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!


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:

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).