Monday, February 1, 2010

Cheap, Not Easy

So, in case you haven't been keeping up with my life via this here blog, I've been on a, shall we say, frugal kick these days. Saturday's shopping trip was no exception.

Kohl's. I heart Kohl's. Not for their organization or their name brands, but for their freaking cheap clearance stuff. And seriously, I think they must put stuff on clearance after just a week or two at regular price, because it's always new stuff! I heart that, I really do. So Sean and I got gift cards to Kohl's for Christmas, and it was getting to the point where even I was sick of seeing myself in the same clothes, and that's saying a lot. I mean, we're talking about me here, me who brought one pair of shorts and two shirts when I came for 3 weeks in the summer. Okay, I had 2 pairs of shorts, and some capri's which were later ruined by the infamous butt print at the zoo. But I digress. It was time for new stuff. So we headed to Kohl's to use our gift cards. Sean scored 2 shirts for school, and one for church, I got a flyaway sweater and new jammies. Total at the checkout after gift cards? $1. Score.

Then it was off to lunch. Ah, Bajio. Now, I'm not a fan of Cafe Rio, or even Costa Vida that much, because I don't like all the schmutz they put on stuff. I like meat and cheese. Plain and simple. But Bajio has changed me. Enter the Bajio Mexican Pizza with sweet pork. Mm, mm, good! I was not thrilled that it was almost $9, but we had gift cards to Bajio, too, so we used one of those bad boys. For all 5 of us to eat, after gift cards, total at register? $2. Yeeessssss.

So shopping and lunch cost me $3. Now that is a deal. I love deals. I love lunch. I don't really love shopping, but it's a necessary evil. I may not be easy, but I'm cheap. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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7 comments:

Shylo said...

I love it when I can go out and spend money without actually spending money! Miss you guys...Anika says church and activity days just aren't the same without Emma.

Tami Allred said...

How can you NOT like Cafe Rio? I'm in shock right now. I really don't know what else to say.

DAY said...

way to go on some frugal finds!! maybe gift card highs are right up there with coupon highs Ü i canned chicken and butter recently and it feels great...and somehow, doing laundry is a bit more bearable now that i'm using super cheap homemade detergent. still not fun, but it brings some relief to know i'm not pouring as much money down the drain per load!

Steve and Tina said...

Sweeeeet deals! Although I would have to disagree on the easy part, or do you not remember the first time I met you?

mandee said...

I love gift cards and Kohl's! They are the best!

Kelli said...

Good job! You know me, I love deals! I have always been a deal shopper.

Jill Johnson said...

I don't believe for one second that you are being cheap. Everytime I talk to you or read a post on facebook you are eating out somewhere. True or false? I was thinking you needed some family time away from the family home!