Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Smiths's Mega sale

I couldn't help but post the great deals I got at Smith's last night. It was so much fun to get back to couponing and saving money.

Here are some of the highlights:
2 boxes of Finish dishwashing detergent --$0.49 each
3 boxes Kleenex -- $0.88 each
2 8oz kraft cheese $0.99 each
2 packages of plate and 1 bowl -$0.49 each
3 cans Ro-tel tomatoes -$0.12 each
1 box Raisin Bran --Free
1 bar soap -Free
3 cartons Dryers ice cream - $1.49 each

The grand total before all discounts-- $101.38
The grand total before coupons was $ 54 ish (including fresh values discount)
The total after coupons ---$$35.60 for a total of 66% savings

I also got a $0.05 off gas and $8.85 towards a beer rebate. YIPEE!! I love couponing.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Well, we made it to Jan 31st and didn't die. It actually was fun and challenging. In fact, I need to keep going just to clean out my pantry some more. I am short on quite a few things, so we might have a fairly expensive bill at sam's later today. I am excited because now I can go shopping at Smith's Mega sale and not feel guilty.

I wasn't feeling well on Saturday night, so I had to send Nate to the store for milk. He spent $6.58 on 3 gallons of milk and 1 dozen eggs. We probably could have made it on 2 gallons, but I just didn't care at that moment. We went over the $100, but just barely.

Grand totals

Days without spending money: 16
Total money spent: $102.66

Anyway, I hope I can keep it up. I learned that it wasn't that hard and not that different than we normally live. Now I need to figure out a new challenge. Any suggestions?