Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Monday shopping

Yesterday was my first day of frugal shopping and I did pretty good. I spent more than most people cutting coupons, researching sales and even looking at some sites..I had all my stores organized but decided to stay with just 2 yesterday, Publix and Walgreens..

So at Publix I got
A1 SteakSauce
6 pack of dial soap
BIG bottle of Kraft dressing
Ball Park hotdogs
something else but i forgot.
I Had 2 bags for 5$!!!!!! Oh so proud!

At Walgreens I only got
Tropicana OJ (2.99- 1 dollar coupon plus 1 dollar register reward)
Colgate (same deal as above)
Because of the RR program, Walgreens has discontinued the rebate program

I took one of the RR from Walgreens at got a printer cartridge refill which was 10 dollar. The cashier found a 5 dollar coupon so I only paid 4 dollars.

Then we ended the day with a free movie from RedBox

So I am going to have to make some rules for our family.
-only use and print coupons for items we may actually use. It may for a different brand but we wont be stocking up for liver or anything
-be careful what I print off the coupon. Its not worth spending money of printer ink to save money at Publix
-Organize my trips
-stock up on the nearly free items
-use what I have on hand and constantly look at expiration dates.
-only buy mi;l 2 dollars or less a gallon (its possible, BJs and Publix)
-something else I learned bananas are very cheap at gas stations..didn't know that but thought I would share my knowledge with you!!

Thats it for this week. We are still hoping for a great garage sale this Saturday so if you live in Atlanta, come say hi!

4 comments:

Natalia said...

Good for you! Redbox didn't send us our coupon code on Monday. Not sure what's up with that!

I have to say I have not seen any of our gas stations selling banana's...interesting!

Cindi said...

I love Publix! I wish that they had them up here. I only get to go when I'm visiting my brother in Georgia.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

You did very well...congrats!

Anonymous said...

Here's a good article:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/How-to-Spend-Like-a-Frugal-usnews-15357371.html

Frugal millionaires are unique thinkers when it comes to spending money:
1) they can easily delay their need for gratification when purchasing;
2) they are resourceful in getting what they want by carefully timing their consumer purchases;
3) they make living below their means painless;
4) they don't like wasting anything (especially money);
5) their sense of "self-entitlement" is highly minimized: and
6) spending is OK with them...depending on what they are buying (think: appreciating vs. depreciating assets).

C.W.