When a Sale Is Not A Sale

Craft stores often offer weekly coupons with 40 to 60 percent off of regular price (I love these coupons to buy my yarn). So when I see yarn sales that are 4 for $10 I have to make sure it’s worth it. Today yarn that is regularly priced $2.99 was on sale 4 for $10 (not a sale)!!! That’s only .49 off of each skein.  No sale for me (I use my under a dollar coupons only at double coupon stores or when an item is on sale. I don’t want to say it’s not worth it because the ultimate goal is to avoid full paying full price but I have to really need something before I use an under a dollar coupon (again if you need it and you have a coupon buy it).  I also compare generic to name brand. There are certain things that I just don’t like the generic version of some of the sugary cereals and Nutra Grain bars are two that I can think of off the top of my head.  Laundry detergent is another I prefer Tide (but I do use the Dollar Tree detergent instead of Clorox 2). Bleach is another item I won’t buy generic bleach because it yellows my whites faster than Clorox. I will try to work on a blog with my preferences that may be helpful to readers.