Such is the case with my stock of toothpaste.
When I first started coupoing, I was so excited to find a few good deals. Most of which were toothpaste in the beginning. I bought several at what I thought was the world's most rock bottom amazing price of $0.50/each. To go from paying $3-4 a tube to $0.50 seemed crazy to me. And then that first month, I read on a blog that this random drugstore website was running great sale on toothpaste and floss. And if you bought a certain quantity (I think it was quantities of four), you got an additional discount. Which actually made the toothpaste FREE and the floss was less than $0.20 per container. Shipping was just $0.99 total.
I'm not listing the site because since then I've not really even seen decent deals on anything so I am assuming they were just clearing out stock or someone made a mistake with the wacky give away free products pricing. You can get nearly everything less expensive when full price at Rite-Aid.
So enter an insane collection of Aim toothpaste. Not a brand I'd ever used but I was trying to let go of my brand loyalties.
But then I soon realized that you can get FREE toothpaste every other week at a minimum. And well, when you first start couponing, you love getting free stuff. So I did. I bought lots of FREE toothpaste.
|31 tubes of toothpaste!!|
Now I realize that this is on the verge of dental hoarding. Actually, that photo doesn't even account for the two tubes in my bathroom and the dozen of Aim that I have already given away. After the photo, I put nearly all of the Aim in the donation box. It turns out that when it comes to toothpaste, one can actually afford to be brand loyal. So I am. Colgate paste, I heart you!
I bet you are hoping to read that I promise not to buy more toothpaste. I can't. You see, I have since realized that there are lots of money maker deals to be had with toothpaste. So if I can make a decent store profit on toothpaste, it's still likely to come home with me. I certainly won't make a special trip just for toothpaste. But I figure I can always donate it and use the profit to buy other things for my own home.
Do you have a too large stock of something at your home?