Do you ever find getting freebies and deals to be frustrating? How many of you have clicked over to a deal and spend 30 minutes trying to get a freebie only to find out that they are all out now? Or have you gotten up at 4 am to get an in store sale and they have 1 in stock (and you are second in line).
I will be the first to admit that these things are all frustrating. I will hold my hand up to say I have spend way too much time to get things like free boxes of hair color (not even for me, for my mom) and the site is simply not working because all of us freebie hunters have crashed the site… Here’s my take, always keep in mind that these are just freebies and deals, not the all the end all. And they are very nice, and I for one love them, but they are just freebies.
If freebies or shopping or coupons or whatever are not fun.. don’t do them. There are so many ways out there to save money just move on to one of those to try out.
When our girls came 3 years ago I was using CVS Extra Bucks to get all sorts of freebies.. and I loved it. But with the girls it was way too stressful. I remember one night, just a few days after they arrived, and I realized that my CVS Bucks were expiring that day. It was around 7 PM and I panicked. I just got up from the dinner table and said,”I have to go spend these” !!! And I did, and I was in a panic the whole time I was at CVS. Seriously that is no way to live!!
So I stopped and it was fine, I just found other ways to cut back to fill in what I was saving at CVS, no big deal.
I recently started doing the rewards program at Rite Aid, so I am back in the freebies, and I am loving it, again- it is so fun!! But 2 years ago it was a drag, and not worth it for me.
So keep it fun, and if it’s not just drop it.. it’s ok 🙂
Do you ever find freebies or deal shopping frustrating? I would love to hear your stories.
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