maddy’s thoughts

Archive for October 2011

Just thought I would give the blog thing another shot. Maybe this time I will be more successful! 😀
I have a few things in mind, wondering if you agree or disagree.

1. Halloween Costumes
What is with all the skimpy costumes? Am I the only one that finds this whole less-is-more idea irritating? It’s freezing outside!! Why on earth are all these ladies (and some younger girls as well) wearing the tiniest bits of cloth? Every Halloween party I attended this year was overflowing with these slutty costumes and every girl was shivering. I find the whole skimpy costume thing over and done with. Be skimpy for your man only. No need to show off your genitalia to the entire world, unless of course, that is your goal. What happened to all the creative costume ideas. i miss those days. Now even little 12 and 13 year old girls are wearing these outrageous costumes! Agree or disagree?

2. Couponing
Recently a friend/”extreme” couponer turned me onto this really cool couponing site that shares a lot of great deals and savings on different sites. I found that I spend more money than I have in the past when I go on a shopping trip with these coupons. I find that it bring out more temptation. LEt me explain a bit, before when I would go shopping, even for household items, I would only pick up the necessary items and only a necessary amount of each item (no stockpiling). Since beginning my “couponing journey” I noticed that I would pick up a couple of extra items that aren’t a necessity to me but are nice to have. Sometimes, even picking up 2 or 3 of the same product because of the coupons. Ex: instead of purchasing the one bottle of laundry detergent I would purchase pre-coupons, I now purchase 3 bottles of laundry detergent because there is a coupon for $2.00 off/3+ bottles. Therefore spending an extra $10-15 on items not completely necessary. Granted, I now have 2 extra bottles but the purchase wasn’t completely necessary. Useful? Definitely!…but not necessary.
I will justify a purchase (even on shoes!) with “well it’s on sale! I HAVE to purchase this”
So what i’m getting at is: Can coupons do more harm than good with certain people?

Thanks for reading!