Thursday, October 30, 2008

Frugality Part 2

I know that I showed you what I have been able to get as far as personal products and stuff using rebates but I wanted to show you just what you can do with the grocery store. You don't get tons of stuff for free like with the personal items but you can still get things for less. This is all stuff that I would normally buy and use. I don't buy things on sale just because I can get them cheap. Well, I normally wouldn't have bought the Lucky Charms and Cookie crisp but we use it on special occasions like birthdays and also for on the go snacks.

Here is what I bought today Total regular cost $63.19I paid: $23.45

I use a combination of price matching at Walmart and weekly adds plus coupons that can be found on the web. Luckily we have a stocked pantry so I can buy things when they are on sale. All the coupons are ones that can be found on the web. I'm not going to go find them all and link them up but if there is one you want let me know and I will find it for you if its still available.

  • Potatoes (reg price $2.97) price matched 5 lb bag for 99 cents
  • Libby pumpkin (reg price $1.08 per can) used a $1.00 off 2 cans coupon found on web
  • Tomato paste (reg 46 cents each) used a $1.00 off 2 hunts products coupon therefore paying me 8 cents
  • Evaporated milk (reg $1.06 a can) used a $1.00 of two cans coupon
  • 8 yoplait yogurts (reg 58 cents each) used 2 coupons for $1.00 off 4
  • Artichokes (reg $2.50 each) Price matched them for 89 cents each
  • Roma tomatoes (reg $1.00 a lb) Price matched them for 69 cents a lb
  • Lettuce (reg $1.44 a head) Price matched it for 99 cents
  • Progresso soup ($1.50 a can) Price matched it for $1.25 a can used 2 coupons that were $1.10 off each can. I only paid 15 cents a can
  • Lays chips($2.88 a bag) price matched for $1.88
  • 2 boxes of Honey nut Cheerios (reg $4.49 a box) on sale for $1.88 a box, used 2 $1.00 of a box of Cheerios coupon, total price 88 cents a box
  • 2 boxes Honey nut Cheerios, 2 lucky charms, 1 cookie crisp (reg $4.49-$4.69 a box) on sale for $1.88 used a buy 5 GM cereals and get $2.00 off
I could have price matched the cereal but sometimes I feel like if a store is offering an amazing deal like that I should go to that store, plus we had time because Caleb was in Preschool.

Makes me pretty happy! Plus gas finally really started to go down in the last 2 weeks. Today it was $2.67 at Costco..YEAH!


Sara said...

Awesome job. I haven't done so good these past couple weeks, so I need to get back on the ball.

I haven't done price matching at Walmart either. I'm too scared :).

Campbell Family said...

I love you for showing me all your awesome tips! thank you thank you! I forget to price match a lot so that is a great reminder.
what r u guys doing for halloween?

Lisa said...

We are going to a trunk or treat and then to a carnival that one of the other churches here is putting on. I so miss how it was when we were growing up and you got to just run around your neighborhood with all the other hordes of kids and we never worried about registered sex offenders or what time we had to be home....those were the good old days!

SLO Rober said...

That is so great. I'm totally getting into really hunting for some good bargains (as if I have the time!). My friend is orienting me on Rite Aid rebates (we don't have a walgreens here, which I hear has great rebates.)

Charis said...

WOW! Very impressive. Nothing feels better than saving $$$$. Glad you found such great deals!

Lisa said...

Rite Aid has great deals. Just this week I snagged $30 worth of free shampoo, tampons, lotion, lip gloss, and some cool hair products. Im telling you I will never have to actually buy personal products again!

V and Co. said...

holy moly...can you be my personal shopper and coupon clipper? i just go and buy. ugh maybe i'll just take lessons from you or something!