I found one fabric on sale, bought another at full price, and my thread, so the virtual coupons were used on the regular priced products. My receipt said I paid $20-something and saved $11-something. I probably spent at least $15 in gas for the drive forth and back, and stopped for a beverage.
There are six things on my list I didn't find. I would have bought them even without a sale and without coupons. But I have gotten to be a fabric snob and never settle any more for less than what I want in color and texture. I put a lot of hard work into what I create, and to use less than the quality the projects deserve is down right silly.
It was impressive to have the store manager give me those virtual coupons for the two items that were regularly priced. Sometimes I wonder what it takes to make that happen; either the time of day, the MOD working that shift, the fact I asked, or that I look like her ol' Granny. In any case, it was sweet of her.
Tony's quilt is ready for binding now. It took me two days to machine quilt a simple grid but it looks nice. With the new winter white thread, I am ready for the other projects that have been waiting their turn. And of course, there is a lot of hand work to do as well.