TGIT! It’s been a great week of thrifty finds for me. Which is a good thing since I officially gave up spending money on myself for Lent. Walking by a shoe sale without even looking almost did me in yesterday! That was tough.
Here are some of the thrifty things I’ve been up to since last Thursday.
New maternity clothes: I went to The Gap with every intention of buying maternity jeans and left with 2 pairs of yoga pants, a work out top and a t-shirt. Each of the pants were originally $64.95 and I paid $55 for all 4 items. Even though I didn’t get my jeans, I’m pretty happy with the haul. I think all of the items will be nice for post pregnancy too.
Free Suja juice: BzzAgent, one of my favorite word of mouth marketing websites, sent me a coupon for free juice. I was able to find this at Publix for only $2.50! I think that is a great deal for this juice. I usually stay away from products like this because they are too pricey and don’t taste that great. This is different because it tastes good and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg like most other brands. Finally, a healthy juice option for people who aren’t trust fund babies.
Free Valentine’s Day underwear: Victoria’s Secret mails out these free underwear coupons all the time and I usually forget to take advantage of them. Not this time! I was craving some retail therapy and had the best time picking out cheesy V-day underwear. Unfortunately, Tom found them to be too cheesy to be sexy. Whoops.
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More couponing this week than last: I try to alternate my Trader Joe’s and Publix shopping trips. Usually I do better at TJ’s, but this week at Publix I did way better. I paid $90.64 for all my groceries, which included two packages of toilet paper and one package of paper towels. I didn’t have a ton of coupons but the ones I did have saved me about $20. Not too bad! Even though I like to keep TJ’s in the rotation, I think I may have to do the majority of my shopping at Publix if I keep doing this well.
Strawberry picking: Our play date group got together for strawberry picking and we had a blast until the kids lost interest. We only spent $1.50 on our strawberries, of course we ate them all in one sitting too! This was so much cheaper than buying them at the store and way more fun.
I ended up spending a little too much though. I only had my credit card and the minimum was $10 which meant I needed to buy something else. They had local honey by the pound and I bought that for $12. It was a little much, but I love using local honey in my tea and a pound will last me forever!
How did you do this week? Have you been thrifty? Let me know!