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An excellent shopping day

November 5th, 2006 at 12:04 am

I did very well grocery shopping today. I intended to keep to $50 as closely as possible. I spent $55 and my savings were $36. The only thing I'm kicking myself for is that I forgot to get a rain check for a Tyson whole fryer at .79 a lb. Oh well, maybe I will swing by tomorrow and see if they're still out or if they're restocked.

I filled up my tank for $26 -- gas is up to $2.19 now, which isn't bad, considering where it's been.

While I was shopping I became very, very tired. Well, it WAS hard work, because I was trying to make every coupon count -- I had to spend certain amounts in dairy, and at the deli, to use dollars-off coupons, but I wanted to make sure that what I selected were good values as well. Anyway, I came home and collapsed on the couch and slept for a couple of hours. I think I'm coming down with a cold, which really ticks me off! I don't want to be sick when I go to KC for my grandson's arrival.

In the mail I had several free Poise pads from Wal-Mart and my electric bill, which was $4 less than usual, even though I have budget billing. It's not my settle-up month yet. Apparently I got some kind of credit for a "power management program." If I signed up for it, I don't remember!

Anyway, I am pleased to have the $4 extra.

I forgot to report, when I was doing my October totals, that I saved over $194. That was for grocery specials, clothes and gifts on markdown, and my free oil change. I was quite surprised at the big total!

Meals today:

Breakfast: Toast, orange, grits, coffee
Lunch: Nachos w/cheese and salsa
Snack: Granola and milk
Dinner: Peanut butter & pickle sandwich, milk

3 Responses to “An excellent shopping day”

  1. janh Says:

    Wow. That's a lot of savings. Awesome!

  2. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Great savings! Keep it up! As for feeling tired....don't tell anyone but I occassionally nap during the day....I call it power napping!Smile

  3. Sunshine Suz Says:

    You shopped till you dropped!!!

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