We all know my mission this year is to be more green. For the longest time I have been a coupon using, sale loving mama and I am now finding myself battling between the choice of being green or being frugal!
It’s so hard for me to pass up a sale on something that I also have a coupon for that will allow me to get it for almost free or free. The things that I can get like this are almost never green products. A recent example of this is laundry detergent. I had some coupons (manufacturers coupon and store coupons) for a brand that was on sale and I paid .99 for it! I also had these coupons for some fabric softener and got it for free! I do not use these on LA’s clothes or diapers, however, I just couldn’t pass it up and I use it on my clothes, my husband’s and our sheets, towels, etc. My laundry hasn’t gone green yet and I feel terrible about this. Another recent find was a good brand of paper plates….they were on sale for $1.97 and I had a coupon for $5 off of three so I ended up paying less than a dollar for three packs of good paper plates. That is another thing I know I should not be using. What is wrong with me and why does my coupon, deal loving self win sometimes? Do you ever find the two sides battling? Green versus frugal? Or am I the only one? LOL
And then comes the guilt after I buy them!