Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
After breakfast this morning, DD and I headed out early, in order to use a coupon for Blue Jay orchards that expires tomorrow. We picked Ida Reds, one of my favorite apples. Afterwards, we headed over to the bakery/gift shop and picked up our free half gallon of cider, thanks to the coupon. : ) That is today's freebie.
Next stop: CVS to pick up a RX for DD. One plus for having already maxed out our HSA deductible is that our medical bills, including RX's are now paid in full. Another freebie! I also took advantage of some great deals, using reward bucks (think that is what they are called) and some manufacturer coupons. I got the above for $13.73 out the door, saving $12 with coupons. Nice stock up items. The DD coffee, for example, is on sale for $5.99. Having applied my $4 rewards bucks, this was $1.99 for me. : )
Next: the pricey IGA where we stopped just for the specials: Adam's reserve Cheddar $3.99/lb, noodles were BOGO and I had $1 off cpn, eye of the round roasts were on sale @ $2.69/lb.
Shocker: we actually went to the Mall! I can't remember the last time I went there, easily over a year. Typically, when I do go, I have a set destination, go to that store and out I go! Today's mission was to take advantage of a freebie thong offer (set aside for a Christmas gift). I also did get 1 pair of panties to try as the brand I wore for years no longer makes the style I prefer. So a splurge. If I decide that I do like these, I will wait until a Fall or Winter sale and get more. Meanwhile, I am literally wearing out and tossing out as needed, my old ones.