Just got back from a day of super sized grocery shopping and couponing. I am exhausted! Momma is happy her pantry is full again with all the odds and ends and my food plan is ready to go!
With all the running around the past month and a half we haven’t been shopping, not since the April run! YES! I haven’t had to go to the grocery store in a month and a half and I still had food to fill every meal of every day!
YEAH!!! This makes me so happy that we have gotten so far in our food storage that a grocery store and check does not dictate our schedule.
I made a large list and added as many coupons as I could to help the budget.
First step is I decide which items I will be buying at the warehouse store.
*anything that is priced lower per item or by weight then I can get at the normal store, even with coupons*
The rest is usually bought at a store where I can use coupons, especially with double coupons, AND I can use a grocery store customer card where I can get special discounts and perks. Every little bit adds up!
The trick with today’s grocery run was I wanted to get a month and a half’s worth of groceries at our normal budgeted price. The warehouse buy was normal, nothing special to report except I found some good meat that was marked down, saved us about $9.
The other store we went to was Kroger. This week Kroger is having a super saver event. Buy 10 and you get money off. Then they double my coupons. This Kroger is a particularly nice one. The workers are nice, the manager is nice and everyone looks as coupons as a fun event rather than a problem.
I bought 118 items. I used 48 coupons and e-coupons. I saved a total of $139.04!
The best deal I got was an on the fly deal. About 6 months ago I got a great deal on dehydrated potatoes. Each potato box had a coupon on the front. We piled the coupons off and I waited for the right time and place to use them. Today was that day.
The potatoes were marked down from $2.84 to $1.84. The coupon I had would make each
box $.84. Then we noticed that one flavor of mashed potato was being clearanced at $1.10, with coupon $.10!
My little M was helping us and even reached way back into the shelf for the potatoes. What a great helper!
We had a nice day and stretched out money as far as possible. I am going to keep my eyes open to see if the Kroger super saver deal continues next week I may use food storage money to return and store up on sale products.
Do I have any fellow couponers here? Have you ever run across a deal like this before, or better?