While grocery shopping isn’t one of my favorite things to do, I have to admit there’s great satisfaction in hearing coupons being scanned and seeing the total gradually going down. It definitely makes clipping and organizing coupons worth the effort. The local supermarket used to double coupons on Wednesdays, but then for some unknown reason, decided to stop it. Good news is double coupon Wednesdays are back until the end of July. So you can guess what day I’ll be shopping this week.
And there’s another way you can save or make some money while you’re grocery shopping and that’s get a refund or a gift in return for your purchase. The other week while I was shopping for cereal, I noticed that Kelloggs is offering a free Kathy Smith exercise DVD with the purchase of specially marked boxes of Special K. You need five coupons to qualify. I have two so far, but the best thing is Special K has been on sale most weeks that I’ve shopped at the store. And I have to admit I do like some of the new flavors of Special K. I bought one that’s pecan and cinnamon and I’m thinking about using it as a base for a chocolate mousse recipe I’m testing. And if you want to check out all the promotions a company is offering, a good idea is just to go to their Web site. I checked out www.kelloggs.com and clicked on promotions. One includes $10 off a new pair of jeans…I always need more jeans. And they also have some great toys and games for children. It’s definitely worth checking out.
Last week I was in my local DIY store shopping for batteries and decided to go ahead and purchase a battery recharger and a set of rechargeable batteries. I’d been thinking about it for some time and thought now was as good as ever. Like most things, you have to pay more upfront, but in the end your purchase pays for itself. They have several different times of rechargers but I opted for one where you can recharge all types of batteries. I purchased a pack of AA batteries with the recharger and will buy a different type of battery each time I go to the store until I have the whole set. Another plus to my purchase is there will be no more running to the store for batteries.