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Yesterday's spending and a few tidbits

March 21st, 2011 at 10:28 am

Yesterday I went to Walgreen's and picked up a few items that were recommended on the Grocery Store Guide. While I didn't MAKE money, as the post suggested, I did spend only $3.42 for a package of TENA pads and two boxes of Thera-flu. That presupposes that I will remember to use the $10 and $1 "coupons" for my next trip to Walgreens. And I will. I've decided that next week's grocery trip will be at Walgreens and Target, where I will use a $5 gift card. I am quite stocked up, and $16 should easily take care of me.

The one big money-maker -- the pain reliever -- I couldn't do because I couldnt' get the coupon needed from Diabetes & You (free handout at Walgreens). The store already had the Spring issue and the Winter issue was gone. However, I did take the Spring issue as it had several coupons that looked interesting.

Then I went to Goodwill. I spent $47 there. I bought myself a pair of black pants (Lee Riders, like new) and three tops -- one brand new, the other two might as well have been. They are all long-sleeved T's and will serve well for spring. I also bought a pillow sham, which I really needed. (Now I won't have to make a pillow sham out of the king-size sheet I bought a few weeks ago!) Now to figure out what to do with the sheet....

The rest was spent on potential gifts. I was very happy to find two "Cars" buckets that will serve as Easter baskets -- my grandson is a maniac about the "Cars" movie.

I forgot to mention that I found a QUARTER the other day! Bright and shiny, too, not run-over like most of the coins I find.

And I also forgot to mention that when I worked at the scholarship dinner on Saturday night, one of the richest men in the area (jokingly) asked me to be his guest at the table. I couldn't -- seating arrangements are already decided way in advance -- but it kind of tickled me. Oh, by the way, he's married, so no chance he will solve all my financial problems! Smile

2 Responses to “Yesterday's spending and a few tidbits”

  1. momcents Says:


    Now that I've survived my last weekend of elementary and junion high basketball (the third grader is playing Intramurels and has advanced to the next round which is Tuesday), we should come up with a time for a Goodwill run. I remain in awe of your continual finds. To kill some time, I went to the Salvation Army at Lemont Road/75th Street in Darien/Woodridge and it was ... well, disappointing ...

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Laura, I sent you an email directly but didn't get a response, so I'm posting here. Would love to meet up! This weekend is out, as well as the weekends of April 16 and June 1, but otherwise I'm pretty free.

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