Friday, June 24, 2011

Shopping Trip 6/24: Groceries and a Garage Sale

Friday's have been my shopping day lately, and also library day, so since my husband didn't have summer school today I planned to go out with my older girl to the library and hit a couple stores, but she woke up with the virus her sister has been fighting since Tuesday night.  I ended up shopping by myself and had a really good outing.

Pay day isn't until tomorrow, so when I left the house I had $24 and a bunch of change in my purse.  My first stop was going to be the library, where I had to pay a fine of $1.20 for a few 1 day overdue books (because I had forgotten he went on a Thursday a few weeks back).  On the way out though, I found a garage sale just around the corner from my house.  I stopped because I have been in search of some pants in my husband's size.  Instead, I found clothes in my oldest daughter's size that were in great shape and priced at $0.25 each (even dress-up clothes).

Here's what I left the garage sale with for $2.50 total:

From there I went to the library, and then on to Kroger.  We will be going on vacation next Friday to visit some family, so I've been shopping with this long car trip in mind.  I was mainly going to Kroger for the Goldfish crackers for car snack.  We were also out of frozen veggies, and they had them on sale for $0.88, which is cheaper than Aldi ($0.95) so I grabbed a few to get us through the week until we leave.  Plus, I just love raspberries. ;)

Total Shelf Price:  $23.58
Total Sale Price:   $11.52    --Already  51% Savings
Price Paid After Coupons:   $8.42        64% Savings

After this I went to Albertsons.  They had some AWESOME sale prices this week.  I probably could have found more things to get, but I only had time to throw my trip together quickly last night.  

Here is what I got (the limit on the Jello was 2, but I forgot and picked up 4.  She voided two off and offered for me to go to customer service and buy the other two there in a separate transaction, so I took her up on that!):
Total Shelf Price:  $41.87
Total Sale Price:   $16.32   --Already  61% Savings
Price Paid After Coupons:  $5.87     86% Savings

By this time, it was already 1:15 and I was starving and my family had already had lunch.  I decided to grab a burger and a Diet Coke from Sonic, and just that cost me $3.98.  I sat there waiting for my lunch thinking about how I could feed my whole family dinner for less than that!  I felt guilty, but sometimes you just need a break and a small splurge.

Even after all of this, I came home with 3 $1 bills in my purse.  Tomorrow will be pay day, and I will have some more shopping to do at Aldi, but I didn't think that was too bad for today!

How did your shopping go this week?  I'd love to hear about it.


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