My favorite part of the weekend is looking through ads in the weekend newspapers. For a time we had three different newspapers delivered to our driveway (it was great for extra coupons, but trees and cost got the best of me). One newspaper covered the area South of us, one newspaper covered the area North of us, and the other paper is The New York Times. Presently, The North has won, local, and The New York Times. I do use the coupons in the paper for grocery, and retail stores. I keep retail store coupons in a small tote bag that I can grab heading out the door, and grocery coupons are kept in a small clear plastic file box to easily look through in a hurry.
Back to the weekend, this weekend actually, JCPennyhas an ad with a coupon for an extra 15% of when using their store card, and door busters Friday and Saturday. When I was younger we always called that store Penny's, my children always say "it is JCPenny mom" true it is and I read this week that James "Cash" Penny is the J. C. part. News to me, and glad to know that! I like knowing what letters stand for, weird I know.
Macy's (also bambergers before, remember that one-loved it) has a SHOP FOR A CAUSE day Saturday, purchase a WOW pass for $5 and get savings, the purchase of the pass benefits three charities. Sears will be having a toy shop grand opening, there is a coupon in their ad for $5.00 of purchase of $30.00 or more. Special events on Saturday 11:00 to 1:00 of drawings, cupcakes, and Free gift card to first 50 families. For the do it yourself weekend task Lowe's is offering a FREE Framing hammer with the purchase of listed tools in the ad. Click on the store names for more information. If you don't happen to have these ads or forget your coupon when you get to the store-a learned hint from my mom-go right to the customer service counter and ask for the coupon or ad, even the sales cashier usually has extra coupons they can scan for you. Go out and get some bargains!
20 years ago my husband and I purchased a brand new house, built in a brand new neighborhood. We have two girls, young adults now with their...