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Friday, September 13, 2013

Coupon and thrift store shopping this week

The bulk of our groceries are now being purchased at the new local Aldi.
They don't accept coupons and I have not used many food coupons in the last few years anyway,
But I do still save coupons and save money with them by purchasing sale health and beauty items at CVS and also on a few things at Walmart. 
CVS had their own store coupons for $3.50 on Huggies and there was a printable manufacturer coupon for $2.50 on Huggies. So, I got the Huggies, that were $9.49 minus $6 in coupons on each one. I thought I could get another discount on them with my just downloaded Ibotta app but when I do the refund, the Huggies offer was gone.  Yes, couponing is complicated. 
I saw the CVS dish soap for 2/$3 and the bottles are big, seems like a good value. 

Walmart - used a newspaper B2G1F coupon on the Mr Clean erasers.
$3 newspaper coupons on the hair color that were $4.42

Thrift store shopping - and these pictures are not great

I just did some organizing and noticed we had just a handful of baby toys. I know we used to have a lot more but maybe the older grands were hard on them or took some home or they just got lost. 
I was ver happy to buy a bedspread bag full of nice baby toys for just $3. One is a mirror to attach the headrest in front of a rear facing car seat. Another is a string of action toys that can be attached to a car seat or stroller. 


I also got a batch of little boy clothes for the 2 youngest grands- lots jeans and shirts, 2 sleepers, a cute Nike one piece suit. The thrift stores in my town sell children's things for 50 cents up to $2. Most of the ones I got today were 50 cents or $1 each,

No pictures but I also bought 5, all like new, tops for me.
 3 are button up blouses (a red one, a light blue one and a dark denim one) with 3/4 sleeves, my favorite style, all from Dress Barn. 
1 is an aqua v neck sweater from Dress Barn and the last one is a brown short sleeve pullover, Chaps brand. 

I did not spend a lot of time shopping but the deals I got were things we need and use, the time spent was more than worth it. 

6 comments:

  1. Nice deals! We are finally getting some CVS pharmacy here too. I'm so excited!!

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  2. we don't have aldis here in maine. but near family down in mass. they just opened one and we plan on visiting for non perishables on our next visit. i loved it when i lived in nj--karen

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  3. I have shopped at Aldi for years and love it! I usually only use coupons on non food items. There are a few food things that I buy with coupons, but not too much. I am fortunate that our Aldi has excellent produce, and I love it!

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  4. Wow, great deals, especially on the baby stuff! We have an Aldi here but I rarely shop there as I try to buy organic meats and produce as much as possible. And I only buy whole grain pastas and grains. Make my own salad dressings, don't eat junk food, don't drink soda, etc.

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  5. Great baby stuff! I like Aldi for certain things. I usually buy one new thing to try that way I'm not out a lot of money if we don't like it.

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  6. You did good Rhonda! Love the thrift store finds. Our local thrift stores aren't all that good, but sometimes I get lucky. Its a little more expensive, but I have been visiting a consignment store lately. Still no Aldi in these parts! Enjoy yours!

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