Thursday, October 27, 2005
Frugal Stars & Coupon Update
We're still recovering from Wilma. In my home, we had no electricity for two days and no water for about 24 hours. But we're very fortunate. I have friends without power; others have lost cars and roofs.
But roofs, glass and trees can be replaced. It's just stuff. Really.
Frugal Celebrity Quote of the Week:
"I don't own anything that I'd be afraid to lose. Nothing material is that important." -- Kelly Clarkson, American Idol winner. Quoted in the September issue of For Me magazine.
The discounts are rolling in. A few weeks ago, I called a few companies and
offered my comments about their products. Many of the companies rewarded my efforts with free coupons and samples. Well the coupons are rolling in.
Procter & Gamble Company sent me a sweet letter stuffed with $6.50 in coupons and a free Swiffer Duster, which my 10-year-old son thought was really cool.
Celestial Seasonings dispatched $1.50 in coupons for their teas and an invitation to tour their plant in Boulder, Colorado. And meanwhile, Frito Lay sent me a bunch of coupons (about $5 worth) for differnt snacks.
They all wrote nice letters. But the note from Procter & Gamble -- signed by Kelly Kramer -- earned top marks in my little grade book. It was really chatty and sweet.
Have fun, be frugal!