We finally got rain! Hurray!
Sunday I headed off to Gordman's with a 20% OFF coupon to pick up one of the two items left on my Christmas shopping list. Only one more gift to go!
The dollar store is next door Gordman's so I walked over and picked up a few items on my list. Toothbrushes, fabric softener and marbles to put in a quart jar kerosene lamp I put together a couple months ago. While there I found the perfect item for my youngest so I snapped it up to put in my stocking stuffer stash.
Then I walked next door to Alberston's to pick up 8 cans of my girls favorite clam chowder on sale for 99¢ a can. I had printed two online coupons for $1 OFF four cans making the final cost of the soup 74¢ a can. In order to get the sales price I had to buy ten items so to make ten I also picked up two tubs of frosting for the baking box at 99¢ each. Total spent $7.90.
|I used label stock I had to make these labels for my big batch of apple butter|
I received two free $25 restaurant gift cards in the mail. I earned both of them by participating in a healthy lifestyle challenge sponsored by our health insurance company. I also received a $25 Visa card for participating in a health screening at work.
I did my big shop this week and dragged my oldest along with me to help. Surprisingly, she actually had a pretty good time grocery shopping with her mom. She was also impressed with the deals we found and the coupons we used to shave off a ton of money at the checkout. She was especially impressed at Albertson's when the total went from $39 to under $18.
I had coupons which saved me $2 on a veggie tray as well as 45¢ on a bag of spinach. I didn't want to pass up more pasta at 49¢ a box (6), potato sides for 69¢ a package (8) and a dozen noodle snacks for 20¢ each. Buying those cups of noodles made me a hero. My girls love those things.
At Fred Meyer we found several items on markdown including a 2# block of organic medium cheddar for $5. Broccoli florets, a spinach salad and guacamole were marked down 99¢ each. I love when I can find these things so inexpensively and we can enjoy a few extras.
Saturday our day was devoted to high school marching band competition at BSU. The weather was perfect and we had an amazing time. Of course, I had my proud mommy moments watching my oldest girl marching out on the field. They did a superb job.
I laminated a sliver of bar soap to a new bar so we can easily use it up.
I washed out a couple Ziploc bags to reuse.
We gave our kitchen scraps to the chickens.
How was your thrifty week?