I haven't been out much this week- other than what I've posted. Today or tomorrow I have to go actual grocery grocery shopping- ick. We need meat, butter, eggs, bread, milk, produce. You know- the basics.
In preparation for that shopping trip- I finally sorted and clipped my coupons from the sunday paper last night. Each week I spend about 1 hour clipping and filing my 4-8 coupon inserts from the paper. I say that is not bad. First I sort them all out so that all 4-8 of each page are stacked together and then I clip out the coupons I want. I do not trim them all- that is a waste of my energy. If it is a product that we don't use- I don't trim it. If it is a high value and we might consider using it- I might trim it. If it is anything we do use- trim trim trim. Easy peasy.
Then I lovingly tuck them all into their own little sleeve inside of Wheezer (my coupon binder) and I pull the expired ones as I go. I've contemplated making this a penatly chore for the kids- like when they forget to do their homework or need a punishment. But really- I could NEVER trust them with my Wheezer : ) But threatening them with it is really working wonders.
This week- I am doing my shopping at Marsh. Mainly because I have all those $5 rewards from last week- and I like their meat and produce. I ended up with $40 total in rewards. Yes- that means I bought 80 of their sale items, but mainly that was gatorade so quit your judgin.
Marsh sales I'm pumped about this week:
Crystal Lite is Buy 2 get 1 free. Last sundays paper had a buy 2 get 1 free. That means, I will buy 1 and get 2 free, I think. I assume it is back to regular price- around $5 or so- which will make it $1.66 per package. Last week it was part of the buy 10 sale at $2.99. After all coupons and catalinas, it came out to about a buck a package. I did buy 3 packages, but didn't realize what a good deal it was until AFTER I was home- and I soooo didn't want to go back. But since then I have been drinking quite a bit of the tea variety and dang it's good. I will get some more this week.
Purex Laundry soap $1.99- will use my $1 manu q's.
Jello Temptations $1.99- will use my $1 printable q's (coupons.com??? smartsource.com??? don't remember) There were also $.60 in last sundays paper.
Marzetti Salad Dressing- buy 1 get 1 free. I will use 2 $.50 coupons from sundays paper, each will double to $1 so I will save $2 off the price of one and get two containers. And man marzetti makes some good salad dressing!
Freshlike Veggies $5 for 5. I'm pretty sure there is a $.50 off two coupon??? Or a $.75 off three??? Either way- it's a pretty good stock up price considering I need to use up those reward catalinas this week anyway.
I'm sure I'll post my final grocery shop- but it won't be too exciting. Just the basics this week I suppose.
Even Krogers ad wasn't very good. Meijer is doing their buy 10 get the 11th free- but I didn't see a whole lot of items offered in the sale that I have any coupon matches for. Which is good- because I really try not to go there. But I have been getting my sunday papers there ($.50 for the hancock reporter which has BOTH redplum and smartsource inserts)- so I could pick up a few deals if I wanted to.
Wow- thanks for reading this long drawn out post. As a bonus- I will throw you a bone (ha!)
Dollar General has their Pedigree Dentastix buy 1 at $2 get 1 free. There were $1 off 1 coupons in an insert a few weeks back- so you use two and you get both packages for free. I did stop and buy two packages- although Lew typically doesn't enjoy these type of treats. We'll see what he thinks of free dental hygiene snacks.