We actually received our economic stimulus check three weeks ago, and it has sat untouched in our checking account since that time. Not because we have unlimited funds; rather, I'm looking to use it to it's greatest advantage.
Well, it would seem that others are hoping to get a piece of that check. The local grocery stores are offering to cash the checks and turn them into grocery cards with 15% added to the value of the card. That's a lot of groceries. It's not a bad idea...if you don't need the money for anything else;)
However, our local Fred Meyer was offering an extra 10% on all gift cards bought last week. And since they have a connected gas station, the gift cards can be used for gas as well. Which set me thinking: Just how long would it take me to spend $300 in gas at almost $4 a gallon...on second thought, don't think about it.
So this is what I got with the "free" $30:
- 4 WHOLE chickens (18lbs) Foster Farm ( no hormones!)
- 4 20oz boxes Kelloggs Raisin Bran (a favorite of mine- got to get my fiber:)
- 4 16oz packages of Challenge Butter (16 sticks total!)
- 4 lbs Braeburn Apples
- 5 lbs Bananas
I have to admit it was Freddie's Founders week and they had some great deals. Anyway, just thought I would post this as it was on the brain.
*DON'T FORGET to sign up for my KID'S STUFF GIVEAWAY!!! I see some of you coming through and not leaving a comment...:)