My Weekly Savings at Costco & Local Grocery Store

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

How’d you guys do this week? Anyone score some major finds?! Use the comments section to brag on all your bargain shopping savvy!

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  1. Nice work, Mara! Our big find for the week was fresh cranberries at 99 cents/12 oz. bag. I have *never* seen the price drop so low. I put 10 bags in our freezer tonight, and that should last us until NEXT Thanksgiving.

    • I kept meaning to post that Aldi has them for $.99 this week too! (Along with $.99 pineapples and $.25/lb sweet potatoes – gotta go there tomorrow!)

  2. I managed to make it to shop n save for their $10 off $50, Thursday. That with coupons I only spent $30. And got Chex for $1 each! I’m happy.

  3. I swear there is a milk mafia in St. Louis. The lowest, lowest, lowest you’ll find is….$2.99. If I cross the river into IL you can find $1.99 or go West into MO, same thing. But we are an over-priced milk island.

  4. I don’t know what I’d do without Mexican Cheese Blend!

  5. Ah, no Costco membership. But that’s still $0.70 more than across the river!

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