the night before a shop, gathering coupons..
5 boxes Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal @ 10pkt/box=50 pkts Instant Oatmeal
14 lbs pasta
7 boxes Quaker Chewy Granola Bars @ 10 bars/box=70 Granola Bars
3 cans Cream of Chicken or Mushroom soup (free)
30 cans of Campbells Chunky soups
12 boxes Nestle Hot Chocolate @ 10 pkts/box= 120 pkts of hot cocoa
(which I will go through this winter)
2 Colgate toothbrushes (free)
4 cans Carnation Evaporated Milk
3 cans Peaches
I paid= $41!!
Seriously, it felt like highway robbery to get so many things so cheaply. I keep waiting to hear my name on the news. The best part is that I finally feel like we have some food storage. So many times it's 6 o'clock (we eat late) and I'm wondering what on earth to make for dinner, what do we have on hand, do I have to run to the store to get something, do I have time to etc.. and now I can shop in my own pantry a.k.a. pile stacked in my closet floor from food I got at rock bottom prices and then re-stock when the prices are that low again. I like this because:
1) food security
2) I feel like I'm adding to our family finances even though I'm not out in the work force
3) no more empty cupboards on a Sunday afternoon before a shop
4) I can make meals for others more
5)being frugal always earns an A+
So that's my shopping adventure. It's been a lot of hours studying, researching, crunching the numbers, many trial and error shopping trips to get here but I think I'm starting to get it!
Anyone else have a great shopping trip story? Score any good deals?