One good money story; one bad money story.
First the bad. I received in the mail a catalog from a pecan farm that sold pecans and other nuts and I thought what a nice idea it would be for me to send some pecans or other nuts to my sister and her family in advance of my arrival for Thanksgiving.
So I'm paging through the catalog and I'm stunned by the prices. A tin (sort of the size of a pie tin; maybe 2 inches tall) of pecans was $50. Thinking I was in the high-price nut section, I kept turning the pages only to see equal and higher prices. Who knew nuts were that expensive? Also, the catalog was selling a pecan pie, one of my favorites, with a $50 price tag. I don't think a New York City bakery would charge that much.
So that catalog went into the recycling bin and maybe something else will come my way.
On the plus side, though, Marilyn came today and I had a coupon from the drug store that if I spent $25, I'd get $5 off. This was all from "earning points" and the coupon has a short live span and I was determined to get my five bucks off.
I made a list which I thought would total $25, but Marilyn found additional bargains. For some unknown reason (and Marilyn told me she thought it was mismarked), a large tube of Aim toothpaste was a dollar so she bought two. She also bought Tide laundry pods, dryer sheets (for a buy one, get one free), antacids and a deodorant. Total was $25.66. I think that's pretty good. I love admiring my receipts and seeing the great deal.