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Friday Finals 2/3

on 2.3.2012 at 5:31pm
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After a few weeks of big trips, we took this week off from shopping.  We did get our Zaycon order of 40 lbs of beef, that took a couple of hours to put up so it was like going grocery shopping.  Between that order and the chicken order earlier this year, we are set for a long long time on meats!

We also used some other ways to save this week.  I spent a while going through clothes, passing items down from the older girls to the younger daughter, and preparing other items for an upcoming consignment sale.   Our goal is always to earn enough to pay for the next batch of clothes that we need, and we should be able to do that with no problems.

I would love to hear any of your “outside of the box” ways to save you did this week!

As usual share a link to your savings post or leave a comment with your savings this week:



    • I love when you have “out of the box” savings!  This week my husband finally had enough with his lack of dresser real estate and begged for me to put a new dresser into the spare bedroom.  The thought of shelling out $150+ for a nice piece of furniture did NOT sit well with me!  We had a nice piece in the garage but it was a SUPER dark wood.  Our whole house is beachy and white.  But, I figured the amount I’d spend to redo that had to be less!  I ended up with a dresser that looks like a new piece of furniture for about $15 (I used spray paint for a shabby chic look!) and a husband that is very grateful!  Click on my name to see pictures (can you tell I’m super proud of it?)

    • Karen

      My “out of box” was helping someone else save this week. A friend really needed to start saving on groceries with a teenage son in the house. I spent about 2 hours going through the Tom Thumb Super Bowl ad and cutting coupons. Then we went shopping today. I thought he would have a heartattack looking at the total, then I scanned my card and handed over the coupons.  He saved an even 50% and is stocked for at least a month maybe longer. It was a good day!

    • Ellen in Jax

      I buy all my clothes at a local thrift store – it has really great clothes and benefits women & children.  But I also buy additional items when they have half price sales and then take them to Plato’s Closet to sell for cash and a consignment store to consign.  I also buy books and sell on Ebay. I make enough to pay for all my clothes and show a profit.  I picked up a $79 check for last month yesterday and expect to make at least $50 at Plato’s today.  I have a huge wardrobe and always get compliments on my clothes.  I love that I get paid to shop!

      • mommypie

        Where is a good consignment store in Jax? From my past experience, they never called me when my items sold. I was pretty upset! Does Plato’s Closet only take back their stuff?
        Thank you!

    • Valerie G

      I went shopping at Bi-lo and was able to save 45% on my groceries.  That included veggies, hamburger meat, beer for the DH and snacks for the children’s lunch bags.  I usually only manage 35% savings at the grocery store, so I was right proud of my savings!

    • Jessica P

      This isn’t totally “out of the box” but I hit up two local Goodwill stores today. The whole store is 50% off the first Saturday of every month. I was able to purchase some shirts for my husband and a pair of jeans for myself! Where else can you get a pair of jeans for $3.25?!

    • Publix Chick

       Really good shopping week! I did 2 different shopping trips, so I will combine the totals for both of my trips to CVS and Publix!
      CVS: $97 worth for $9.06 (and a $13 ECB to use for next week). A 90%
      savings! I got 12 deodorants, 3 bodywashes, 1 Zhu-Zhu ball, 3 12-packs
      of soda, and a bag of M&Ms. =-) I also have a $5 Mail in rebate to
      send in! Publix: $542.16 worth for $180.44 (and a $20 Publix
      Gift card for next time). A 67% savings! Needless to say I got a LOT of
      food this week! I also have a $10 Mail in rebate to send in!

    • Publix Chick

      I do the same thing that you do, Jenny. I have 2 boys and I pass down any clothes that are not ruined by the time my oldest grows out of them. I build up a wardrobe for my oldest to grow into by buying items on clearance regularly. It may only be a tshirt for $2 or a pair of sneakers for $5, but when my son needs a new pair of shoes and I can shop my closet instead of shelling out $20 for shoes, I am grateful! I use the same principles that apply to coupons shopping for food for shopping for clothes. Buy at rock-bottom price BEFORE you need it! =-)