Everyone who knows me knows that I clip coupons, get free gift cards through various offers (ie: free $25 gift card with prescription, etc) and love to save money. It's almost become a game for me to see how much I can save. Sure, it takes a little bit of effort, but not much. And when you see the savings, it's so worth it.
The other day while shopping at Giant Eagle, the 2 guys behind us watched as I saved over $50 in groceries (Paid $89 for over $140 of groceries) and asked Peter if they could hire me to do their grocery shopping! My answer of course is no. This thrifty wife is only for one man :) Well, unless the paid me? But then they wouldn't really be saving as much as they could if they'd just get off their bums and clip their own coupons. :P
Today I actually impressed myself with how well we did while shopping.
$381.93-the value of all the items we purchased today while shopping
$104.29-the amount we paid for the items we purchased
$277.64-how much we saved today :)
21-the number of items purchased today. Several of them were very good quality sweaters, boots and other Christmas presents. I also purchased 2 tops for myself from JCP ($82 originally, $5.04 total after all discounts and $0 out of pocket thanks to still having money on my free $50 JCP gift card redeemed 2 months ago through the points from our debit card). In addition, we got some Christmas decorations, candy, and other various items.
Except for incurring 2 injuries today (a swollen knee and bruised toe), it was a great money-saving day!