Monday, November 10, 2008

Imagine this:

My husband retracing his steps through Hyvee (comparable to Kroger here in MN) last night in an effort to reclaim a coupon he dropped.

So cute.

I had purchased the WAY-generic diapers the last time I picked them up, and the darn things ripped like crazy and the tabs lost their sticky tabs and the whole thing was a mess. So I spent some tedious time reporting this dissatisfaction to their customer service line (expecting to get a couple packs free, mind you), only to be offered a $2 off coupon in the mail. Whoopdeedoo.

So when Scott volunteered last night to go grocery shopping for me (LOVE HIM FOR THAT!), I was thrilled to accompany my list with that diaper coupon along with one for a free bottle of Kraft dressing (nearly $3!). I was so proud of myself for saving our family almost 5 buckaroonees!

He came home giggling at himself, reporting that about 3/4 of the way through the grocery trip, he realized the coupons in his hand were missing. The typical Scott- in an effort to get the job DONE and get it done QUICKLY - would have let it go and proceeded with the task at hand without thinking twice about it. But, knowing how the diaper debocle had become a matter of principle to me and how excited I was to get a free bottle of dressing, he retraced his steps, head down, combing each of the previous aisles he had been down. He probably let out a victorious yelp when he found them, all the while thinking how funny it would be to tell me.

Good husband award for yesterday, earned by Scott Gibson Arthur.

4 comments:

Emily said...

Tis a gift to be thrifty...

Sherri said...

WTG Scotty! 5 Bucks is 5 bucks...and I love to know that I saved money at the grocery store.

bb mcclain said...

That reminds me....of me!

Tessa said...

Hi there, I am one of Beth's friends and I love to read your blog! I hope you remember me (even though we have never met)! Anyway, I have "tagged" you and you can stop by my blog at http://www.jesusfilledhope.blogspot.com/ to check out the rules. I hope you play along! If you read my 7 random things, you will discover that I can totally relate to your fondness for coupons. :)