Monday, April 7, 2008

Getting seriously frugal!

Today was the first day of my Job Sharing. I have been working 5 days a week for years and with the soap taking off I decided to look at going part time. My employer was wonderful and explained to me how if I found someone to work the days that I wanted off we would be able to 'share' my job. To start with I only wanted to drop 1 day a week and see how that goes so as of this week I don't work on Mondays anymore! It will mean really tighten my belt and really watching my spending but I think I will be fine. One of the things that I have started doing is reading the supermarket catalogues and checking the shelf prices. This really paid off today lol. I noticed that a block of chocolate that is normally $3.47 had a shelf price of $1.70, now I know that I really don't need a block of chocolate....but it was on sale. At the check-out it scanned at $3.47 and only cause I had bought it because it was on sale and I new the price I pointed out the difference. Store policy was that if the item doesn't scan at the shelf price customers get the item for free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Whoo Hoo. So not a bad start to my frugal shopping.

6 comments:

Mel : ) said...

free chocolate!!! what a bargain :D

Lucky-1 said...

I never leave the shop without checking all my prices in case of an over charge.

Tracy said...

I bet the chocolate tastes better when it is free.

Belinda said...

Congratulations on your grocery score and making the decision to step back to 4 days a week.

Hope it all works out just the way you want.

Kind Regards
Belinda

Love Bears All Things said...

Great job on the chocolate.
Mama Bear

Cwm Goch Chronicles said...

HI Kirsty - Found your blog through Molly (Crossroads) and it's great - I will be a regular visitor!

Re: frugal stuff there is a great site called Simplesavings.com.au which you might find really useful.
It's Kiwi/Australian and we've benefited from it heaps.

Keep up the great blog!