In the end, I decided to stick with my original plan that is listed below (even though it ate up some of my ECB's) and here is why. I had to ask myself, "What is the goal of agreeing to do this interview?" The answer was that I wanted to inspire Moms (or Dads!) who are frustrated with the rising gas and food prices to give the grocery game a try and see if it can help cut their food/household expenses! I know, as a SAHM, if I saw someone on TV walk out of a store with three packages of diapers and two packages of baby soap for $6 out of pocket (and $5 to come back and spend next time!) I would say, "Umm... I need to figure out how to do that too!"
I know couponing and store programs like the Extra Care program has helped TREMENDOUSLY for us. When I told Jackie Callaway that we had nearly cut our household budget in half over the past four months she was very surprised.
I am soooo excited about seeing this story air! I did talk about such blogs as Money Saving Mom, FiddleDeeDee, and even my own blog during my interview. Tom, the wondrous camera man, was very thorough in getting lots of great shots of the computer screens to edit into the story. Jackie said she wasn't sure of an exact date, but she'd let me know... and I will be sure to let you all know when it will air on ABC Action News Tampa. I'm pretty sure it will be at least a week from now and will post when I find out.
Our CVS trip was just amazing. The managers and staff (Even the PHARMACY staff) were all awaiting our arrival with smiling faces and ridiculously good customer service. If you ever want REALLY good customer service at CVS, just have someone with a huge camera follow you around the store. HAHA!