Grocery Geek Presents: A Good Haul

Fresh fruit season is upon us! I’m so thankful for our local health food store. It’s pretty much my “go to” place for good deals on fresh produce. Neither the big chain grocers nor the farmer’s market can compare when it comes to price. The kids and I made the treck after our free movie on Wednesday which is also “double ad.” That means that last week’s ad and this week’s ad overlap. It’s a helpful little gimmick. Even the checker was impressed by what $57.50 bought us:

clearance bread $0.79-$0.99/package
butter $2/lb
eggs $1.25/doz
organic eggs marked down to $1.99
milk $1.99/gallon
sour cream $1.69/16 oz
pepper jack cheese $2.99/#
potato chips $1.21/bag after sale and coupon
Pirates booty (for my braces boy) $1.50 after sale and insert coupons
organic bananas $.77/lb
cilantro 3/$1
cukes $0.50/ea
green onions 3/$1
squash $0.88/lb
nectarines $0.49/lb
pineapple $1.50 each
romas $0.77/lb
strawberries $0.69/lb!

I hit Ralphs on Friday afternoon — all by myself. ‘Twas quite peaceful. Yes, I get my kicks grocery shopping solo.

Haagen Dazs single serve cups 7/$4 after sale and coupons
Orville Redenbacher popcorn $0.69/box using this coupon
Gatorade $0.59
Scott towels 4 gigantor rolls = 12 rolls/$5.99
pickles $0.50 after markdown and coupon
rice $0.50 after markdown and coupon
milk $1.89/gallon
whole chickens $0.59/lb
cheddar wurst $0.99 after markdown
ham $0.99 after markdown
baby food $1.80/4 after coupon
softsoap $1
toothpaste free and $0.25 after sale and coupon
Cheerios (large box) $0.69 each

I had a $5/50 purchase and blew it by forgetting to redeem it. Otherwise, my total would have been a lot less. As it was, I spent $35.58 after sales and coupons.

After several weeks of non-CVSing, it was good to get back into it. There are 3 or 4 in my town already and one being built right down the road from us. I’ll be rich in CVS – in more ways than one. Here are my deals for the week:

Starbucks coffee $5.49 after sale and coupon
mustard $0.25 after sale and coupons
Tylenol $0.99 after sale and coupons and ECBs
Soy Joy bars free after sale and ECBs

How did you save $ this week? Check out MoneySavingMom‘s roundup of great deals to see how others are bargain shopping.

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  1. Sonshine says:

    great job!

    I am glad that I am not the only one who loves grocery shopping solo—oh the peace and ability to think straight even if it is just for a couple of hours. 🙂

  2. Rose Montplaisir says:

    Sometimes stores will let you redeem a coupon after-the-fact if you forget. I've had good luck with it anyway. Just stop at the service desk with your receipt and coupon.

  3. Hi, I have gone back to a store when I've forgotten to do something on a deal. Like when Kroger has buy 10 get $5 off, and I come out with only 9 items, I go back to customer service and buy 1 item and they will adjust it for me. Maybe Ralph's can adjust yours?

  4. FishMama says:

    Rose and Maggie, thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a try when I go back tomorrow.

  5. I love your homeschooling articles. Many helpful things in those. I may have missed it somewhere on the site, but do you tell somewhere , how many people are in your family and what your monthly grocery budget is. I just like to compare to see if mine is similar to others or is out of line.


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