(And I’m apologizing for this horrific photo. Thank goodness I take better food photography than grocery shop trips.)
This trip was definitely a “stock-up” trip and not a “menu-plan” trip.
Almost exclusively, every item I purchases this morning, was going straight into my stockpile to be used a later time.
Price Chopper Pictured: (2) Mrs. Smith’s Pies, (16) Green Mountain K-Cups (12 count), (8) Green Giant Mushrooms, (16) McCormick Taco Seasoning, (4) Strawberries, (2) Wheat Thins and (5) Limes. Total: $79.02
Hy-Vee Pictured: (3) Hy-Vee Butter, (2) Lay’s Chips, (2) Hy-Vee Chili Beans, (2) Planters Peanuts, Hy-Vee Sandwich Bread, Cilantro, and (2) Grimmway Baby Carrots (2 lbs). Total: $2.13 after using $20 in Catalina from Kraft Promotion.
Target Pictured: Extra Gum, Hormel Party Tray, (3) Old El Paso Taco Shells, (3) Barilla Pasta, and (4) Ragu Pasta Sauce. Total: $12.22 after $5 gift card.
Final Trip Total: $93.37
My local Price Chopper is getting ready to have a very BIG Hy-Vee move in down the street, so they have been having great store-only deals the last few weeks. This week I was able to pick up Mrs. Smith’s Pies for $.88 (after $1/1 Mrs. Smiths Printable Coupon) and cheap Green Mountain K-Cups. Otherwise you can check out all of the Hy-Vee Deals and Price Chopper Deals for matchups.
All of the Target Deals are available here. The only difference is my Hormel Party Tray was on sale for $9.49 – so only $3.49 after coupons.
Unfortunately, I have spent a large part of my budget on coffee. However, we drink a lot of coffee. If I would have spent the regular “good price” of $.40 on 192 K-Cups (that is how many I bought today), I would have spent $76.80. But because I bought when the time was right, I only spent $50.98 which is an overall savings of over $25.00.
I’m going to freeze a couple of the strawberries and make wine mushrooms with the rest of the mushrooms.
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