We all experience buyers remorse. You know that irritating emotional residual that tells us that we probably shouldn’t have bought that overpriced electronic tablet, or as-seen-on-tv- gimmick.
Well with us couponers it’s a little different.
Most of us never really feel remorseful for the armful of toothbrushes and toothpaste we collect, or the fact that we stocked up on enough deodorant to get the stink off a pig.
No… deep down we are proud of our stashes. But after bringing home armloads of boxed cereal, my dear husband one day started saying, “ No more cereal…we don’t have the room!” But of course I couldn’t resist the next sale.
This is when it happens. Like a leprechaun hiding its gold we begin to conceal out stashes. This change is not unlike Gollum protecting his “precious” and soon we start finding all sorts of secret stash locations.
Like most new couponers I was drunk with power and if it was FREE I had to have a hundred of it (I’m talking about you body wash). Eventually I calmed down and began to give “gift baskets” to friends and family. Then donated to charity. Then forced limits on myself.
Still, it’s hard not to look at my glorious and sometimes secret stash with pride.
So readers, do you have a secret stash? And more importantly.. do you guard it like a junkyard dog? Let me know.