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Re: Gayle's Frugal-Attempts Journal

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:52 pm
by gaylejackson2
Saturday evening after I'd returned home from my last weaving class, I was told to go get ice cream for the Birthday Boy's cake/party. I took him with me to do the heavy lifting, as his Dad also wanted gatorade.
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March spending challenge:
Spend: 3
No-spend: 4
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Saturday evening 03/07/2020:

Lemon Gatorade 12 @$1= $12
Orange Gatorade 2 @$1= $2
Kroger Moist Wipes 2 @$2.69= $5.38
Moovelous Butter 2 @$2.99= $5.98
Kroger Deluxe Ice Creams 4 @$2.99= $11.96

Total spent including tax: $32.89
Number of items purchased: 22
Total Savings (14%): 5.58

Re: Gayle's Frugal-Attempts Journal

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:23 pm
by gaylejackson2
Sunday was a no-spend day, thankfully! I visited 2 stores today, and hopefully Dh is somewhat appeased by the TP, rice, sugar & beans stock-up offerings. He still wants me to call SLC to check up on buying 1000 pounds of rice for our long term food storage; sure wish we could have done that 2 months ago, when we were out there for my chemo infusion!!!

Oh yeah, and He Did take 16K to pay off his credit cards!!! ARGH!!! I think that saving $$$ means so little to him!!! He keeps saying that he's going to give me "extra to help buy stuff, or to help pay your students loans when they come due" but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for that to happen!!
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March spending challenge:
Spend: 4
No-spend: 5
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Monday morning 03/09/2020--

DAVIS JUBILEE shopping:

20lbs Black beans $14.99
25lbs Gran. Sugar $9.99
4lbs Peanut Butter $6.99
20lbs White Rice 5 @$9.99= $49.95
Mega Bath Tissue 6 @$5.99= $35.94

Total spent including Tax: $122.82
Number of Items Purchased: 14
Total Savings ( Percent): $79.00
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SMITHS FOOD & DRUG shopping:

Kroger White Vinegar 1 @$2.89= $2.89
Scott Bath Tissue 6 @$4.99= $29.94
Kroger Cough DM 1 @$7.29= $7.29
Kroger cold/flu 1 @$9.69= $9.69
Kroger Cold/flu 1@$5.99= $5.99
Kroger Cold/Cough 2 @$3.99= $7.98
Kroger Ibuprofen $5.99
Kroger Acetaminophen $5.99
Kids Ibuprofen $4.19
Kids Fever Reducer 3 @$2.99= $8.97
Mtn Dairy Milk 4 @$2.19= $8.76
Yoplait Yogurts 20 @$0.60= $12

Total spent including tax: $114.91
Number of items purchased: 42
Total Savings (13 percent): 17.60

Courtesy of buying all that yogurt, I have a $2 coupon to use next time I shop at Smiths. Today I will also complete an online (or in-app) survey that will give me an additional 50 points, or 5 cents, off per gallon of gas when next I buy gasoline (probably next Monday).

Re: Gayle's Frugal-Attempts Journal

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:50 am
by Dgflorida
Excellent and amazing. Congrats on the coupon too.

Re: Gayle's Frugal-Attempts Journal

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:09 pm
by gaylejackson2
Dgflorida wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:50 am
Excellent and amazing. Congrats on the coupon too.
Thanks. I do love getting those extra coupons; but I have a hard time remembering to use them later. 😉

Re: Gayle's Frugal-Attempts Journal

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:50 pm
by gaylejackson2
I WENT SHOPPING THIS MORNING, People were in full-on panic mode buying at Smiths (I heard first-hand accounts all day of the panicked -zoo that mobbed walmart, and even many sections are cleared out at the somewhat more expensive other grocery store in town.) I will be asking Dh for a little extra to help cover groceries this month, as I overspent my grocery budget at the case-lot sale on Monday, and only name-brand items were left on the shelves this morning (and precious few of those too). I still need milk & potatoes (cannot believe why those were part of the panic-buying but oh well, they are getting more on tonight's truck.

March spending challenge:
Spend: 7
No-spend: 6
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I will have to post my shopping and total later. I did use my $2 off coupon, and another $2/5 boxes GM cereal coupons today.

Re: Gayle's Frugal-Attempts Journal

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:51 am
by Dgflorida
Yes, I heard Friday was full panic at most grocery stores. I went to the bulk food store for nuts and I was the only customer there. I stopped at the dollar tree near the store and there was plenty of toilet paper. And no panic buying there either. Strange