Sunday, November 9, 2008

Money Saving Weekend

You want to know something about me? Since my couponing started, I am a FREAK. When our power was out for ten days, of course, we lost everything in the fridge. I have slowly been replacing all the condiments. It's amazing how much money it costs to replace mayo, mustard, ketchup, salad dressing, jelly, butter, hot sauce, picante sauce. The list goes on. So since the power came back on I've replaced things slowly and tried to use as many coupons as I can but on some things it's just not possible- you rarely see them for ketchup, mayo, jalepenos, etc...

HOWEVER French's mustard has them all the time. But at right after the lights came back on, they didn't have one- and they haven't since!!! I just went ahead and bought a small mustard, ketchup and mayo- you know, the basics- paid full price because we needed them. Anyway, this year I REALLY started digging on spicy brown mustard. I think it's DELICIOUS on sandwiches. But I have become such a weirdo I will NOT pay $1.69 for it- ha ha ha. I have been waiting since September 23rd for a coupon and one FINALLY came out on Friday. YAY! $.50 off any French's mustard - Kroger doubles! So I got the mustard (a big bottle too!) for $.69

I am a weirdo because I SURE DID almost wait 6 weeks so I could save a dollar. Pitiful- but well, frugal I guess. I did our shopping Friday night. Total came to $79 - after coupons and the Mega event discounts - I paid $37 --- HA! Beat THAT! That's 2 weeks of dinners and almost all of my lunches- I DO splurge on Berry Hill Tamale days.

Also- do you remember a few posts back- maybe a month ago when I said Conrad was going through his CD's and asked him if he had Nelson, maybe the WORST hair band from the 80's- Ricky Nelson's twin sons- who I love, love love? Remember I have the tape- but we have no tape player- I bought that tape the summer of 1989 and I about wore it out. So I asked Conrad that day if he had the CD and he looked at me with pity and disdain? I haven't heard Nelson in YEARS and I was really disappointed he didn't have it ... Yeah well I happened upon the CD this weekend whilst out garage saling. That's RIGHT! I finally got my Nelson CD. Nary a scratch on it and all for the bargain basement price of $.50 - it may be my best find EVER, on a personal level. I even called Conrad from the truck, Nelson blaring in the background to share the good news. He told me I got ripped off.

Whatever, he doesn't know everything - I have been in Nelson bliss since yesterday. I LOVE YOU MATTHEW AND GUNNER!!!!