Saturday morning I managed to somehow roll out of bed (could be because a certain three year old had found his way into the bed and proceeded to wiggle around like a fish out of water....thus interrupting my warm, cozy haven), throw on some clothes, and hit the grocery store early, with the car thermometer reading a mere 32 degrees.
However, the early bird did indeed get the worm that morning because I was able to save the most I ever have in coupons/store rewards. The 16 year old check-out boy was not very impressed with my overall savings, which I was tempted to explain to him in a medium he might understand such as how many songs could be purchased on iTunes with such savings, but I was thrilled.
Aren't you just dying to know how much I saved?
First, take a look at our menu for this week here. I was a bit nervous about staying under the $100 per week budget, mainly because my meat supply was incredibly low in our freezer and I knew I would be purchasing quite a bit of chicken/fish/etc. for the next two weeks. Savvy shopping using store circulars helped solve this problem.
Because I wanted to stay under $100 per week (remember I grocery shop every two weeks), I did hit two stores in my quest for the lowest price possible. Fortunately the stores are close to one another, with a Starbucks placed strategically on the trip home (Giftcard was used. Have I mentioned my 20 month old can recite my Starbucks order now? Scary.).
If you want to see what I purchased during this grocery trip, head over here.
Now, drum roll please......
This week I saved $75.20 by using coupons and a store rewards card!
Now, I must say that $75 could quite possibly buy me two new pairs of some fancy trouser jeans that are on sale at Banana Republic...
Obviously, I was thrilled to save so much and keep our weekly grocery budget under $100. Part of the thing that thrilled me the most was being able to get mustard, BBQ Sauce, and pepperoni for free. Free, people! All because I cut a few coupons and spent about ten minutes reviewing the sales ad....and someone gave me free mustard!
I might just very well proclaim this a January miracle!
Anyway...anyone else out there with some stories of great savings at the grocery store lately?