Mostly, we've saved money by not going out much this week. The sales weren't terrific enough to motivate us and we had plenty on hand at home. Of course, fighting a computer tooth-and-nail while trying to do research hasn't helped matters any. I'm getting about six updates a day from Microsoft and each and every one of them shuts down my computer at least once, sometimes as many as three or four times! However, I have been keeping a diary and it is DEFINITELY the updates doing it. When Microsoft isn't doing updates, the computer behaves normally -- it is just the updates take up 12 to 18 hours of the day! Why bother to tell Microsoft your "active hours" when it completely ignores them anyway? We're convinced our slow Internet is part of the problem, but far from all of it. Ever since people started working/going to school from home with COVID-19 things have been IMPOSSIBLE and we are far from the only ones angrier than hornets at a phone company that won't admit the infrastructure needs updating. When we check locally NONE of the reviews have ANYTHING positive to say about their service these days. Some people elsewhere in the state are going without Internet entirely for one to three days at a stretch, but still being charged full price for non-existent service. Still the ranking sites claim the phone company is the best Internet in the region. Even cable provides worse service! After fighting the computer all week, we finally went shopping today when two of the stores had double fuel points. All together, we hit three stores. The first store had a small (less than three pounds) boneless cross rib roast marked down to $2.39 a pound. We really weren't planning on roast tomorrow, but I wasn't going to pass on beef at that price! They also had some small roasts (various cuts) marked down to $2.99 a pound, but I'm trying to clear some of our freezer out, not refill it, so had to pass. That store also had some Nestle Crunch six-pack, mini bars (the ones that usually sell for $1) marked down to 25 cents each. I splurged on a couple single serve and one larger bag of peanut butter and chocolate covered almonds. Not quite sure why they mixed peanuts and almonds, but that's life ... they were cheap enough to give them a try. The same store had some organic granola bars marked down to 79 cents a box. They weren't exactly our first choice of flavors, but at that price we'll eat them. We next dropped into our little discount store. It got a shipment of groceries in last week and they've been trying to get them out on the shelf, but the owner posted a video saying the merchandise is going out the door as fast as they put it out so I wasn't expecting much. We did get one-pound bags of long grain brown rice for 50 cents each. That has been REALLY difficult to find around here for months. That store had 50-pound bags a couple weeks ago. I didn't want that much brown rice at once so passed, but I noticed by the next week all the bags were gone! We also picked up a couple bags of lentils for 69 cents each, since they had the nice small ones that cook so quickly. Could have gotten a decent deal on black eyed peas, but we've got plenty of them. They had gotten a few more canned goods on the shelf, but nothing we really needed and it was obvious by the blank spaces those had been selling quickly. Last stop was our regular store. We picked up a few odds and ends there. I had a $1 digital salad coupon about to expire so picked up a fiesta coleslaw kit which was on sale this week -- making it $1.50. I also had a high value digital yogurt coupon that brought a four-pack of stevia sweetened yogurt down to $1.24 after mega sale. A couple printable coupons gave us gourmet ice cream for $1.24 a pint as well and a couple organic pizzas which gave us just enough to make a single round of mega sale. The sale isn't too impressive this time around -- especially when we still can't get the tortillas I want so badly after the distributor went out of business.