Stockpile Shopping

Today was a total stockpiling trip. A local store, Fred Meyer, had men's deodorant on sale 3 for $10.00. I had a coupon for a dollar off, plus a coupon buy one deodorant and get a bodywash for free so I totally scored and stocked up. I'm not big on men's bathing supplies but I have lots of young men in the family who will each get a nice little basket of personal care supplies at Christmas. Bodywash, men's body scrubbers, toothpaste, razors, deodorant, shaving cream, and whatever else I might get a good deal on. That's a nice idea, right?

Also stocked up on shampoos and conditioners, feminine products, allergy medicine (I have horrible spring allergies) and got a great deal on Purex laundry soap and fabric softener at Rite aid. Buy one get one free, and I had a coupon for the one I paid for. So grand total today was $293.16, I paid $161.89 for a savings of 56%. Not bad I guess, that's my best savings to date AND I'm taking care of some Xmas items early. Am I on the ball or what?

The one thing I've notice I'm kind of struggling with is taking everything off the shelf. I still have some Purex coupons, but if I used them I would have cleared the shelf and I don't know why, but my conscience won't let me do that. I feel like I'm being a consumer pig or something. I don't like many forms of consumerism, I find it gluttonous. So stockpiling battles against my disdain for excessive materialism. Even when I watched "Extreme Couponing" and I would see women clear the shelves I'd find myself saying, "leave something for someone else!"

Anyone else having this issue?

And what is with the attitude of some cashiers?? I'm thinking, "You're working anyway. What difference does it make if you're checking out me or the woman behind me? You're still on the clock." But I feel good that I've started prepping for Christmas already. I feel ahead of the game, at least for the moment.



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