Sunday, March 4, 2012

Grocery shopping and other deals....

Poor dh is having to take me grocery shopping as I can't drive.  Got to say he is a sport as I needed to make 6 stops this trip.  First we had to go to the bank, then I went to Shopper's Drug Mart, then to a medical supply store to see if they sold CPAP masks, as dh could do with another one; they didn't.  Then to Zehrs, then to the pet store, finally to Canadian Tire.

I ended up spending $60.19 in total, but didn't really stock up on anything.  Had $19.12 in coupons and savings though.  However that was not my best deal.  Canadian Tire had a scratch and win promotion going on Saturday, with a minimum of $5 off your purchase.  So we went in to get some oil for the lawn tractor that was on sale for $18.  When the cashier scratched our ticket we had a $50 coupon.  So we went and got a tool for cutting out holes in doors for the handles/locks, a bag of dog chews for Molly, 2 x 8 packs of toilet paper and the oil and it ended up costing us $9.74 for all of that.  Then our friend gave us her coupon, so dh went and got the oil for the snowblower and that ended up costing him $1.64 as he had $5 off.

I also ended up buying Molly's dog food at the pet store this week, as that had $5 off which I have never seen before, so instead of costing just under $91, I paid just under $85.  After all that running around I took dh to Timmies for a coffee and a muffin, so that cheered him up!!

This isn't the best photo but in the afternoon, we went to a garden centre and I bought a Primula and a parsley plant, the Primula adds a dash of Spring to the house and I'll pop it in the garden when it warms up:

That's dh in the photo, all wrapped up fetching wood to the patio door for the fire.  It was still blowing a gale force wind.

15 comments:

anexactinglife said...

We had wild weather, too. What great luck with the Cdn Tire scratch n' win!

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

You do so well with coupons, Gill. Yes, I was also thinking I needed a bit of Spring Flower colour to cheer us here. The snow is once again coming down lightly, but coming down.

Debby said...

What a great deal at the tire store!! Hope it warms up soon for you guys

Theanne said...

We're getting wind here too! Has blown one of my container shrubs over...will soon go out to upright! Busy day for you with lots of savings! Excellent!

Jane and Chris said...

Chris took me to get me mop chopped yesterday...he took his computer and sat and worked!
Jane x

milly said...

Hello

Great bargains!

I love primulas they are so colourful.

~Carla~ said...

It's was crazy windy here yesterday too...I did my running around and plan on staying in & warm today!! :) I've never seen my cats food on sale either... Seems like only cheap cat/dog food ever goes on sale!

Fran said...

Lots of lovely bargains, wel done. Amazing picture of the wind blowing the tree in your garden xxx

Canadian Saver said...

Way to go on the $50 off coupon!! I almost always get just the minimum offered!

Jane said...

Wow, great deal at Cdn Tire!! Heehee I was going to say something about there being a strange man in your backyard!!

Karine said...

That's quite the shopping spree! The wind has died down here...and the temperature has dropped off as well!

Portland Vet Clinic said...

I really enjoyed your article. More power to you!

Meri said...

I do love seeing the pictures of Molly. My dear sister had a dog just like that, same name. Such a smart, well behaved dog.

We are getting the winter weather here, too (Alberta)just makes me want to curl up with a kitty and snooze.

Hope the hand is getting better.

Rose said...

Sometimes I think it does the guys good to have to see all the running we do...it is not like we do it for fun. At least I sure didn't. When I worked, I absolutely hated shopping, and not much better now. Except for quilt shops and for Christmas...those two I do enjoy.

Way to go on getting the $50! I would never be so lucky.

Lena said...

Nice deal in Canadian Tire store! We just got a scratch card from a local dealership (no purchase necessary). We got free movie tickets and free popcorn. We are looking for a minivan anyway, so it was a win-win for us!