Thursday, April 10, 2008

71 cents

Just thought I would do a quick post tonight. Tomorrow the kids and I are heading back down to Magnolia for the weekend. There is a house with potential that I need to take a look at. There is also a very good possibility that someone else will make an offer on it before the weekend. We'll see what happens. I'm still praying that the right house will become available at just the right time.

Well, you know that I like to find bargains at garage sales and thrift stores. I also like a good grocery bargain. I use lots of coupons and do a pretty decent job of keeping the grocery budget under control. Some weeks are better than others. This past week Kroger had a great sale going on. If you purchased 10 participating items you automatically got $5 off. I did this four different times (three in one shopping trip). The fourth was my most successful. Here is what I purchased:
3 packages of Keebler cookies
3 bottles of French's mustard
2 packages of crescent rolls
1 box of Eggo waffles
1 box of Toaster Treats

After coupons and the $5 off my total was 71 cents! Woohoo! That is my kind of shopping!

Also, I had an update on my previous post about calling companies. I eat Luna bars almost every morning, (I've gotten away from the SlimFast diet) but I never see coupons for them. Yesterday I called the 800 number on the package. I had to leave a voicemail and they actually called me back a few hours later. I explained that I loved Luna bars and asked if they had any coupons. They nice lady said she would be happy to send me some. Yeah! Calling works. Don't be afraid to try it.

{Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. John 16:24}

6 comments:

phil said...

Read it and weep, boys. That's my woman...cheap, cheap, cheap. And I love her that way!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

I love Eggos and Crossants! Good deal! (I don't like mustard, so if you put that back it might have all been free!!)

Praying that this house is the one and if so the timing will work out for your family.

*Heidi*

Dixie said...

She is "cheap" in a good way. Love that girl. Good job.

Counting Your Blessings said...

NO WAY!! I love it! We've been shopping at Aldi over the last couple of years and we save quite a lot but Kroger is still my fav! Now the Farmers Market...that's a whole different story =) Blessings... Polly

Corene said...

I love Luna bars too! Maybe I should call also?!

cindy said...

That was a deal! Our grocery does stuff like that too. Sometimes I can't pass em up either! LOL. That was nice of the Luna Bar folks to get back to ya.

c