Ok - first, I wasted a buck and a half yesterday when I bought my paper because there were no coupons in it.....I dont know why coupon supplier people think they get to take the day BEFORE a holiday off, but they do....I almost drove back to the front of our subdivision and gave them the paper back and expected a full refund.....But with my truck, I probably would have burned more than that in diesel - so consider the newspaper compost...
Ok - back to what I bought today:
8 - Pillsbury Cake Mixes
1 - Pillsbury can of frosting
2 - Frosted Flakes
2 - Rice Crispies
2 - Apple Jacks
2 - Herbal Essence Shampoo/Conditioner
2 - Valentines Hershey Kisses with Almonds
1 - Large box of Owens breakfast sandwiches
1 - Box of Taquitos
2 - Pillsbury Chocolate chip cookie dough
2 - Pillsbury Sugar cookie dough
2 - Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
7 - Assorted Birds Eye frozen Veggies - their new fancy kind you steam....
Total Spent: $37.15
Saved: $35.04 with their discount card
$34.75 with coupons
Total saved: $69.79 for a savings of 68%
YEAH BABY....I now have a full years worth of cake mixes, so I will just cross that off my list ;) I am bearing down on the amount of processed cereal I "need" for a year....
My daughter went with me and when we got in the car I asked her what she thought. Her comment was "You got a lot of crap.....really cheap...." YES......I......DID......and I bought some veggies too....
So far it does seem like there is a lot of crap - but cans of soup and veggies have not been on sale yet. I was looking through my coupons and will clean house when they do. Pastas and sauce have not been on sale either.... I am giving this at least 2 months and then I will re-evaluate my time and expense. So far, the time hasnt been that great - its really easy to sit and watch my favorite show and clip the coupons, put them in the right slot and throw the trash away - really easy....
The shopping time hasnt been bad either. I am getting quicker each time as I become more familiar with the layout of the store.
On a totally unrelated note except that it just popped into my head - I was asked to sub again tomorrow. I am doing it because I get $50 each time I do and if yall have forgotten, we are building a house and this money will buy shelving for my pantry or curtains or quite a bit of wine after being with someone else's kids all day ;) All that to say, I have some posts brewing in my head, but I may not be able to explode them onto to the computer until Wednesday.... but we will see....