I have written in previous posts about how I delight in saving money; I love me a good deal. Today I completed the weekly grocery/supply trip for my sweetie and I, and I scored us some sweet bargains! I did have to visit three separate stores, but I think it was worth it. Take a stroll through my story:
Store #1 only had one item on sale, but it was a doozy:
These pizzas were on sale for $2.50, usually $5.99. The limit was 4, so I bought 4. (See the top right side of the freezer.) But lest you think all we eat is junk, please also note the frozen veggies behind the pizza. But I digress… Current savings: $13.96.
Store #2 yielded some excellent deals as well:
Soda was at an all-time low of $8.88 for four 12-packs. (I had a little mishap with one of the 12-packs from the store to the car; so it is represented by the solo cans on the top of the pile.) I saved $10.28 on this sweet deal; current savings: $24.24.
While I was in the beverage aisle, I noticed that one of my favorite afternoon pick-me-ups was also on sale!
As I left the aisle and was about to continue on my way to conquer more deals, I noticed a whole display of product – and at the top of the display was a stack of rebates! Wow!
So, the original deal that drew me in was 2 cases for $11. Seeing as how the convenience store sells these at $1.70 per bottle (I know, I know…), I saved a whopping $7.32. But add on the rebate, and the savings nearly double, shooting up to $12.82. Hello! Current savings: $37.06.
I happily strolled to the next aisle, where more money was waiting to be found. Next up: snacks.
I had to buy 4 boxes to get the sale price; but this is a non-perishable item, so fine. I saved $1.31 per box, plus I had a $1-off coupon. Pennies that stayed in my pocket = 624. Current savings: $43.30.
The last item I secured at this store is not terribly glamorous, but quite necessary:
This 12-pack usually retails for $7.99; but the store had it on sale for $6.49, sparing me a cool $1.50. Current savings: $44.80.
I wrapped up my morning at Store #3, where I found a few items that were the proverbial icing on the cake.
First up: greeting cards.
I wanted to get three cards for various members of my family; and I had a coupon for $1 off when you buy three cards. So voila – a buck back to me. Current savings: $45.80.
I then went to get our groceries for the week. I’m planning on making a new casserole tonight (which I will post on my weekly food blog on Sunday; feel free to check it out if you are curious as to how tonight goes), and I need some cheese for it.
When I arrived to the aisle, I saw the store was running an in-house special: $2 per bag. (Regularly $2.89.) Plus, I had a coupon for an additional $.75 off. So, I got a $2.89 bag o’ cheese for a mere $1.25, saving me $1.64 for this item; and putting my current savings at $47.44.
Just before I left the store, I picked up the last terrific deal of the day:
One of my sweetie’s co-workers gave him a coupon for a free pint; so I picked up his favorite flavor for him today. Ice cream is good, but free ice cream is fabulous. The pint sells for $3.09, so adding this sum to the ones above brings today’s total savings to a whopping $50.53.
Woot! Now, I wonder what I should buy with this new-found cash…