My job has finished for the time being. It was good while it lasted and gave us some much needed money. However now I am hoping to get caught up with some jobs around the house.
I want to make a start next week on decorating the hall, stairs and landing. I have had the paint for ages, it's just been too hot and humid to get on with it. It is finally starting to cool down a little, so I think I can do it without drowning in my own sweat. It's a big job though so will take a while.
This week I want to get some gardening done and clean the house. Plus no doubt a hundred and one other things.
I sat on Saturday afternoon, sorting out my coupon folder as I need to try and save money with our grocery bill and be more organized in that aspect. I used some free product coupons at Shopper's Drug Mart on Saturday for Multi-Vitamins, so now I am stocked up on them, plus I got a $10 gift card from them for "spending" over $50. I only spent $6.72 out of pocket, as they counted the total before coupons. So in turn that $10 coupon will pay for my milk, eggs and juice for the week.
As I was going into town, I decided to shop at Wal-Mart and price match from other stores. I was out a couple of hours and managed to get some good deals, which included at Shopper's Drug Mart:
2x 4 litre bags of milk
1 dozen eggs
2 x Oasis Healthbreak Juice
1 x chocolate chips cookies
paid just over $3.50 for all that as I used 2 x $2 off for the juice and the $10 gift card I got the day before.
In Zehrs, I picked up 3 loaves of bread, one package of four sub buns, one package of 6 sausage buns, one package of hamburger buns and a bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing, and paid $9.00 for all of that. All the bread was on the half price rack and I had a free product coupon for the salad dressing.
I ended up spending just under $70 at Wal-Mart but stocked up on washing up liquid amongst the things I got. I do find their fruit and veggies pretty good on pricing and on quality. However as usual stuff that was on sale was of course sold out. I did get a package of Purex 3 in 1 sheets for free as they were on sale for $2 and I had a $2 coupon. Has anyone ever used these before? I don't generally use my dryer, so I will keep these for the winter when there is more of a chance that I have to use the dryer.
I also picked up a package of Tortilla Strips from Fresh Gourmet.
They are really good, I have never had them before, and a little goes a long way I find.