About a year ago, I decided I was going to try the couponing thing. I watched the show Extreme Couponing and read multiple blogs and websites to learn and prepare myself. For my very first coupon trip, I did everything I learned to do. I went out and picked up all the sales ads at like 4 of our local grocery stores. I spent all of Sunday plus all night Monday and Tuesday nights after I got off work perfectly planning my coupon trip. I was so excited to save lots of money! On Wednesday, when I got off work, I was ready to take my first trip. I walked in the first store I was going to with my head held high ready to conquer. I walked around for a good 30 minutes trying to find the sales that were in the weekly ad so I could use my coupons that I spent forever collecting on top of the sales already going (like I learned). I couldn’t find any of the sales! Finally, I asked one of the people who worked there. She said their weekly sales start over every Wednesday - which is really weird because every other store around has their weekly sales Sunday through Saturday. I cried right there in the middle of Winn Dixie. I put a lot of time and effort into planning that trip. I left the store empty handed with my face buried in tissues. I know it’s silly but I was so upset. My husband thought it was kind of funny which made me even more mad. Once he realized I was genuinely upset, he helped me plan my next trip and we did it together in half the time.