If you are a coupon hobbyist it seems like there are unlimited opportunities to find bargains or even free stuff. Just today I contemplated making a special trip to Walgreens for one more bottle of free hairspray that I won't need in the foreseeable future.
This is great if it's stuff you're buying anyway but it can be expensive if it's just to add to a stockpile. That's the question I've been asking myself a lot lately. Am I doing myself any favors by couponing if I don't need the stuff and my budget is spent?
Here's a list of more stuff that I bought yesterday:
Furniture 40% off so I bought a gaming chair and two kids toy shelves for the basement- $19
Two VHS tapes- $1
brand new Hanes socks for myself- .50 cents
A decorative tin for the toilet tank in my bathroom- 2.00
Two kids books- .60 cents
plus tax= 24.30
Two Thomas Trains for Little Guys birthday- 6.89 apiece
Red and White Decorating Sugar on Christmas clearance- .99 cents
New socks for Big Girl from the clearance bin- .50 cents
2 Johnson Buddies soaps- .99 apiece but free after MFR coupons
2 Christmas clearance finger tip towels- 1.00
2 Boxes of Kellogs cereal- 2.50 apiece but 1.50 after doubled MFR coupon
1 pack of Huggies Overnight Diapers- 8.99 after doubled MFR coupon
Taco Bell for Lunch Today= 5.65
I'm still not sure how I can budget weird things like Birthdays and Birthday parties.
Anyway, the total damage so far is 100.44 over the 60 dollar budget I set for myself.
And tomorrow a new set of deals starts at K-Mart (doubling up to $2) and Wal-greens (cheap Kleenex) so I'll have some deciding to do.