I went to Country Pantry, a local bulk food store. I don't normally shop here because the prices are higher.
But this week I needed jar sealers, gallon size bags, and Therm-flo. I spent $19.76.
This is food I got from a local family that takes orders once a month from Denver Wholesale Foods. I can get some food in bulk cheaper. Not everything is cheaper, sometimes it's handy to have it on hand. Also I watch expiration dates, esp. ice cream. I bought 6 Blue Bunny Bunny Tracks IC for $6.60, 6 Edy's PB Cup IC for $9.90, 2 buckets of Blue Bunny French Vanilla for $5.50, 12-1 lb packs of Baltimore Crab Co. Breaded Fish Nuggets for $13.86. My total came to $39.45 which included a 10% handling fee.
Food Lion had Tide on sale for $9.97. I bought two, because I had 2 $1 off coupons. I also bought
Oscar Mayer hotdogs which were B1G1 free. I also bought two because my coupon was get $1/2.
This brought by total to $21.52. My savings was $13.04
My CVS trip got my a Hdro 5 razor and Hdro shaving gel for $4.21. The razor had a free shaving gel
coupon on it, and I had a $5 coupon for the razor. My ECBs for this first transaction was $4.00. My
second transaction I bought Exedrin that was on sale for $10.69 for 100 geltabs. I used my $4 ECBs
and $1.50 coupon and paid $5.19. I recieved $5 in ECBs to use next week. I didn't have andy ECBs
to use on my first transaction, so I did not make the $5 CVS challenge. My total expense was $9.40.
I saved $15.51
I did also stop in Kmart and picked up 3 Sunny Delight orange juice. It was on sale for $1 each. Plus a 3 pack of chap stick. My total there was $6.99.
So my total for the week was $90.13. I saved $30.92 according to the cash register reciepts. I actually would have saved more if I would have included the original prices of the frozen food I bought.
- Older Sister
This week I had a $100 to spend on my groceries. That is $20 more than I normally have, so when my sister had to go to Hagerstown for homeschooling books, I rode along so I could go to Sam's club. I like to go about once a month mainly for my cheese. Most grocery stores around here can't beat Sam's Club's cheese prices. I usually can get it for $2.00 /lb. I also like to stock up on my cake decorating items like 10x sugar, crisco, and my flour. For the most part I would say that if you are watching sales and shopping with coupons it is better to go to the grocery store.
- Younger Sister