Oh happy day! I had such fun doing next week’s grocery shopping. I found some great deals that were “unadvertised” – always so fun when coupled with coupons. Here’s the low-down for my many purchases this week.
Hen House and Hy-Vee:
This is not an exhaustive list of what I bought, just the highlights.
Chex Mix $1.50 – $1 coupon = $.50/bag
Town House Flip side crackers $1.77 – .50 coupon = $1.27/box
Shaved Ham (15 oz.) on sale $2.79 marked down by another $1 due to sell by date in a few days – $1 coupon = $.79
russet potatoes $.33/#
Lunchable Jrs. $1.66 – $1 coupon = $.66/2pk
Yo Plus yogurt $2.17 marked down by another $1 due to sell by date in a few days – $1 coupon = .17/4pk = 4 cents per yogurt cup!
Go-gurt $2.53 marked down by another $1 due to sell by date in a few days – $1 coupon = $.53/8 pk.
feta cheese $1.66 – .55 coupon = $1.11
Dove ice creams Buy one @ 3.49, get one free – 2 coupons for $1 ea = .75/pint
24 pk bottled water = 2.99
organic tomato paste $1.05 – $1 coupon = .05/can!
Solo heavy duty paper plates $2.88 – $2 couon = .88/44 plates!
Dole caesar salad $1.66 – .50 coupon = 1.16/bag
Between the two stores I paid $86.32
Lately, I’m thinking that Walgreens isn’t worth my time. But, there were decent sales on dried apricots, toilet paper and hydrocortisone which we need for our eczema issues. So the above cost me $14.49 after coupons, sales, and rebates. But since it was on a gift card, my out of pocket was $0.
I already visited CVS earlier in the week. But returned for some of the sale items I hadn’t yet picked up:
3 Nivea for Men shaving creams @3.99 = 11.97
1 Gillette Fusion razor at 9.99
1 Heath bar for filler .50
Minus $4 Nivea coupon
Minus $1 Nivea coupon
Minus $4 Gillette coupon
Total due = 11.17, paid in ECBs and cash
Rec’d back $4 and $5 in ECBs, so the total cost was $2.17
4 Balance bars @1.59/ea = 6.36
1 SchickQuattro razor 9.49
Subtotal = 15.85
Minus $2 Schick coupon
Total due $11.06
Paid in ECBs and cash, rec’d back $3 and $5 in ECBs, making the total cost $3.06
My total week out of pocket $91.55. If you’re tracking with me, you know that last week I spent $139. My monthly budget is $400. So, I’m up to $230.55 for the month. But, my freezer is full of chicken from last week and I have a ton of stuff in my fridge. So, I think we’re good. Stay tuned.
This has been Grocery Geek reporting.