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!