This is Bonnie. She is a happy go-lucky, live-and-let live, kick-back kind of gal. In practically every aspect of her life, she is a lover, not a fighter.
But in one respect, Bonnie is a hater.
Bonnie hates saving money.
She would much rather spend full price on an item than get it for nearly free or totally free. It massages her ego at the check out counter in the grocery store when her bill comes to over three hundred dollars for some chicken breasts, a few boxes of Rice A Roni and a package of Poise.
Bonnie argues that stockpiling when prices are at their rock bottom lowest rather than paying the premium price later on is just plain dumb. She feels that if you use coupons, you must be buying a whole bunch of unnecessary junk rather than things you only need. While it is true that sometimes shopping smart means you will end up trying new things instead of something else since it is much, much cheaper, it does not mean getting things you don't need or won't use. It means replacing expensive items with more economical ones. If an item happens to be totally free and you don't really need it, it can always be taken home and then given away to someone who would make good use of it. Take kitty litter, for example. I don't have cats, but my old buddy J-Lo does have cats, so I could reasonably get the free item and give it to my friend. Or to someone else in need. You see, it's charity. Only not at your own expense; it is at the expense of the manufacturer and/or the grocery store. Ahhh, I digress.
Shall we talk for a moment about the wisdom in keeping a well-stocked pantry? There are so many reasons, first and foremost, imagine the peace of mind that would come after a devastating earthquake, terrorists attack, or even unemployment when you have a well-stocked pantry. At least a month's supply to get you through a tough spot will ease the stresses of difficult situations and can do wonders for your mind.
Furthermore, how about the convenience of having those staples on hand at all times, rather than having to make needless last minute trips to the market? With gas prices the way they are these days, imagine the money you can save by eliminating needless trips can really make a difference. Not to mention the time!
Back to Bonnie's hatred.
So often hatred is born of ignorance, isn't it? We many times fear what we don't know, the unfamiliar. I feel that it is my sacred duty to help my brothers and sisters like Bonnie soften their hearts and learn about the truthfulness of The Grocery Game. Then, and only then will these haters come to believe in Teri, the Grocery Game Founder, and truly TRUST THE LIST and all of the benefits and blessings that it has to offer.
If you are a non-believer and a hater like Bonnie, open your heart and mind and take that first step into the freedom that is. . .