Here is my savings/grocery list for this week. Did pretty well! Total before savings and coupons $151.35 – less savings and coupons of $89.49 = brings my final total to $61.86. Here is what I purchased for that price:
- AJC Sunday paper
- Arnold multi-grain bread
- gallon 2% milk
- 4 boxes Kraft Mac and Cheese
- Infusium 23 Shampoo ($.49 after coupons!)
- Infusium 23 Conditioner ($.49 after coupons!)
- 5 2-liters assorted pepsi products
- 3 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers (2 brocolli florets and one asian medley)
- 2 26 oz bags Fast Fixin chicken nuggets
- 2 11 oz boxes Chung’s mini chicken egg rolls
- Pop Secret 100 calorie bags butter flavored ($.01 after Publix penny item coupon!)
- 4 boxes Shelby chicken Chili Mix
- Scotties tissues (free after coupon!)
- 2 boxes I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter margarine
- State Fair Mini Corn Dogs
- Revlon Metal Emery File (free +overage after coupons!)
- 2 bags Fresh express Salad blends
- Muir Glen tomato paste ($.10 after coupon!)
- 2 boxes (12.25 oz) Honey Nut Cheerios
- 2 boxes (11.8 oz) Cocoa Puffs
- 2 boxes (10.7 oz) Trix
- 2 cans Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting ($.25 each after coupons!)
- 3 boxes Celestial Seasonings Tea (2 of chai and 1 of gingerbread)
- 9.5 lb Publix brand young turkey
A couple of things stand out as I look over this list.
The mini corn dogs were not on sale, but looked yummy, and I thought Liberty would enjoy them. So I bought them. I try to buy an item or two that I just like the look of when I shop. It adds some fun to the trip, and since I save SO much, I don’t feel guilty about it.
The I can’t Believe it’s not butter margarine was not on my list. I was planning on buying Land o’ Lakes butter since it was on sale and I had a coupon, but the margarine had a coupon dispenser next to it. With that coupon the margarine was less was less than the butter, so I compromised, and got it instead. I’ve used it in the past for baking recipes, and they turned out fine.
I’ve never used Infusium 23 products before, but for $.49 each, I decided it was worth trying.
And that brings me to some questions for my readers. How do you feel about branching out beyond your normal brands? Have you done it before, and how did that work out for you? Do you have items/brands that you never compromise on? I’m interested in others take on this…