Saturday, January 05, 2013
I did my grocery shopping yesterday and used 22 coupons and 2 electronic coupons (coupons you save online that are deducted from your bill when you buy the products you saved) for a total of 24 coupons at one store.
I made sure that everything I purchased was something we would use and not end up throwing away. I got a lot of coffee as it was buy 1 get 1 free and I had $1.50 on 1 bag coupons. I also stocked up on Kleenex that was also buy 1 get 1 free and I also had coupons as well as a store coupon where you got the store brand free.
I looked up 4 different recipes this week that I reviewed to see if they would help me use up items I already had and would hopefully appeal to my family. I only had to buy 1 item yesterday (green pepper) to make two of them so will try to work on doing that soon.
I stopped by the discount bread store and bought 3 whole wheat bread products (including my favorite whole wheat bagel thins) and also stopped by Wal-Mart since I wanted to see if they had their Christmas items marked down more. They did (75% off) so I bought a few things that I knew I would use for sure including some tablecloths as well as a Starbucks coffee gift set. Yes, I got more coffee but we (my husband and I) drink a lot of it and I'd rather make it at home vs. buying it at Starbucks.
Today my daughter and I will be shoes shopping since we didn't find any sneakers the last time we went shoe shopping. She and I both have very difficult feet to fit so it's not an easy process by no means.