Beware of Coupons

This afternoon while out running errands I decided I needed an iced coffee. Surprised? No, me either. Luckily, I found one of these to use out of our Entertainment Book, so I figured hey, free coffee? Why not?


I ordered a non-fat, sugar-free vanilla iced coffee.


After one sip, I think I probably made a face comparable to this:


Just like drinking pure syrup through a straw…so into the garbage it went

Then I went and negated the “free” aspect of it all and got a new iced coffee…


…and ended up with a face much more like this:


And my afternoon was complete.


Tonight we had a softball game, which concluded with a victory cookout, as always. 😉


The grill was nice and full tonight! Can you guess which item was mine???


If you guess the veggie burger, you guessed right! Sometimes, when I know there aren’t going to be too many healthy options, I take the situation into my own hands and bring my own. This way, I still felt like I could enjoy the cookout, without depriving myself. It just takes a little extra planning. 😉


I had my Morningstar Farms veggie burger on a potato bun with a little ketchup & mustard. It was super yum. I also snacked on some pretzels that were there too.


Then, Mom brought out the big guns. It appeared as though somebody spent a little extra time in the kitchen today! She whipped up a batch of brownies, but oh no, these were not just any ordinary brownies. These were Snickers Brownies.


Oh yes. Warm, gooey, fudgy, Snickers-filled brownies. Complete with chunks of caramel, nougat, and peanuts. I had one…then I had another…then somehow, half of another one ended up in my mouth. And if I didn’t cover the pan back up promptly, it’s quite possible the pan would have been demolished. 😯 They were amazing. Thanks, Mom! 😛

I have a FULL “To-Do” list on my hands for tomorrow to try to get ready before leaving on Thursday!!

Question for the Night:

Do you ever use coupons to try new foods or beverages?


  1. says

    I love to take advantage of coupons when I come across them! I do the same thing at cookouts, etc – I typically bring something to add to the grill for myself – veggie burgers or portabella mushrooms :)

  2. says

    I wonder if they goofed up on making that first drink and put in wayyy too much syrup or something? Hmm..oh well, glad you found something that worked after!

    I always use coupons to try new foods! Nothing better than trying new things and saving money while doing so 😀

  3. MaryBeth Ketzer says

    I really enjoy your blog!!! Thank you!!! I love coupons and I definitely use them to try new products. I would have never tried Viva papertowels if I didn’t have a coupon for it- now that’s all I buy. Love saving money!

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