Thursday, April 21, 2016
This Week's Shopping Trips
I went to several stores this week, so let me break it down a bit.
First off, I hit Fred Meyer on Sunday as we were in the area getting my son some french fries. I wanted to hit Fred Meyer because as part of their Customer Appreciation sale they had two pounds of strawberries for 3.99 each. I grabbed two to make strawberry jam with. When I got home I looked everywhere and couldn't find the one thing of pectin I swear I have somewhere (I really need to get some more anyway, but I figured I could get by for now). To save the strawberries I cleaned and sliced them and stuck them in the freezer temporarily.
After doing some research I figure I'll just make the strawberries into strawberry preserves instead. I can do that with just strawberries and sugar, it saves me from having to purchase a 3.00 thing of pectin, so therefore cheaper. I'm hoping to do that tomorrow.
Total spent for the strawberries 7.98
I also found a bag of Purina One cat food marked down to 3.96. I had a 2.00/1 E-Coupon loaded and desperately needed dry cat food so for a 3 lb bag I paid 1.96.
My husband and I hit the Franz outlet to get bread and goodies for my son. We got two big loaves of whole wheat bread, two loaves of white bread, some brown and serve bread sticks, two things of hot dog buns and one thing of English muffins. We also got a thing of hamburger buns as well. Total spent was 12.25, but that was two week's worth of bread (at least) so I'm only counting 6.00 on this week's grocery shopping from that trip.
The rest of my shopping can be seen above. I hit Fred Meyer looking for a product they ended up being out of, but I found a bunch of stuff on reduced cheap. I got cans of beans for .39 per can, cans of cat food for .29 per can, cans of spinach (not my favorite veggie canned, but it works okay in soups and things) for .49 per can and a thing of stuffing marked down to 1.12. I also needed dish washing rinse aid and found that they had Cascade rinse aid on mark down on the shelf for 1.55 a piece. That's CHEAP, so I grabbed 4 of them (well honestly that was all I could reach while climbing the shelf safely or I would have grabbed a few more...short people...the struggle is real). The only thing regular price I got at Fred Meyer was the Cameo cleaner that I needed and shampoo. We were running low and 4 bottles will last us quite a while. The Dipitizers were free from Freebie Friday last week.
I then ran to Carrs to get the rest of the shopping for the week done. Highlights included milk for 2.99 a gallon with the in-ad coupon this week (limit of 2 per coupon), Hunts BBQ sauce for 1.25 per bottle on sale (no coupon needed) and pasta for .75 per box on sale (once again, no coupon needed). I was thrilled to hit these sales as we were starting to run low on BBQ sauce and we can always use pasta with how much of it we end up going through around here. I also got a free thing of Chobani yogurt with an E-Coupon, but it's not shown because I had left it in the bag and didn't realize it until after I was putting the groceries away. The Chobani yogurt was cool because the computer not only gave it to me for free, but it took off the regular price of the yogurt, vs the sale price, so I got .34 of overage that I wasn't expecting.
So, all totaled for those shopping trips I spent 34.50.
Final price for the week's shopping: 50.44
Not too bad, really. Tomorrow, since we'll be on a new week, I have to go and get things like Doritos for my son, which always makes the grocery bill go up quickly, but I feel like I did decent this week.
How is your shopping going lately? Any cool finds?