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Sucessful Shopping Trip

December 16th, 2013 at 03:28 pm

I had a GREAT weekend date night/shopping trip with husband.

I finished all my Christmas shopping!!

Favor seemed to be on us. We got a ton of great deals.

First we went to Toys R Us. Legos were on sale for 50% off. So we bought a big set we've been eying for a long time. Yes! We are grown adults who have a western lego town set up on our living room coffee table right now! Haha.

We also saw these super cute little Nerf guns on sale. So we got two for niece, and sister. The Nerf was on sale for 25% off, but the guns were buy one get one 40%. So we go to check out, and when they gave us the receipt it was higher than expected. They forgot to put the sale on there. So we talked to a manager, and instead of giving us either 25% off on both or 40% off on one he gave us 65% off BOTH of them! We got over $20 worth of guns for like $7.

Then we went to Kohls and I had a $10 off coupon. I got 2 shirts that were 35% off. One was $18 which is way more than I like to spend on one shirt, but I really loved it, and if you count my coupon I really only paid $8. We also found a candle holder for another sister that was 50% off.

Hobby Lobby we found a perfect candle for above candle holder and it was in the 66% clearance aisle, but it didn't have a sticker on it, so someone must have just sat it there. We talked to the cashier and they gave it to us anyway for clearance. So we got a $13 candle for less than $5!

We ate at Longhorn Steak House, which I had a gift card for from Swag Bucks. We ordered a starter, and our meals, and they accidentally dropped my steak on the floor. The manager came out and apologized repeatedly, and they gave us another free side dish and a free dessert.

We had so much food we couldn't eat it all, so we took home half our starter, 2 halves of a steak, a sweet potato, and our dessert! We got an another entire meal out of it.

Overall it was a great trip, we had a lot of fun, and we saved more than we spent.

Husband and I have a good agreement for his bonus. He is keeping $500 for cushion, $100 for gun savings, and $200 for a new window. He also paid for our date, and is paying off this month's credit card statement. The rest is going to our EF, probably about $300.

We still have to come up with $700 for escrow, but the bank still hasn't contacted me yet. We could use his bonus, but we both feel that we shouldn't use every single cent we own, so we are going to go ahead and get a very short term, borrow from my parents.

6 Responses to “Sucessful Shopping Trip”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great deals. Why is it that you parents need to help you when you do have the cash? Yes, it is good to have an emergency fund, and escrow isn't exactly an emergency, but it is your bill not your parents. The bank will add the shortage to your monthly bill in most cases, so that you don't need to come up with the full amount.

  2. klarose Says:

    I actually just got off the phone with the banker. They are going to allow us to just make payments in whatever amounts for a few months, because it was their mix up about not communicating. So no money to borrow needed.

    My parents keep a sum of cash in their house, which they said they had no trouble borrowing to us if we needed, which I'd feel more comfortable with then using every dollar we own. But now it is not needed.

  3. klarose Says:

    My family is pretty lax. There has been several times when I have borrowed a couple hundred from them for a month or two, and in the same they have also borrowed from me. We have done it since I was a little child. I had no reservations from getting some help from them if I needed it. But luckily that is not the case anymore. I am an only child, and my mother and I are pretty close. They live about 1 mile down the road, and we split our goat breeding business, so money is often exchanged, no problem.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad it works for you.

  5. snafu Says:

    Compliments to DH who is contributing $ 300. from his Bonus to EF. I was disappointed in him when he initially refused. Was that just to wind-up we who think EFs are important? lol The server dropped your steak on the floor? ooh someone was in trouble.

  6. klarose Says:

    Well he agreed on saving the money. He just wanted to keep it all in his checking account. But after some discussion I convinced him that keeping some out of reach was a better idea.

    He is coming around. He is not a spender, he likes saving money as much as me. But until we were married he never had a savings account. He literately kept thousands of dollars stashed in his bedroom. So it is hard for him to make the transition of putting it in the bank.

    Yesterday he asked a little bit about the savings accounts, and showed some interest without any prompting. So he will get there. lol

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