I had a very coupon-heavy trip today to my local grocery store. In fact, everything – right down to the blueberries and pomegranate – was bought with a coupon.
Truth be told, more and more I find myself price-matching at Walmart, since it’s closer to my house – and I can get the benefits of sales at three different stores by shopping at only one.
However, this particular store (Hen House, for all my local folks) doubles coupons up to $.50. And I had a load of store coupons that are only good there.
So when the sales are good – and they are very good this week – I make a special point to go there. I had about 25 minutes and my 2 year-old with me, so it was a bit insane.
The groceries in the middle and left of the picture are from this store.
The retail value was $59.54. I spent $14.61.
Highs: FREE Tropicana Orange Juice (and you know how excited that makes a Tropicana loyalist like me!); $.99 bags of chocolate chips; and FREE Boar’s Head mustard.
Lows: I could have sworn that those Waflebakkers had an “acceptable” hechsher, so I didn’t even look at them. (oops!) When I got home, I realized that they are just marked KD. I need to check into this more, but I can always donate them.
Next, I went to Costco, where I picked up milk, cheese, eggs and cucumbers and paid… $31.30. Ugh. This is why you have to be careful at Costco.
Highs: Milk is back down to $1.99 for a 2-gallon!
Lows: They were out of my BELOVED Mexican cheese blend. Sad, sad Mara.
Total for the day: $45.91