Friday, December 9, 2011
Ask Elnora--About Coupons??? Lenora Worth
Good morning, my little elves. Elnora is blurry eyed today. I got really brave yesterday and ventured out to shop! Before I went into the fray I had a nice time visiting a library open house with my friend Judy Christie (Author of the new YA novel Wreath, by the way). The lovely staff at the darling Stonewall Library had prepared great food--a chocolate cake to die for--and other wonderful munchies. So we sat a spell and chatted with Miss Nell and the other book lovers. Then we headed downtown and shopped at a very hip place called artspace. (No caps.) Elnora bought a lovely mirror for the Florida home. It's decorated in buttons and jewelry. Very Blingy! We had more chocolate in the cafe there. We shared a giant whoopie pie. Yummy!!! After Judy and parted, I went to the post office and then decided since I was out and all chocolated up, I'd get some more shopping done. I had a purse full of store coupons, so I figured I'd save money. I did. But in order to save money, one has to spend money, right? I bought various presents for various people. I can't say what I bought because some of them actually read this blog! But I had coupons. Of course, the coupons I had in my purse were expired. Still, everything I found was marked down and I hit a good time of the day--more mark downs! I had Kohl's cash and Target deals. So all in all, not a bad experience. The other shoppers were even nice. They must have had two rounds of chocolate, too! Anyway, I got home and checked my e-mail and there I found another Kohl's coupon for twenty extra percent off. Of course, I had my phone with me in the store, but didn't know I could have pulled up the e-mail and used that code, too!! Drat on that! I'm not so sure I want to load all that stuff up and go back into the danger zone. My day will be shot. But that's the thing about coupons. Even when you have a purse full, there is still a better deal lurking out there somewhere. So I ask--What's the deal with coupons? Do you use them, love them, hoard them? Or do you just go about your merry way? Let's discuss while Elnora brews a big pot of coffee!!!!