The Non-Consumer Advocate is a Cheap Date

by Katy on March 2, 2010 · 10 comments

I am a cheap date, which is to say that it doesn’t take much to make me happy.

For example, I’m excited that tomorrow is the first day of the spend $50, get $10 off Safeway coupon that runs once a month. I even made sure to glean an extra one from the neighbors, so I’ll be able to use it twice. I consider this to be free money, and a handy method to stock up on the staples that rarely go on sale.

This makes me happier than any five-star restaurant in the world.

And I wouldn’t trade this aspect of my personality for all the champagne in the world.

No wining or dining necessary.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Frugal Living NW March 2, 2010 at 11:48 pm


Actually, the $10 Safeway coupon started working today! One more day of happiness!



Katy March 3, 2010 at 7:29 am


I just went and read the small print on the coupon and you are so very right! I think that the coupon used to start on the Wednesday of the ad though. Good to know.

You’ve made me happy all over again!

Katy Wolk-Stanley
The Non-Consumer Advocate


Hiptobeme March 3, 2010 at 4:14 am

I recently got ten dollars at Shopper’s Drug Mart for spending $50 on their dairy deals. I will use it to buy free shampoo! Free shampoo makes me happy 🙂


Marie-Josée March 3, 2010 at 5:37 am

Katy, you’re so funny! Little things make me happy too, and I’m happy that at 44, I’m still not jaded and still get excited about going out for an inexpensive asian meal or a relaxing browse through a health food store. I have never been to Whole Foods (there aren’t any in Montreal, QC), and my plan to visit one is what excite’s me the most about our next trip to a North Eastern city in the US.


Sheryl March 3, 2010 at 9:19 am

I love the Safeway coupon!
It’s great to know that it runs Tuesday-to-Tuesday. If that’s always the case, and you can score more than one, that means it can be used to pick up deals from two flyers–the one ending on Tuesday, and the one starting the following day.


Katy March 3, 2010 at 11:23 am


I was just started to think about that possibility!



Kristen@TheFrugalGirl March 3, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I totally think about stuff like that. lol Our Safeway doesn’t have these lovely coupons, though.


Lisa March 3, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Katy- Here, we don’t have a Safeway store, but recently the Dollar General Store promoting their new store, has been sending weekly coupons for $5 off every $20 purchase. WOOHOO! That’s a whopping 25% discount for items that I normally buy anyway.


Mrs. B March 3, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Have I got a cheap date story for you….My husband gets these Lowe’s gift cards from work every so often. Free money…gotta love it. So on Thursday nights (which happens to be markdown day) we go to Lowe’s to see what is on clearance. We have been doing this for over two years. The employees started to get to know us and jokingly I told them this was the only way he would take me out so it is sort of like “date night”. Now we get ya doing?? Date night again. It is kind of getting embarrasing. But I have to say it is fun to come out of there with a cart full of about $600 worth of merchandise for $34…yes we have done that on quite a few occasions.


Katy March 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm

And . . . we have a winner!

Katy Wolk-Stanley
The Non-Consumer Advocate


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