1. Look through the flyers to see what's on sale.
2. See what coupons you have to match up to those items on sale.
3. Make sure there are no bonus points coupons for any of the stores that you are going too.
4. Plan route, so you go the quickest way possible.
5. Get ready to go out, which means starting the car and warming it up, as it's still freezing bloody cold. Due to the cold weather go pee.
6. Get dressed and go to car, remembering to take coupon book, flyers, purse and grocery bags. Get in the car and remember you've forgotten the bonus points coupons for Zellers.
7. Go back to the house and find the coupons, and gosh it's bloody cold again today, so better pee again.
8. Get back in the car and drive off.
My first port of call was Sobeys where they had Green Works laundry detergent on sale for $6.49, I had $3 off coupons so picked up five of those. Bill came to $21.67 after the coupons were taken off. Discovered I only had $20 in my purse, then the cashier announced I had $5 worth of points I could cash in, so all in all that cost me $16.67.
Next stop was the bank, too cold to get out so went through the drive through and deposited my $5 Pinecone Survey cheque as well.
Next stop gas station to put gas in my car. $1.119 per litre, however had coupon for 10 x CDN Tire money so came out of there with $1.05 in CDN Tire money. Saving that up not sure for what.
Popped into Zehrs as they had Sunlight Laundry Detergent on sale for $4.14, had $4 worth of coupons so picked up three and 8oz of mushrooms on sale for 99 cents and a dozen bread rolls with 50% off. Spent $13.01 in there and saved $6. Made sure to keep that receipt to one side as we save Zehrs cash register receipts for the church. I think they get 1% back on the receipt.
I then went into Zellers and things went down hill fast from there. They had Green Works cleaning products on sale and the Supervisor decided I could only use one coupon per purchase. I had 9 coupons and so I had to do 9 transactions..........totally wrong, but I could only argue with her for so long. Needless to say cashing out took forever. I bought a few other things as well and my total came to $26.54 and I used $25 in coupons. Now I should have had another $3 in coupons, but I see she didn't take that coupon of :o( I did however receive a bonus of 35,000 HBC points when I put the stuff on my card. I then in turn paid off the balance on my HBC card.
I then drove to the other town close to me as No Frills is there and a great dollar store. Picked up some good deals in No Frills, including lean ground beef at $1.88 per pound and pasta sauce at just under 50 cents per can when you bought 12 cans, so stocked up on those things. All in all I spent another $33.88 there; will say though I didn't feel as though I got a lot for my money there.
I am stocked up on laundry detergent now for the year. Probably have enough cleaning wipes for the next 6 months or so. Enough dish washing liquid for the rest of the year and enough toilet bowl cleaner for the next six months or more. Below is what I picked up on Friday, I have another "stash" of dish washing liquid, toilet bowl cleaner, and cleaning wipes downstairs.
I left the house around 9:30 am and got back in the house at 12 noon. I wouldn't have been so long but for the Zellers fiasco.
I had put my shopping away and of course peed again and was sat down eating my lunch by 12.20pm. Thank goodness I don't have young children as I wouldn't have been able to do all that in one go.
Oh and the snow plow driver is lucky I am not a violent person, as otherwise I would have hit him. He drove too close to the end of the driveway and dumped another pile of rock hard ice/snow on the end of the driveway. Good news for the mail lady, she isn't the most annoying person now, the bloody snow plow driver is!!
Did I mention:
I HATE WINTER!!!!!