G & I are on vacation this week together, we've been able to get a lot done around the yard and house because of this beautiful weather we've lucked out with. Nice to finally have the windows open and get some fresh air.
On Tuesday we traveled to Humboldt, the closest city with an actual grocery store, and I was able to save us a good chunk of change thru coupons and store sales. The shopping trip should have cost us $761.57 but we only paid $517.64; saving us $243.93 or 32%! This is my first real year couponing (and keeping track of my savings), so I know that number isn't as impressive as some people can get, but I'm working on it. I'm still really proud of myself considering $52.51 of that saving total is just coupons alone -- and I didn't include any store points I accumulated (Shoppers had 20x the points). Anyways, it was nice just to get some different shopping in even though it's a 4 hour round trip. Oh the conveniences I gave up to be able to see the Northern Lights right from my bedroom window ;)
The rest of this week is going to be extremely low key. A bit of house work and painting a closet, G has been organizing the garage and I've been working in the garden. I might put up some more clothing items up for sale as all but one of the items I put up last week sold. I made $45.00 plus I received two mail in rebate cheques adding up too a little under $20.00. Still kicking myself I hadn't started selling stuff soon. Oh well