Sunday, April 17, 2011

(43-264) Savings Of The Day

It's Sunday, so you know what that means.  I had errands to run and grocery shopping to do.  I bought a newspaper, reviewed all of the flyer's, as well as my stash of coupons; and I headed to Fry's.

I had to replace a number of staple items, since our fridge had been on the fritz last week; and I didn't have many coupons for the things that I needed, but I did have the Albertsons $10 off a $100 or more purchase; and since Fry's honors competitors coupons, they gladly accept it.  I LOVE that coupon!

After watching "Extreme Couponing," I', convinced that couponing can be an addiction; although it's not one of mine.  I do really enjoy the rush that I get when I find a great deal; but I don't think I'm quite ready for a Twelve step program, like some of the people on that show.  I'm sorry, I admire their savings abilities, I really do.  But if you're buying things that you don't even use, just because you have a coupon for it and you can get it for a good price, I think that there's a meeting that you need to go to.... But I digress.

I'm very excited to tell you about my savings of the day.  In case you're interested, you have until Wednesday to follow in my footsteps, if you use this plan... This week Fry's has Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios and a couple of other General Mills cereals, on sale for $2.79 a box.  They're offering a $5 gift card, if you buy four boxes.  I had two coupons, each for $1.00 off of 2 boxes of cereal; so I purchased four; which dropped the price to $2.29 a box AND I received the $5 gift card to use towards my next purchase.  I'm sure the extreme couponers would have found a way for the store to owe them money; but I am very content with my purchase and savings; and I hope these hints may be helpful for you too.  Happy shopping!
Till next time...


Karen said...

If your fridge is on the fritz, try this. Empty everything out into a big cooler before you go to bed. Things like mustard, ketchup, lemon juice can stay in the fridge since they won't go bad. Unplug the fridge, leave the doors open and go to bed. In the morning, plug the fridge back in and reload it. Your food will be fine because it's not out for long enough to go bad and since you're sleeping, you won't be opening the cooler.

I kept a sick fridge alive for six years by doing this every six months or so. The spot where my old fridge sat was an odd size so it was really hard to find a new fridge that would fit the spot that wasn't unreasonably tiny.

Queen of EVERYTHING said...

Thanks Karen! We did empty most of the fridge into a cooler; and we had to replace a fan too. I appreciate the advice. :)