One year ago today, I did my first coupon run. Since then we saved a ton, but even better, I no longer stress shop.
I went from someone who stress ingredient shopped, to owning a nice little stockpile of freebies and low-priced goodies. Because of that stockpile, I'm able to take time off to heal my spine. Which is good, because today the doctor said he wants me to take at least another eight days.
I think if I wasn't couponing, I would have went stress shopping right after he told me that. But thankfully, I no longer consider ingredient shopping as a way to feel better. Instead I puzzle out my trips, and save as much as possible.
I love that.
Although last night I had a nightmare that I was leaving Wegmans. When I looked at my receipt it read 0% Savings.