Monday, February 18, 2008
I am stuck on Band-Aid brand cause . . . .
So I've been pondering this whole saving money thing for awhile now. I love to get a good deal, a bargain. I love to purchase from the clearance rack but there are times when I make an exception. And here are some of the reasons why. The other day I was back at Wal-mart for what seemed like the upteenth million time to purchase toothpaste. Since we've been living with Mom and Dad we (us McCoy's) all share a rather small bathroom. So we no longer have his toothpaste, her toothpaste and the girls toothpaste. We have one toothpaste. And the toothpaste that I have found we all like is the little mini stand up container of Crest-Tartar Control Whitening plus Scope. I pay $2.46 for a 4.6 oz. bottle. And we tend to use it up quite frequently. So the last time I went in I decided I needed to find something different that didn't get used up as quickly and didn't cost so much. I ended up deciding on the Crest Pro-Health. It was $3.00 for 7.8 oz. Cost wise - a much better purchase, until I got it home and we all tried it and hated it!!! So now we have this tube of toothpaste that none of us like that is taking up space in our tiny bathroom and I had to go back to Wal-mart and buy our regular brand. So much for saving money, I should have just thrown $3 in the trash and saved myself the gas money! Also, we tend to go through the cereal. A good friend of mine always buys the big bulk bags of cereal. I have never done this because I feel if I buy something and the girls don't like it then I will have to eat it. Keith is not the normal dad who eats whatever is in the fridge or cupboards that no one else wants. He's pickier than the girls most the time. So I've become the human trash compactor. Because of this I don't want to buy something I know I won't like. But in the spirit again of saving money, I decided to try out the "fake" honey nut cheerios. These are one of Samantha's favorites. The other day I heard her complaining that there was no good cereal in the house. I told her - there is honey nut cheerios in a bag in the cereal cupboard. She looks me right in the eye and says, "Those things taste like FISH!" I, of course, have not tasted them and have no intention of doing so. I told her you love fish, what's the problem. She says, "they taste like fish with honey on it." I rest my case. Sometimes it's not worth trying to save a few bucks if you are going to end up with fishy cheerios and unused tubes of toothpaste.