Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Wait is Over...

We have a new dryer!

We tried to buy the dryer I mentioned from Home Depot, but they wouldn't deliver, so we ended up buying a dryer from Lowe's yesterday for $299 and they delivered it this morning. It is a little bit bigger than our other dryer was and it looks great. We are just thrilled to be back in business with the laundry and have plans to get caught up on it this weekend. 

Today is my daughter's day to volunteer at the library, so we left the house early, took the garbage with us and dropped it off along the way and I made stops at Bi-Lo, Publix, Dollar Tree, and United Grocery Outlet. 

At Bi-Lo, they had Stayfree pads on sale, priced at 2 for $6.00, a real bargain since I normally pay $4.97 for them at Walmart.  Lucky me, I also had three $1.00 off coupons, so I paid $2.00 each for them. What a bargain! I now have 10 of these in my stash, which is about a ten month supply for me. 

We picked up seven bottles of Pom juice for free at Bi-Lo too. They had them on sale priced at $1.00 each and we had seven 50¢ off coupons, which doubled, so all of these were free.  

I also picked up this 12 pack of Fanta strawberry drinks for free using the coupon above I received for free from My Coke Rewards. 

At Publix, they had Mueller's pasta on sale for buy one get one free, which was not a good deal without coupons, but I had two 75¢ off coupons, so I picked up two packages of spaghetti for 25¢ each! Another good bargain today.  

I also stopped in at the Dollar Tree to buy a loaf of Nature's Own bread and a loaf of Wonder bread and since I had a 55¢ off coupon for both, these were only 45¢ each.

At United Grocery Outlet, they had a Saturday only special. Green Beans for 39¢ a can and Mandarin Oranges for 40¢ a can. I picked up 20 cans of Green Beans and 20 cans of Mandarin Oranges, all for $15.80 plus tax. Forty cans of food for $15.80 was a great bargain and is a good example of how the Pantry Principle works. :)

Free this Week 

Three samples of Juicy Fruit.

A very nice five pack sample of Nestle Quick. 

I certainly didn't spend a lot today, unless you count the dryer, but I came home with a lot of food for the money I spent. $17.19 for 20 cans of mandarin oranges, 20 cans of green beans, 2 loaves of bread, 7 bottles of Pom juice, one 12 pack of pop, and 2 boxes of spaghetti. The best part is we had fun in the process. 

How was your Saturday?

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  1. Your prices are amazing, you are certainly organised and know where to find them. Canned food is never that cheap in Australia.
    Dryer looks great.

  2. WOW! awesome deal on that dryer! I checked on line and it retails for $429 and is on "clearance" @ $299 here in CT. I sold off my second hand washer and dryer, as this rental had a nice front loader set. At some point, I will again be in the market for appliances (a few years away once I am a homeowner again). Glad you found a deal. THe grocery prices are also fantastic! Agree to shop when and where you can find a bargain on something you can use.

    1. Thank you, Carol. I noticed the exact same thing you did. The dryer was originally over $400 and was on clearance here too. I'm so glad to finally have it replaced.

  3. Great price on the dryer!

    Looks like you did well on the shopping front. I picked up a few items for the pantry, too. I bought 3 large bottles of our favorite cooking oil because they were $2 off and will store well. I'm thinking even with Christmas baking I will get about 6 months of use out of this and I wasn't out of what I had, so I'm good for a while.

    1. Thank you, Shara. Good deal on the cooking oil, $2 off is great!

  4. You really did well all around this weekend. Now where did you find those free samples?

    1. The Nestle Quick Samples came from their website and the Free juicy Fruit came from the YMCA customer appreciation day. :)

  5. Belinda, the year of your birth, I bought a new clothes dryer for $65 and used it for 8 years before giving it to someone. 6 years later, I needed a dryer again. A friend who repaired appliances sold one to me for $15. Used the second one for 7 years. Love our bargains, don't we?

    1. Yes, we do love our bargains! What good deals you had back then. :)


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