We celebrated Cyrus’ birthday last week. There were a lot of fun details there, and it deserves its own post, but the simple things I did certainly should be part of this one. He wanted cheesecake, which I made for him. I made graham crackers and made a graham cracker crust for the cake as well.
I watched a few more episodes of Foyle’s War for free on Hulu.
Back to school deals have just started here. Before I went shopping, I evaluated what I already had and saw that I would not need to buy as much of several items as I have in the past, as I still have quite a few things left from last year’s purchases. I made a list of the school supplies I’ll need. I picked up a few items last week on sale, and I will purchase a few more as they go on sale.
I also picked up a few toiletries while I was there, including a free bag of cotton balls. I used 3 $1 off printable coupons that were off the store brand (this was at Target). Two of those things had recently had the price reduced; one was more than $3 less than it had been, making my price 60% off the regular price after the coupon.The same store had a buy a container of mustard, get a free container of barbecue sauce for free, so I got both of those for the cost of the mustard. I took reusable bags with me and thus received 10 cents off my total.
While I was there, I also refrained from using a few more store coupons on store-brand items, because they were not on sale. I expect I’ll be back at that store as the back to school sales continue, and there is a chance that those items will go on sale during that time, so I will look to see if I can use them then. The coupons don’t expire for a month, so I’ll wait and watch to see if I can get a chance to purchase store-brand items on sale with a coupon at a later date.
What did you do to save money last week?