Let me back up and explain. When we decided I would stay home with our little Charlie and our family would live on one income I thought I could help the family's finances by shopping responsibly with coupons. We ordered the Sunday paper and I started clipping.
I have a favorite blog (well two of them now) Springs Bargains and Denver Bargains that tell me exactly what store deals I can match with coupons to get the best bargains. Wow -- this deal-finding stuff is maybe a little addicting... which brings me to my toothpaste issue.
You see, our grocery store often puts Crest or Colgate on sale for $0.99, which you may think sounds like a pretty decent deal. Wrong! There is an ABUNDANCE of $0.55 toothpaste coupons delivered to my driveway in the Sunday paper, making the $0.99 toothpaste now only $0.44. Great deal? Nope! My grocery store doubles coupons, lets you use 3 of the same in one transaction, and even takes expired ones. What this means for me is the $0.99 toothpaste is now free once my stack of expired coupons has doubled.
So each time toothpaste is
Embarassing fact #1 about my toothpaste hoarding: I had to move the spare toothpastes from the bathroom to the linen closet (move aside towels) because there just wasn't enough space.
Embarassing fact #2: My husband finally asked me if toothpaste has an expiration date. I have no idea! I have never even had to think about that before.
If you are still reading my hoarding confession, I'm amazed. If there is ever a natural disaster in Colorado and you can't get to the store to get toothpaste... come on over to our house and bring your toothbrush.