Nov 01 2007

A very awesome $25.70 shopping week

I bought a lot of stuff today for $25.70. I went to four stores, and it took me maybe 2.5 hours from shopping list planning to the end.

Walgreens:
-2 boxes 16-ct. Playtex Sport regular price $9.58
-On sale for BOGO = $4.79
-Used two $2.50 coupons = $0

Shop ‘n Save:
-Five boxes of fruit snacks at $1 each
-Bunch of bananas at .49/lb. $1.17
Total: $6.16

Kuhn’s:
This was a little special. I transferred a prescription to Kuhn’s and I had a coupon for a $20 store gift card when I did that.
-Celery $1.29
-40yards foil $1
-3 jars Hunt’s tomato sauce on sale for .20 each =$0.60
-Hunt’s tomato paste .56
-Beef broth $.59
-Half pound of chipped ham from the deli $1.03
-Sour cream $1.39
Dannon natural yogurt 4-pack, used $1 off coupon $1.19
-Some other yogurt pack with a $1 off coupon $1.59
-Disposable pie pans (church bake sale this weekend, I’m making coffee cake) $1.29
-Muffin pan $5.53 (can you believe I didn’t have a muffin pan until now? sheesh)
-Vitamins $2.29
-3lb. bag of yellow onions $1.50
-Two bulbs of garlic .89

Total before coupons: $22.74
After coupons: $20.74
After $20 gift card, plus .48 tax: $1.22

Giant Eagle
-Gallon of milk $3.62 (it went up a penny this month)
-Frozen bag of chicken breasts for $1.99/lb. Paid $5.97
-Four boxes of General Mills cereal $2.50 each
-Roll of parchment paper $3.49

There’s a deal on the cereal. When you buy four boxes, you get $4 off instantly. I did that and used a $1/off 3 boxes coupon, making it four boxes for $5.
Total: $18.32

Grand total for the week: $25.70

If I didn’t have the Kuhn’s $20 gift card, I still could have gotten my groceries for under $35. I would have skipped the muffin pan, parchment paper, and 3 boxes of fruit snacks. That would have put me at $33.68 or so (tax would make it a little different).



4 Responses to “A very awesome $25.70 shopping week”

  1. Wow, great deals!!

    I have to say, I’m jealous of some of the stores back there! Some of the prices seem similar, but some things are a lot cheaper (butter at Aldi’s for $.50 — really?! Wow!) (checked out your price book)

    Great deal at Walgreen’s, though, and kudos to you for sticking up with the coupons. I’ve had problems with that at Walgreen’s before, it’s SO frustrating!

  2. Nicely done! I’m waiting to need a prescription so I can get some “free” money. :) We are blessed not to need many!

  3. Kacie,
    I love your blog. I am a new reader. You inspire me, you really do. I WISH when I was 22 I was like you. We would not be in the debt we are today if that was the case. Keep up the good work. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  4. Thank you!

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