Saturday, July 31, 2010

Grocery Shopping

So now that I am no longer working, I have to plan out my grocery shopping a little better because it has to last us 2 weeks. This week I shopped at Pathmark and made out like a bandit. They have a bunch of promotions going on where if you buy blah, blah, blah you get $$ off coupons that print at the register that are good on your next order. So I matched coupons and planned and plotted and came up with 2 orders.

The first order consisted of 2 different promotions:

1) If you buy 10 items listed you get a $10 coupon on your next order
2) If you buy $20 worth of the listed items you get a $5 coupon on your next order

So here is what I got:

10 boxes of Kelloggs cereals
4 jars of Ragu Pasta Sauce
3 jars of Skippy Peanut Butter
and 10 pouches of Lipton/Knorr Pasta and Rice Side Dishes

Total: $44.38 - $7.50 in coupons = $36.88 and got back $15.00 in coupons on my next order, saved $47.17

Order #2 was LONG, (50 items) the total was $126.36 - $44.53 in coupons = $81.83, saved $132.12

Some highlights were:

14 boxes of cereal (got 4 more in the 2nd order)
2 boxes of Nuvella sweetener clearance priced at $2.50 - $2 coupons = $.50ea
4 boxes of Pillsbury Brownie mix clearance priced at $1.35 ea - $1/2 coupons = $.85ea
1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis clearance priced at $1.35 - $1 coupons = $.35
2 kids plates with animals on them $.99 clearance 50% off = $.50ea
4 Sobe Life Waters $.99 each (2) B1G1 coupons = $.49ea
1/2 price chicken thighs and drumsticks $3.xx ea family pack

So the moral of the story is that I spent $118.71 and saved $179.29
Can't beat that :)

1 comment:

PACountryMouse said...

Good trip, Bonnie! We don't have any Pathmarks near us :-(