I keep a daily list of what I want to accomplish each day and while I may not get the entire list done, I try to get at least 75% of it completed.
I had arranged my schedule today so that I could spend my afternoon painting. I got home from Curves at 1:00 and was making my lunch when I got a text message from the Hy-Vee grocery store website. Hy-Vee has NowWow deals about once a week and a few months ago I signed up on their website for their special deals that are sent as a text message. I looked at my phone and for a limited time today I would be able to get $5 off of a $50 grocery purchase.
Last night I had prepared my grocery list and had planned on shopping at Fareway on Monday. After I got that text message I grabbed my list and I grabbed my Fareway ad as Hy-Vee will match Fareway's sales. I purchased 20 lbs. of hamburger on sale for $1.99 a lb. and 4 extra large bags of Malt o Meal cereal that were close to 40 ounces each for only $2.50 a bag and 2 dozen eggs @ 99 cents a dozen. These were all items I was going to purchase on Monday but by being flexible with my schedule (and being prepared with my list) I was able to get an additional $5 off my purchase.
I may not be an extreme couponer but a deal is still a deal.