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!