Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Conversation with Myself at Kroger

I went to Kroger this morning to buy milk and popsicles (both needed for school this week) and remembered that Jess told me that TurkeyHill teas were 10 for $10 and she had coupons.  So I took a look at the teas and was totally confused by the coupon.  I had to buy 2 to get $1 off.  They were 10 for $10 like I already said so that made them $1 each. 

In my head, I kept doing the math (and talking to myself).  

If you could hear inside my head, this is what you would have heard

me:  "oh, here's the teas"
me:  "yup.  10 for $10 so $1 each."
me:  "Jess said to use 2 coupons and buy 4 teas"
me:  "hmm, which flavors to choose."
me:  "yummy, lemonade tea sounds good.  I'll get that and raspberry, green tea, and should I get orange or peach.  hmmmmmmmmmm.  which.  I'll get orange."

checking the coupon again

me:  "the coupon says to buy 2 and get $1 off.  They'd be $.50 each.  That's not free! Jess said they'd be free."
me:  "I don't get it"

I put the teas back because I had melting popsicles in the cart and a hungry girl tagging along.  As I was pulling out of my parking space, I caught a glimpse of a banner hanging on the building.  

me:  " OHHHHHH!  That's right, they double coupons here.  They would be free!"

Went home anyways without the tea.  Fed the girl and put her down for a nap.  I knew I'd be going past Kroger again later and figured I'd stop in then.

So in the style of Jess, I thought I'd post my deal.  

My total bill was $8.36 but after coupons I paid $0.00.  I saved 100% off my bill!  Actually, Kroger paid me.  I used my Envirosax bag and received a bag credit of $.05.  So I walked out of there earning $.05 and getting 2 gallons of tea.  


Alexia said...

Hey! I just picked up one of those teas for 25 cents the other day. It was totally by chance though.

grams said...

That's cool Lace, I wished they doubled coupons around here.

Shop with Me Mama said...

Love the conversation! :)

Rachael. said...

I have had several similar convo's in my head and then left and went oh duh!!! Glad you got your free tea thought!

Kristie said...

What a great deal! Definitely can't pass up free food or drinks! :-)