Monday, December 26, 2011
Received $3 coupon to use at next visit
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Received $2 coupon to use on next trip and a $1 off apples coupon to use on next trip.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Today we went to Dominicks, Aldi, and CVS. At Dominicks I only used ***drumroll please *** a total of 4 coupons. Spent $58.61
Received a coupon for 2 free movie rentals from Blockbuster Express. (Anyone want to take any bets as to whether we actually use this to rent movies before the coupon expires? It expires December 10, and let me just tell you that the last time we went to the theater to see a movie was to see Star Trek in 2009 and the last time we rented a movie was in the Spring of 2007 when Tom's sister Jackie came to visit us).
We did some damage at Aldi too, spent more than I would have liked but stocked up on a lot of stuff. No pics.
And now for CVS, where I basically got paid to shop there (love when that happens!)
Received $12 in ECB's and a $10 CVS giftcard. Love it!!!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
The first top ended up being only $4.99!! Originally $59 (see, ridiculously overpriced)! It's perfect because I've been looking for something longer that I can wear over leggings, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a longer top that I would only wear once in a while.
The second top was a little bit more, ringing up at $15, but it was originally $89!! It's big and flowy and will be a nice breezy top to wear during the summer!
Friday, October 7, 2011
So, what have I been doing that's not making me frugal? Well, for starters, there was the iphone. Which, as stated, I don't regret at all, but still, not completely frugal.
Then come the boots. I've been on the search for tall tan boots for the past month. I found a pair that I LOVED, ordered them on a whim, and have yet to return them. In the meantime, I've searched high and low and tried on MANY boots that just don't quite fit the bill. They cost more than I ever imagined I would spend on boots but I LOVE them (and look forward to wearing them when it's no longer 80 degrees in Chicago this fall!)
Then there was the incidental green flip flop purchase from the clearance section at DSW (while I had intended to go there only searching for tall tan boots). Oh well, I have A LOT of green so I've had my eye out for some comfy flip flops with green on them for a while now. Not a bank breaker, but not on SUPER clearance either.
That brings me to today. When I went out after work just to make sure there weren't any tall tan boots in the Chicagoland area that I hadn't tried on. Urban Outfitters was having a ridiculous sale....and I actually scored an awesome deal on 2 tops....so I'll save that for another post, since this post is about paying full price for items and NOT getting good deals. So anyways I went into a store that I've been meaning to check out for a while, and came out with this ridiculously overpriced (but totally awesome) jacket that I already have fallen in love with.
So that almost sums up my out of control spending. If you add about 70 Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks then I think that completely covers it :)
But hey - the benefit of being frugal 95% of the time? There's plenty of money to cover these little splurges and coupon breaks from time to time :)
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
They had random 6 packs of beer taped together that were on clearance for $3. I probably would have just rushed right by the cart, but the Sam Adams caught my eye...Tom's favorite beer! So for $0.50/beer I couldn't really pass it up!
Saved $40.72 (the savings from the beer didn't get added up in the savings area of the receipt, so really I probably saved closer to $52)
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Received $2 coupons to use at next visit!
I went into Target after we got back from vacation to buy a few things we were needing (dog food, new lamps, etc). I have this nasty little habit of always perusing the clearance racks when I'm there...and this time found some really awesome deals! I got the outfit pictured below (minus the shoes) for $17!! The pants are a nice pair of dress pants - light gray, and the shirt is a sleeveless black shirt with tiny ruffles around the neckline and arms.
*Dog not included :)
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Received $8 in Jewel coupons to use on next visit!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Hellooo people, bread freezes beautifully!! We bought 1 package of bagel thins, 2 honey wheat english muffins, 1 whole wheat english muffins, and 2 packs of hamburger buns and we spent $4.45!!!! Love it!!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Received $2 coupon to use on next visit
Received $9.99 in ECB's
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Saved $ 11.40
Received $1 coupon to use on next visit
Monday, July 18, 2011
Received: 2 Free Milk coupons, $2 coupon on next visit, 1 Dr. Pepper Cherry 2 Liter (they were giving these away for free at the register)
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Saved...are you ready for this? $0.20!! (eeep!)
2 bags of Skinny Pop
2 bags of brown rice
1 bag of popcorn kernals
4 bags of edamame
2 bags of Wasabi peas (only one is in the picture because the other one was in the living room being torn into)
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Received $7 catalina (coupon) to use at my next visit at Jewel!
Also, here's the rest of our shopping trip from this weekend: Jewel (again), Dominck's and Aldi. I normally don't post everything we buy each week, just the best deal shopping trips (I always leave Aldi out), but today I figured, what the heck? Here's everything!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
(Not bad considering we got a case of beer and a gallon of milk!)
Monday, June 20, 2011
Last year we were able to buy our car when the lease was up and thankfully we have not needed to buy another vehicle. I feel like living 5 years with only one car is going to be one of those things that we tell our kids about whenever they complain that they don't have their own car. We've certainly been fortunate in the fact that our work locations and schedules coincide so having only one car is an option. It's a little bit more of a challenge now that I work in the suburbs 2 days a week but thank goodness for public transportation!
Thanks for hanging in there car....here's to another 5 years!!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Received $9.99 in ECB's.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Received $11.50 in ECB's!!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
We also went to Aldi to stock up on milk and key lime waters. Not too bad of a week!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
6 four packs of Izze's
2 gallons of milk
2 stride gum
2 $25 Old Navy gift cards (You received $5 in ECB's wyb $50 worth of ON/BR/Gap gift cards)