Monday, June 22, 2009

Great day....Frugal Notes

OK...we went to the free admission day at the Wade House in Greenbush WI. It was great! Beautiful weather, very few people. Free Parking and Free Admission (saving us about $33.00 in admission costs). We did use up about one tank of gas and we bought a pizza and brought our own drinks and snacks. So, cheap and very fun trip! We also stopped at Parnell Tower and the Kettle Moraine Nature Center. All free. What a wonderful, educational, fun, cheap day! We took a ton of photos and my daughter wrote down some interesting facts she learned to add to our summer scrapbook album.

Then, tonight, I stopped locally for some groceries. It's been over a month since our BIG shopping trip. This was not a big shopping trip, but I did get quite a bit. I did 2 transactions.

8 pounds of chicken (on sale for 99 cents a pound, plus I had buy $8.00 get $2.00 off winetag)
2 pounds of brats (I had $1.00 off coupons and these are for a special grill out with friends this week!)
2 dozen eggs (on sale for 69 cents a doz this week!)
2 hunt's ketchup (on sale and I had 20 cent coupons that doubled)
12 cups of ice cream singles (on sale for $1.00 each and I had BOGO coupons from the Sunday paper)
6 pouches of pasta Ronzoni (clearance on $1.87, I had $1.00 off coupon for each)
2 boxes of fruit snacks(on sale)
1 bag of m&m candy (Free candy coupon)
8 cans of Manwich (on sale and I had coupons .40 cents off that doubled)
3 boxes of Hamburger Helper ( on sale and 75 cents off coupon)
2 bags of Tortilla Chips (on sale)
1 bag of cheese curls (on sale)

So, Before coupons, $65.02
After coupons, $38.56
Since areas of our stockpile are getting low, and prices are getting higher, we felt this wasn't too bad. We do plan on stopping into town on Thursday to get a few more deals.

Also, we stopped at Kwik Trip on the way home, I spent $7.98 there and picked up
3 pounds of bananas
3 loafs of bread
2 packs of hamburger buns
2 pounds of butter

So, overall a very nice frugal day!

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