If you have read my blog for a bit, I have been whining on about the high cost of everything, including groceries. Anyhoo, on Saturday and Sunday Shopper's Drug Mart was having a bonus redemption event, so instead of only getting $170 worth of free product when you cashed in 95,000 points, you got $200 worth. So I decided as I had enough points to redeem for $200.
My shopping cart was overflowing and I had to explain to numerous people that I was cashing in my points and had a lot of coupons, so go to another cashier, as I knew it would take a while for me to cash out and it did. However I ended up getting $270.98 worth of "stuff" for $18.02......I used $52.96 worth of coupons to bring it down and used my points for another $200 discount.
Can you believe that; I was so pleased, mind you of that $18,02, $15.10 was taxes :0( Still I am stocked up on some things for a while.
Then when I was in town I popped into Zehrs to stock up on half price bread for the freezer. While in there I spend $50.94, but saved another $41.32 with coupons and 50% discounts.
So all in all I got $363.24 worth of "stuff" for $68.96. I wish I could shop like that every week!!
Some other ways I saved money this week:
I didn't use my dryer to dry the clothes, just hung them on the clothes horse to dry overnight.
Washed the laundry in cold water, using cold water laundry detergent.
Took advantage of a 10% of sale and ordered the carpet from a local store for the attic.
Used the toaster oven instead of the main stove oven to cook some meals.
Paid cash for the banisters to be installed, saved taxes and got a reduced hourly installation rate.
Got gas for the car at Canadian Tire, as it is at least a cent or two cheaper pre litre and you get Canadian Tire money back.
Had plumbing work done and paid cash for that as well.
Only went out twice in the car this week, combining a few errands at once.