Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For the love of wine

Today we think alot about sacrifice.  We think "I'll give up A to get B".   Sometimes we say, "When I get to X, then I'll give up A."  I fall into the latter group...I'll hold on to something as long as I can.  Like wine.  I love wine!  Not in the A&E Intervention way but how it tastes alone or with a meal or a snack.  It's something I not ready to give up so I'm always on the look out for a deal.  So I had to tell you how I ended up with two bottles of wine for $5.49 each!

Here's how I did it...
The wines were a pinot noir and pinot grigrio.  Normally they are $11.99 and $12.99 respectively.  I caught them both on sale for $7.99 each.  But wait it get's better...Before I went to the store, I was flipping through the Sunday coupons and found a mail-in rebate for $5.00. 

End result...
I saved $9 by catching the wine on sale then another $5 using the rebate.  Total savings $14.00!  There is much more to using coupons than this but I was a little giddy over the total savings and had to share.

Of course, I'll be opening a bottle tomorrow night in celebration of my taxes being done!