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Saturday Savings

My shopping happened in shifts yesterday, which is why there are two pictures. The items in picture number 1 were picked up last night (some as late as 11pm!) and the items in picture number 2 were picked up in the late afternoon.

Total spent for all items bought yesterday: $71.76

I spent a tad more (ok, about $20 more) than I had hoped to this week, but as you’ll see I did some actual stocking up on a few things.

Here’s what I bought:

Peanut butter – 2 jars
Milk – 2 whole, 1 skim
Quick cooking oats (used primarily for cooking)
Chocolate chips
Brown Sugar
Gala Apples – 6 pounds
Bananas – 3 pounds
Strawberries – 2 pounds
White Onions – 1.8 pounds
Bread – 4 loaves (2 “fancy” breads and 2 Wonder Bread White)
Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent – 2 bottles
Cereal – 3 boxes
M&Ms – 2 bags (I needed these for a cookie recipe)
Deli Ham – 2 pounds
Apple Juice – 4 bottles
Progresso soups – 3 cans
Potatoes – 5 pounds
Green Grapes – 3.75 pounds
Hormel Pork Loin – 2
Batteries – 2 packages of 4

The Deals: As I said in my opening, I did some actual stocking up yesterday, which drove my total a bit higher than I would have liked. Apple Juice was on sale for .99 a bottle with a limit of 4 per customer, so I snagged 4 of course. Rarely do I get to buy “fancy” breads as they are just too expensive, but yesterday I snagged 2 loaves of Nature’s Pride Bread for only $1.37 each (normally $3.29 each). How? They were BOGO at Hyvee and I had a coupon for .55 off one! Even the Wonder Bread was a good deal at .99 each – again there was a limit (2), so I bought to the limit. I just bought laundry detergent last week, but when I saw I could buy a bottle of Arm & Hammer laundry detergent for only $1.99 I snagged some (limit 2, so I bought 2). Another notable deal came at Aldi. I bought 6 pounds of Gala Apples for only $3.38 – that’s .56 a pound! The last really notable deal is the Hormel Pork Loin. These are the 1.7 pound flavored pork loins. Normally these sell for $9.99 each. Hyvee was running a BOGO deal on them AND I had a $1 off one coupon, so I got both of them for $4.50 a piece ($9 total).

Even though I spent more than I hoped for, I’m thrilled with my purchases yesterday. We’re stocked up in several areas where I feel we go through stuff quickly, and my baking supplies have been replenished, which is important also in keeping my grocery budget low.

Total before sales, coupons and tax: $133.34
Total after sales and coupons: $67.65

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