My $16.44 Shopping Day

I decided that the weather was way too nice for me to stay inside today. I already had three bags of items I wanted to drop off at the thrift store, so that’s where I started. While there I was able to pick up:

  • A pair of Land’s End sweatpants
  • A Nautica t-shirt
  • A Tommy Hilfiger T-shirt
  • 2 other t-shirts (one with a $13.99 tag on it)
  • A wooden basket (going to paint it a different color)
  • A corkscrew
  • A corked oil bottle (never used)
  • A vintage refrigerator storage dish

Total for that stop ~ $5.97

I then decided to look for a certain deal at Dollar General. They didn’t have what I was looking for, but I  walked out with:

  • A bottle of Wisk laundry detergent
  • Cascade Action Packs (20-pack)
  • A bottle of vinegar (have to stock up, canning season is coming!)
  • 1 Degree deodorant

Total there ~ $7.10

Last stop was CVS. I had $4 in Extra Care Bucks that were going to expire in 2 days, so I figured while I was out…

  • 2 cans of green beans
  • 2 boxes of Total cereal
  • 2 Right Guard deodorant
  • 1 box (14 count) of Prevacid

Total spent ~ $3.55

I will never understand it when people tell me that they “don’t have time” for coupons or refuse to shop in thrift stores. It simply amazes me. I was gone for a whopping hour and 15 minutes and saved a ginormous amount of money. Sheesh, just the Prevacid and the new T-shirt alone retail for $26.78! I came home with name brand food and household items (except green beans and vinegar), some new clothing and other previously owned items that looked brand new.

I guess I’m kinda glad that not everyone thinks this way. Leaves much more for me! 🙂


About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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2 Responses to My $16.44 Shopping Day

  1. Shhh! Don’t tell everyone – more for the rest of us!

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