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.