Mr Dr Frugal Scholar said I should post today's shopping. OK.
I went to Walgreens and bought 8 jars of peanut butter for $1.99 each. With the purchase of 8 came a $10.00 Register Reward, which I will use to buy milk and other necessities.
***Note jars of peanut butter have not been implicated in the recent salmonella outbreak. I will return them if they are!
Then, I bought 6 packs of chocolate covered macademia nuts, for my dear children. These are regularly $3.80 EACH, but were on sale for $2.00. These was an in-store coupon for $3.00 off 2.
SO: about $16.00 for peanut butter and $3.00 for candy, with a $10.00 coupon for my next trip.
The MORAL is: it's not WHAT you purchase but WHEN and HOW you purchase.
Also on-deck for the weekend is a monthly free concert at a church. This month the performers are the Loyola Faculty Brass Quintet. The concert is followed by a wine and cheese (and more!) reception. Check for similar opportunities in your area.
The bonus for us is that the church is a short walk from our house. And it's a beautiful day!
Are you having a frugal weekend, ear readers? If so, share . . .