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Did Some Bargain Shopping with my Husband's Help

Monday, July 29, 2013

I haven't been able to go full time back in the swing of things but I did manage to get to a super double coupon store yesterday (with my husband's help) since they were doubling up to $2 face value coupons ($4 off).

My husband was impressed since he was with me vs. me telling him about it, so I think it made a bigger influence on him. We got some great items and no junk food other than 6-packs of Diet Pepsi that I paid 50 cents for after my coupons.

My original total was $80 and I paid slightly less than $20, so that was very exciting considering I was very uncomfortable (pain still in my groin, abdomen, and back from back spasms) and it was very tiring to me.

The great thing was that I bought some marked down meat that cost $6 and some marked down shredded cabbage for $1 which I didn't have coupons for so it would have been $12 if I had not bought those.

If I feel up to it, I'm going to go with my daughter to a thrift store this Wednesday because they have 50% off the entire store (except for new items) and I need some loose casual dresses since I'm still dealing with a swollen belly from this surgery and don't know how long it will be before I can wear my regular pants again.

I did something too since I had my husband with me to help me carry heavy items and drive me there yesterday, and that was I went to JC Penney's. I had a coupon that was expiring and was hoping to find some dresses, but ended up not being successful with that.

I did find, however, 3 jackets/coats, 2 shirts, a necklace, and a pair of sterling silver earrings all of which were marked down in the clearance sections. I used my coupon to $15 off $75 and for some reason it only took $10 off. I told the cashier and he happened to be a manager in that section and so he took an additional $5 off and so I paid I believe $55!!!!

One of the coats was a jean jacket that I have been wanting forever and it was originally $52 so I did great to get all that I did for a total of $55. I was so happy after that, but incredibly swollen in my belly area (which gets more swollen the more activity I did), but I expected that to happen.

Today I will probably rest a good bit as those type of activities (particularly clothes shopping) are things that I can't do much of at this point, but I have to keep looking from time to time since my pants I wore before surgery are too uncomfortable on my incision (hip to hip cut) and my abdomen is still swollen. My weight is the same so it's not weight-related.

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    yea great job on the deals.. i love seeing that.
    1747 days ago
    Aldi's is awesome. That is where I sent my husband when I was recovering from my surgery since I knew he would never do coupon shopping, LOL. I stock up on their fruits/vegetables all the time as well as other things that they have that we use regularly.

    I wish they had a little more to chose from than they do but I'm not complaining as I am so thankful that we have them in our area.
    1756 days ago
    Aldi,s has become my new store for most things
    1757 days ago
    That stinks that you don't have super doubles or doubles in your area anymore. I am so thankful that we do since it saves so much money for my household. If the two stores that double in my area quit, I guess I would probably do a lot of shopping at Aldi's although I do quite a bit there already, LOL.

    1757 days ago
    I wish we still had super doubles. Come to think of it I would be happen just to have double coupons. We only have 1 store left that still doubles, everyone else has quit doing it.
    1757 days ago
    Thank you!
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