Saturday, January 15, 2011

Recent Shopping Trip

I realized I haven't posted any of my shopping trips lately, so here's one I did this morning while everyone was waiting at home for a huge breakfast.  So here it is:

The first transaction came to $6.45, although I would have paid $18.45 if I didn't have coupons!  I went to Albertsons to see if I could find the Horizon milk for $2 for 1/2 gallon.  They were marked at regular price, but I did find the Horizon organic eggs for $3.99/doz (yikes! and that was marked down from $4.99!).  With my $1/1 and doubler, they came to $1.99-about the same price for regular eggs.  The cashews were $2 each, and with a $1/1 coupon and doubler, they were free.  I also used a $5 reward coupon to lower my out of pocket cost.  In all, I used $12 in coupons

The second transaction of yogurt came to $.87 for all three four packs.  They were $2.29 each, but with three $1/1 coupons and doublers (another $3 off), it made each yogurt $.29 each.  What I love about using coupons, is that if you use them enough it really adds up.

I came home and cooked up some 7 grain pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns and poured grape juice for everyone.  I love cooking for my family, especially since I bought a jumbo sized griddle on Black Friday.  I'd been looking for one for a few months, and I wound up getting one at Kohl's for $29 rather than the $42 one I'd been eying.  Making pancakes, grilled cheese, bacon is so much faster, and I can sometimes actually eat with my family instead of standing over a little griddle waiting for stuff to cook.


  1. I thought about you today as I went to Albertsons :-) I'm trying to get back to my roots and stop paying too much for groceries. I still haven't gone back to couponing, BUT I've identified a potential rummaging source at a recycle bin in the QFC parking lot.

    It felt good to go into the store and only have purchased the items I circled in the flyer as being the loss leaders or 'really good deals even without a coupon'. I sort of did the same thing through Target. All the Annie's stuff was on sale, and when you buy it regular price it can get really expensive.

    I've been working on a storage project here in my tiny apartment so clearing the way for a little stockpiling and $$ savings!

    <3 CB

  2. Yes, stockpiling is the way to go, it's harder without a ton of room, but doable. Yay on finding the recycling bin-that's always an option to find more newspaper inserts. There are some great deals to be had without coupons. This month I've really been impressed with Amazon's subscribe and save (15% off and free shipping on certain groceries).