Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A good shopping day!

Today was a good shopping day, even though I felt like I was rushing from one store to the next! Check out what I got for $32 (and add in another 6 bags of Hershey's Kisses to get that total):

Superfresh was having triple coupons again, so I was able to snag a few pretty good deals:

  • $7.41 for two meals of roast beef
  • $1.49 for one lb of bacon
  • 1 pkg Lean Pockets for $0.14
  • 1 pkg Oscar Mayer bologna for $0.35
  • 1 box Fiber One raisin bran for $0.25
Then I went to Food Lion where I got two packages (16 ozs each) of shredded mozzarella/provolone blend for $5.99. They were BOGO. I was going to get two more, but they were out, so I got a raincheck. I haven't found a better price on cheese around here!

Then I went to Wal-Mart to pick up:

  • a gallon of milk - $3.88
  • 10 lbs sugar - $4.48
  • 4 Valley Fresh Steamers - $0.23 each (after $1 coupon on each)
  • 7 pkgs Hershey's Kisses (13.9 ozs each) - $0.75 each on clearance
I was very pleased!

But that's not all I got ...

At Happy Harry's, I got the football game for my son (he just asked for one this weekend) and the Orajel overnight cold sore treatment for FREE after rebate. The game wasn't on rebate, but it was on clearance for $2.99. Since I had a $3/$10 coupon, it made it free after I bought the Free After Rebate Orajel. My son loved me! :)

At Dollar Tree, I picked up a 4-pack of the lime green Totes drawstring bags. I'm hoping to use them in organizing my daughter's room tomorrow! I also got 2 packs of 9-volt batteries for a Christmas gift that wouldn't work without them. I got the last two 2-packs in the store. The rest were 1-packs, so I was pleased!

At Wal-Mart, I checked their clearance aisles since Christmas merchandise is now 75% off. I was very surprised to find a big Martha Stewart clear stamp set that I had overlooked the first time - now only $2.20! I also found another smaller set marked down to $0.70. I was thrilled!

Then I swung by Rite Aid where I checked out their clearance, looking for any toys my kids might enjoy (75% or greater on their Christmas clearance too!). I didn't find any must-have toys for next year, but I did find a pair of Simmons binoculars that takes digital pictures. It was regularly $99.99, on clearance for $9.99!! I had no idea there was anything like this on the market, but I had commented to my husband earlier last year that I wished I had something like it. [That's when a bald eagle appeared for several days in our backyard!] The resolution isn't as good as my current camera, but it's decent enough to develop into 4x6" pictures, and that's good enough for me.

Then on to Michaels, where I went in search of some clear stamps I had read about online, as well as Christmas clearance. I didn't find the clear stamps, but I did get all the ribbon pictured for $1 a spool. Considering it's 3 times as much ribbon as I usually get for $1 (as well as the fact that it's sparkly and beautiful), I was pleased. Not only that, but the black ribbon varieties have 4 times as much as the other ones!! I always look for things that I can use year-round, and I was not disappointed.

And speaking of "not disappointed," let's just say disappointment was the furthest thing from my mind when I saw they had the Cuttlebug machine (and all accessories) at 50% off! I had given up hopes of getting a machine since my store won't take coupons for the Cuttlebugs, but this was the equivalent of a coupon ... Are you ready for the math on this? (I'm glad I asked for a gift card for Christmas!) The machine is regularly $80 - $40 for the sale - $20 for the gift card, and I paid $20 out of pocket for my machine!! [I'm just a little excited - can you tell? :) ] While I was at it, I picked up my favorite embossing folder (also 50% off) to get me started. My husband was pleased that I was able to get the Cuttlebug after all, since that's what he had wanted to get me for Christmas (I forbade him from buying it for the full price of $80).

So there you have it, my really, really exciting shopping day! God is so good to my family! I sometimes feel like His "pet," as one of our parishioners describes it. Many times, all we have to do is mention that we need (or even just want) something, and it's provided for us within the month. I'm sure it helps that we trust Him to work things how He sees fit.

Maybe tomorrow I can share my new bedroom curtains with you. I sewed new pouf valances (the kind you stuff) and tiebacks this morning, and they made such a tremendous difference that we can't get over it.
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Tiffany said...

I'm heading "to town" this weekend so I will have to check out some of those stores!! Great deals!!

I know what you mean about feeling like God's pet sometimes. Just yesterday He blessed us again. Since getting pregnant this time, we've wanted a certain stroller...it sells for over $150 so it's out of the question. Even used it often sells for $50-$70, which is still out of our comfort zone. But yesterday my MIL found one at a thrift store and grabbed it for us!!!! I was THRILLED!!!! He is always so good to us.....

Enjoy your new toy :-)