Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Confession...

Previously I'm mentioned in this blog that I am a bit embarrassed by my coupon binder.  Shocking, I know.  I'm sure many couponers carry their binders proudly, but not me. 

Don't get me wrong - I love my coupon binder for sure - but just the act of carrying it from my car into the store remains a stressful activity for me.  Once in the store I feel it could almost pass off as a purchase siting in my cart, but when carrying it into the store, it's pretty noticeable (and has been noticed).

To take it once step further, when I'm in the store I generally keep my binder closed.  Of course I need to open it to check for coupons, etc., and I understand that people see me doing this.  I guess I'm OK with that.  It's really carrying it in from the car I guess.  LOL

Also, I won't bring my binder with me into the smaller drug stores.  I just bring the stack of coupons I intend to use.  Yes, occasionally this results in me having to leave and go back out to my car to get coupons that I had not planned to use, but usually my drug store lists are pretty tight.

Today at the grocery store I ran into a friend I haven't seen in many months.  I had my binder in the car, with my list on top of it.  I found myself hoping she wouldn't notice it.  Why?  I'm not really sure.  I haven't figured out this quirk yet.

Ironically I recently got a coupon-related personalized license plate.  I get a lot of attention from that.  I'm embarrassed by my coupon binder yet advertise that I'm a couponer on my license plate?  Go figure...

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