You might have missed it, but I dropped some subtle hints in my recent snowblower post that I can from time to time, be a pretty big baby.
Well one night after a frigid shoveling adventure, my wife took pity on me (FINALLY!).
I told her that I’d like nothing more than to have that night’s hot chocolate to be accompanied with some nachos. But you need chips for nachos and we had none. Luckily for me, my beautiful loving bride volunteered to venture out in the freezing cold to get some (which was nice because I already had my pajamas on).
She returned (quite a while later) with not only chips but with a few other items as well. She told me that she was shocked at the total of $20 for 5 things and that was with her taking advantage of a 2 bags of chips for $5 offer.
So we checked the receipt.
She ended up paying $5 each for the chips instead of getting both bags for $5. The deal was for two small bags, and she got two big bags (a mistake I might add, that she’s made before). I suggested that before she takes her coat off, she should take them back.
She gave me a rather perplexing look, but then agreed that we didn’t have $5 to waste on chips.
To make it up for her, I was the one who made the hot chocolate that night (a little groveling might have also took place, hard to say for sure).
While we were savoring our beverage watching Letterman, I rubbed some salt in her wounds by reminding her to take money out of the “grocery” envelope before going shopping. Otherwise it defeated the purpose of the envelope system (This too might have been followed by some groveling, again it’s hard to say for sure).
Now I know some out there would scoff at a going through such an ordeal for only a $5 savings, but if you add up a few of them together, you can start to see some significant savings.
And who out there couldn’t use an extra $15?
You can buy your wife some nice flowers with $15
Until next time,