Coupon Christine’s Twas the Night Before COUPONING Christmas …
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of cheap cereal, free stuff and discounts danced in their heads,
And Mama clutching her coupon binder, and I smiling at the savings we had wrapped
we had just settled down for a long winters nap
When downstairs in my stockroom there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to basement I flew out of sight,
Tore open the stockroom door, and flicked on the hall light.
The light from the bulb of the objects on the shelves piled neat
Gave the lustre of excitement of the stock of shampoo, detergent and TP piled from ceiling to feet
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Santa sitting in the corner eating a bag of chippies and drinking a cheap can of root beer.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
“Let me wash those clothes up, let me spray some Resolve on those marks
I promise it will get the job done, it works awesome on darks”
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know he LOVED my stock room, and I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled his own bag with some TP, Ziploc baggies, and even some clearance plastic forks.
And laying his finger aside of his nose
I knew he would love that Glade plug-in flavour Rose.
He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle:
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight-
Merry Christmas to my fellow Couponers, and to all a good night!
Merry Christmas to you and your family from Coupon Christine – Thank you for an amazing year – here is to another great SAVINGS year!