I probably should have added that I am NOT one of the "Crazies" lol. I don't shop at walmart (for the person that mentioned) because I prefer to support the local grocery stores and the US products
. So don't worry, You won't find me holding up your line lol.
I don't "hoard" per se. We live in a small apartment, but I had the space, I would definitely be stocking up on things that we need. Thats another thing too, I don't buy things I won't use. I have about 15 tubes of toothpaste right now, but I won't be getting any more of those deals, because I already have more than enough. Same with shampoo/conditioner and body wash.
Things like laundry detergent and dish soap stuff....things we use on a daily basis like that, I will definitely pack my laundry room full because Im constantly running out lol.
Thing is, this stuff never goes bad. and If you get it for free or for a couple of bucks each, why not, right?
Thing is....A lot of people get irritable when they are standing in line behind someone with coupons. Simple solution: Move to another line lol.
We don't need those dirty looks or the "sighs" behind us. That just makes you look like a crab and it really sort of aggrivates us because we are supporting and providing for our families at pennies on the dollar, and you're getting mad at us about it? Thats not right. My kids can finally be able to do things that we never could afford. I purchased a zoo membership and this past christmas was so awesome for my kids! In the past 10 years, I have never been able to really give them things that I wanted to. Things they need or deserve, and so when I started couponing, I was saving hundreds of dollars.
So please, if you are one of those snotty people having a grump attitude in the lines behind us...simply move to another line or know that because I am couponing and you have to stand in line for an exra four minutes while they ring up my coupons, my kids are able to have the things they need without me draining my bank account.
Life is too short to be in a hurry anyways...
I must say though....there was a lady in Detroit (my friend lives out that way, she told mea bout this) that actually scaled the counter to physically go after some manager at CVS because they had a misprint and she wasn't able to get her shaving cream for free!! I couldn't believe that! I was dumbfounded and its people like THAT that seriously need some sort of intervention. If you coupon, for the love of god don't make the rest of us look bad!!!! lol. That Extreme couponing show can be a good source of information BUT a lot of those people do things that just make us look outright bad.
On another note, when I stock pile, I am usually dishing out to my friends/family and I just donated a slew of kids toothpaste and toothbrushes to a missionary family down in Haiti that just opened a school there. Sooooooo some of us are actually doing good with our stock piles