Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cool Weather and Savings

I have to say that I have been LOVING the weather we've been having. It's been raining off and on for a few days. It's not raining now, but it's still overcast. I love all of this because that keeps it COOL here instead of blistering hot like last summer. It matters so much to me because there is no air conditioning here. None. Not even at the malls. So if it's too hot the only thing you can do is go to the commissary and hang out in frozen foods. Speaking of the commissary, I went yesterday for our monthly shopping and saved $38.44 in coupons alone. It's hard to keep track of how much was saved buying sale items and marked down items but a few great deals i got was corn bread mix 8 boxes for 7 cents each, super stuffer taco shells marked down to 95 cents/box because the box was slightly dented. I got two boxes and then used my $1.10 coupon off 2 so I got them for 40 cents each. Not bad! I also got 3 boxes of 3 packs of Act II popcorn for 65 cents/box. We love popcorn. I got a box of 120 count Downy dryer sheets combining sale and coupon for 3cents/sheet $3.74/box. 4 cans of Spaghettios for 22 cents each, and 2 Red Barron pizza's for $5 with a coupon and then had another coupon that gave me one free 2L bottle of Dr. Pepper free for buying the pizza's. There were other deals etc. but those are the highlights.


Dawn Marie said...

Oh yes, I looooooove this weather! In fact this morning I had the heat on in the car as I was driving to go get my husband for an appointment...LOL. Wait till I tell my mom...the heat on in June...LOL. But I am thankfull for this weather, cuz like you said, we don't have a/c here and during those hot sticky days it's just miserable! Actually this weather has got me into the winter / Christmas mood...LOL. Just thoughts going thru my mind..
I am a huge coupon person too! I think the most I saved was like $35 one time. I think the cashier was sick of scanning all my coupons but oh well, it's my money, not hers...LOL.
Our commissary rarely has marked down stuff, which is a bummer. But once in a while, they have awesome sales! Like I got a case (24 pks) of Ramen noodles (I have recipes I use them in) for $1! Can't beat that! Also got some BBQ sauce for $0.45.
We aren't really given a big selection here as we have a small commissary but once in a while, I get some great deals and it's even better when I have coupons for those deals :)

Frugal blessings,

Pam said...

Great highlights! Its so rewarding to know you saved a few bucks. I'm sorry you all don't have AC.