7 PM Monday night, Adam shows up. Very nice guy, genuine, asks about our family, work, SUU, lets us rave about how much we love that. Blah blah, BLAH! Gets down to business of the Air Purifier and Vaccum Cleaner sold by Filter Queen. Great product...oh and by the way, Kirby is no good, just so you know... Their demos are all gimmicks. Anyway, two hours later we are still ushering him out the door. It went from $3500, to $3000, to $2400 to $2000. Oh but we can finance you at 20% interest. Oh, but I can say you gave me referrals, even though you didn't and knock another $600 off (wink, wink). Blah, blah, BLAH! Let me say, seemed like a great product, it really did. But we're not making a $2000 decision tonight...sorry!!! Plus, we can't afford it anyway, so the answer is no.
So my "prize". Haven't looked at it all the way yet, but it's a "$3000 Saving Certificate" (I'm sure to make up for the $3000 I'll be spending on the vaccumn.) The grocery savings...and I quote: "Visit our Grocery Section and we will show you how to cut your grocery bill by 30 - 70%. We will teach you how to use a coupon on most purchases and how to become a "smart shopper" and beat the Grocery Stores at their own "Game". It is easy, fun and it will only take a few extra minutes per week... you can shop in the same grocery store and you can buy the same products... the only difference... you pay a whole lot less! Our Grocery Savings System has been featured on Syndicated National TV Shows. You may have actually seen us on late night TV purchasing $100 or more worth of groceries for $10 or under. No we cannot promise you 90% savings, but we can promise that if you will put in an extra 10 - 15 minutes on your grocery shopping per week we can help you cut your grocery bill by an average of 35% or more. Shop and save with coupons at over 127,000 supermarkets nationwide. "
Ok, so I haven't logged on yet to see if there's anything more to it, but did any of you catch that....they want to show me how to use coupons? I just wasted two hours of not just my own, but my husband and children's lives for someone to show me how to use COUPONS??????? *(&*^&*%^&$%#^$%#$%^@#$%#$%^ ?????????????? (If you haven't been reading my blog, let me just say, I know coupons are valuable and worthwhile, it's been my latest obsession). And actually, my sisters ended up both coming over as well for fun, to visit us, so I wasted two hours of their time too. So four adults, each of worth at least $20 an hour, plus two kids, time with them invaluable, but we should charge them $20 an hour for them as well. 6 x 2 x $20, $240...do you think if I bill them they'd pay up? If I got a $250 grocery certificate it would have been worth it. Having received information on how to use coupons? Not so much. It's what I get for trying to get something for nothing. The prophet has warned against that and there are reasons why I suppose. :)