This is a post of frustration.
I am trying my hardest to save money for our family. One of the biggest expenses we incur is for food. Our grocery budget seems to always dip into the red and then our restaurant (aka: convenience) budget does too. We are determined to get them in the black and stay there.
So, you would think I was being a good shopper when I saw the recent posts (on blogs and verified by the main site) for a rebate from Kraft. Buy $25 in Kraft products, get a $20 rebate and a $5 coupon for your next purchase at the same store.
I headed to Albertsons with my coupons and my list of Kraft items to buy. I got to the register and found out...nope--no promo that we know of.
I came home and double checked. I had to really search. I finally found something that said Albertsons in Arizona, Texas...(and a few other states) aren't participating in the rebate!
What??! Thankfully, I wasn't too embarrassed to tell the cashier I wanted to not get some of the items in my cart. I only purchased what I had coupons for and the ones I thought were a decent deal. I still spent more than I probably would have. I don't usually shop at that store. And, I would not have gone today except I thought they were having this good deal.
So, I think I'm done. Done with looking at these websites that talk about couponing and working to get good deals. We're just going to eat less and tighten up on the budget.
I really don't like feeling like I got cheated--especially when I'm the only one to blame!