I went out to do a bit more Christmas shopping last night and I had my coupons with me. It's always such a great feeling when the total price on the register goes down, down, down. So here's my savings:
1) Bed, Bath, Beyond I used a $5 off coupon and a 20% off coupon saving $7.60.
2) At Pac Sun it was buy one get one half off so I saved $22.25.
3) At the Family Christian Bookstore I had a 25% off coupon for the entire purchase plus George Bush's book was listed for $35.00 but was 20% off, another savings so total savings there was $62.66.
4) For dinner we stopped at Longhorn where I had a coupon for a free appetizer which was worth $6.99.
Total savings: $99.50
This Christmas is gonna be an itty bitty Christmas as finances aren't nearly as good as they used to be. I'm hoping in 2011, I'll have a better handle on them, although we did pay off two loans which is a great relief.
I still have Christmas cookies to bake and next week I will probably go get the Christmas dinner fix'ins. I usually have ham, rolls, potato salad, chips; we just have sandwiches all day long. It was a tradition of my mom's and I've just done the same.
I'm already thinking about things I want to accomplish next year. I'll have to make a list to publish.
Always so much to do!