This week was different. To my surprise there were a number of free offers in my mailbox. So many that the excitement to share them is overwhelming. Kohl's send me two different mailings with two different catalogs. On each of the mailings was a $5.00 off $5.00 coupon. JC Penney jumped on the bandwagon and sent a $10.00 off $10.00 purchase plus a free bed pillow. Before those two offers came in Victoria's Secret sent a coupon for free undies -twice. I gave one to my daughter and I'll use the other to put away as part of her Christmas gifts.
That's adds up to $27.00 in free merchandise plus the pillow. I'd call that a good week.
The Dollar Tree had Valentine candy for twenty five cents. I picked up a package of suckers to put in the grands small Easter basket they get from Grandma. I also picked up two packs of three small spring colored bins to use as the baskets. To top it off there was a pack of six Chicklets gum to add to the items I already purchased.
|$3.25 cents bought the Easter baskets and half of the items that will go in them. |
The other two items were purchased last week at the dollar store. I have filler
put away that didn't cost anything from packages that came in
My final trip today was to the Wal Mart grocery store across the street to price match items. In the basket went two oranges for .50 cents each, two pounds of butter for 1.99 each, iceberg lettuce for .98, grapes at 1.49 a pound and bananas that were their regular price of .67 cents a pound. The total was $6.67 plus 2.5% tax. It's not the best thing that tax is on food where I live, but the general tax rate is 6.5% which is 2 percent less than where I lived in the North.
I also pay thousands less in property taxes than I did in the North. There may be vehicle tax here, but it's low so the savings on property tax is huge.
What did your mail look like this week? Did you find any good deals at the grocery store?
As always, stay safe and know I appreciate each of you my dear readers.