I went to two stores today, No Frills and A & P. At No Frills this is what I bought:
The 24 pack of water is on sale for $1.97 which is a great price. Dh takes a bottle every day for lunch .
16 Pack of Danone Yogurt for $3.99, there is a $1 off coupon on the box, making it $2.99 for 16 yogurts, again a great deal, again dh takes one for lunch each day.
Best deal moment!!!! Oasis Orange Juice on sale for $1.69, there are $1 coupons out there, look in the baking, jam and cereal aisles as they are in a booklet with other coupons. So I paid 69 cents each, and the expiry date on these is Jan 1st/09, so I picked 6 containers.
2 litre Dairy Oh! milk, was $4.59, I swapped a Silk Chocolate Drink FPC for the Diary Oh! FPC, so used the FPC and I got it for free.
Kraft Peanut Butter, $1.99, for a 1kg container. I can see peanut butter cookies in the future!!
PC Croutons $1.88, I know the same croutons are over $2.00 in other stores.......that is why I shop at the "basic" type of stores.
Dempsters Bagels, 6 pack, 99 cents per pack. The exact same bagels are "on sale" at A & P for 3 packs for $5.....it pays to check those flyers!!! Dh is taking a bagel with cream cheese each day for his lunch, as a change from sandwiches.
Shredded coconut no name brand$1.19 I want to make some ANZAC Cookies as mentioned on this blog
Bathroom Cleaner $2.99 minus 75 cent coupon = $2.24
Banana's just over 3lbs for $1.76, again dh takes a banana each day for lunch/snacks
Apples nearly 3lbs for $1.25, they were on sale for 49 cents per pound, and would you believe its cheaper to buy them in the store than pick them in the orchard..........that is crazy when you think about it? Don't you think?
Lemons 2/99 cents, not sure what I am going to do with those yet.
10lbs potatoes $1.47
I then went to A & P and this is what I bought.
That little lot cost $15.13, and I used $10.19 in coupons.
I got a pork roast for $6.28, and will make my crockpot roast pork recipe. There will be enough for four meals there.
Highliner Shrimp in sauce $2.99 each minus 2/$1 coupons = $1.99 each. This I will say is a treat for me, as dh does not like shrimp. So I'll make him a meat sauce for his pasta while I will have the shrimp..........can't wait to eat this!!
Large tub of Source Yogurt, $2.50 - FPC which was on some cereal I bought last week, so this was free. Going to have this for dessert one night with fruit and granola.
1 pack of Kraft Cheese Snacks, $4.69 , I had a FPC for this from Christie snack crackers, which I had got on sale for 88 cents, so that was a great deal. So again these were free.
3 pack Romaine Lettuce Hearts $1.99. I buy the romaine hearts, as one romaine heart is more than enough for us for a meal.
6 pack of Carrots muffins $4.49 - $1 coupon = $3.49. Why am I buying muffins, they are jumbo sized ones, and I bought some last week to try out in dh's lunches, and he seemed to enjoy them. So I saw these and I don't think I could make them for that cheap.
I should mention, dh's lunches include his breakfast as well, so I pack enough for two meals for him.
Now there are a couple of good deals on at Shopper's Drug Mart, they are Sunday and Monday only deals, so I will be taking advantage of those. The Kotex pads are on I have a couple of $1 off coupons and a couple of buy the pads get the liners for free. So all in all I will get them for 99 cents a pack. Plus I got a bonus 400 points coupon in the mail when I buy any Kotex product.
Their 8 pack of paper towel is on sale for $1.99, I personally only use this for cleaning windows and cleaning my stove top, its not strong enough for general use. Also the two pack of Pringles is on for $1.99 so will treat dh to a pack of those!!
Here is a link to the flyer.
Plus due to the fact I was a lazy bum, and I never wrote out a shopping list,I forgot to get margarine to bake with, so will have to buy that also when I am out.
As you can see it's not a balanced grocery shop, but I have food in the house that needs using up. All in all I should come in under my $75 a week budget.**FPC = Free Product Coupon