Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Today I took a step I've been contemplating for a while, but was a little afraid to actually do.
See, I'm a deals girl. I like coupons, I like discounts, I like deals. So, I tend to subscribe to deals to get discounts.
The thing is, though, I'm learning that these deals rarely are; Groupons are usually for things I don't need or want. Local deal sites are pushing body wraps and weight loss fads.
And the bad-for-you fast food stuff that I get is just that... not great. It's a temptation. It's hard not to start craving a big, supreme deep dish pizza when you open an email and there's a coupon for $5 off of one.
So I looked at the most recent Pizza Hut email I got, and did something I never thought I'd do.
I clicked *unsubscribe.*
That means no more delicious free breadsticks. No more notifications about $10 any pizzas.
But honestly? I don't want that stuff anyway. I see it, I want it, but if I don't see it... I don't crave it as often.
I still have my Domino's subscription, so I haven't cut the ties completely, but I've gotten pretty good at controlling myself with Domino's. I eat veggie pizzas with lots of sauce. ;) But I think this is a big step for me. I don't really care all that much for Pizza Hut anymore anyway. They're overpriced, their service sucks, and cramming all the cheese you want into various doughy orifices doesn't make you "gourmet".
So now, just maybe, I'll be a little less likely to see a good "deal" and decide it's quicker and easier than making dinner because we're tired.
Because some deals have hidden prices... and in the case of these deals? That price goes STRAIGHT to my hips.