- Walgreens #1
- Lunch at Quizno's (those little Torpedo thing are good)
- Back to her house to put Kroger stuff in fridge
- Walgreens #2 (great deal going on with Kraft Velveeta Shells and Cheese, and we cleaned them out)
- Kmart (3 hours)
- Walgreens # 3 (sorry we took all of the Shells and Cheese, they will get more)
- Back to her house to transfer all my loot from her car to mine and to pick up Kroger goodies
- Said good-byes and I came HOME
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Shopped till we Dropped
Shopping to near the point of exhaustion is not a good thing. Super double coupons at Kmart is however. Sister and I know the grocery section of that store very well after our marathon trip yesterday. Has anyone else ever spent 3 HOURS in a Kmart? Granted, it was a yukky, muggy, hot day, but 3 hours? I know we are crazy. But, I will tell you the deals were sweet. I definitely went over my usual spending , but that is how I shop. "Buy at the rock bottom price, buy lots, and don't buy again for months". Thing is, I spend less on these "marathon" trips than I used to spend weekly.
This is how our day went:
**We used to shop for fun things and spend our money on cute things for our houses, clothes, craft things and then eat too much at a fancy restaurant for about $20.00 plus tip. Now we bargain and grocery shop and eat for less than $10.00 total. Are we getting old, or have we learned to be frugal? Both probably ** Thing is, we are still spending time together, and enjoying our company just as much. We have just learned how to do it in a fun way and spend less.
I do not have a picture. When I got back home with all my loot I was just focused on putting everything away. We had also shopped at Kroger (not for 3 hours) and there I purchased about 6 pounds of boneless chicken breasts due to a sale and coupon match ups (yes, there are even coupons for chicken). I separated those and vacuum sealed them for the freezer. I also had blackberries that were on an amazing sale to lay out on cookie sheets and quick freeze. I had so much to put away and organize, that I just did not even think of taking a picture.
I am just about couponed out though. My high value ones are gone. Either that, or even with doubling it was not a good deal and I kept my coupon, You gotta pick and choose your deals. I do have one more planned trip to the local Kmart this week to buy our dog food. I have $2.00 coupons for that and I want to double them , but they were out.
I am tired though. My legs ached through the night! I must have logged about 5 miles in that store yesterday wearing flip-flops. Mistake.
Today I am off to a meeting at school, yeah it's starting. My bargain hunting days will slow down, but for the last month I have feathered the nest very wisely! We are set.