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Wasted Time and Gas

December 12th, 2012 at 02:57 pm

I went to Macy's after work last night to use my $10 off $25 coupon. Macy's is a six-mile drive away, and I was tired, but I wanted to get this done. After picking over the socks, I finally took my purchase to the checkout, and was told that my coupon was only good until 1PM. WHAT? Time limits on coupons now? I'll admit I didn't read it carefully. I was so annoyed. I didn't buy the socks. The clerk told me I could come back before 1PM today and use it. Uh-huh. The only way I could do that would be to stay home from work.

I will have to either commit to reading every word on the coupon or give up trying to use them. This is the third time I've been unable to use a coupon because of its restrictions in a pretty short period of time.

I overslept this morning and missed the first train. I had to wait a while for the next train, so I bought a scone and coffee -- $3.75.

I DID get a free lunch yesterday -- roast beef, salad, pasta salad, crudites -- very nice! There might even be some left today, but I brought in the makings for a turkey sandwich anyway.

On the way home from the station last night I stopped at Walgreens to buy stockings. They had a display, but they were large and costly, and I was looking for something small. Then I happened upon a display of Christmas oven mitts. Perfect size! I bought two for $3.98 (but used my gift card, so free) -- and they will be just the right size for the little things I have to put in them -- and much more useful after the day is done! I was quite proud of my cleverness.Smile

5 Responses to “Wasted Time and Gas”

  1. SecretarySaving Says:

    Very smart move I'd use a oven mitt more than a stocking.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Clever is right! I guess you saved $15 at Macy's buy not using that coupon. Smile

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    What a great idea!

  4. My English Castle Says:

    I like the oven mitt too!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Great idea!

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