Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend. I used my extra ‘day off’ to try and catch up on getting my office organized and making some make ahead meals. So far so good, but I’m still running behind schedule.
Last week was a great week for coupons. I shaved close to $30 off my grocery bill. If you don’t think coupons are worth the effort, believe me, they are. I netted a whole bunch from the links in the newsletter from Hot Coupon World and used those coupons for items that were already on sale at the store. I had a coupon for $1 off Tombstone pizza. The store was offering 4 of them for $12. I noticed one variety had a $1 off coupon attached to it so I used that too. Both coupons were doubled as it was double coupon Wednesday so I finally paid $8 for 4 pizzas. An added plus was I qualified for a coupon for up to $3.50 off my next purchase of milk at that store.
And I took advantage of some of the sales that were going on. Hamburger and hot dog buns were on sale. I bought several packages of both to put in the freezer. I also stocked up on cans of baked beans and frozen juices. And Kraft cheese had a big promotion for their new line of cheese. 2 packages for $4 plus a 50 cent coupon that was doubled. I always buy cheese when it’s on sale and freeze it. Yes, it does change the texture slightly, but it’s great for shredding.
Do you read your local newspaper? If you don’t you should because it too has coupons for local restaurants and news about new stores that could actually save you money. Last week I found a flyer in my local paper about a bakery outlet that opened this past weekend. They make bread for lots of top restaurants in the area and have now decided to sell their unsold items every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. – 12 noon. I’ll be checking that out when I get a free Saturday morning and hopefully find some good buys to stock my freezer.
This week on Budget Smart Girl- As this is a short week and I’m working on a deadline for an article; it will just be the Budget Smart Girl newsletter this week. Watch out for it Thursday or Friday.
Have a good week.