Today's Reader Spotlight comes to us from Rachel. She tells us how a little bottle of dish liquid started her down the road to savings. Funny how an everyday object can make such a big impact in our lives!
Take it away Rachel!
It all started with Sunlight dish detergent August 4, 2013. Yes, the yellow and blue detergent that was 50% off when the dear people at Sun decided to bless us with a $1 off coupon. Well, my story goes like this- in a nutshell:
I dropped by Publix to grab my fill of BOGO only items when I saw a lady with 20 sunlight detergents in her buggy. I contemplated asking her about the sale on the item, but my shyness got the best of me and I walked away. Well, fate would have it that we both had forgotten milk and we ended up face to face trying to decipher the “goodness” in lactaid, almond, coconut, and soy milk. We made eye contact and that’s when my better judgment decided to ask about the detergents. She explained the deal and how Publix would pay me back 31 cents for each. Not only did she explain, that little coupon angel gave me 5 coupons! I was hooked instantly after checkout.
I had never couponed and I was having a major independence selfie-parade over my new-found financial freedom. I rushed home and began scouring the web and ran across deals, dos and don’ts. It wasn’t long before the rain cloud shadowed my parade and I realized my sweet couponing angel was a deceiver because she gave my photocopies! I was embarrassed to go back in the store and be viewed as a thief but when I returned, no one noticed me.
I am still thankful that my couponing angel started me on this journey by simply sharing with me. She didn’t have to give me 1 copy because she planned on using all of them, so I’m thankful. I’m glad I learned about coupon fraud the first day and found this site a few days later. I realize that this is one huge nutshell.
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