So I was off the coupon-clipping wagon last month.
And as I’ve said before, sometimes you just need to take a break and live off your stockpile, because it becomes too much to do EVERYTHING.
I knew my budget would suffer a little, my stockpile would get eaten down, but that at the end I would have a renewed vigor for strategic shopping again.
And I was right.
So without further ado…here are my purchases for the week.
Hen House CSA
Pictured: Farm To Market Bread, Free-Range Chicken, Watermelon, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Fresh Basil. Retail Value of $25.00
ALDI and Costco
Aldi Pictured: Fabric Softener, Baking Mix, Peanut Butter Crackers, Sour Cream, Half & Half, (2) Strawberries, Bananas (3.42 lbs), (2) Tortilla Chips, and Pretzels. Total: $17.20
Costco Pictured: Organic Salad Mix, Earthbound Baby Carrots, Skim Milk, Kirkland’s Brand Coffee, and Kirklands Bathroom Tissue. Total: $42.96
Hy-Vee Pictured: (3) Hy-Vee Butter, Roberts Cottage Cheese, Hy-Vee Orange Juice, (2) Hy-Vee Ice Cream, Chopped Spinach, (4) Bic Pens, (3) Pepsi Next, 12 packs, (4) Barilla Pasta, (2) Hamburger Helper, (2) Hunt’s Ketchup, (3) Hy-Vee Cottage Bread, Hy-Vee Sandwich Bread, (3) Hy-Vee Macs & Cheese, (2) Keebler Cookies, (2) Ortega Taco Seasoning, (4) Snack Pack Puddings, (3) Tonic Waters, Tone’s Spice, 85% Ground Chuck (11 lbs), Backpack and a Seedless Watermelon. Total: $52.69
Trip Total: $137.96
Monthly Total: $137.96
I rocked it at Hy-Vee. I was able to buy the Pepsi Next 12-pack for $.99 each after the Pepsi Hy-Vee Printable Coupon and then there were $1/1 Pepsi Next Manufacturer Coupon Peelies. Plus if I bought three Pepsi products, I received a FREE backpack – so it was $2.98 for all of it after coupons.
Also many of the items I purchased at Hy-Vee will be donated to the local food pantry. There were some great deals this week and staple products that have long shelf lives.
I have fallen in love with ALDI Fabric Softener. I’m convinced it is Downy. I may never clip another coupon for Fabric Softener again.
I still have the One-Day Sale at Hen House and the breakfast sale at Price Chopper to hit this weekend. I realize it will be a chunk out of my budget, but I will feel like we have items for school lunch (we pack them) and some more meat in the freezer.
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