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errands in town

October 8th, 2010 at 01:13 pm

I went to the kidney dr yesterday as a follow up on my kidney stone removal. He said the kidney stone was calcium based and I need to restrict my calcium to no more than 1000 mg a day or approx. 2 glass of milk. I had read that calcium was good for diabetes control and that dairy was good for weight loss, so in June I started drinking 2 glasses of milk a day, plus taking 1000 mg of calcium supplements. I was taking twice as much calcium a day as I should have been.

I have several bottles of calcium supplements that I got for free or cheap. I'll see if my mom or sister wants them and if not will donate to the food pantry. They still have the original packaging so they should be able to take them.

I need to go back Monday to the surgery dr to sign the consent forms. They are looking at Nov 3 or 4 for the surgery.

Since I was in town, I ran errands. I got one free book at Borders using my reward cards and a 40% off coupon.

I went to Albertson's since I was a couple miles away. I almost never shop there since it is too far from where I live. The had the large containers of Quacker oats on sale for $2.00 and I had 5 $1 coupons, so I got 5 boxes. These will go to the food pantry. I also got 3 6 packs of Hansen soda for $1.50 each after 3 .50 coupons that doubled.

I went to Target and got 4 apples at $1.19 and 1 loaf of french bread. I had 2 $1.00 off produce coupons and 1 $1.00 of a bakery item. The bread was .50 after coupons and the apples were .64.

I stopped at King Soopers on the way home and got several free items. I picked up a prescription and while I was back there I saw they had the brand of ear plugs I use on closeout. 10 pairs for $1.24 - normally almost $4. I got 6 packages.

I got a free 20 oz Coke Zero for playing the Kroger sweepstakes game.

I got 2 free cookie dough Luna Bars $1.00 - .50 coupons doubled. Goes to my neice.

I got 1 free Joint Juice - goes to my grandma

I got 2 cans Progresso soup for .25 each.

I got a bag of Snickers candy bars for $2.00 to give my neice. I'm supposed to go visit her next week and I have 2 bags of groceries so far. We'll see what else goes on sale before then.

I finished reading my book Carpe Diem by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Sci/Fi - excellent. Since reading the latest book in this series the other day, I've been rereading all of them. I love when I get inspired by a series and then can sit down and reread the whole thing from book one.

8 Responses to “errands in town”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like you got some good deals. I'd like to have used that Quaker Oats coupon, but it was only for Instant. Yech! Good idea though giving them to the food pantry.

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    Love all the freebies! I have to say that I agree with the series thing. Once I get sucked in, I want to read them all. And when a new one comes out, sometimes I read all the old ones first Smile

  3. baselle Says:

    The series comment works well for TV viewing also. I'm at the stage where I would much rather Netflix an old TV series and go straight through.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Great bargains...you always do so good on those frugal shopping trips!

  5. dmontngrey Says:

    FrugalTexan - there was a 1.00 Quaker Oats coupon recently that was good on ANY Quaker Oats. I used it for the large tubs at my local supermarket - along with dollar doubler coupons that week. This is what my mom eats for breakfast.

    There is also a 2.00 coupon available now that's only good on the boxes of instant oatmeal. Money maker at CVS tomorrow!! Big Grin

  6. retire@50 Says:

    FrugalTexan75 - the coupons were for any Quaker oatmeal. I got the big boxes of old fashioned oats. But since I already have 5 boxes in the my pantry, they go to the food pantry. I like oatmeal for breakfast and often fix a batch to reheat during the week. Just as fast as instant.

  7. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    Darn! I must have missed those for ANY oatmeal. I eat the old fashioned kind for breakfast everyday - 3 minutes in the microwave with water, butter, raisins, pb and brown sugar. Then a little Rice Dream to help cool it off -- Yum!

  8. retire@50 Says:

    the Quaker oats coupon was in the 8/29 Red Plum coupon insert if you get the Sunday papers and save past inserts.

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