Happy New Year!
I’m not much for resolutions; however, I am resolving to use my coupons, save some money, and pay off my student loan this year. Tomorrow’s paper is supposed to have FIVE coupon inserts in it. I think I might buy TWO papers! Yesterday I caught up on all my coupon clipping and did some shopping. I needed to spend the remaining balance in my FSA, which was approximately $60. I bought a blood pressure monitor and some over the counter meds. After 2010 they will no longer cover over the counter meds. Grrr!!! No sense letting it go to waste! I also used some coupons yesterday… Doritos for $2 – is that good? I got a FREE Gillette gift-pack with razor and accessories. NICE! I got BOGO candy bars for Keith- ended up being 25 cents each. That’s a deal. I also got him 2 good size Toberlone for $1 each. I’m not really a big fan of buying candy, but if I don’t buy it with a coupon, he will buy it for full-price. I also hit Kohl’s as I had $20 Kohls-cash that expires today. I picked up two sweaters for myself and paid a whopping $8 out of pocket. Yay!!!! I confess, I picked up some clearance items too… I got a gold-colored holiday table cloth for $2, some bows for a few cents, and StarWars 4-mug Hot-chocolate set for 50% off at Target. Not entirely cheap, but still probably worth it to spoil the boys. I think I’ll take it to their Grandma’s house and let them share them there.
Ok… meals for this week.
- Quiche (Bacon & Swiss I think)
- Pork & Sauerkraut (At my parents)
- Chicken Noodle Soup (from scratch)
- Breakfast (either pancakes or eggs/bacon)
- Salad Salad Salad – with or for every meal
Looks like I need some groceries: Swiss cheese & salad makings plus dinner rolls to take to Mom’s for the family dinner tomorrow.
That sums it up for now. I can’t wait to see how much I can save with coupons & deals in 2011. I need to re-organize our closet and pantry soon. Yay!