I feel that part of my job as a full-time house wife and mom is to help with the managing of the treasures that the Lord has given us. It is important for me to save money where I can, which allows me the choice of staying home with my precious little ones and honoring my husband's daily job of providing for his family. So from time to time you will see what I may have saved in a particular shopping trip or two. Before I start shopping, I always pray that the Lord would guide me in what I am doing. To be an encourgement to other shoppers and keep smiling and saying thanks to the grocery clerks. It is fun.
We are very lucky to have 4 of the stores that we shop at within 1/2 mile of our home.
So down the street is a shopping corner that has an Albertson's, Rite-Aid, and Walgreens. Then down the other way is Fred Meyer.
Last night, I hit all 4 of these stores. Here is what I came up with:
2 containers of Electrosal D/W Soap = .13 cents
(On sale, with .85 cpns and 4.00 Rebate) (Regular price $4.99 each)
2 Puffs Tissue
2 Lysol Kitchen Cleaners
4 small packets of M & M's
2 -12 oz bags of ground Cofee
2 pkgs. ground turkey
Breakfast Sausage Bacon
2 bottles of Ibuprofren
4 cans of Organic tomato paste: + .44 cents
(each cost .89 cents, used 4 of the $1.00 off coupons)
2 bags of Organic Cascadian Farms Tater Tots
1 bottle of All Laundry Detergent (40 loads) = $1.38
(On sale $4.59, Fred Meyer coupon $3.88, used 50 cent MFQ coupon, and $2.00 off next visit catalina coupon)
Total Shelf Price: $66.88
Total Paid: $28.30
I normally use more coupons when I go out, but this week I only purchased the things we needed [do I need M & M's? Umm Yes! oh wait I mean, No]. And those things that were already on sale.