I combined some terrific sales with coupons in November and as a result I have stocked up on several items we use regularly here at the Frugal Workshop.
I don't have pictures of everything, but some of the bargains we bought include:
Four bottles of Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent, 50 ounces for $1.61 each.
Five cans of Campbell's tomato soup for 24¢ each, which was just too good of a deal to pass up at that price.
At Aldi, I picked up two, ten pound bags of potatoes for $1.99 each, two bags of cranberries for 99¢ each, and celery for 69¢.
At Publix I was able to stock up on one pound boxes of butter for $1.50 each, two Hellman's mayonnaise for $1.90 each, several packages of Mueller's pasta in the one pound box for 80¢ each, and mustard for 87¢ each.
At Walgreen's, I bought two cans of salmon with an in-store coupon for $1.99 each.
I price matched several sale items at Walmart because the stores were out of stock on the sale items. These include a four pound bag of sugar for $1.41, and Philadelphia cream cheese for 99¢ each.
Christmas is eighteen days away. I have the majority of my Christmas shopping done and have kept it simple this year as I did last year and the year before when I made the decision to simplify Christmas and cut my gift giving and the number of Christmas cards I sent. These days I only send Christmas cards to a select few people, in fact it is so small a number that I've been using the same box for a few years now.
I had a bad feeling the other day when I realized my daughter's child support did not show up in the bank, so I made some phone calls and found out my ex-husband quit his job without any word to me about it.
I've made a few telephone calls since then, but am very apprehensive about spending any money right now because I don't know what my finances will be like in the weeks and months to come, so I'm being careful. I'm glad I stocked up on needed necessities in November as I've put a brake on any unnecessary spending for now. Hopefully this will be resolved quickly.
I applied for a permanent position with my employer, but was passed over for someone else, but have been working every day that is offered to me . Next week I have every day scheduled, so I am grateful for that. What would be even better would be to have permanent full time employment. Hopefully someday soon that will happen.
I hope all my readers are doing well. I've been reading many of your blog posts, but have not been commenting. The captcha portion of commenting is sometimes frustrating, so many times I read without comment. Please forgive me.
Until next time, take care of yourselves. :)
CFO ~ Chief Frugal Officer
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