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Easter Weekend Spending

April 9th, 2007 at 08:29 am

The weekend is over way too quickly, as usual. Friday night TB's dad and stepmom came in to town so we all went bowling. Eight adults and six children. Good times. We had two lanes for two hours. Total cost was $100 for the lanes and shoes but it was split up so we didn't have to pay the whole thing. That is not a usual expense and we haven't been together with his whole family in months so that was nice and fun. Saturday TB had to work but afterward we went on a date. Out to eat and to the movies. We went to a fairly cheap hamburger type place and to a matinee movie. BTW, we saw Blades of Glory and it is hilarious! Definitely two thumbs up! We laughed pretty much through the whole thing. Sunday TB had a clinical so I went to Easter dinner without him. Frown That was a first which I guess I will have to get used to once he gets a FF/EMT-P job. My mom lives about an hour away so I went over to my grandparents house (they live about 15 minutes away) and rode up there with them. Quality time with the family and I saved a ton on gas. Also, my mom cooked the entire meal so I didn't have to spend any money on food or anything to take over there. I did take her and my grandmother an Easter Lily though...and I took the three little kids some Easter candy/prizes. Don't look at me that way! I couldn't help myself!!

So, yeah, this weekend kind of blew the no spending but I was definitely more "aware" (if that makes sense) of where the dollars were going. I really needed to stock my pantry so I went to Wal-Mart and to Albertson's. I shopped the ad at Albertson's and got only stuff on sale. Mainly stuff that we will use over the next month or more....like canned drinks, 2-liters, canned veggies, cheese, BOGO specials, etc. This time at Wal-Mart I bought those lilies and had to buy some vitamins and other misc. stuff for TB. Oh, I tried the price matching at Wal-Mart and it was so easy! I am so doing that from now on!! I did it for canned veggies, roll sausage, ice cream, miracle whip, and something else that I can't remember right now. Anyway, I am glad I figured that out and will be taking advantage of the savings. Next goal is to try the couponing again.

Spending this weekend:
Albertson's $58.12 (saved $61.20 off regular prices per the receipt)
Wal-Mart $61.70 (saved around $15.00 with the price matching) Includes $10 for flowers and $9.00 for vitamins
Date with TB $23.70 for Scotty P's and $14.00 for movie tickets = $37.70
Bowling w/ TB's family $25.00

Sunday was a no spend day. Well, I did do my usual tithe at church but I'm not counting that as it is budgeted in advance.

I hope everybody had a wonderful weekend!!

2 Responses to “Easter Weekend Spending”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Wow! Sounds like you are doing great on the shopping! Keep it up!

  2. homebody Says:

    I don't have a Walmart, but all my daughter's have one in their town. I need to tell them about the price match thing.

    Oh and thanks for the tithes thing. I had a no spend weekend and wondered if my Easter donation to church counted!

    Hurray for weekend fun!

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