Bargains, because that is my M O these days. About every 10 days or so I have to fill up my car with gas, and it’s killing me, I mean really the increase in gasoline cuts into my spending money, and lord knows I hate to spend our money on a necessity that benefits foreign oil countries and bit oil companies. How to battle that….bargains, and looking for them.
As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, I’m loving couponing for better deals at the grocery. It’s not perfect yet, but I am improving.
I needed new rugs for my bathroom and I’ve been searching for just what I wanted at the right price….voila, finally I hit pay dirt at HomeGoods(love that store) and I also got a new shower curtain and a cotton blanket too. All at a really reasonable price and they look great!! I proudly held out until I found what I wanted, and at a price I liked.
Caitie’s prom dress was even $30 under the budget I set for her, and the alterations were less because instead of hemming the dress the seamstress suggested some tacks in the ruching on the dress, saved us $25 YAY!!
So while I do not plan to come a non-consumer, and am looking for ways to save, for bargains, and ways to use less paper. We can’t give up toilet paper, but do you ever think of how many papertowels you use? We use too many paper plates too. I’m guessing it would be better to use plates and wash them.
I’ve been using old wash clothes with a cleaner to clean my bathroom and in the kitchen, easy to just toss in the laundry.,
So is these weird economic times, where do you find bargains?
UPDATE: I spent $115, and I SAVED $83, those saving reflect coupons($24) and buy one get one free deals, sale items etc. I was so very pleased with my efforts, and we have tons of food to eat…good stuff too!!