I needed to buy a new toaster last week. Only one store, KMart, had one with the longer slots (under $20). I bought one and received a $10 off $25 purchase coupon.
I went back the next day, and used the coupon to buy toilet paper (because I've finally gone through my stock, and it was already on sale).
I got another coupon (they print out with the receipt).
So I went back (they are good starting the next day, they obviously want you to come back). This time I got an under-the-shelf basket I've wanted for a while, to hold coffee stuff over the counter where the espresso maker sits. Also bought a small wire shelf to better use space in one of the cabinets, to accommodate some new pasta bowls. Needed to spend more, so got another thing of toilet paper, and some metal measuring cups for when DS moves out (I've been slowly filling a basement cabinet with kitchen items for him when he leaves--skillets, dishes, cooking utensils, etc. I buy them when I find a great deal, and he won't have to shell out a bunch of money for his kitchen).
I had also received a $10 off $10 apparel purchase, so I bought something for $10.09 and paid for it separately.
Now, from those two purchases, I have two more $10 off $25 coupons! (It's a good problem to have if I can spend it on stuff I need anyway.)
I don't need clothes. The kitchen stuff is not on sale right now, so don't really want to purchase that stuff. I've gone through this week's ad and don't really see something I "need". I've got a lot of TP now, and it's not on sale, so not really interested in getting more. I also don't want to just go spend $15 so I can "save" $10, I'd rather it be stuff I need anyway, but at a good price. However, sometimes it's hard to think of things I'm going to need. Coupon is not good on clearance.
I do have a drawer I've been trying to figure out how to put dividers in (it's deep, maybe I can find a couple long baskets).
Also just remembered I want to get some thin tracing-type paper that can be used in a printer/copier. I want to do more paper piecing, but my machine doesn't like regular copy paper. I'll add that to my list of things to look for as well.
If I still had my dog, the animal stuff would have probably made my whole list
Batteries is a good idea too.
I did a quick look through their camping and travel section, but what I wanted I was too expensive there compared to other places.
I'm hoping they have a really good sale on Sunday with stuff I need.
Post by Blonde Granny on Feb 4, 2017 9:36:16 GMT -5
Kleenex, paper towels, plastic wrap etc. Post It notes (I love those). Hair spray or buy some new make up. Even new kitchen conveniences, i.e. a new can opener. How about some grocery items if the coupons allows it.
Get a 1 year collection of birthday, anniversary, sympathy, get well cards.
Sale wasn't that great this week, but I was able to use both coupons on stuff I need, or more stuff for DS.
Got him a 16 piece glass storage dish set (Anchor). Some clothes hangers (I've broken several over the years), paper towels (on sale), some soap for DS, some Wilton cake pans (small ones for cheesecake and stuff), a couple rulers my son asked for (he's been getting into drawing lately), some stuff for the pickup, clips for hanging my blackout fabric over my bedroom windows, and a couple other small things.
And... I got two more $10 off $25 coupons!
I was going to get jumper cables to keep in the pickup (have no idea what happened to that set), but they were sold out. The coupons are good for two weeks, so hopefully they will restock them soon.
This week's sale was mostly baby and VD stuff, and I don't have a need for either one. Hopefully there is a really good sale next week or the week after for the stuff I need.
I looked for the thin copy paper, but they didn't have any. They had some organization drawers I could use, but I'll see if they go on sale first. Canning things were more expensive than I want to spend, so didn't get that kind of stuff.
If their garden stuff goes on sale in the next two weeks, I could get some potting soil for my mom (she grows literally hundreds of tomato plants from seed, then gives them away once she transfers them to half gallon milk jugs, so she uses a LOT of potting soil).
Thanks for the ideas! (I still have a ton of office stuff from a gc for staples, and my sister gave me a box of copy paper years ago that I have barely touched! Trying not to buy more of that stuff, I probably have enough to last me a lifetime I was even given a box of 1000 business size envelopes once, I don't think I'll need to buy a regular envelope ever again.)
I'll have to check out the towels. I was going to get one of the towel bath mats (I have two, I prefer them to other bath mats because they wash easy), but it wasn't on sale. Maybe in the next two weeks!