Jack Frost is interfering with my couponics

I’m done with winter. We still have two more months of this crap ahead of us, but I am sick to my chattering back teeth with temperatures in the teens, and now it’s getting in the way of my shopping plans. Yes, I know this is petty, but it’s my blog and and I’ll whine if I want to.

The overwhelming response I got from the kids at the shelter on Friday night just makes me want to do more, but I really can’t spend more. Imagine my delight when one of my readers suggested we team up to buy and cook dinner for them one night soon (Dani, you rock and I haven’t even met you yet!).  Well, it also makes me want to gather as much as possible to donate, and there are some unbelievable deals at ShopRite…but there isn’t one in Manhattan.  They’ve got this deal on Kelloggs cereals – buy 7 and get $5 back, and they’re $1.88 a box. I have $1 coupons for all of them, making it $1.16 for 7 boxes of Rice Krispies, Corn Pops, etc. Dude, that’s like 17 cents a box! 2 cents a serving! I was all set to mail my mom the coupons and have her do the deal in her neighborhood until I realized that the coupons expire today. Well, there’s a Shoprite in Jersey City that I can get to with public transportation as well as one in Brooklyn, but that one doesn’t double coupons under $1…but man, the Brooklyn one will require minimal exposure to the elements and the deal I’m going for doesn’t involve doubled coupons anyway. I can take the subway right outside my door and come out at the other end right outside the supermarket. I’m tempted to throw in a side trip to CVS, but I’m just not willing to be outside for the extra 20 minutes it would take to walk between the two. However, I can’t pass up free shampoo and cheap Wisk detergent…hm, maybe I can mail the coupons and get my mom to do those for me in the burbs. Not sure I can talk her into the double coupon deal on Mueller’s elbow macarone that will bag me 8 boxes @ 22 cents each. Now who says a quarter doesn’t get you anything these days?

6 Responses

  1. Wow those are some great deals, no wonder you are even considering braving the elements. I’m a wimp, I’d stay home when it’s raining if I could. I need to find great deals like that, if you can find stuff cheaply in NYC I should be able to in LA.

  2. Oh jeez. Since I’m a cold weather pansy, I doubt that I’ll brave the elements to snag great deals, no matter how awesome. It’s no wonder I can’t dig myself out of debt sooner!

  3. Don’t worry, I am the world’s biggest wimp when it comes to cold weather – and it doesn’t get anywhere near as cold here as it does where you live! Love the cooking idea for the shelter 🙂

  4. I hate the cold too but luckily I live close enough to CVS that I can tolerate it to get my free or reduced items. 🙂

  5. Hi there-I hate the cold too, I’m terrible for getting myself motivated for outdoor pursuits!!

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