Sunday, July 26, 2009

Today's Shopping Trip

During Charlotte's nap time, I ran through my list of usual coupon/sales websites and came up with my plan of attack for both Publix and CVS. I didn't really need much, just a few staples and then I had extra money to play with. I try to keep my grocery bill under $60 a week right now, considering our currently unemployed situation.

At Publix, I spent $38.81 and got the following:

8 boxes of Frosted Mini-wheats cereal, 2 loaves of bread, 2 bags of Doritos, 2 boxes of reduced sugar Pilsbury cake mix, 2 cans of Muir Glen tomato sauce, 1 can of Muir Glen tomato paste, 1 avocado, 6 peaches, 1 gallon milk, 2 bags of mini chocolate donuts, 2 boxes Starkist Seasations, 1 package of sliced cheese, 2 packages of Lunchable Jrs, 4 boxes of Yoplait GoGurt, and 1 dozen eggs.

When I looked at my Publix receipt, I realized that one of my B1G1 Free items didn't ring up properly, so my total should be $3.86 less. I'll take it back and fix it later. Usually I am pretty good at catching these mistakes, but it was the first item rung up and I was still sorting my coupons.

At CVS I spent, $1.08 and got the following:

2 boxes Kashi cereal, 2 boxes Kashi granola bars, 2 composition books, 2 Clarol Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Mousses, 1 box of tampons, 1 Colgate toothpaste, 1 bag of chocolate (for my secret stash), 1 bag of fruit and nuts mix, and 1 cough medicine.

Here too, I combined sales and coupons, only I also got to use ECBs to lower my final cost. Rolling ECBs really is the best way to take advantage of their sales. In the end, I earned another $11.96 in ECBs to use next week, and still have some ECBs left from last week's shopping trip.

And finally, Bruce is making me, put this picture and story up... the cough syrup I bought is only good for children over 4 years old. Charlotte won't be four until 2011. But I checked the expiration date and it doesn't expire until December of 2011. So, if she gets a cold sometime during the last 4 months of the year, we are set!


  1. I think all cold meds say over the age of 4 or so and I have had a doctor tell me to give Sophie certain ones when she was around 2 believe.

  2. That is good information to have in my back pocket, in case we ever need it... Thanks!


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