Yesterday I had to take our new car to the dealership to get a free oil change and since I was in town I went grocery shopping. I'm really proud of myself because I found lots of great deals, but I also passed up some great deals too.
I have lots of yogurt for the kids (which they are very happy about) as we were out and I waited for a good deal. It was on sale for 39 cents a cup, I had coupons (that were doubled) and I also had electronic coupons, so super cheap!
Sam's Club was a stop I made (had to meet a friend there for some homeschool paperwork) and since I haven't been in a while and I am not a fan of shopping there on Saturday. I found a very nice trench coat marked down (for me) and other deals.
I used lots of coupons at all the grocery stores I went to but made sure the items I bought were things that we would use and wouldn't just sit there for months on end. I got things for me which thrilled me since I can eat them if no one else does.
One thing I was happy about getting was a very nice stoneware dish (they called it a lasagne dish) that was marked down to $3 and some change. It looks like the Le Crueset stoneware you see that is very expensive in the stores and can be used in the freezer, oven, microwave, etc.
I passed up a Babycakes mini pie maker that had lots of extra stuff (sticks, pie holder, pie maker, etc.) with it that was marked down to $3.74!!!
I couldn't believe how cheap some things were at this grocery store, but figured the space was more important for me and I wasn't sure if I would actually use the items.
It was a lot of work to get all the deals I did (required buying newspapers, cutting the coupons out, filing them, matching them up with sales, etc.) but it is always worth the amount of money I save at the store.
This weekend I hope to go clothes shopping and find myself some winter clothes since both Kohl's and JC Penney's has them marked down and now is the perfect time to save some money. I have a $10 JCP reward to use (bought my daughter lots of marked down clothes this month) so will look for some dressier items for me there.