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Super Savings Saturday: No pictures but some great savings to report!

No pictures since I’m not that ambitious yet, but I am very excited because I’m almost to the second trimester and starting to feel a wee bit normal again–at least at certain times of the day. These bursts of energy resulted in my being able to snag some great deals:

1) A delicious birthday dinner on the cheap–Someone mentioned on my blog last week that Lone Star Steakhouse gives you a $15 birthday certificate. So, you know me, I went and signed up for it and my wonderful hubby happily took us there for my birthday.

We don’t go to sit-down restaurants very often so this was a real treat. The service was excellent, the food was yummy and plentiful, and the entire meal for the four of us only cost $13 plus the tip! Plus, we brought home enough leftovers for lunch the next day, too.

2) A double stroller–With baby #3 on the way, we’ve been in the market for a double stroller recently and this week we were able to find one off of Craigslist that was in great shape and priced much less than we’d ever pay new. Yay!

3) Groceries–I actually went grocery shopping this week. Yes, fall out of your chair! I could hardly believe I was able to myself, but I did and it wasn’t all that bad. Plus, we were able to get enough groceries to last us this week for $30! And that was not scrimping by any means.

Of course, we have spent quite a bit more than that every week for the past five weeks, so we are pretty well-stocked and all. But still, I was excited that morning sickness and pregnancy hadn’t completely zapped my brain of the ability to bargain shop! And I’m hopeful I can jump back onto the $40/week budget soon.

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13 Comments

  • Laura says:

    I had a great CVS trip with some ECB’s getting ready to expire!!

  • Stephanie says:

    Glad to hear you are feeling better!

  • Liz says:

    Glad you are feeling a little better. I was super sick the whole time for all three of my pregnancies and know what an accomplishment grocery shopping can be:)!

  • Kasey says:

    Thanks for finding me some great deals this week Crystal! You are the best!

  • Jessica says:

    This might be personal, or I’m not sure you want to write about it, but I wondered if you’re still nursing your toddler? The reason I ask is, I’m nursing my daughter who will be 2 at the end of this month. I finally got my period and am charting. I want to get pregnant soon, but I don’t want to wean my daughter. I feel like the abundance of milk she helped me produce, and this beautiful nursing relationship is such a blessing from God, and I thought either here or on your other blog, it would be a beautiful mothering topic to touch upon.

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    Money Saving Mom here: Yes, I am still nursing my 15-month-old! I love nursing and plan to do it as long as she continues to need it and I’m able to do it. We’re just playing it by ear right now and we’ll see how it goes with pregnancy thrown into the mix. 🙂

    I wrote more about the nursing/pregnancy conundrum here, if you’re interested (it might encourage you):
    http://biblicalwomanhoodblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/entering-uncharted-waters-paine-baby-3.html

    My advice is to talk with your husband, pray about it (if you’re a Christian), and do what you feel is best in your situation.

  • Lynne says:

    So, I have to ask…what did you get to eat at dinner? I realize the kids probably didn’t cost much, but I know that my husband would have eaten well over $15 worth of food by himself, let along feeding the both of us, AND having leftovers to take home! Do you mind sharing how you made $13 stretch so far? Thanks!

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    Money Saving Mom here: I got grilled chicken and veggies and potato–$13.99, hubby got a burger with fries–$8.99, and the girls split a kid’s meal for $3.99. Their portions were very generous and they also brought a basket of heaping hot rolls. We drank water, as usual.

    We got $15 off with the birthday certificate, so after tax it was around $13 plus tip. If it weren’t for the certificate, I would never have gotten a $13.99 meal. I thought they were just going to give me my dinner free up to $15 so that’s why I splurged.

    Otherwise, my husband and I usually pick between the 3 or 4 cheapest things on the menu if we ever go out. I guess it’s a habit of mine to always look at the prices first instead of the meals. 🙂

  • I had a great week at Walgreens with only $7.85 OOP but earned $12.50 RR and will also earn more with new October rebate money coming. Thanks for all of the tips and inspiration.

  • Kool Aid says:

    Since our local grocery is moving locations, they’re selling their perishables at 50% off, so my link is from the first two trips for frozen food, but I went back today for meat and produce. It was insane! I showed up at 6am and just about all the meat was gone. The only things left were a few packages of organic chicken and a few all natural steaks. I did manage to get a brisket and some flank steak. Can I do a second link to my blog? I haven’t blogged yet about today’s trip.

  • Ginger says:

    I got over $41.00 worth of items at Walgreens for .17. I used my rebate gift card from last month, manufacturers’ coupons, and register rewards.

  • Lynne says:

    Thanks for letting us know about your yummy dinner out. I thought that you meant that you used $13 of the $15 certificate, not $13 in addition to it! I feel much better now, as I couldn’t imagine only spending $13 on 4 of us, and we do the same things as you on the rare occasion we go out…kids splitting meals, getting water to drink, etc. Glad you were able to enjoy a special evening out before the stress of moving. Thanks again!

  • mom_of2boys says:

    That’s a great price for a sit down dinner! Nice job!

  • Christie says:

    I want to to sign up for the Lone Star Birthday thing too, but I can’t figure out how to do it! Do I sign up for the E-club? I can’t find a tab for birthday anything. Please Help. We have a Lone Star just down the street and this would be great! Thanks!

  • Kendra says:

    I just don’t know how you do the $40 a week budget. I have been couponing for 3 months now, and am starting to see significant savings as I shop the deals and everything, but it’s the fresh veggies and fruits that tip me over to 60 or 70 dollars a week from my goal of 50. Do you buy fresh fruits and veggies a lot or do you rely on canned and frozen? It’s not something I can compromise on as it’s the ONLY way I get my veggies into my diet, hating canned and frozen and all the preservatives. What’s your secret to produce shopping?

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