Monday, February 22, 2010

My Frugal Finds at Michael's!!!!

I have been searching for a large AFFORDABLE cutting mat for awhile now. Came close in purchasing a quilting mat, but I felt it was too thin. So yesterday my husband and I were out in Hemet visiting friends and we made a stop at Michael's. I love that Michael's store! It's a lot bigger than my Michael's. I found two Martha Stewart's Playground paper pad for $2.99 each. The cashier didn't want to scan my coupon for an additional 20% off, after giving me a lecture on how coupons are not valid on clearance items I asked her in the nicest way to scan it. Well, she did and I saved an additional $.60 on each pad.

AND I FOUND A CUTTING MAT! The cutting mat was $7.99!!!! Yes that's right, it was $44.99 measures 23" x 17" What a bargain, wouldn't you agree?! I found it on the way out; on the floor with the clearance paint brushes, ah to think I almost missed it. I also got the mini misters and handed her the 40% coupon. {Planning to use those for my homemade shimmer mist.}

So this afternoon I was checking my receipt and realized the 40% coupon discounted $3.20, but the misters were only $4.99. hmmm? I looked carefully and lo and behold I actually saved $3.20 on the mat!!! I only paid $4.79 for it!! So much for the cashier's coupon lecture. And because I am a frugalista, I plan to return the misters, at my Michael's, and buy them back using a coupon.

Now the big challenge: Clean my desk. {sigh} I've been cleaning my room for about 2 weeks now. So I ask myself, why did I need a bigger mat when I only work off a 6"x 6" space on my desk?


SusanE said...

From one "frugalist" to another I salute YOU!

This was a great day for you.


JustYolie said...

LOL Thanks Susan! {smiles}

Shelly said...

Woo Hoo! I'm soo proud of you! You're my hero!

Carol's Crafts said...

You go girl. Great deals.

Mary Director said...

What great finds!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog tonight too. Always fun to share.

happyscrapz said...

Way to go Yolie. You did good!!!

Jing said...

What a great bargin! Don't ya just love it when that happens?