Saturday, November 24, 2012

Grocery Shopping and mending socks

On Friday I went grocery shopping.  As always I generally buy what's on sale so it's not a balanced diet shop.  There is only some romaine lettuce and some banana's there as we have other fruit and veggies that need to be eaten up.  There is nearly 8 lbs of lean ground beef as it was on sale for $2.49 per pound and I had coupons for $4 off ground (mince) beef when I bought an Old El Paso dinner kit.  So I bought two of those to take advantage of the coupons; plus the dinner kits were on sale for $3.49.  I ended up buying two more kits as I had a free product coupon and a $1 of coupon for the kits.

All  in all that little lot below cost $78.13.  However I had savings of $43.48 in coupon and tax savings, as Friday was pay no tax day as well.  I will also be getting a $5 PC gift card as I had to call customer service when I got back home, as there was a discrepancy between the flyer and the sticker on the product shelf.  To cut a long story short, I think there was a problem with the flyer but the customer service person would NOT give me my products for free (scanning code of practice) saying it was a flyer problem.  Very happy though with how Loblaws customer service handled the issue.

All the items in the photo below was what I had free product coupons for, so all were free.
I then went into the other town after lunch as I had to go to the library and run some other errands.  I called into No Frills and picked these items up as they were good deals with my coupons.  I paid $5.22 for all those.  The Lunch Mate is a treat for dh, as he takes sandwiches every day, paid $2 for it after the coupon.  The butter was $3 for the pound block, that is a super price and I had a 75 cent coupon for it.  The Crispers were $1 and I had a 75 cent coupon so only cost 25 cents.  The pasta sauce and tomato paste cost 59 cents for both when I bought them together, as again I had a $1 coupon.
So all in all I spent $83.35, but I am going to get that $5 gift card, so I guess that takes me down to $78.35 and had $46.98 in coupon and discount/tax savings.  I am going to have a cooking/baking session on Sunday and will be using some of the items I bought on Friday.

Friday afternoon was blustery and wet.  It's also a lot cooler so I wear socks all the time.  I am rough on my feet and am forever putting holes in my socks where the heel seam joins the sock.  So I spent part of the afternoon mending them.  Sorry about the photo, it turned on me.


14 comments:

bonsaimum said...

You did well. :)

DeniseinVA said...

I always enjoy looking at what groceries others buy. I hope that doesn't mean I am a nosy-Parker ;)

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

You are by far a much better woman then I Gill by mending socks ! I don't even care to sew :)

Piece by Piece said...

I didn't know people still mended socks these days, I certainly don't, even though I should make the effort.
I did grocery shopping yesterday also, only going to RCSS but took the flyers from other stores for price matching.
Brrr, don't like the change in weather, dusting of snow this a.m.
Keep Warm

Patricia

Evelyn said...

i have never heard of the customer service rep arguing the flyer is wrong

~Carla~ said...

I grabbed a few of those deals as well... Spent a small fortune this week, but stocked up on a few items. :) Grabbed 5 blocks of butter for $3.00/each... Will come in handy for Christmas baking!

Anne said...

Hi Gill, wonder if you can help me? I have followed you over from Nannys place blog where you suggested she use Photobucket for her photos on her blog.I am a complete technophobe and have set up a photobucket account but have no idea how to get the photos onto my blog from photobucket.Please can you give me a step by step guide to doing this as I'm afraid I have tried but cant work out what to do!!

angela said...

We don't have eith coupon and fee grocery thing here. I wish we did. You did really well. Ahhh the old mending basket while the kids were here it wwe always full lol. I can't say I miss it too much

Terra said...

I like to be a frugal shopper too, and also to buy healthy, sometimes these goals are tricky to reconcile. I love your stone house and the martin house too, this is my first visit here.

The Witch said...

Gill,
Great shopping and of course you have to love the coupons and freebies.
As for mending socks, how many people would even know what that means let alone how to do it.
I guess it is cheaper to buy new ones, or get socks for Christmas.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I'm impress mostly how you keep track of your spending...
Coffee is on.

Karine said...

I always admire how much effort you put into saving money on your groceries. I have a Metro points card and that is the only way I get discounts! I buy what I can eat (I am allergic to some food additives and intolerant to others) and what is good for me and if it's on special, then good, but otherwise I generally just want to get in and out of the store as fast as I can!

EG CameraGirl said...

Very good shopping! You really do well!

Kim said...

Where do you get your butter & crispers coupons? I never see coupons for stuff I actually buy :(