Sunday, June 23, 2019

Weekend Errands

Friday was errand day for me since Thursday was payday and I needed to get my check deposited into the bank, which was my first stop. 

The majority of my check was deposited except for a little bit of mad money for yard sales. 

Did I tell you I sold the Kenneth Cole leather laptop bag on eBay for $30.00? That was the one I bought at a yard sale for $1.00 earlier in the month. I ended up with about $25 after fees and will put that towards my car insurance, which is due at the end of next month. 

My next stop was at CVS where I had to pick up a RX for my daughter. I always ask for the free bottle of water when I'm there as that is a perk for getting prescriptions there. 

My next stop was the Chick Fil A in Ooltewah where they were offering a coupon for a free chicken sandwich when you made a mobile order between noon and one o'clock. Of course I ordered lemonade since it was hot.

My next stop was to Walmart as my daughter needed some more storage bags for her business. 

While there I found two pizzas on markdown for $3.54, so I picked up both of those. 

While I was there I visited the Freeosk machine and picked up this free sample of Downy Unstopables. 

I also used my free coupon for Hidden Valley Ranch and picked up a bottle of their cucumber ranch, which is my favorite. 

Another stop I made was at Great Clips as they sent me a coupon for a haircut for $7.99. I normally cut my own hair at home, but wanted to get a salon haircut to have a better trim/more control all around. The coupon was a $6.00 savings over their regular $14.00 haircut. 

I also stopped in at McDonalds to use one of my receipts for a free drink. I went ahead and ordered the lemonade as it's my favorite ever since they got rid of the Hi-C orange drink. 

What's odd about this promotion is they give you another receipt for another free drink if you fill out the survey for a free one.

Another stop I made was at Food City where I went to pick up some Sprite for my daughter. I also picked up four packages of marked down produce priced  at 56¢, 69¢, and two marked at 99¢. 

While there I picked up a deal on cheese, which was on sale when you bought five. They were 16 ounce bars selling for $3.99, so I bought five and they gave me $5.00 off my order. 

That makes each eight ounce portion $1.50, which is the price I'll stock up on when I find it. 

It was a busy day, but I was able to get so many things checked off my to do list. 

~ Living within our Means ~


  1. Sounds like you had a great errand day and got lots of freebies! I love days like that when I feel like Im accomplishing lots of stuff, plus the freebies are an added bonus:) Hope you have a great Sunday.

  2. Thank you, Sarah. I love days like that too as they also make me feel accomplished. I hope you have a great Sunday too.

  3. Know what Belinda? I think God put that Kenneth Cole laptop bag right in your path the day you found it at that price, 'cause He knew you would use it as a good and honorable way to pay on your life expenses. I admire you and your daughter's mentality of paying debts and STILL being able to enjoy treats along the way. We NEED more examples like you both in this day and age! You are SUCH an inspiration. Wish I could share you with everyone!

    Pam, Knoxville

    1. Oh, you are so sweet, Pam. Thank you. I believer God put the Kenneth Cole bag in my path too. He knows all of our needs and we couldn't do it without Him. Thank you so much. I hope you have a great week!

    2. How often can you find cheese at such a bargain? Your free treats encourage along the way, and $25 towards insurance make it easier. Good week for you.

      Ooltewah means much to me. Eisenhower was stationed at the base there for a time during his US Army time. In addition, I taught high school close to Ooltewah. In addition, you are close to many Civil War battlefields.

      Summer is good for you.
      -memphis metro

    3. Thank you, Anna.

      We probably find the cheese on sale about every 6 weeks or so. Food City is a great place to find sales on cheese. Some grocery stores I know where to go to get the good prices. Like Fresh and Low I buy my potatoes and black olives because I know they are the cheapest there. Food City is my go to cheese place.

      Oh my yes, there are so many Civil War battlefields here. And if you go down into Georgia there are even more. It's filled with history for sure. How neat that Eisenhower was stationed in Ooltewah for a time. I did not know that. We love that town, which is growing by leaps and bounds. This year they got their first Starbucks, Panda Express, and Chick Fil A. They even built a new shopping center in the last year. We like to go behind the Food City there as there is a small pond and always see the Canadian geese. They are used to people feeding them, so they'll come right up to us.

      I hope your summer is going well too. :)

  4. I enjoy your emails. Be well, Arlene

    1. Thank you so much, Arlene. That is so sweet of you to say. :)

  5. You made out great on your errands day. Where do you guys live, like what state? Not your state of being or your ego state ..but.....:)

    1. Thank you, Kim. We are in Tennessee. And my state of being is content right now. LOL

  6. I'm tired just reading what you got done. You sure had a great day.

    1. Thank you, Marybeth. I probably needed a nap after that. LOL


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