Hi there! Happy Monday to you! I swear the weekend goes by so much faster than the rest of the week does. I hope this week goes by pretty quickly though. I have off on Thursday to get a few things done and then Monday I have off for Memorial Day. So it will be a short week. I love that. What did you do this weekend?
This weekend was filled with quite a bit of bargains for me so rather than wait, I will get started. On Friday, I was anxious the whole day because I was awaiting my shopping trip with Melissa. The entire week I had been monitoring coupon sites and the ShopRite ad because the week was amazing for deals! I had printed out and organized a ton of coupons and was planning very carefully to get items for free and get overage towards other items that I needed. I will go into full details on this shopping trip tomorrow because it deserves it’s own post. I am very proud of my planning and what I was able to get for not a lot of money. I had pretty big savings on this trip and I can’t wait to share it all with you!
Before our shopping trip though, Melissa and I went to Zoe’s Kitchen to take out dinner for her, mom, and I. Melissa and I both ended up getting free sport cups because of downloading their app! Through the end of May, if you bring your cup back with you, it’s free refills. After May, it’s 99 cents a refill. Not bad if you ask me!
We decided to take out hummus with pita to start.
I ordered the same thing that I ordered the last time. I got a 1/2 a chicken salad sandwich with a greek salad.
I also had a coupon that got us a free 1/2 pint of their chicken salad! So excited to have that for lunch tomorrow! I’m looking forward to it.
Oh and I have to throw in a picture of Oliver since he hasn’t been on my blog for a while. He wanted to partake in Zoe’s Kitchen as well!
After dinner, we went to ShopRite to do my epic shopping trip! Like I had mentioned earlier, I will post tomorrow everything that I got and how much I spent and how I went about saving so much money. I can’t wait to share! I’m really proud of myself especially since I worked so hard to save money. I also had a lot of fun shopping with Melissa and my mom. I always have fun when I’m with the two of them.
On Saturday, Mike’s friend came over for a little bit while I was busy on the computer getting some work done that I needed to accomplish. When his friend left and I was done with my work, we went out to run some errands. We went to the produce store and got some great deals there! I bought red oranges which I never had before and tried last night. They were amazing. It’s much sweeter than a regular naval orange. I really enjoyed it. We also went to Aldi, one of our other favorite stores. We got a cartload of items that we needed including some other fresh produce that the produce store didn’t have or was too expensive for $20! We went to Walmart and got a few things from there too. Our Walmart has a deli counter and I’ve noticed that their turkey and cheese are ridiculously cheaper than the supermarket! It doesn’t even compare. So we have been going there to pick up turkey and cheese for lunches. We’ve been saving a lot of money doing that.
After we were done running errands, we went home for a little while. We both really didn’t feel like cooking at this point so we went to a local Japanese restaurant. I forgot to take pictures but I got chicken with vegetables and fried rice. It was good and they gave so much food that I have my leftovers for lunch today. My stomach was giving me issues throughout the entire weekend and is still giving issues. So I’ve been trying to keep it easy. It’s been hard though.
On Sunday, we went to Target and got some more deals from there. Mike got a bottle of body wash for free. We got a honeycrisp apple and 4 ears of corn for free as well! All from me couponing and comparing sales. I could have gotten free flip flops but I missed out on the coupon. I was pretty annoyed by that. I could always use a new pair of flip flops since I live in them and sandals during the summer. Oh well. We ventured to Sam’s Club before we went home and waited for a rotisserie chicken. We were the first ones in line and got the first chicken! That is very rare for that to happen! The chicken was piping hot when we got home and I started on dinner as soon as we walked through the door so we could have the chicken hot.
To go along with the chicken, I roasted mushrooms and string beans. I also sauteed some spinach in cooking spray and garlic. We tried Simply Potatoes Mashed Sweet Potatoes that I picked up at ShopRite for 99 cents!
Dinner was delicious! We both agreed that we loved the mashed sweet potatoes. You could tell it was made from fresh potatoes and you could taste hints of cinnamon! I really enjoyed it. I would definitely buy them again. Hopefully they will be 99 cents again in the future. It was a good deal and we have a ton leftover for dinner tonight.
Do you like mashed potatoes? Do you prefer regular mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes?
Alright, well that is all I have today. Have a great Monday!