Here are my rules:
- Only purchase things that are needed.
- Get the best deal possible (get items on sale, use manufacturer and Target coupons)
- Do not spend the gift cards until November
I started with the Lean Cuisine special offers at the start of the month, after which I actually started to keep track of what I was spending. Since keeping track I've spent $41.07 OOP and received $20 in gift cards. I have $30 in gift cards total, but $10 was before I started tracking my purchases. That $41 went to purchases of Smart Ones and Flinstones vitamins. I like Smart Ones and I have saved so much money and time by popping on in the microwave as opposed to fast food purchases. They cost me around $1.50 each...$1.50 for a meal isn't bad...not bad at all :-) The Flintstones vitamins are perfect for our little ones to help them get the nutrients they need.
I always have my eye out on good deals. I am planning to get a more vitamins before the promo expires. I didn't see any outstanding deals this week, but I am patiently waiting. I will keep updating my progress.