Friday, October 28, 2011

One last grocery trip this week...

I noticed a lack of meat from my shopping trip on Sunday, so I planned another trip to Martin's.  Their pork tenderloins were BOGO (orig. $6.29/lb.?  Who pays these prices??) and I had two coupons, so it made them about $2/lb. (muuch better).  My sister-in-law is right: Martin's really is the best for coupons.  I've been through their U-Scan 4 times in the past few weeks, often doing 2 transactions and no one even bats an eye at my stack of coupons.  One more week of getting spoiled like this, and I'll be hard-pressed to return to Weis or Food Lion.  I'm not usually in the Martin's areas, so I decided to go on Tuesday after MOPS.  Oh how I love grocery shopping at night!  No crowds, no lines!  It's so peaceful just to stroll up and down the aisles all alone.  It's like a long walk on the beach in my corner market.  Aannyyway, I felt I did well, especially for a second trip (my savings quotient goes way down on second trips).  Here's what I got:

(2) Loaves bread (BOGO) $3.29
(2) Pork Filets (BOGO) $10.00
-(2) $2/1 coupons
(1) Applesauce $2
(4) Bird's Eye vegetables $1 ea.
-(2) $1/2 coupons
(2) small Freezer packs (clearance) $0.25 ea.
(1) medium freezer pack (clearance) $0.37ea.
(4) Gerber baby food jar (clearance) $0.37 ea.
-$1/4 Gerber baby food ANY ctalina (makes it $0.12 ea!)
(1) Gerber organic brown rice cereal (clearance) $1.74
-$1/1 Gerber organic cereal catalina
(1) Beech-Nut Oatmeal $1.99
-$0.60/1 Beech-Nut cereal (doubled to $1.20)
(2) Bertolli marinara sauce $2 ea.
-$0.75/2 Bertolli sauce (doubles to $1.50)
(1) Almond breeze shelf stable $2
-$0.55/1 (doubles to $1.10)
(2) Welch's juice drink $2 ea. (I was thirsty--this was my splurge item)
-$1/2 Welch's juice drink

(I was reeeaaalllyy tempted to get $1 ice cream, but I resisted and my waistline thanks me)

Total before savings: $58.87
Total savings: $36.30
Total paid: $22.63 (incl. tax)
Catalina: $1 oyno (from buying pasta sauce)

After catalina, I saved 63%!! 2/3 savings is unheard-of--even for me!  I was really excited to see so much baby food on clearance (well, 30% off isn't really clearance in my book, but...) so I got to use some awesome baby food coupons.  Yeah!


All Those Things I Love! said...

I love to shop at husband is not thrilled :)

All Those Things I Love! said...

I love to shop at night - my husband is not thrilled ;)

Cathy said...

Really? My hubby hates crowds, so I recommended it to him right when I got home! =D maybe he's an extravert...