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Sunday Reflections

September 21st, 2014 at 07:40 pm

It seems like this week passed by quickly. Each night we watched the PBS program on the Roosevelts which meant I wanted to have supper finished and cleaned up and things ready for the next morning so I could sit and enjoy. Between home and school, and school has been busy, I feel like I haven't had any downtime.

One of our stores has had penny pincher coupons near the beginning of the month. If you spend $50 and use that coupon on one of the items, you get another coupon for 10% off your entire order during the last week of the month. I wouldn't buy something and spend $50 just to get that coupon, but it has worked out this month that what the coupon was for was something I normally purchase and I did spend over $50. So, I spent last week culling my other coupons and checking the sales ad and made a pretty extensive list to either buy things I normally buy during the week and playing stock up on things I like to keep on hand. DH was surprised at how many things we had in our cart yesterday, but he knew my plan.

We get to the checkout and everything goes through and then the clerk scans my loyalty card and money starts coming off, she starts inputting my coupons and again, the balance gets lower. I'm feeling kind of proud of myself and the person behind me gets irritated. She starts griping to the checker that she is in a hurry and she has some place to go.

This kind of irritates me because she saw how many things we had put on the belt to begin with. There were other lanes open and they weren't full, most just had one other person in them.

The checker never says a word. She just looks at a coupon, never says a word to me, then proceeds to "read" the coupon. I honestly think she was paying the person back for her bad attitude. I thought at first there was something wrong, but no, she just starts taking her time finishing the coupons and then running the 10% off.

It isn't extreme couponing, but for us, we thought we did decently: the original bill was $173. With everything we saved over $41. And we have a few more things stockpiled in the pantry as well as our regular groceries.

That was the good news. The bad news is my hand mixer died. I sort of thought it was having problems, but I thought maybe I just put too much stuff in the bowl last time. Oh, well. It worked for 12 years. My friend was telling me hers last over 25 and I wanted to say it was probably back before they made things to dispose of. Oh, well.

The Roosevelts program was certainly good and I'm glad we had the opportunity to view it. I learned quite a few things.

The maid didn't show up yet again (she never has) so I guess I better get busy finishing housework.

7 Responses to “Sunday Reflections”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Excellent job of saving on your groceries!!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks, Ima!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    You almost got me with the maid bit .. I was like, what?? Then, OH I get it. Big Grin
    My hand mixer was bought in 97, but it hasn't had a whole lot of use. There were entire years where it wasn't used ... So it'll probably last 25. Big Grin

  4. PNWMom Says:

    $41 in savings is awesome! I love to use coupons (on things I normally buy) because in my mind, every bit counts! Nice job Smile

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Frugaltexan, I am always kidding about the maid. Don't have one, but sure like to kid about it. Smile

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    I would just say, "Guess you chose the wrong line, then, didn't you?"

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Good response, LuckyRobin!

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