Saturday, August 15, 2009

Very Few Garage Sales

So today we had a busy day ahead of us. First garage sales. There were very few listed in the paper but we hit around 7 of them. Not much to brag about though.



This little Bobble Head cost .25c



This apothacary(spell) jar cost .75c

Also got DD a dress for $1, me a skirt for $1, a handful of Christian CD's $2.20 for all and a workout VHS for .50.

Then off to Kroger. Spent over 2 hours in there trying to figure out coupon deals and I know when I go through my box there are going to be so many I could have used and forgot about. Figures. But the grand total was $77 and change and the total savings was $83 and change. So 52% wasn't too bad. It would have been better but DH thinks when we go to a grocery store he's got to load the buggy with fruit which I'm proud of him because it's healthy but unfortunately, no coupons, which got my total on up there.

Happy Thrifting everyone.

21 comments:

The Queen of Clearance said...

I seriously think that produce companies should put out coupons. Why not encourage people to eat healthy? Its like they want you to eat bad or something! lol. I love my coupons though, glad Im not the only one! I love that jar. Too cute! Great finds! I think 52% savings is amazing...Im not that good with out groceries yet. Normally I spend about 120 and get about 30 dollars off so I normally spend 90 dollars in the end....you should give me some tips :)

Cheap&Sweet said...

Great job on the savings. Its really hard to do better than 50% at Kroger! Trust me I should know.

Sue said...

What a good find on the apothecary jar! Can be used to put in a multitude of things... Congrats on your Krogering...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get a deal on the jar - I have one like it. Congrats. on the savings - you did do good on that.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Very cute!

Manuela

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love the apothecary jar! Great price too. :) Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

Sharlotte said...

I love the apothecary jar. I'm on the hunt for those as well!

Wendy said...

I cannot pass up those jars!

I know what you mean on the fresh fruit/veggies. You want to eat them but they definitely drive that bill up.

Kelee Katillac said...

The apothecary is great! Excellent buy--so much you can do with it.

Stop by-would love to meet you!

love, kelee

Kelee Katillac said...

The apothecary is great! Excellent buy--so much you can do with it.

Stop by-would love to meet you!

love, kelee

Cheri Peoples said...

Have you ever checked out Southern Savers website? She talks about joining a food coop to buy fruits and veggies for much less.

Come for a visit.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Kelli said...

Terrific deals!!!!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I've been finding a few small apothecary jars lately, but I'd love to find some bigger ones. Great deals!

Deana said...

that is a very cute little jar! good find.

Bama Girl in AZ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love that jar and all your Kroger savings!

Caroline said...

I used to have that same bobblehead that you bought.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Ah...cute little Campbell bobblehead!! Arrgg..I am so bad with coupons...I try everytime to use them but I am awful at it! But at least I look for the sales and use my club card. It helps!! LOL!

Rhondi said...

Hi
I am always amazed at people who can save so much at the grocery store. My DH clips the coupons and we always save a little, but nothing like you did!
Thanks for stopping by. I am always happy to meet a new blogging friend.
Hugs, Rhondi

Beth said...

Great apothecary jar and kuddos on saving so much money at the grocery store. Blessings!
Beth

An Accomplished Woman said...

Very cute.

Cynthia

Gwen said...

Loving the jar