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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.
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    great job :) emoticon
    1816 days ago
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    1819 days ago
  • BILL60
    1819 days ago
    WTG! Getting deals is only worthwhile if it was something you would purchase anyways. Is getting $1 off 3 boxes of cereal worthwhile if you only need 1... Sure you might save $1 off of $10, but if you only need 1 for $3, why spend an extra $7? I have never used a groupon site because I don't care if it's half off of something I don't really want/can't really afford/don't know for certain I can use.

    Plus, as you said, no more temptation to give in because it's there and it's 'easy'.
    1819 days ago
    You're right, most those "good" deals are not good for you and most the time, not even wanted. Good for you
    1819 days ago
    Good for you!
    1819 days ago
    We never use coupons/deals when we go out. But then we don't eat out often. And I don't use many coupons when shopping. I only use them if they are for an item we use.
    1819 days ago
    That is great! :D
    1819 days ago
  • 3G1RLS4ME
    Good job on that first baby step keep it up
    1819 days ago
    I keep my recycling bin next to the doormat. Straight in there . . .
    1819 days ago
    Yeah, unsubscribing can be very efficient! However in Greece you find 3-4 brochures from delivery restaurants in the mailbox every day... I immediately throw them away, without even checking what they are about...

    It's my mechanism: if I don't know about it, I'm not gonna ask for it!
    1819 days ago
  • _MOBII_
    Good for you! (And Domino's is better than PH anyways, lol!)

    1819 days ago

    There are better deals out there than anything Pizza Hut can offer !

    I used to love going to KFC. Ate their four piece original meal all the time. Might explain why I was overweight. LOL !! Well, after learning to eat more healthfully and cutting back on fast food, I found that the fast food really doesn't taste that good. a while ago, I went back to KFC and picked up a two piece meal. You know what ? I was disappointed. It wasn't as good as I remembered it being. It did taste dried out.

    Nope, if I'm going to have fried chicken, I'm having it at a real restaurant or at least, home made.

    1819 days ago
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