Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day and a "grocery shopping brag!"

It's Mother's Day over here.  I'll post a photo tomorrow of what me and dh got off the kids as it was a joint present.


Went to Shopper's Drug Mart and cashed in my points, as there were a few things I wanted.  Here is what I got:


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 If I had paid regular price for everything without coupons and my points I would have paid $250.71.  After using $31 in coupons, and cashing in $200 worth of points I paid $19.71 out of pocket.  I will say that took a lot of planning on my part, looking at the flyer and checking what coupons I had etc.  Then it took me another hour just to do the actual shop itself as they didn't have some of the items etc, so not a five minute job, but with those savings it was well worth while.


I shopped at No Frills also this week and used $50 worth of PC Points that I collect when I use my Mastercard, and along with coupon savings of $14.10, I spent $79.57.  I then cashed in $5 worth of Sobeys points at Sobeys bringing my total there to $2.79.  I am stocked up on a number of things, so although I am over budget on a week to week basis I hope to be under budget on a monthly basis.  My month to date totals are $193.99 spent with savings of $326.38!!!!


Wish every month could be like this!!

12 comments:

Cheapchick said...

Well done! I am waiting to use my SDM & Sobeys points until later in the year.

Northern Living Allowance said...

Wow! I'm hugely impressed. This is the sort of thing I need to do later in the summer so I can stock up on stuff before I start school. So the trick is to use coupons AND the Optimum points, eh? I shall remember that. I'll have to start paying attention to the Shoppers flyers now!

Star said...

You did well girl! I'm saving Nectar points with my Sainsbury's card and doing well with that. I have about £31 collected. I usually keep all of that till Christmas when I really need it!
I saw some old favourites amongst your shopping but I've never seen digestives spelt with an 'f' before.
Is that your kitchen?

Shammickite said...

In reply to Star, that's the French side of the packet you are reading. Canada is a bilingual country.

~Carla~ said...

Wow!!! That's just awesome!! Way to go! :) Excited to see what you got for Mothers day!!

Cash Only Living said...

Holy cow what a great deal!!!! Also, Happy Mother's Day!

Kaisievic said...

You are an amazing saver! Can't wait to see your Mother's Day present. I was given a spa voucher - cant't wait to have a massage!

Lena said...

Nice shopping trip!Happy Mother's Day to you!

Laura @ No More Spending said...

Wowsers - that's an amazing saving!

Iris said...

I love peeking into other people's grocery carts to see if they are living healthy (not that I am!) I see some healthy stuff BUT THEN I spotted the Mars bars!

50 and counting said...

Mars Bars are part of a balanced diet!!!

Well at least in my world...

I'm a points saver. Usually keep mine for Christmas treats.

Now the HBC points are being saved for a wedding present.

anexactinglife said...

I was wondering what you were saving your Shoppers points for. Great haul!