Thursday, July 21, 2011

Coupon Commotion Baby!

When Joann's gives you literally "tons" of 40% off coupons and you choose not to use them,
well that just wasteful! It's like throwing money away!
 My hubby works hard all day long and it's my job to take care of the household finances.
 It would just be wrong of me to allow those coupons to just sit there and expire......right?
So I did what any budget conscious wife would do. 
I marched myself right over to Joann's
and I saved my hubby lots of money!
I wonder if he realizes how lucky he is?
 That fun French home decor fabric was purchased from during their clearance sale last week.
It was 65% off plus an additional 30% off with a coupon code and free shipping! I mean they practiaclly paid me to take it off their hands! I don't know why I love it, but I do. So at Joann's I purchased the natural canvas to co-ordinate with it.
I see a tote bag in my future. (shocker I know)
The sewing book if full of fun projects that I will undoubtedly use for Christmas gifts. (you see how I'm saving even more money by making the gifts? I'm good!)

You may be wondering, "is that a really tiny pattern
or are those incredibly large Smarties in that photo?"
Well the answer is that Joann's happens to be the only place I've found that sells those over sized Smarties that my hubby is a major fan of. So you see, I drag myself all the way to Joann's to make sure that my hubby never runs out of one of his favorite candies.
(Wow...I am a pretty amazing selfless)
And besides all my coupons, all Butterick patterns are only 99 cents this week. Woo Hoo!
And all quilting notions are also 50% off, so I picked up the spray adhesive to give that a try.

And these are probably my favorite trinkets of the day!
 A 3 pack of different sized Thermal Thimbles
 to protect my fingers and thumb from steam burns when I'm pressing all those seams
now that I am a big time quilter!
Can't wait to try these babies out!
And with my coupon they were 40% off!
I always joke with my hubby that when I shop,
I don't even get out of my car for less than a 40% off discount!


  1. Sounds like some great deals! I love the French fabric, too! It is so cute!

  2. you sound sooooo resposible
    love that french fabric. my joanns is pretty nekkid

  3. I'm using my Joann's coupons today!

  4. I need to go to jo-anns for some fabric, but I don't want to take the kids, but if they expire today alas I must take the kids.

  5. Yes you are a pretty amazing wife and so thoughtful too :-)! I intend to follow your example and go over to Joann's today to save my wonderful husband some money too :-)! I hope all of the good $0.99 patterns are not gone already.

  6. Last year when my husband decided he wanted a new motorcycle, he came at me with this logic. At the time, we had two motorcycles. He would be trading the two in for the one bike. So, he says that since the one bike would be cheaper than the two bikes combined, we would be saving sooo much money. Nevermind the fact that we would now own about $5000 more one the one new bike than we would on the two bikes combined.

    What was even more amazing to me was that he knew he was coming at me with skewed logic, and he was able to keep a straight face the whole time.

  7. Gosh Tina....that story had me laughing so hard this morning that I almost shot coffee out of my nose! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Love all your purchases and yes I will be saving my husband money this week too. I wish the coupons were good at M&L! I love the french fabric and I think it would look cute with red polka dots. Can't wait to see your tote bag!

  9. If I hadn't taken a pledge to "not buy Any fabric this month" I would have been at Joann's saving lots of $$$ too :)
    Is it August yet??? (am having serious WITHdrawls)!!

  10. That was super nice of you to save your husband so much money! LOL!