Anyhoo ... my husband if frugal beyond belief. But he also cannot refuse any deal of any kind. You wave a coupon in front of that man, and he's buying! You offer him 15% off at REI, and he's maxing out his purchase potential.
Case in point ... on this weekend's trip to Costco, Chad noticed a coupon for wipes. I think you saved $4 and there was a limit of two, which is all fine and good - it's also $8 worth of savings as my husband pointed out. And perhaps even a reason to get a bit excited ... IF you need wipes. I suggested that we probably don't need THAT many wipes but Chad balked and then explained - in his most practical tone of voice - that Costco hardly ever has coupons for wipes. And so, we brought home - the limit of TWO boxes of wipes.
Upon returning home, I inventoried our existing baby wipe supply and found THREE boxes. Granted one of those boxes only had three packages, but still ...
I had to do the math ...
Inside each box is 900 wipes! 900. We have 4 full boxes - two boxes in each of the girls' closets - plus additional random packages scattered throughout the house - but I am just going to forget those for the sake of calculation - and not having to break out the calculator.
Each box holds 900 wipes.
We have 4 boxes.
That's 3600 wipes.
About 10 wipes per day for an entire year!
Now, tomorrow, I will be counting wipes ...
because, honestly, I don't have any idea
whether or not I use 10 wipes per day.
What do you think? How many wipes do you use in one day?
Does your husband have a similar shopping mentality?