Friday, June 3, 2011

Frugal Friday Blog Hop 6/3/11

Pretty much the same to report--hanging laundry on the clothesline to dry, we took some spinach from the garden, and we also picked a few strawberries as well. I can't wait until the strawberries are thick enough we can actually pick enough for a whole meal. That won't happen until at least next season, maybe even 2 seasons from now.

We didn't do much in the way of shopping. We only bought just a couple of gallons of milk throughout the week at the grocery store. I also bought 2 boxes of Blue Bonnet stick margarine on sale for .69 each.
I did use some coupons at Wal Mart. I bought my Carnation Instant Breakfast with $1 coupon making it $3.58 (It sells for $6.99 at the grocery, so I always try to buy it at Wal Mart.) I also used 2-$1/2 coupons on Bar S franks so got those for .25 a package.

I went to Walgreen's for a few things. I have a story to tell with that. Not long after I walked in the store, one of the store managers approached me with ad in hand. This is the same manager who is there 9 out of 10 times when I shop and knows that I am there for the RR's mostly, and that I am going to ask him where to find something or to check if they have any more of something in the back. He told me right away what they were out of and then took me around the store and showed me where the other items were. He commented to me that they are trying hard to make sure they have enough stock for the ads, but that it's very difficult. He said that ever since the Extreme Couponing show came out it's gotten even harder. Then he commented that he knows I was doing the coupon shopping way before the show came out.

Here is what I ended up buying:
Listerine Pocket Packs for $2.99--$2 back in RR's
Illy's Cappacino for $2--$2 back in RR's
Goody's Headache Powders for $1.50--$1.50 back in RR's.
I had $6.50 in RR's from the week before and my total was $6.49 so I headed to the clearance shelf. I should have just gotten one of the .10 items but they had underwear on clearance for .75 a pair. Yeah, since I wanted some new, I went that route. I paid $1.32 OOP including sales tax and came home with $5.50 total in RR's for next time.

We did buy a car this past week. My friend and her hubby got a new car so they sold us his work car for $200. It's a 1993 Ford Escort. Bad thing, it's a 5-speed and I don't know how to drive fact....I'm feeling really nervous about even learning to drive it. However, if I can, it does run well as they take very good care of their vehicles motors and it gets over twice the miles per gallon as my Town Car.

I do hope you will link up any blog posts you've done this past week with your savings, freebie offers, shopping trips, menu plans etc. I do love to read these types of posts to keep me inspired and I know that others like to read them as well. Please pass the word on about the linky. Thanks!!

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