I’m pretty proud of my recent haul, if I may say so myself. It wasn’t one of my best, but it was pretty darn good. How did I get so much for so little, you ask? Well, since you’re asking…
This Saturday, I woke up and checked my email and made the rounds checking my apps like I usually do. It’s my way of tricking myself into being somewhat productive without having to get out of my comfy, cozy bed.
I saw a couple of things that grabbed my eye:
- Michael’s sent me a 60% off coupon for Saturday only
- Staples sent me $5 off any cleaning supply product, expiring Saturday
- Staples also sent me $5 to thank me for being in their Rewards program
- Starbucks’ half-price frappuccino happy hour was going on
“Well,” I thought to myself, “guess it’s time to treat myself.” I told my boyfriend I was going out and asked him if he wanted to come with. Even though I know how much he *loves* Michael’s, he politely declined. Since he felt bad that I was going alone, he gave me $10 and told me to treat myself (Do you see a common theme here? It’s like the universe wanted me to go out and buy stuff!). He’s so sweet. 💖 I decided to use that $10 as a spending goal, to try to limit myself so I wouldn’t go too crazy at the store. Even though I went over budget just a smidge, I still think I did a pretty good job…
- bleach wipes ($4.79)
- 12 green discs for Happy Planner/Staples Arc Notebook ($3.49)
- 2 Reese’s cups ($1.49)
- Fiskars Deluxe 12-Inch Paper Trimmer ($19.99)
- 6-month calendar extension for Classic Happy Planner ($9.99)
- 2 pastel feather charms for my planner ($1.50)
Total worth: $41.25
I spent: $11.49
Sorry the paper trimmer is out of the packaging. That baby was out of the packaging almost IMMEDIATELY when I got home. I’m so happy I finally got it. It makes nice, clean cuts, and there’s a little wire the floats above your paper so you can see EXACTLY where you’re going to cut. Seriously, this thing is the best. Anyways…
How did I spend so little on so much?
At Staples, everything was free because of the two $5 coupons they sent me. I got the bleach wipes, green discs, and Reese’s for free. Why the Reese’s? Because I had $1.49 left to spend and because CHOCOLAAATE!!! 🍫 That’s why. 😂 Thanks, Staples!! 😃💕
At Michael’s, I used my 60% off coupon on the paper cutter to make it $8.00, and the other two items were on clearance. The Happy Planner calendar extension was $2.99, and the feather charms were $0.50!
Oh yeah, and the frappuccinos. They were free because I had a gift card (thanks, mom!) 💖 I brought one back for my boyfriend to thank him for the $10! He was pretty impressed that I (more or less) stuck to my budget and got so much for so little!
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