The biggest shopping problem with this is our changing weather. This year we had to have the a/c running just to bear eating in the house, yet the really good deals are on winter stuff. Last year was just marginally cooler and I am unsure if this is a continuing trend or aberration. Then out of nowhere came a wonderful arctic blast, and off I went to spend my free dough. I knew without a doubt I needed zero Christmas doo dads, and even though I was hopeful I would use the majority of my wrapping paper (It is ugly or boring and I am tired of using it) I think I only finished 2 rolls out of a dozen. So I will have to use the ugly stuff at least one more year with no need to buy any more. (Craptastic!)
Anyhow I went to the store to try and use my bucks and this is what happened. Whoo hoo! I bought 3 Christmas gifts for Holiday 2017 (2 thermal henley shirts, 12 bucks each and a fleece pullover $14) for a whopping 38 dollars and finished off my remaining 2 bucks with some 60 percent off Godiva chocolates. Then I walked out like a champ paying only the sales tax! Win and score! I have never done anything like that and it felt really good. So thank you to each of you who have shown me the way. I would share my discounted chocolate with each of you, but uh, I ate it.
Next stop Rite Aid to register for plenti points! I feel a change a comin!