Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Grocery Bonanza

I just had the greatest time at the grocery store today!  Last Spring I attended Cindy Rushton's Ultimate Homeschool Seminar.  One of the seminars was on saving money at the grocery store.  It was given by Crystal Paine.  Since then, I have frequented her website/blog www.monesavingmom.com to learn more about using coupons wisely.  I've also learned how to CVS.  Yep, it's a verb.  I enjoy CVSing!  But that's for another entry.


Today, I went to a local grocery store with coupons in hand.  I spend Sunday afternoon clipping most of the coupons out of the Sunday paper.  We buy two papers on Sunday.  Then I go through the sale papers for the two major supermarkets in our area.  I list the items on sale that week at each particular store and then I pull out my coupons and figure out the price of the items after sale and coupons.  I don't buy everything that's on sale and for which I have a coupon.  I try to stick to the bargains.  I have a little notebook for all of my shopping lists.  I have a page for each store and I write my grocery list by writing the items I wish to buy per store.


Well, today I had a discount I could use at one local grocery store.  I had accumulated enough points through prior purchases to receive 10% off my total order.  Also, for this store, there was a coupon on the front of the paper for $5 off a purchase of $50.  One other reason I was shopping at this store was that I could get a turkey for 37 cents a pound if I made a $25 purchase.  So, with all of that being said...here's what I got for $51.71.  I think I did pretty great!!!


Want the list?  For $51.71 I got:  1 large bottle of extra virgin olive oil, 1 sm. bottle of reg. olive oil, 1 dozen eggs, 2 boxes soft pretzels filled with mozz. cheese, 2 containers of cool whip, 1 spreadable butter, 1 bag frozen corn with butter sauce, 2 tubes of crescent rolls, 1 bag decaf coffee, 1 large bag of rice, 1 tub of buttery spread, 2 cans cream of chicken soup, 2 cans cream of mushroom soup, 1 22-pound turkey, 4 bags of salad croutons, 2 gallons of skim milk, 1 bag frozen vegetables in cheese sauce, 4 rolls of toilet paper, 6 boxes of pudding, 4 cans tropical fruit salad! 

1 comment:

  1. Hey this entry really caused me to purpose myself to get clipping! So this week using the Weis flyer online I printed out their shopping list and used my accumulated points along with the $5 coupon on the front of the Sunday paper and after 2 hours of shopping my subtotal was $270.00. Now pick up your jaw because I saved a whopping $120.00 in coupons and points!!! My final bill was $148.and some change and I don't think I'll have to shop again for at least 3 weeks!! Thanks LoriLynn! Becky:)