Monday, November 15, 2010

fantastic grocery shopping excursion

for the past two weeks, kroger has been having a mega sale, where you get $5 off for every 10 selected items you buy. i've had my coupons in order and my list prepped, but just hadn't made it to the store. i didn't want to wait until the last day (tomorrow) just in case i needed to get a raincheck for anything and i often shop after customer service has closed for the evening.

i went this afternoon, and this is what i got:

okay, so it's not a great picture, but here's my breakdown:

4 2L sodas
11 campbell's cream of chicken soup
2 campbell's chunky soup
2 campbell's harvest selections soup
4 ricola cough drops
4 stove top stuffing
2 dole fruit in jar
1 carefree liners
4 colgate toothbrushes
2 no yolks egg noodles
2 ronzoni healthy harvest egg noodles
5 athenos hummus
1 nilla wafers
1 velveeta
2 wholly queso
1 pint half and half kroger brand
4 idahoan mashed potato flakes
1 bounty paper towels
2 playtex handsaver gloves
2 SM mounting squares
2 pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts

retail price before sales: $107.81
sale price: $60.60
i paid after coupons: $0.78


usually coupon snafus are NOT in my favor. this time, though, there was a crazy snafu that ended up paying for most of the things i wasn't already getting free with coupons. a few weeks ago athenos hummus had been on sale for $1, and i had a couple $1/1 coupons. i was pretty excited about free hummus, but the store was out and i had to get a rainsheck. today, there was plenty of hummus in stock, so i got my five i expected to be free. well, for some reason after the manager helped my cashier ring up the hummus at the raincheck price, when he scanned the coupons i had for it, each one took off $3.79, which was the non-raincheck price of the hummus. i didn't catch this at the store, because i was focused on dealing with the manager in sorting out which toothbrushes were part of the mega deal. so, i ended up getting "paid" to buy the hummus, and that paid for almost all of my other stuff!

in quilting news, this past week i got to "test" an embroidery pattern that michelle brown will be selling soon in her etsy shop, kiss kiss kiddo. i got two patterns, but only stitched up the little girl above. isn't she cute? i think i may make her into a tiny wallhanging for miss emily.

i also got five of my six blocks done for the 4th quarter 3x6 bee:

i got stumped on the last block because of color choices, but i think i have the fabrics picked out now!


AllieKatMom said...

How in the world do you do that. You are going to have to sit down with me one day and teach me. I sure could use the money saving tips right about now.

Love the blocks :)

cilvee said...

Honestly! I don't know how you do it. I started paying attention to coupons and they are all like 50 cents off if you buy two at $4.00 or something ridiculous like that.

Stray Stitches said...

Okay, next time I'm taking you grocery shopping with me! What a deal!!!!

Your bee blocks are beautiful:)