I'm doing a little survey and if you give me just a moment of your time, you could be eligible to win...
Uh... I didn't think this one through far enough, I guess. I forgot to think of a prize. BUT- if you give me just a moment of your time, I can promise that no salesmen will call or visit. How's that?
I'd like to know what you spend each month on groceries and household supplies (like toilet paper, toothpaste, Windex, etc.- all the things you rely on to keep the family running oh-so-smoothly every day).
Even if you never comment, I hope you'll play along this time. Crawl on up outta that hole and let us know you're alive. You have nothing to lose. Nothing to win, either- but definitely nothing to lose. And no salesmen will call or visit.
Leave me a comment with:
- The amount of your average monthly bill
- The size of your family
- Your approximate location (And don't freak out. I know some of my blogger friends try to be very careful about guarding personal details. It doesn't have to be a specific location- keep it vague, "The Northeast," "Southwest U.S.," "Canada." Comment anonymously, if you'd rather, so nobody knows it's 'You.' Besides, even if you say where you are, no salesmen will call or visit)
- Do you do all of your shopping at one store for convenience, or do you go to several to get the best prices?
- Do you use coupons? If so, how much do you think they save you each month?
- Would you like a salesman to call or visit? ...Would you change your mind if I said he's good-looking?
This is for no other reason than to satisfy my own curiosity. I've been talking with local friends and family about grocery expenses and it just sparked my interest. I always feel like I spend SO MUCH at the store, but I wonder what my bill would look like compared to ones from other parts of the country.
I watched that show about people who spend all their time finding coupons and searching for good deals. Have you seen it? These folks are seriously hardcore savers, which is awesome, but it seems to take over their lives (Olivia watched it with me and she is now inundating me with coupons, trying to help- bless her heart- only some of her coupons are for things like $5.00 off at Garfield's restaurants... Um... Do poor people go out to eat? I think not. I had to ask where she was finding all these coupons, since we no longer take the newspaper. I didn't get a complete answer. She just "found them." I suppose I should go around the neighborhood, asking if anyone is missing their newspapers...). I feel like whenever I do use coupons, I actually end up buying things I wouldn't normally buy, or sometimes a more expensive brand vs. a cheaper store brand, which I think, is exactly what 'they' want me to do. You know how 'they' are.
Thanks (!!!) for the input on the last post (about diet/health). I was honestly surprised that anyone commented or emailed at all. It was so long, I wasn't expecting you to finish the dumb thing, let alone want to comment.
I got a couple helpful emails linking the sore armpits with the fevers. I feel stupid (more so than usual, I mean) to admit it, but that hadn't occurred to me. I was looking at the armpit thing as just another random nuisance. Now, I totally see there could be a connection. Duh. As soon as our sitch improves, I'm hoping to get into a (different) doctor. Thanks!
Also... I can't be positive, but I'm fairly certain my hair is falling out (again/still). Has nothing to do with anything. Just tossing it out there to let you know how my day is going. Is there anything sexier than a fat gal with no hair? Don't hate me because I'm beautiful, guys.