My alarm went off at 5:45 am. I could not for the life of me remember why I set it. I pushed snooze a few times and laid there going through list of possibilities as to why in the world I would be getting up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday (class? no that’s not it, doctors appointment? on a Saturday? nope, garage sales? no I’ve banned myself from Goodwill and garage sales for the week, !ahhhh-haaa! KROGER. I may have sworn off thrift stores this week but that’s a thrifty trip I was allowed to make. I popped out of bed threw on some comfy shopping clothes skipped makeup and headed out the door with my coupons in tow.
I don’t know if this happens to you but when I know there’s a good sale afoot I get all giddy and frazzled. Some peeps love to shop but I LOVE to shop and SAVE! I stopped at a gas station on to way see if I could pick up the Sunday early edition news paper so I could add to my coupon stock. I was so excited about getting to Kroger that I jumped out of the car forgetting to turn it off. One gas station patron was kind enough to bring me back to earth and tell me what I just did. Good thing I put it in park and didn’t lock the door behind me. Sometimes I wonder where my brain goes!
I made it safely to Kroger and had just as much fun saving as I did seeing all the awesome coupon systems people were using. I recently upgraded from a little photo album to a small plastic file folder but looks like I need to upgrade aging if I’m going to get serious with this whole coupon thing. I wish I could have made myself invisible so I could have observed the “Coupon Gods” without them thinking I was crazy.
Here’s most my loot. I did buy a few things I didn’t have coupons for but most items you see I used coupons to purchase. Some of the best deals were: Ken’s spray dressing (got that one for FREE!), treated myself to some new eye shadow for only a few cents, deodorant for Kent was purchased for .45 cents each (I believe). Actually I got GREAT deals on everything I purchased with a coupon!
I ended up spending $90.00 and saved $38.00 after coupons. Not as good as I’ve seen but for a coupon gal in training it not too bad.
Did you make it to Kroger on Saturday? How did you do?