Friday, March 21, 2008

Appreciation Appreciated

Thanks to our unfortunate employment status and the awesome tutelage, ideas, and advice from many of the wonderful people who's blogs are listed under "Handy Places" to the right there, I have become quite the money-saving monster. As a matter of fact, I have been driving John completely bonkers with my constant coupon clipping, ad matching, and weekly shopping trips in which I manage to bring home bags of things we actually need for mere pennies.

Just last night, we were discussing how John's brand name medications retailed at about $1,200 a month, but with insurance, we were only paying a little over $100 for them. Without insurance, I was afraid we'd have to have him put down. But thanks to generics, some understanding doctors and nurses, and a couple of prescription plans it took me the better part of a day to find, we are now paying just over $100 a month- without insurance.

John: Yes, you certainly have become the Queen of Cheap.

Marly: Why, thank you.

John: I should get you a tiara.

Marly: That wouldn't be very frugal.

John: Don't worry, honey. It would be plastic.


Anonymous said...

did you sell the bikes?

Melissa said...

Congrats on saving all the money! Doesn't it just make you giddy knowing you spent next to nothing for something you need?! I LOVE coupons!

Shayna said...

I think I need some lessons!

Jennifer said... too Shayna!

Maybe you should teach a class.

Becky said...


I heart coupons. Problem is, I often forget to use them in time.