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Spending Again...

September 21st, 2014 at 09:04 am

It feels like we are in that spending mode again. We had two marching band activities this weekend to attend. One was out of town, so their was fuel involved. We spent $12 for admission to one, and $15 to the other. Five dollars was spent on concessions.
My parents met us at one and then took us to lunch afterwards.

Last night my husband and I attended a party at a coworkers home. We bought Subway sandwiches for our girls since there is nearly nothing in the house! We also picked up our own beer to bring. We did have a really good time so it was worth it.

Prior to the weekend, I picked up paper goods at Target for a party we are having at our home for my husband's promotion. I will buy food and drinks later in the week. That part will add up, but I'm excited to have a social event at our home.

I also did some clearance sale shopping at Kohl's and Target last week. I got a very large bag of organic potting soil for $2 at Target, which I used some of to plant 2 $2 pots of mums. I bought some lanterns for decoration that were all marked down, two may go back if we don't use them next week. I'm also returning a hair product. However, I'm keeping the $3 shirt from Kohl's, the slippers for a Christmas gift ($5), an Eddie Bauer wallet ($6) for a birthday gift, and a lotion set as a Christmas gift($4). There were a few other things bought at really low prices, that will definitely get used. I'm not always the best clearance shopper, but I seemed to find just the right items at the right prices. I did use my 20% coupon to get the items reduced even more than they were marked. And now they have sent me another $10 coupon...so I may sneak up there and see if there is anything else worth putting a couple dollars into.

I'm looking at two flutes online for my youngest daughter. One is used and around $800 and another is $1200. The more expensive one is barely used and would save us over $300 from buying brand new. One ends today, so we should decide if we are really want that one or not.

Have you bought anything on clearance recently? What was the best deal you got?

4 Responses to “Spending Again...”

  1. Bright Says:

    Sounds like you got some good deals!!!!! I bought some great jewelry on Living Social recently for Christmas. Got to love a bracket a loved one had been eyeing up at $99 for $14!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    DH bought something on clearance the other day at Kohls...it was a sports coat...originally $200, marked down repeatedly to $40, with a Kohls percentage off and $10 Kohls cash...he spent with tax, $23. He was pretty proud of that purchase.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Looks like you got some great deals!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    @Bright and Rob, you both got some great deals!! My husband would love a sport coat...I may go looking to see if I could find a similar deal...would make a great gift for his birthday next month. Smile

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