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Super Savings Saturday: Moving boxes and free ice cream

Our grocery savings this week weren’t much worth reporting (I’m still staying out of the stores and hubby is doing all the shopping; I just make a grocery list and a simple menu plan based upon what’s on sale.) but we did get a great deal on moving boxes from CraigsList and we also scored some free ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery. I even had the gumption to try some of it… which was a bad idea, but we won’t go there!

My other big savings news: I got my coupon box all whipped back into shape this week! There’s nary an expired coupon in there and everything is clipped and filed. Yay!

Now I’m just hoping I can stomach some coupon-shopping again soon. I feel little rays of hope that it won’t be too much longer so that is a cause for rejoicing. Plus, just a few more weeks and the first trimester will be over with. And then, if I’m anything like the last two pregnancies, it likely won’t be long before I’ll be cooking up more stuff than we can eat!


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  • I had started doing a menu planning/couponing series, and received so many emails with questions about CVS that I spontaneously did this last weekend. I will need to update it since I didn’t have a “plan” but thought you experts might enjoy something a bit different. Just came across this site recently and am loving finding like minded thrifty women.

  • Kim says:

    We got some great boxes at PetSmart. Nice size and in good shape. Just call and ask them to save you a stack. We got about 75% of our boxes there – FREE.

  • Astarte says:

    I went to Cold Stone yesterday, too! Thanks for reminding me about that, I had almost forgotten until I saw your reminder post on Thursday. Although, even though the ice cream was free, I made a donation to the charity, so it ended up not being free in the end, but I didn’t mind.

    I saved 47% of my grocery bill this week!!! $180! Woohoo!

  • Carrie says:

    We also went to Cold Stone and, although we ended up waiting a long time because I didn’t know it didn’t start until 5 p.m., the girls LOVED the ice cream. I thought it was pretty good too.

  • Jenny says:

    I have always gone to my local hospital for boxes at the shipping and receiving department, they always let me have really nice big boxes for FREE!

  • Olivia says:

    I’ve been reading MSM for some time, but made my first post about savings today. I still have a lot to learn, but your website is wonderful. 🙂

  • Lea Ann says:

    Tip for finding cheap fruit: Go to the less-nice part of town, or the local Mexican Grocery if you have one (ie Fiesta or Carnivale). Their fruit is the same fruit but ALWAYS much cheaper than the fruit at the nice stores (ie Kroger-family of stores or Randalls-family of stores). Supply and demand economics.

  • Tammy says:

    First Super Savings Saturday post! I’m so excited to join in the fun!

  • Heather says:

    My first post, too! Thanks for all you do. As a newbie, it helps a lot to find a few people to learn from.

  • Christi D. says:

    My sister and I went to CVS and Walgreens today. We had so much fun seeing our totals go down each time we handed them a coupon. Thanks for the deals!!

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