Even though I'm feeling totally busy and overwhelmed, I'm still trying to save money where I can.
My DD had given me a $50 Kohl's gift card for Mother's Day that I hadn't used yet. I really don't need any clothes and wanted to get something useful for new house. At some point my guest bedroom will have a queen bed in it and I have no queen sized sheets, so I decided to get some sheets and figured the $50 should cover it. I also had a 20% off coupon, so I could really spend $60.
The cheapest set was on sale for $35, but I wondered around looking at everything to make sure I wasn't missing any others. Then I came across an 8 piece comforter set - including sheets - $40! and I actually liked the comforter pattern/colors ok. Since I still had $20 to spend and didn't know what else to get I decided on a new sweater for me. I do need that. I like to wear open front light weight sweaters at work and home, over my tops. I also earned $10 in Kohl's cash.
I took that $10 Kohl's cash back on Sunday (along with another 20% off coupon) and bought a new shower curtain liner, which I will need when we move. I like the cloth ones, that I can just throw in the wash when they get grungy. It was on sale for $13 so just a few dollars out of my pocket.
The dogs needed some more flea medicine. I usually by the Advantage II brand from Amazon at $35-$40 for 4 vials. I came across a different brand I had never seen before that has the same exact ingredient as the Advantage, for $16. Figured it was worth a try to save that much money. I applied it to them yesterday, so we'll see how well it works.
Over the months I've been buying these big 27 gallon storage bins at Costco for $9 each. I even looked online to see if other stores sold them and could not find anwhere local. Other online stores wanted an arm and a leg for one bin. So, as much as I hate going to Costco, I've been regularly buying them there. Last night I was at Home Depot walking down an aisle and there were my bins! At the same price! I'm buying from there for the rest we need. So much easier than dealing with the zoo that is our local Costco.
Saturday, as I was outside helping DH with stuff, I noticed my tennis shoe was splitting from the sold near my toe. Oh well, I've had them a few years now and they weren't the most expensive shoes to begin with. I decided to use some of my new $200 gift card to buy new tenny's. I thought the gift card was for a specific store....the store's receipt was wrapped around the card and I hadn't taken it off. I find a pair of shoes I liked and went to pay and realized it's just a Visa gift card that I can use anywhere. LOL. But, I got the shoes for 25% off. It's a pair of Nikes and SO comfortable! I'm really pleased with them.