Monday, September 14, 2009

Saving money ...

As a 'stay-at-home' mom, it has always been my feeling that because I wasn't contributing to the household income, at least I could help save money by buying smart. I have always shopped according to the sales and made my meal plans with the weekly flyers in front of me. In the past I have been an avid coupon user and have recently started using them again.

Yesterday I got a great deal! 'Feminine products' were on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart for $1.99. I had a $2.00 off coupon!! All I had to pay were the taxes ... so the total was $0.40 for 4 packages!

However, my hubby headed to Canadian Tire to pick up some stuff for our van. He had a scratch and save coupon I had given him from the weekend flyers and ended up scratching "Save $5.00". Then he swiped his CT MasterCard and used his "money on the card" to cover the rest of the cost. His total ... $0.00!!
So, he won .... this time!


Amy said...

Oh how I love coupons!! Mike thinks there must be something wrong with me, but I get great deals all the time! It feels SOOOO good eh?

Sombra said...

I'm working on weaning us from the addiction to meat.. not to become vegetarian, but just because meat is so expensive.. so trying to add veggie protein foods to our diet so we can decrease the amount of meat protein we consume. Chickpeas are cheaper than lamb.. lentils cheaper than chicken.. The other day we ate a whole $16 lamb roast in one meal.. that's got to be curbed.

SHARI said...

wow, what great deals.

My Dad use to say "It's not how much you bring home (paycheck wise) but how you handle it".