October 10, 2012

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to do something you've put off too long.  I had a couple of higher-priced items that didn't sell at our rummage sale this summer.  They've been sitting in our garage with the intent to list them in the classifieds.  So, I finally got my booty in gear and posted all of them.  Hopefully they will sell quickly and I can have less in my garage and more in my pocket :)

This week's challenge comes from an awesome reader - Carrie.  She suggested sharing a coupon.  Who doesn't love a good coupon?  It might mean passing one onto a stranger in the store if you aren't going to use it or it might mean mailing one to a friend.  One of my sisters used to send lots of coupons to all of us in the mail.  It's a little thing, but it's great to have a discount and even better to know someone was thinking of you.

So that's the challenge.  Share a coupon.

So, did anyone get to do something they've put off for a while?  Feel free to share your experience.  Thanks for reading.


Lacey said...

I always shop with my boyfriend, so I usually have 2 of the "% off" coupons. Often, we don't end up buying things that qualify for either coupon, so I always give mine away if I don't use them. It's always funny to see the reaction of people. One guy had a cart full of craft items at Hobby Lobby. It seemed weird that he would be shopping for silk flowers and vase filler, but hey, to each his own. I asked if he happened to be buying anything at full price, and he said, "I don't know. My wife put all these things in the buggy." Hahaha I gave him the coupon and walked away laughing. I would so have done that to my guy too. "Here, you stay in line. I forgot something!"

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

last week's challenge was a super one for me. there were a few things that i have been putting off. i FINALLY got my closet together and got rid of 3 bags of clothes. now this one is embarrassing, i still had my swimsuits hanging in my bathroom and the pool has been closed for a month! so i finally washed them and put them away. i also decluttered the whole upstairs and mailed the clothes to my nephew that i have been meaning to send for the last month. i will admit that i did all these things yesterday, so i still procrastinated until the last possible day LOL!!!

Unknown said...

Maybe you'd like for me to wait to post this next week, but I'm thinking of it now.

I shared a coupon a few weeks ago with a lady at Carter's. She was buying school clothes for 3 kids and it totaled over $350. The coupon code I shared saved her $70. She was so grateful that she insisted on buying a gift for my 2 1/2 year old daughter. I repeatedly told her that it wasn't necessary. Even though my toddler was playing with the cheap baby rattles on display at the register, the lady picked out and bought a Melissa & Doug wooden cupcake set that retails for about $20 there.

Ok-- story 2: My husband normally does not go out of his way to do things for strangers. Yes, he's a nice man, but I think he chickens out when it comes to speaking up to offer things to strangers. He was traveling for work last week and received a voucher he wouldn't use for food at the airport. He went out of his way to go to the food court to see if he could find someone to give it to. Everyone there looked like they were there for business (and therefore would get reimbursed by work), so he went to the ticket agent to ask about his flight and to see if she'd use it. The lady said that the airport frowns on them using the vouchers but if he really wanted to do a good deed, he could go use the voucher to buy her a meal. He took her order and put the food in a corner for her to pick up since she had a line at her desk when it was time to board. He boarded the plane and got settled in his seat when he heard come through the speakers something along the lines of, "I would like everyone to give Mr. So&So a round of applause for doing his good deed of the day." He said that the applause was really pathetic (guess not many people cared that he did some unknown good deed- lol), but I know that it made both his and her day!

Kelli @ WhimsiKel said...

We have a dimmer switch in the living room that's been hinky for several months now. To get it to leave the light on, it usually involves a lot of hitting and muttering and then walking away in the dark and asking my husband to turn it on. So on Monday I finally tackled changing out the guts. And of course it was super easy and only took about 10 minutes. That's usually the way, right?

CE said...

I finally tackled both the kids room and deep cleaned them, I even vacuumed the ceiling fans! I than moved all the extra stuff to the family room and organized all the toys. It took me 3 days but it is done for now.

iammommahearmeroar said...

Awesome stories, Nicole! WOW! Thanks for sharing these. You rock.


Breezy Brie said...

Love this! I gave a coupon to the lady in front of me at Home Depot the other day (it was $10 off $50 and I wasn't spending that much) and she was soooo excited. She even gave me a hug! :)


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