Coupon-clipping doesn’t seem to be the big thing here that it is in the States, so it’s rather odd that I should suddenly find myself in the possession of not one, but three coupons to be used at the grocery store. One is for a free jar of Doritos salsa; we found that coupon inside our last lucky bag of Doritos. One is for "50p off a Waitrose tree mature mango when buying a punnet of strawberries" (doesn’t that sound civilized?). And one is for 50p off Bertolli Olive Oil, which is great because we use a LOT of olive oil.
So I was standing in the kitchen just now, idly reading the backs of the coupons. Yes, I do in fact have something better to do, and yes, I am procrastinating - but it’s a good thing, because if I hadn’t read the back of the olive oil coupon, I never would have seen this:
"This coupon entitles you to a saving of 50p on the purchase of a 500ml bottle of Bertolli Olive Oil (any variety). Only one coupon maybe used towards each purchase. Please do not attempt to redeem against any other product as refusal may cause embarrassment and delay at the checkout."
Gasp! God forbid! No worse fate could befall a woman than to cause a delay at the checkout! Everyone would point and stare! Oh, the embarrassment! I’d never be able to go shopping again.
I’m a bit nervous now. Maybe I don’t need that olive oil so badly after all.