See that memory foam bath mat in front of the shower door? I just paid a whopping 43 cents for it! I was scanning through my emails yesterday to delete all the ads and almost deleted an email from JC Penney that had a $10 off any purchase coupon. Plus I had a 15% off coupon. Apparently JCP takes the 15% off before the $10 off (unlike Kohl's). The mat was regularly $22 and on sale for $12.99, less $2.60 for the 15% off and then $10 off. I love those kinds of deals!
(you'll have to excuse the unfinished base board area.........)
Yesterday DD and I went to a couple of second hand stores and came up with this picture. It will be hung on the same wall, above the tub. I thought it was very pretty and had a nice frame.....even better was the price: $11!
DH is going to get started on the cedar garden arbor I've been wanting the past year and he also decided he's going to make a little covered area off of our back french doors, just to go out a few feet and cover the stone steps he put in. I don't have enough money right now (since we decided to also update DD's bathroom) to buy all the supplies for both projects and first DH said he needs anchor posts for the arbor and porch cover, anyway. Those came to over $200 at Home Depot. I sure have been spending a lot there, but this time I finally got smart and bought a discounted online giftcard first! Plus, it was a type of gift card they emailed me, I didn't have to wait for it to come in the mail. I could print it out and take to the store or use to order online. Perfect. I was able to get a 10.5 % discount on a $238 card, for $213. I bought it with my PayPal debit card, where I will earn another 1% cash back and then when I went to place the order on Home Depot online, I first went through MyPoints, where I will earn another 3.4% cash back, for a total of 15% saved or $35 for this project purchase. Sure wish I had done that on all the bathroom materials I just bought! I could have saved $150.