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March 16th, 2008 at 06:37 pm

snowing again so walked at Walmarts today. It was beautiful with blue skys yesterday and did a longer than usual walk outside. Very nice.

Today I used the 2 Register Rewards I got from buying soap a Walgreens last week. I like the gift cards better than the RRs. The RRs expire in 2 weeks and if you don't have anything you want to buy at Walgreen during that time, you spend them just to use them up. Instead I bought a Red Lobster gift card for $10 with one of them. I also got two razors that are FAR and that came with free $4.00 cans of shaving gels. I couldn't use the RRs on them because when you try to do rebates that show a total less than the amount you are asking to be rebated a lot of companies won't rebate the full amount. Both razors and the shaving cream will go to brother for xmas.

Went to Red Lobster for lunch with parents. Had the popcorn shrimp which I adore. Red Lobster is still a great bargain for lunch. $6.75 for a large portion of popcorn shrimp, a salad, a baked potato and the biscuits. Plus i had a coupon for $3 off 2 meals.

Visited one of the Thrift stores by the Red Lobster. Found 3 sealed boxes of 150 count Glad sandwich bags for .99 cents each box. The boxes looked like they had water damage, but since they were plastic bags there was no damage to the bags. That's a very good price. The cashier said they got a whole shipment and they had sold out in 2 days. I got the last 3 boxes.

Went to Borders and got one book and one magazine. I had a 30% off coupon and used a gift card I got for xmas.

I see walnuts went up another $1. $3 in 3 months - unreal.

I'm reading a financial management book written in 1953 and it's really funny to read about the high cost of inflation. She talks about bringing home a big box of soap for .23 cents instead of the normal .25 cents and how the small savings repeated hundreds of times adds up. It's always so intereting to see how people think alike regardless of the times they live in.

I finihsed reading my book Alien Taste by Wen Spencer. Sci/Fi Excellent. This is one of the most interesting and unique story lines I've come across in a long time. All of the characters are very well written and fortunately it's series so I can read more of them Smile

3 Responses to “weekend shopping”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I always enjoy reading about your bargains. You can strech a buck farther than anyone I know!! Good for you!

  2. baselle Says:

    I love reading those old books - they made me think in terms of percents because on the regular price we all would think - .23 vs .25, what's she talking about, to heck with it, its two pennies. The difference is 8%.

    If we got an 8% raise, we'd all jump for joy. Saving 8% is like getting that 8% raise.

  3. retire@50 Says:

    That's really funny baselle. They used the exact same analogy. That it was an 8% savings. Like I said we all think alike Smile

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