Monday, November 10, 2008

This weekend

Well, of course the weekend got off to a rather rough start with Friday, though it was fun to take the pictures & video.

HH had mandatory overtime on Saturday, so Chick and I did the usual--I worked some more on layout (revising the cover...still not approved, but below is a picture of it as it is now) & we napped, ate, played, etc.

When HH got home we went grocery shopping. It's pretty rediculous that I get so excited from grocery shopping, but whatever floats your boat, right?

Anyhow, we first went to QFC, where they were having a holiday open house with lots of tasty samples & sales. Then we also went to Albertsons, Walgreens, & Fred Meyers. I won't list everything that I got, and I was more intent on getting things put away quickly than I was in taking a picture of it all (like the die hard frugality chicks do on the blogs to the right)...but here's a summary:
  • 92 items purchased

  • $100 spent

  • The average price was $1.10. That's the average, but some things ended up being free, and the most expensive was Breyer's ice cream for $2.50 each...we have our priorities straight.

  • Everything was on sale except for 3 cans of Tuna (Fred Meyer sells it for $.59 a can for the first three, which seems to be the best deal, regardless of sales)

  • In addition to sales, I used $20 worth of coupons : )

  • $15 credit to spend at Albertsons next time we go

  • a free loaf of Albertson's french bread

  • a free DVD rental from Redbox (we watched Get Smart...pretty funny!)

  • a free 8x10 from Walgreens


nikko said...

You got some great deals. It wears me out going to multiple stores, though. Got any hints?

Paige said...

Well, I will admit that it was quite the outting. But all the stores were close together & close to home. Plus we "divided and conquered"...HH kept the Chick & the cart, and we both had items to get. Plus Walgreens and Fred Meyer are right next to each other, so I went to Walgreens while HH parked & started at FM. I always group my shopping together by area--last night I went to Cash & Carry & JoAnns, which are farther away from home, but close to each other.

I also usually have a snack on hand, because then I won't impulse buy & get cranky!

Matt and Maren said...

you are inspiring!! i find thriftiness to be quite a fun game, but am apparently only a beginner. and i see what a pickle you are in with twilight. tell your baby that you'll give it a real special treat if it waits until sunday to come out.
(sorry for calling your baby an it but you didn't tell me what your acupuncturist said about the sex)