It was like Christmas in February today! Let me start off by saying that this month has been impossible for me to keep on budget with my groceries. I have not been taking advantage of stocking up on items with coupons so I am paying more and getting less for my money.We ran out of cheese and sugar last week and I told my family that we weren’t buying any groceries until payday ~ which is the last day of the month for us. My hubby and I only get paid once a month…and sometimes we need to get creative to stretch the dollars.
However…happy day today! I received my Costco rebate check in the mail. Never have I been so happy to see $77.20 in my life. So off to Costco we went. Before starting our shopping…we of course had to have a Costco dinner. 4 hotdogs, 3 pops and a churro…all for a whopping $7.60! Where can three people get full for under $8.00 total?Next up, my favorite youngest daughter grabbed her phone, brought up the calculator app and started keeping track of the dollars we were spending. I did not want to go over $77.20
We bought duck treats (for the dogs), bacon bits, powder sugar, brown sugar, 2 gallons of milk, pancake mix, cinnamon, taco seasoning, vanilla, 10# sugar, bananas (can’t go to Costco without buying bananas), granola bars, 2# of cheddar cheese and 2 dozen eggs.
Total Retail: $85.96Coupons Used: <$6.00>
Rebate Coupon: <$77.20>Total Paid: $2.76
It was so exciting that we then decided to get a hot fudge sundae (with nuts) at McDonalds for a total price of $3.88 (that is all it cost for 3 sundaes!) It was a night that was perfect for my frugalistic heart!