My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Things I Love Thursday: Scotch Paper Cutter $0.50 at Walmart!

Couponing isn't exactly a chore to me (because otherwise I wouldn't do it), but I really can't admit that I enjoy cutting coupons too much. I don't mind sorting them, and I probably wouldn't mind cutting them so much if the scissors didn't give me carpel tunnel syndrome after a bit. Part of the reason is that I use these large scissors that I found in the fabric department of Walmart, and while they obviously don't fit my tiny hands, I would use no other type of scissors because they're just so sharp and so efficient. That still doesn't change the fact that my hands hurt after a while.

Enter the Scotch Paper Cutter. I think it's originally designed for holiday gift wrap cutting, but it works wonders on coupons (and actually anything else you need to cut out). It's basically just a push action, instead of having to work my fingers. I'm pretty sure that you can purchase it anytime of the year, but around the holidays it tends to be a bit easier to find and is often on sale.

Which is how I got my paper cutter for $0.50. Yes. Just two quarters. When I set out to find it at Walmart yesterday, I was expecting to have to pay somewhere in the range of $4 or $5. I had a $1 coupon from a recent insert, but honestly price wasn't the main issue here. I was just tired of using scissors, and a paper cutter that I will be heavily abusing using every week seems like a good investment.

Imagine my surprise when I found them in the home office department for $1.50! They had some in the actual aisle priced at around $4, but then at the end of the aisle on the side of the endcap they had a whole display of paper cutters, and someone had written with a sharpie $2.50, then crossed it out to $1.50.

I really didn't expect it to scan at $1.50, especially with the so "unofficial" markdown. I mean, really now...anyone passing by could have scribbled it on. But nope - it rang up at $1.50, and after my $1 coupon I ended up paying $0.50 for this couponer's hand-saving grace.

Best fifty cents I ever spent!


Brooke said...

excellent find! i'll have to check at my local Wal-Mart.

The Lady Riposter said...

I agree! I couldn't live without mine! I love it! It makes it so easy to cut wrapping paper, generally!

Welcome back, by the way. I'm glad you survived your visitors!

thediaperdiaries said...

This is one of those things you never knew you needed until you had it. I am going on a hunt!!

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