There’s that expression “if you can dream it, you can do it.” Thing is, I regularly “dream” I’m giving birth, and yet I haven’t been able to “do” it. In each scenario, the process is painless, quick and simple (and that is why they’re called “dreams”).
Because I’m overdue, and likely on my way to being induced, last night I imagined we were going to the hospital — and I had a coupon code for an induction.
A coupon code?!
While hospitals don’t accept coupons, this probably isn’t too far from reality. I prefer restaurants in the Entertainment Book (RIP) or those running promotions or deals. I can’t remember the last time I purchased an article of clothing that wasn’t on sale (and I often have a coupon or coupon code on top of that) and do not purchase anything online or from a catalogue, unless the company is offering free shipping.
In fact, I’ve been known to order more than I need — and return the extra stuff — to save on shipping. I also favor sites like Nordstrom and Zappos that are all about free shipping all the time.
I’ve even converted R — a man who hadn’t used a coupon before meeting me. He’ll now Google for coupon codes before buying online and will forward me emails highlighting promotions, deals and discounts.
Hopefully, we pass the frugality along to this kid.