Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hand Me Downs

Last week I was reading some other blogs and I came across a post talking about all the clothes that had been handed down to her family.  This mom was overwhelmed with pink, purples and crazy girl clothes.  She had so many clothes from friends and family that she wasn't even able to get through them all before her kids out grew them.  I however have the opposite problem. 

After having my son, I was thankful to my friends and family for all the hand-me-downs I got.  However, when it comes to boy clothes there really aren't that many things to choose from.  T-shirts, pants, shorts... and that's about it.  Jack has been at the top end of the growth charts since birth, which means he is growing out of his clothes so fast.  We no longer have hand-me-down clothes and now have to buy his clothes.  It's crazy how easy it is to find cute girl clothes for cheap and the huge variety every where you go.  Boys clothes, not so much. 

I went to a huge consignment sale this weekend and found some great stuff, but I was surprised at how much people wanted for shirts and pants.  I bought Jack's fall/winter clothes which ended up being 2T/3T.  Which is crazy since he is just over a year old. 

As Jack continues to grow out of his clothes I am happy that I have so many friends and family that I can hand his clothes down to.  Maybe one day he will slow down and I can stop buying clothes all the time... I can dream can't I.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Harris Teeter Savings 7/13/11

So I went to Harris Teeter today to get some good deals.  Here is what I got and my savings.

6 tubes of toothpaste
3 deodorants
2 toothbrushes
2 boxes of Suddenly Salad
1 box of cake mix
1 tub of frosting
1 box of hair dye
1 box Truvia
1 Fusion Razor
1 Shampoo
1 Conditioner
1 Shampoo/Conditioner
1 Hair Spray

My total was $119.65

My coupons were $55.56

My EVic coupons were $9.25

My in-store card savings were $22.83

Total savings was $87.64

Which brought my total to $32.01

Some of my awesome deals where the following.

Razor with two cartridges originally $11.99, on sale for $8.99, I had two $2.00 coupons which brought the total for that to $4.99.

Hair dye was $9.99, on sale for $8.99 and I had two $3.00 off coupons which brought the total to $2.99.

The hair spray and 2 in 1 herbal essence was a great deal too.  They were $4.29 and $3.29, on sale for $2.50 each and I had a $3.00 off coupon.  So they were $1.00 each.

Toothpaste was by 2 get three free.  So I had two coupons for the Colgate and that made each of those $0.62.  The the crest toothpaste was $0.25.

The toothbrushes were FREE.

Suddenly Salad boxes $0.50 each.

I had a coupon for every item you see in the picture.  I was pretty pleased with what I ended up with and how much I paid.  I now have toothpaste to last us through to next summer with what I had in my stash already.  Happy saving everyone.