Pinching Pennies, DAY 2
My breakfast bar and yesterday's sandwich purchase have me covered for the first two meals of the day, and dinner consists of cupcakes and cocktails at a press event which, while not the healthiest choice, was delicious. After getting home, I put my savings-savvy to the test at the supermarket. I walk into the grocery store with a pile of coupons ripped from magazines, my local paper, and the store's circular and stock a basket with fresh peppers, frozen vegetables, frozen chicken, oatmeal, razors, and tampons. Between the coupons, my supermarket's savings card, and discounts on store-brand items, my $27 total drops down to $14. The only items I didn't save on? My cats' preferred canned food. It was between spending an extra 11-cents per can and having my eyes clawed out in the middle of the night, so I sucked it up and got a few cans of Friskies, just enough to keep 'em fat and happy until next week, when they'll hopefully be on sale.