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We are out of town with family getting ready for a fun wedding. My husbands littlest sister is getting married on Sunday, so we are enjoying a weekend of showers, dinners, and fun. (And work since that’s the only way to have an affordable wedding). For our shopping this week, last weekend though my husband went shopping for us. I was in Nashville without the family hanging out with a bunch of you guys. When I got home all he could talk about was his trip.
I’m pretty sure this was the first time he has taken our three girls to the store for a big trip all by himself. He walked me through everything, he got his list printed and printed all the coupons… then the story turned into me getting into trouble. He had decided that this was his big weekend to finally use coupons and I had taken them all in my luggage on the plane to TN. (Had I known that he would be planning this adventure I would have left them!). He didn’t let that stop him though and decided to carry on with the plan. He did very well for a first time big trip by himself though I’m pretty sure they were in the store for over an hour… and probably got more than one free cookie from the bakery… and ended with balloons (we love Publix).
I don’t know what he bought or how much extra stuff was grabbed (that’s his worst habit). I only know the totals.
Total Before coupons and sales: $114.60
Total Spent: $65.35
Total Saved: $49.25
Rarely are we under at least 50% savings but for a trip with only printable coupons and me not there at all I’m quite pleased with the results and his efforts. I was even more pleased to come home and find them all put away!
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