Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Shopping to start the month with quick trips to Harris Teeter and Rite Aid

I had a lot of children's activities planned for the beginning of the month so I didn't get much shopping done. I was also working on my big plan to clear out the fridge and freezer so that I could clean it.  In case you didn't see, I cleaned it!!!  I was really excited to get that done before my husband went back to work.  I moved everything in the morning to the upstairs fridge.  I took out all the things that didn't need to be in the freezer like the oats, chocolate chips, and corn meal and put them out on the counter.  I still had a few things like tortillas that were frozen that I put in a cooler while I quickly cleaned out the freezer.  I think that this is the best job that I have done so far.  I got everything put back in it that night with the exception of the little baggies of things that I left in the upstairs freezer so that I could find the perfect container to put them all in so that they weren't all over the freezer.  I am really happy with the results and I can no start shopping and cooking to fill up the freezer!

We were super busy and pretty well stocked for the month from super doubles at the end of last month.  I didn't even make my list of what I needed to get for the month and it was already a week into the month!!!  I guess we are having a slow start to the month which is always a good thing for the budget.  But my luck ran out and so did we, of milk and eggs that is :)

I decided to run to Harris Teeter to get eggs and milk.  I had a rain check for both and it seemed like a good enough price especially since we were totally out.  The total is sadly what I would have paid for just the milk since milk is $4 per gallon in this area :(

Total OOP $4.45
Total Savings $2.20 + $3.84 egg rain check +$1.42 milk rain check= $7.46

Then, my son and I went to three different Rite Aids the next day (in between library and park trips). They had my deodorant (also my mom's) on sale for $0.89 instead of $3.59.  My mom and I were both using our last one.  My mom uses the unscented kind which is hard to find which is why we went to three.  I got 9 for her (not pictured) and the rest for me.  I think that I am stocked for a good long time!!

Total OOP $21.69
Total Savings $62.10

The crazy thing is that I only used two coupons in this whole transaction to save almost $70.  It pays to shop sales and stock up on things that you use when they are cheap because it will save me lots later when I don't have to rush out and pay the shelf price :) 


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    1. I love that I can do all that and only use two coupons! I hope that means that the month is off to great savings :)

  2. our HT is doing supers AGAIN this week!!!!

    1. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth but I wonder why? It is great that you get to take advantage again. I hope that it makes for some great deals. Take a picture and send it for me to post if you want :)

  3. I know what you mean, I wonder what they are trying to do - three out of four weeks with super doubles? Something's up, I don't know exactly what. I know I'll go on Saturday because I have a $5.00 off a $30.00 purchase that's only good on Saturday, I'm making plans for a trip so I can make the most out of it. :)


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