Dh and I went to Barrie on Saturday as we had some errands to run. Total cash out of pocket expenses under $15. Total added to credit card, $210.
Our first port of call was to Solutions - Your Organized Living Store. It's as it says, keeps everything you need for organizing your home. They have a sale on for their closet systems. We have used their system before and it works a charm. It is however a little more expensive than the big box stores but I am sure even I could install the system and the quality is well worth paying that little bit more, plus it's a total custom fit. I should work there as I know as much about their system as the sales person did...LOL So all in all that cost just under $210 which dh put on his credit card, as it's a renovation cost and we keep track of those purchased via dh's credit card.
In the same mall were both Future Shop and Best Buy Dh was given a $100 gift card for Best Buy. It's not a place we shop at regularly, but hey, we're not going to turn down a $100, so we went in and bought the Software for preparing our taxes Turbo Taxes While we were there I mentioned that my McAfee Internet Security would be expired in the next month or so. Dh remembered seeing it on sale in the Future Shop flyer. We asked and yes Best Buy price matches. So we popped to Future Shop and picked up the flyer and priced matched it at Best Buy. However not only do they price match it, they beat the price by 10%. So all in all we still have to $40 + on the gift card to spend at a later date.
We then went for some lunch at a restaurant called Herb 'n Sage the kids gave us gift cards for their for Christmas, so we used one of those gift cards for lunch. Total cash out of pocket $7.25 for tip and extra above gift card. Still have another gift card for there for another day.
We then popped into Barrie Humane Society to see the dogs. We have been thinking about getting Molly a companion. They were ever so helpful and answered all our questions and advised us against a couple of the dogs we liked. There was a gorgeous little Beagle there, who won't be available for adoption until next week, as he has to have "The Snip!!" However this gorgeous little guy had two things against him. One, he is a boy, I prefer female dogs and two, he has hip dysplasia They said as long as he is given Glucosamine on a daily basis and something stronger when he seems worse he will be fine. Dh does not want another dog with medical problems, as Molly costs us enough. So we will continue looking until we find the dog for us. I would dearly love an English Bulldog, a female no younger than 4 years old and no older than 7 years old.
We then headed to Chapters as I still had money on a gift card from Christmas. I bought a box of Christmas cards for $2.50, 75% off and then I bought a 2012 day to day calendar called "Posh Suduko," which is a daily page by page calendar with a Suduko puzzle on it each day, again 75% off , so I paid around $4.25 for that. Out of pocket it cost me 53 cents for both.
We then called in at Tim Hortons on the way home. They have their $1 Lattes at the moment, and I enjoy the plain one with no sugar. I had that along with a blueberry and cranberry muffin. Dh had a coffee and a carrot muffin, and it only came to $3.80??? Dh paid for that, thank you dh.
So all in all we had a lovely day and other than the closet organizer, it was a cheap day out.
Did you have a good day on Saturday?