April 9, 2009
Doing a good deed to a perfect stranger I found is a lot of fun. Me and Mrs G2 do our market shopping togather and usually its one big major buy that lasts us 4-5 weeks. Like everyone we are members of the market discount Ralphs card, so we think we are saving a ton of money. We also go armed with a fistful of coupons, which we try to just limit to things we actually buy and use regularly. Once in a while we will venture off the list and try something new, but buying just for the sake of a coupon is pretty stupid. Half the time it ends up costing more even with a coupon. We like to match a sale item with a coupon, found a few managers specials that are always marked way down. Too bad they quit doing double coupons a few years ago. We did use $22 in coupons and with the ralphs card saved $94. Did we really save or just spend alot, who knows.
I like to do a little good deed with the coupons. I look and decide if we should buy that one or just take this one, and many times don;t use the coupon. I do a good deed, and stick the coupon on the product, I decided not to buy so next person who is going to, finds the coupon. Maybe only .50 cents or a dollar, but if it helps them, thats good. Today we had a bunch of frozen Pizza coupons and remembered the oven isn;t working so didn't use any of them. We were checking out, and the bagger next to us put a bag with California Kitchen and a Degornio pizza, which we saw were both on sale. Mrs G2 thought I had gone nuts, I pulled out my coupons found those 2, and walked up to the lady and said "Here I have a present for you". I think she probably had a heart attack wondering who was this strange man with a beard and long hair. I just said, I saw the guy put those in her cart and we didn;t use the coupons. It was done in 10 seconds, we just rolled our carts away, and I think the lady was stunned. In California, its a little shocking when someone does something nice. If Mrs G2 wasn't with me, she probably would have thought I was stalking her, or afraid to walk into the parking lot. She probalby watched her rear view mirror all the way home. Mrs G2 was equally as stunned, and wondered has my husband gone mad.
It wasn't much but it was $2, each a $1 coupon for one pizza. We did a good deed, and it felt good. Its only $2, but thats OK.
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