Post by SouthernSusana on Nov 16, 2019 18:37:17 GMT -5
We bought a lot of stuff in the last few months, trying to make DH's life better. Even before he became bedridden, he knew he was unable to get in/out of the barber's chair to get his haircut any longer. So he made me buy a haircutting kit at Walmart. It wasn't a skill I was in a hurry to acquire so it sat unopened until I finally put it out of sight. After he died, I wanted to return it, but I couldn't find it. I also had an unopened bag of disposable bed pads to return. I wanted to wait and do one return, since WM limits the number of returns that you can do without a receipt.
I found it today so returned both. I now have a $30 gift card to spend on my next grocery trip.
Post by countrygirl2 on Nov 17, 2019 14:07:50 GMT -5
I can't say I've saved but since I'm a kind of prepper I stock things. I got a 25 pound bag of sugar, large containers of pepper, Lawreys season salt, 6 bags of salts for the softener. Regular large box of salt, used to buy 20 pound bag but don't see it, so put a box back periodically. A gallon of olive oil, a 2 pack of lemon juice, its good for a year, I use a lot when canning. And a large jar of fish fry seasoning, $6, a small package is $3. Told hubs if I throw most away its still worth it.
I got a trade in sofa from our local furniture store for $200 for the basement. Was going to get new up here but this one is not that worn and its to big to get down the stairs so saved about $1200, the new one I wanted was around $1400. I will need to steam clean it and if washable wash the sleeve covers and bottom cushions, will see. But I'm happy with it, son can use it while here and I will too.
I have been getting to hot the last couple of days so turned the thermostat to 73 and put on a Cuddle Duds top under my shirt. Hubs and DD will be more comfortable.
I am trying to get DD to take only 2 baths a day. Our water bill is bumping $100 a month used to be $45. And with all the clothes she is putting in the laundry, our light bill is crazy.
We have a 2 yard dumpster $75 a month, generally filled! But 2 tenants also use it so I can expense on our LLC 2/3's of it, makes it cheaper for all of us and a great way to dispose of trash. Also we can burn here so hubs burns big items the tenants need to dispose of.
Black Friday: Bought gift cards at Safeway, their Black Friday deal was10x the reward points on most gift cards. Two Christmas presents done (the gift recipients had asked for gift cards). No crowd in the store and very few cars on the road. We live in a small town.
Went on-line and purchased gifts for two others on my list. Free shipping to my house and a rebate from cashback shopping site (Mr. Rebates).