On Friday evening, a bunch of us headed over to the CutiePies' house for a fabulous dinner, conversation and a board game. We dined on the best lasagna I've ever eaten, oriental cabbage salad, homemade bread with spinach-artichoke spread, and sinful chocolate cake. I had eaten a big lunch, so wasn't going to eat a big dinner, too. Sadly, that wasn't the case for my waistline.
The above picture shows how Mr. CutiePie earns his place on the MoneyPenny Seal of Approval list. This jar is home canned tuna, which was caught by him, way the hell and out there in the ocean. I LOVE home canned tuna!! It is really a different breed of cat, er...fish, than what you get in the store. Even tuna haters would go gaga over this stuff.
Okay, the coupons. Heather over at queenbeecoupons was wondering if anyone had noticed that the "glory days" of couponing seems to be over. I don't know if it is over but it sure is slowing down and the sales aren't real thrilling either. This is happening, or, in this case, not happening, at a time when personal incomes are not keeping up, and the situation is not helped by the recent increase in the Social Security payroll deduction of 2%. This is taken right off the top of your monthly wage and results, for most of us, in one less tank of gas and bag of groceries. Ouch!!
So, it is not a big surprise that the Costco coupons are following suit. As usual they are offering good coupons on smart phones, supplements, and Michelin tires but not much else. I guess that Costco is feeling the pinch, also. Here is my very anemic list for February:
Finish Powerball Tabs - $3.25
Cetaphil Cream, Cleanser & Lotion - $4 (time to stock up on this great product)
Shout - $2.50
Crest Whitestrips - $10
Cruise Fund Update:
Old Balance $696.06
+ 21.95 (Amazon sale)
New Balance $718.01