself wondering if there’s some hidden camera there, and they wait until I’m about to leave to make the little coupon device give up it’s precious 30 cent coupon. I even look around to see if anyone is watching me, or if I can see the hidden camera. Reality tv show, maybe?
I ended up with 10. I don’t know how many I could have gotten out of the stingy little thing, had I had the patience to wait. But it gave me a good laugh, and I saved $3.00 on my 10 boxes of tissues.