Saturday, January 3, 2009

Give me a break

Well it is always a good idea to try to save money but of course this seems to be on everyone's mind these days. I've been reading about people saving $100's with coupons, freebies and such. I've never been much of a coupon clipper (I only clip what I buy but I don't go searching all over for coupons). I decided to try to save money and start looking for coupons. I spent over an hour last week online going to different sites to finally find 5 yes FIVE coupons I would use at the grocery store. I used them but was told at first that they might not be honored (I was at Walmart). The reason being is that people are printing bogus coupons at home so the retailer can't get their money back from the manufacturer. They let me use them but I was ticked that I spent so much time online and quite possibly will one day be told I can't use them. Well I joined a few sites and very intelligently made a new email account to send the stuff to...I went to the account today (I joined on December 31ST) and I had 5 emails and 448 spam emails!!!! I unsubscribed to every one of those sites.

So...give me a break. I don't have the time, the patience or the desire to obviously do what it takes to save lots of money. I believe these women I read about have NO life and can just sit on their computer all day.

Has anyone found a decent site to get freebies or coupons that the stores will take (btw...Rite Aid will not take any computer printed coupons). Oh I forgot..the freebie sites want your life history and then they want you to subscribe to crap you don't care about....not free in my opinion.

So I'll get off my soapbox now. Guess I'll just have to quit eating so much to lower my grocery bill!


Retro Jen said...

It's not a coupon site, but a cash-back site: I signed up just before ordering stuff for the house, and currently have over a hundred bucks in cash back waiting to be sent to me in Feb. It's legit. A $100 sounds too good to be true, I know, but it helped that I ordered my flooring through when they were offering double cash back around Christmas time. They do have some good deals, though. It'd be worth it to check it out. I also discovered some new stores I'd never heard of before by browsing through their store listings.