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My Bargains Today

We are under a State of Emergency here. We had an hour and a half storm late yesterday afternoon that was the worst Hubby and I have ever seen. We got 5.7 inches of rain during that period, thunder and lightning, golf ball sized hail,and 60 mile an hour winds. We have had so much rain in the past 3 weeks that the ground just couldn’t soak it up. Where they are building behind us was flooded with water. There were many streets shut down including a main road that gets you through town. I had to venture out for a necessary appointment this morning and had to take detours around two roads that were shut down. In the city just north of us, many streets were closed and many basements are flooded. There are tree limbs down everywhere. We had no damage that we have noticed. But I am not sure that my tomato plants didn’t take a hit from the hail pelting them. Time will tell.

On my way home from my appointment, I stopped at Aldi’s to pick up strawberries and blueberries. The strawberries were a little overripe and when I turned them over to look at the bottom, they were covered in mold. Needless to say I left them in the store. I did get 2 containers of blueberries. But while I was there, I did a quick sweep of the store and found quite a bargain. The Cafe Bustelo coffee which I love was for $2.82 a brick . It is an expresso ground coffee. Since coffee prices are set to rise significantly again, I got 6 bricks. It is the best price in our area right now.

Then I stopped at Top’s to fill up our gas tank which was empty by half. I stopped into the market to pick up one more bottle of Diet Coke for $ .99 and a pound of butter for $ 2.69 with store coupons. When I walked into the market, right in front of me was a sign that said manager’s special. It was these organic strawberries for $ 2.00 a package.

So there are still bargains to be had if you just keep your eyes open while you are shopping.

Because of the storm last night, Hubby could not grill our steak. So we quickly made Chef’s salads instead and he will grill the steak tonight. There is always food in our home that we can make quickly when dinner plans change last minute.

Have any of you found any unexpected bargains recently?

4 replies on “My Bargains Today”

Hi AD, I am not sure I had unexpected bargains, but did have some good shopping yesterday and today.

Yesterday I went to Target to get a few of the spiral notebooks that are graph paper instead of lined paper. Hubby likes to use these for his engineering work, and they can be hard to find if it is not back to school time. He likes the Mead top flight ones that can lay flat and have a couple of pockets available in the front. While I was there, I also got a few of the play clothes that were on sale for our older granddaughter. I also got her a bicycle helmet for our house. I looked at the toy clearance but didn’t see anything I wanted to buy. Yesterday I also went to Dollar Tree and got some more greeting cards, including a 50th wedding anniversary card for some friends. I also got a 3 pack of the little spiral notebooks that granddaughter likes to use to play restaurant.

Today I cleaned up at the Meijer 10/$10 get the 11th item free sale. I also got some other things that were either on sale/we needed/had coupons for. Meijer has sent me some really good mailer coupons recently so I planned my trip around some of those. I also had a $20 reward from a previous visit. I did not use any newspaper or digital coupons this time. I spent 42.64 and saved 61.65. I posted a picture of the things I got on my Facebook page and I will send you a copy after I am done writing here. I was really pleased with my trip.

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