Sunday I went to ShopKo because I had a $12 store coupon about to expire and a list. I needed a new set of sheets to fit my new bed and it was time to get the youngest some new school clothes. I found a beautiful set of Egyptian cotton sheets for $89.99 on sale for $34.99 and jean for the girl for $11.99 each. I bought her two pair and a really cute top we found on clearance for $7.49. I also bought myself 3 pair of black dress socks for work on sale for $4.99. By the time we checked out and I used the coupon I ended up getting one pair of my daughters jeans for free. Yaaay! When they gave me my receipt they also gave me a $10 coupon for my next visit.
Although the bill for the credit card I used to order my dining room chairs and table hasn’t come yet I went ahead and logged onto my account online and made an early payment using the overtime I earned this past pay period. When my bill comes next month I plan to pay off the remaining balance.
When I moved back into the house I decided to switch my mortgage payment dates around to different paydays. This week I paid my house payment ten days early which will now be the norm and will save me quite a bit of interest in the long run. Adding a few extra dollars each time will add to the savings.
I listed the RV for sale on Craigslist and reposted the camper shell. I also listed our cute little washing machine.
I spent $4 for a can of white spray paint and repainted our stair rail. It turned out really nice.
I baked two loaves of whole wheat bread and made a big batch of refried beans. I put up four containers of the beans in our freezer and used a fifth one to make beef and bean burritos for our supper one night this week.
Saturday morning I printed off a $4 coupon online for my favorite shampoo. At Walmart I was able to use it to buy a large bottle of shampoo and one of conditioner. I found that the big bottles were only a dollar more for almost twice as much as the regular size making it a much better bargain. Factoring in the coupon it made the big bottles half price.
I worked six hours of overtime this week.
Did you find some ways to save money last week?