Really Dark Stuff

Kittens, I don’t even know what I have to say for myself tonight.  Because what I’m about to share here?

It’s really dark stuff.

It’s the kind of thing that will make you cringe on my behalf and think, Kat, no…

Don’t worry about that.  I had the same response.  I’m pretty sure it’s instinctual.

I’m also pretty sure that all of this means I’ve Crossed Over.


I know.


But when Marcus’ sister told us that she knew a couple of students who were selling them to fundraise, and I saw how many Indian restaurants had Buy One – Get One entree offers?

That book went from $30 worth of skepticism to 2.5″ of Kryptonite in less than 10 seconds.

How much more domesticated and/or suburban can you get?!

Next thing you know I’m going to be whipping out an applique vest and declaring it couture.

After gleefully flipping through the color coded-pages, I immediately proceeded to rip out a coupon for Great Clips and foisted it upon Marcus so that he could go get a haircut this weekend.

I have the app on my phone and the card in my wallet.

Say what you will, but I think it’s very clear that we are not playing games.

And you had better believe that we’re going to keep track of the amount of money we save using it.  The book alleges that there is somewhere around ~$20,000 worth of savings in there.

That number means nothing to me.  Actually it gave me a little laugh.

The way I see it, if it helps us to keep the majority of our dates at or less than $30, and we save $100 – $200, then I’ll consider it a win.

Do you have an Entertainment book?

What sorts of coupons do you actually use?

I’ll be honest, since two of the three grocery stores we shop at don’t have coupons, the only coupon I ever really use right now is for the free pair of underwear at Victoria’s Secret.

9 responses to “Really Dark Stuff

  1. I’m really glad I kept reading because for just a minute I feared that you had jumped the suburban shark. But <$30 date nights are nothing to sneeze at, so carry on. I've had 2 Entertainment books that I bought with thoughts of grandeur, put in the console of my car, and promptly forgot about. I am their target market.

  2. Haha! My parents buy these every year and take it pretty seriously. They have date nights every Friday and where they go is entirely based around the coupons! A lot of the places that offer coupons aren’t places that I usually go, but I’ve found a few deals in there. Until they start offering coupons for frozen yogurt and Target, I don’t think I would need one 🙂

  3. Omg, I have one of those books! It’s seriously worth it’s weight in gold, especially because they have great coupons for tons of places I already go. Can’t say enough nice things about it.

  4. Ha ha ha. I haven’t seen one of those in years! I remember when I was in grade school my parents bought one a couple of times. They do have some good stuff. I hope you and Marcus get some 1/2 off dates nights out of it 😉

  5. We should use one for our next dinner/happy hour date. We’ll just open to a mystery page and do what it tells us to.

    Don’t worry, if you buy a vest, I’ll call in the How Do I Look? team.

  6. Oh goodness. My family used to get those just to support students and such, but we never used them. Good idea about writing down how much the whole thing saves you!

  7. I have gone through a few couponing phases where I attempted to be an extreme couponer. I’m obviously not cut out for that stuff.
    Coupons I use on a regular basis: Groupons, grocery card rewards.
    That’s pretty much it. 🙂

  8. I.LOVE.THE.ENTERTAINMENT.BOOK! We make our money easily with the movie theater coupons (or did when the movies didn’t blow) and we tried a few new restaurants downtown that we liked. We also tried a cute little coffee shop that I no longer recall. Anyway, we always made the $30 back!

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