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Busy Saturday

March 20th, 2011 at 08:13 am

It's been a busy weekend so far. I babysat overnight on Friday (and got NO sleep because the 4-year-old slept with me -- very sweet, but he's a tosser and turner). Then on Saturday I had to get ready for the big dinner I worked last night, and do my grocery shopping since there were key items on their last day on sale.

When I got home Saturday morning, I took a nap right after breakfast. When I woke up, I showered and went to get my hair cut and styled at Hair Cuttery. Hair Cuttery is now my compromise between the pricey salon and Great Clips. I have had the same stylist twice now, and I like her work. I paid $25 ($5 was for a tip). It would have been $15 had I not had it styled, but since I had the fancy dinner to go to I thought I should spring for it. It turned out a little poufy so maybe that wasn't the best choice, though when it settled down it looked nice, and the cut is great.

Then I got my 15 items:

Bag of salad greens - on sale
Half gallon milk
3 birthday cards ($2 off coupon)
Cat chow (on sale and $1 off coupon)
6 oz. container of raspberries (on sale)
Crest Professional Whitestrips ($10 off coupon)
Zyrtec (on sale and $4 off coupon)
1 lb. of asparagus (on sale)
3-pack of Kleenex (on sale and $1 off coupon)
Crystal Light On-the-Go (on sale)
Chicken breasts (on sale)
Cat litter (on sale and $1 off coupon)
18-ct. eggs (on sale)

Total: $101.29
Store savings: $9.70
Coupon savings: $19.00

The big splurge was the whitestrips. The $10 coupon made me consider it -- the box says it is equal in effect to a $500 treatment at the dentist's office. Well, I take that with a grain of salt, but I really do need to whiten. I'm a coffee drinker and also, I have white hair, and if my teeth aren't as white as my hair, it looks funny. And since I was getting all gussied up for the dinner, I thought I'd try it. I was quite pleased with the results in just one day, so I think I will be really pleased with the final result.

My other splurge was the Zyrtec. With spring coming I will soon be battling my allergies again, so with the store sale and the coupon, I went for it.

I didn't need cat chow yet, but my favorite brand was on sale and I had a coupon, so it made my list. Likewise for the cat litter.

The birthday cards were only $.99 each and I got $2 off, so that made them only $.66.

So while it was a bigger than usual total, it was a good trip.

I came home, unpacked, got all dressed up in my mother-of-the-groom outfit, and went to "work." I worked at the registration table for three hours; then, since I wasn't needed as a seat-filler at the dinner, I filled up a plate from the hors d'oeuvre table (that was being dismantled as I worked my way through it!) So I still got a very nice free dinner and got to go home early.

Today I'm going to rest, but I'm also going to make a trip to Walgreen's and get some of the deals that Jeffrey shared. Maybe hit Goodwill, too, as it's my guilty pleasure!


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