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I hope you all had a great Veterans day. I traveled home from New York this morning and was brought to tears by a plane full of people applauding service men and veterans sitting around us. it is great to have moments like that!
This was a fun and exciting week for me. In case you missed it I spent all day yesterday being a shoebox in Time Square and Grand Central Station. Our day in New York ended with a huge packing party in Madison Square Gardens where we packed 5,000 shoe boxes in one night! That’s just a drop in the bucket though, the goal this year is over 9 million boxes!! The effort was to get Operation Christmas Child in the front of your mind with national collection week starting in two days. It’s still not too late to pack boxes (we are packing ours tomorrow) and find a local place to drop them off.
I did actually go shopping even with all the excitement. I made it out to Kroger for the mega event deals. Sadly I took the whole family along (including my sweet husband who likes to buy random things), and so my savings wasn’t quite what I would have liked. We still did pretty good though.
Total before sales and coupons: $152.58
Total spent: $87.11
Total saved: $65.47 or 42%
This included a few things that weren’t on sale at all, like eggnog, milk, bread, and a few other things. I also may have gone a tad over board with butter (got 10 packs), but going into holiday baking season we should use it with no difficulty.
How did you do this week? Leave a comment or link to your savings post.