Friday, October 10, 2008

An "extra" savings trip

Let me just start by saying that, for me, saving money is an addiction. I'll even admit that sometimes it consumes too many of my thoughts. For instance, when Eric's driving, I have this constant urge to tell him to slow down, put it in neutral when you driving downhill, blah, blah, blah. I guess sometimes it's an unhealthy addiction, like any other.

Nonetheless, I like to save wherever possible. So, after picking Jaxson up from daycare yesterday, we headed out for a couple of extra shopping trips. I needed something to make for our scrapbook party, and a couple other things. I had downloaded coupons from various websites and clipped a few from the paper.

My first stop was Walmart:
Arm & Hammer Essentials Cleaner: $2.74 - $1.00 MC - rebate = FREE
Betty Crocker Brownie Mix: $0.92
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix: $1.50 - $0.75 MC = $0.75
Hershey Giant Bar: $1.64
Chex Snack Mix Bars: $2.28 - $1.25 MC = $1.03
Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes: $1.24 - $0.40 MC doubled = $0.44
Purina Puppy Chow Dog Food: $4.48 - $4.00 MC = $0.48
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel: $1.98 - $1.00 MC = $0.98
Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Crust: $2.08 - $1.10 MC = $0.98

Total: $7.22
Saved: $11.64 (62%)

I also made a quick Aldi stop:
Pillsbury Funfetti Halloween Cake Mix: $0.89
Pillsbury Funfetti Halloween Icing: $1.29
Shampoo: $1.69
Milk: $2.49
Halloween Slice and Bake Cookie Dough: $1.99

So, to celebrate our savings, Jaxson and I had Chik-Fil-A for dinner. Of course I used a coupon for a free kid's meal.

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