Sunday, August 16, 2009

My financial contribution!

This weekend, as always, I found myself searching for coupons and deals, any way to save money and still get what I want (or what we need!) What I should start doing, and might right now, is start calculating monetary value to see how much I save every month, or something like that. So, a measly dollar here, and a few pennies there, and it does add up.

So I kick-started the weekend by attending a consignment sale on Friday night. I gave myself $100 to spend, and wound up walking out of there with just $21 missing from my pocket! Yay, me! I bought a mini-husband pillow, a denim Mickey Mouse jacket, a fleece pullover, a ballerina sweatshirt/pants set, 3 pairs of leggings (for $1!) and a pair of sweatpants. Add a few baby dolls, a Little People garbage truck, 4 books and a princess-fairy dress-up set and we're done. Now, I couldn't say for sure the amount saved, but it was a definite batch of good finds.
And yesterday we went to dinner with some friends and hubby and I did the 2-for-20 deal at Applebee's, which included an appetizer and both of our entrees. Today we went for lunch at Texas Steakhouse, and I had a coupon for a free Harvest Salad, which I got for my lunch, and saved us $8.99! Add a $1 coupon for our dog food, and a 40% off coupon [$4 off] from AC Moore that I used at Michael's for a new cupcake tin, and I did pretty well these past 3 days!

My plan for our meals this week is to work on our fridge, freezer and pantry. I plan on working towards emptying them so I can create meals from what we have, as opposed to adding grocery shopping throughout the week to the budget. I'll also, as usual, try to clip and organize my Qs to ensure I have them at the ready for the next grocery run. I try to use the dollar and up Qs at Wal-mart, where the prices are pretty cheap, and then save the 99c and under ones for HT or Lowe's, so I can double them and get a better savings!

So, that's what I do, or try to do. How about you? What's your favorite way to save money?

1 comment:

thatgirlblogs said...

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