As I was shopping the other day, I realized what a hideous snob I had become. For years I have been a faithful Tide user and have never even blinked at the price. Tide and Downy……nothing else. Frankly, over the last 10 years I’m ashamed to say……I can’t remember even taking note of the price. How embarrassing is that?
Since I am now on a strict budget and in major $$ saving mode……I actually looked at the price when I put the Tide in my cart last week. SERIOUSLY???? It costs TWICE as much as any other laundry soap? I almost choked!! TWICE as much!!!! I so badly wanted to splurge and get it anyway but the budget said “I don’t think so, Princess!!!” *Sigh* So, I went for the Surf which was literally half the price. $11.00 for the Surf vs. $22.00 for the Tide. It killed me to put the Tide back, but……sacrifices must be made. I know, you’re probably thinking that I’m just being dramatic, but you have no idea how hard that was for me. I have become so accustomed to just buying what I want when I want and not really giving any thought to a budget.
So, for now……I must say goodbye old friend. But don’t think I won’t be scouring for coupons and major sales so that we can be reunited!!!