The day to day costs of just running a household seem to keep going up..
Sure there are sale prices and coupon clipping just to save a bit of money.
We work hard for our money and trying to cut costs is always in the back of our minds.
We have discovered one way to save a few dollars is by travelling to the USA and buying a few items south of the border.
We know that, yes we have to drive and that costs money but there are some weekends when we are just looking for something to do so we would be driving anyway..so why not find a ‘deal or two’..
The price of milk?
here at home..a gallon of milk is $4.35 and today at Costco in Bellingham I paid $4.79 for two gallons of milk.
Chicken breasts are $22 for 12 and here at home we pay $26.00 for 6.
and of course the token cheddar cheese is also almost half the price..
the price of gas? Well, our gas here is $5.33 a gallon and today we paid $3.67.
and then there is always the entertainment watching all the B.C’ers fill up their cars and all the ‘gerry cans’ they have in the trunks!
Dog and cat food is almost a $20 savings per bag..
and now my latest deal is ‘my new/old hobby’ of knitting..
I purchased some yarn on line from Joanne’s and had it shipped to ‘Ship Happens’ in Sumas, Washington.
I got the yarn on sale at $1.97 a piece, purchasing 34 balls for about $68 plus the $10 fee for using ‘Ship Happens’
Now if I had bought the same amount of yarn at home.. it sells for $5.99 a ball it would have been well over $200.
So as you can see there are ‘deals to be had’ you just need to know where to look.
Now I had better get busy, looks like I have some knitting to do!!