I am not, in general, a paper couponer. Online codes? Sure! Use ’em all the time, because they don’t require me to keep track of anything or stuff more papers into my purse. But I am not one of those people with a coupon binder at the grocery store, even though I know there’s the potential to save money that way. (Not knocking anyone who does it, by the way, it’s just not my thing. I buy mostly stuff for which there are no coupons, and I’m simply not organized enough to deal with it for the meager savings I’d reap.)
But every year when they start advertising that the 2009 Entertainment Books are available, I kind of roll my eyes at the price and go about my day. And then around about now, say, in May, when the year is coming up on half over but they reduce the books to $15 apiece with free shipping, I remember what all is in there.
2-for-1s on restaurants, and movie theater tickets, and hotels. And then I remember that summer is coming and we’ll be filling time with extra things. Things like… eating out, and going to the movies, and traveling. And I remember that two movie tickets or one hotel stay will more than pay for the cost of the book.
And then I waver between wanting to smack myself for waiting so long, and congratulating myself for waiting until it was such a good deal. And then I give up and buy my book.