It's sweet that my husband wants to buy me presents for Christmas. I know it is. I'm grateful he does it.
He doesn't use coupons. He doesn't look for the best deal.
These things make me twitch a bit.
For example, he went out one weekend to buy me gifts. I said, "Okay, if you go to Target, check Cartwheel. If you go to Hallmark, here's my rewards card. If you get me candy, here's some coupons."
Tom looked at me like:
Because he doesn't really care about all those things. In his Man Mind, he wants to go into a store, grab what he wants, and leave. He doesn't want to mess with Rewards cards or apps. Even though I tell him it's EASY. I talk to him about price comparing before purchasing, and his eyes glaze over.
One year he bought me the complete series of Friends. I told him Amazon had it for a great price--but it would only be that price for one day.
He did not buy it for that price.
He bought it a few days later for DOUBLE the price.
I wanted to cry. I didn't, because I was grateful for the gift. But I was thinking, "DUDE! The savings! THE SAVINGS!"
I know he didn't use Cartwheel when he went out shopping. He didn't use the Rewards card because when I asked he went, "What?" He ordered something for me online and it was supposed to get here before Christmas. But then he got an e-mail saying it was delayed. I was like, "Be sure you contact the company. They should give you a credit if they guaranteed Christmas delivery."
"Mmm," Tom answered, and I doubt he'll say anything to the company. I would.
We do things differently. I'll have to deal with it. And at least he buys me gifts.
Maybe one day he'll use the Cartwheel app. Or the Rewards card.