>> Thursday, December 17, 2009
Another week, more savings. Here are the details of my shopping adventures yesterday. I say adventures, because it was interesting. With such great sales and great coupons to boot, there were bound to be some shortages, and I certainly ran into a few of them. Also, one last minute shopping list/coupon switch up by myself, and I jumbled one of my transaction. Totally my fault and I was annoyed, but I am still learning too after all! Topped off by shopping with three kids in tow (for part of the day), doctor appointments for my twins... it was a full day to say the least!
Here we go:
10 boxes of cereal
6 boxes of crackers (my FAVORITE kind!)
1 bottle of fabric softener
1 bottle of laundry detergent
2 3/4 lbs of bananas
5 lbs of butter
4 blocks of cheese
3 bags of shredded cheese
4 quarts of ice cream
3 cartons of juicy juice (with immunity boost)
6 bottles of juicy juice (the bigger 64oz bottles)
6 jars of pasta sauce
5 bags of frozen veggies
2 bags of chocolate chips
4 cartons of fresh orange juice
7 boxes of cream cheese
1 box of lasagna noodles
1 bottle of chili sauce (not on sale, but needed for a recipe)
3 limes (recipe)
ginger root (recipe)
bean sprouts (recipe)
1 large carton of yogurt (not on sale, but my husband really wanted this)
(one lime and about half the bananas are not pictured, they've already be eaten!)
Once again, seven separate transaction. This time, just because of my hectic schedule and other appointments for the day, I ended up going to three different Rainbow stores and did 2-3 transactions at each store.
Total Value of All Groceries (before sales or coupons): $216.02
Total Discounts from sales and coupons: -$161.22
Total OOP: $54.80
I mentioned that I goofed up one transaction, which caused my coupons not to be doubled. But it was my mistake when I switched up my planned shopping list in the store. I also bought a few non-sale/non-coupon items that I needed for a specific recipe that we wanted to try. So between those two things, my OOP was a bit higher than it could have been, but still I was at 75% savings: not too bad.
How was your shopping/savings this week?
Looking forward to next week with Double DOUBLE Coupon day at Rainbow. Next week only, up to 10 coupons per transaction. I'm so excited!