Monday, September 22, 2008

when do "ROOKIE MISTAKES" just become... DOH moments?

really I need to know.. I'm three months into couponing/hounding and last night realized I made a $1 DOH mistake.... On Friday I went to CVS and used the scanner.. I got 4 coupons with one scan and read them, folded them, and threw them into my coupon box.

The major DOH part of it was that as I read the coupons I had, I actually thought to myself "oooh I'm going to get one of these today too!" of course by the time I actually went to get the product 2 1/2 minutes later I'd forgotten! lol! It was for the Excedrin Express gels, $1 off coupon.. so I could have done even better on that deal! lol! ohhh boy.

I swear I feel like I'm going to be making these type mistakes forever with this hobby! There will always be a way that I could have gotten a "better deal" if I had just waited until the next week when xyz product went on sale or hit the item on clearance a month later. *sigh*


Queen of the Urban Jungle said...

don't worry! there's ALWAYS going to be the coupon(s) you lost/dropped/left in the car/let expire/forgot you even's really really hard to get all the deals perfectly! at the end of the day you still went home with a sh*tload of free stuff, which is more than 99% of people are able to pull off! :)

*Hippie* said...

Don't beat yourself up over it... these things happen!!!! I'm sure even the veteran couponers are still having Doh! moments!!!

Love the pics you added to the blog entry! lol

Laurie said...

don't sweat it. like queen of the urban jungle said, you get better deals than most people out there.

and if it makes you feel any better, i made a $2 mistake yesterday. :-( i was really upset with myself until i realized id still made almost $10.

frugalsuz said...

lol, your pictures are cracking me up! I do the same thing - I get those CVS scanner Q's, throw them in my coupon organizer and then totally forget they even exist. Sigh. I try to go through them every so often and clean out the expired ones and see if anything else is useful, but I usually forget too. It happens!