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Grocery Geek Presents: Some Things Money Can’t Buy

Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 10, 2009 @ 12:43 pm In Grocery Geek | 3 Comments

at Costco.

While we set some grocery goals [5] this year that will affect our time, money, and comfort [6], FishPapa and I know that there are some things that just aren’t the best to buy at Costco. It’s not a big deal, but I want to maximize our savings where we can. And taking advantage of really good deals when we do, indeed, want to have those things is something I hope to work into the scheme of things.

Plus, getting the deal is still really fun! Especially now that I don’t feel so much pressure to do it.

This week I went to CVS and followed my primer for January [7]. They didn’t have the Naso Gels, but I was able to get four boxes of throat coolers which my kids like when they’re sick. Here’s what I did:

2 cases bottled water 2 for $5.99
bottle deposits $2.40
4 Throat coolers @$4.99 ea = $19.96
1 newspaper $1.75

Minus B1G1 Throat Cooler coupon -4.99
Minus B1G1 Throat Cooler coupon -4.99

Total due 20.50, paid with ECBs and a gift card
Rec’d back $19.96, making my total cost $.54! Yippee!

Pictured above are the great deals that I got at Albertsons. You can see an in-depth post [8] of the sales and coupon match ups at I am Frugal [9]. Just double check them for your area. If you live near a Shaws, similar deals are to be had there.

After coupons and catalinas, my costs were:
Organic milk = free (win some for yourself here [10])
Yoplait yogurts $.37 each
chicken strips $1.14 (they changed the price on me so it wasn’t the deal I expected)
Pampers $3.50/package
Bisquick $.25
Cheerios $.25
Dawn $1.17
Frosting (for my bday cake challenge! [11]) $.37
Sodas $1.67/6 pack

How did you fare this week? Any big savings?

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[10] here: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/01/milk-it-does-body-good.html

[11] my bday cake challenge!: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/01/fishmamas-birthday-cake-challenge.html

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