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May 3rd, 2008 at 04:40 am

Saving log - $4 tip box
Spending log - $1.25 coffee + $12 lunch + $15 groceries

We had the third annual late April birthday lunch today, with two other co workers who had birthdays on the 27th, 29th (moi), and the 30th. We keep inviting the co worker that has the 28th birthday, but she always has to run an errand or something. Wink.

The three of us were standing outside the office, debating about where to eat. I said, "okay, I have something that will help us decide," and I pulled out a two for one coupon. "Well that works for us," they said. Temper of the times - no one's embarrassed that they're deciding on a place by a coupon.

Tonight was the last night to use the coupons to celebrate the remodeling of the Safeway. I'm a little sheepish using their card and coupons, because I still think they jack their prices up to make the card a better looking deal. But I used the coupons tactically - only the food I normally buy, only items that can keep well, relatively healthy food, and a real deal versus a fake deal. For instance, I had a coupon for butter - but even with the coupon, the price wasn't good enough. I have enough butter in the freezer to last until November when the butter deals occur.

The other fiscal, non-coupon project that I'm doing is to move the money I inherited from grandma's trust in Ameriprise into my Vanguard account. Today the money showed in Vanguard, but didn't show as having left Ameriprise. Ah, the excitement of double booking. Big Grin

6 Responses to “coupon-o-rama”

  1. Petunia Says:

    Hmm. . . butter goes on sale in November? Well, now that you mention it. . . I did get a good price on a case of butter last November (runs to jot this in the calendar for this November).

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I hope you have had a wonderful Late April Birthday!! Sounds like reason to celebrate...with or without the coupon!

  3. baselle Says:

    Oh yes, Petunia - November, before Thanksgiving, is the month of food sales and stocking up.

  4. Petunia Says:

    Oh . . . I guess I kind of knew that, LOL. My (organic) butter came through a non-grocery store resource but it never occurred to me that it might be cheaper like that EVERY YEAR! It's on my calendar now. Smile

  5. sagegirl Says:

    I think the whole "worrying about the ecomomy" has had its up side because we are all learning to be a bit more frugal in our own ways and doing things we should have always been doing.

  6. LuxLiving Says:

    Double-booking! Ahhhh, that glorious moment in time when it appears your net-worth has spiked an all-time high! We've had a couple of those.

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