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Grocery Shopping

May 27th, 2006 at 01:11 pm

I went to ShopRite last night to do my BIG shopping trip. I had a 30% off certificate, and a mound of coupons. I spent the whole week before planning this trip to get the best deals. End result: $342 of groceries for $190...a savings of $150! There were definitely some treats thrown in there that I only bought because of the discount/coupon but most of it was stocking up on non-perishables. $28 of the savings is due to the coupon train, so thanks again, Flash, for setting them up.

I'm going to try to limit June groceries to milk, bread, fruit and veggies, since I've stocked up on everything else!

Today will be busy...I need to go to the post office to mail books and the coupon train. (I made another half sale yesterday, for $1.00). I also need to pick up clothes from the dry cleaner and go to the bank. I got a nice surprise brother paid back the balance of what he owed me. It was one of those situations where I never expected to see the money again, so it's like a treat to have it back!

So that's it for today...looking forward to a great rest of the weekend!

New coupon train savings total: 38.08

5 Responses to “Grocery Shopping”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Holy Schmokes! Are you not incredibly proud of that shopping trip???????

    I am amazed...and you should be very, very proud of that savings.
    Yes, sometimes we get added treats that we might not have bought...but they are so cheap after the coupons/sales, that it is ok to treat ourselves!!

    I am impressed! WOW- Thanks for sharing!

  2. markio26 Says:

    be proud of yourself!!!! WELL DONE!!!!!

  3. baselle Says:

    Tee Hee, great shopping - I'll put my mango cutting directions here. At least its with a grocery entry.

    Put unpeeled mango on cutting board the stem end facing away from you, small end toward you. Cut away an aggressive third of it to form a "cheek". Turn mango 180 degrees and cut away the aggressive other third (half of the other two thirds), for the other cheek. The middle third is where the pit is. On the middle third, cut the side pieces away from the pit.
    For getting the peeled chunks, score the flesh in the cheeks, then use a spoon to scoop the flesh away from the cheek (think avocado) and the side pieces.

  4. flash Says:

    Awesome job! Sounds like you are getting to the where you can pick and choose your offers...great sales with coupons, YES, buy and save for later. Weak sales, weak or no coupons, hold out for better. That's the key to the big savings. Congrats!

    Now, have you reevaluated that wish list???

    Thanks again for running the train!

  5. debtfreeme Says:

    what is teh coupon train and how can i get on board?

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