Today, I am claiming a small victory at the grocery store!! I went in prepared and came out a victor. I matched my coupons up with what was on sale – especially the buy 10 save $5 items. Then ground beef was on sale (with my store saver card) and so was frozen chicken, both of which my family eats a lot of. Then I had some coupons for cleaning products – buy 2 get this product free (one of the options was on sale too). Then I had 2 coupons for a new product out – $1 off a package of toilet paper and a $1 off OR a free roll. So here is the list of what I got:
2 boxes store brand corn flakes, 96 oz. bleach, 12 rolls toilet paper made from recycled paper, 1.5 pt. ice cream, 3 boxes fiber granola bars, 6 bags fish crackers, 2 containers of disinfectant cleaning wipes, 3 lbs. store brand frozen chicken pieces, 1 lb. polish sausage, 8 lbs. ground beef
The grand total before discounts and coupons was about $82. I paid $33.27!! Yeah for me!! The store paid me $1 to take the toilet paper out of the store (they read the coupon wrong in my favor) and I got the bleach and cleaning wipes for $2.01. I know there are people out there who do a far better job playing the coupon game, but this was the best success I’ve had yet, so I just had to share. I’m learning and that’s what it’s all about!!
Now, on to my challenge to cook from what I have for the next 2 weeks (minus milk, bread and lunch meat). I have the menu planned and ready to go. I’ll let you know how it goes…