Saturday, January 12, 2013

Grocery Shopping and other things.......

*** AT 2.06AM THIS MORNING "R" & "M" HAD A BABY GIRL.  PHOTOS AND MORE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED ON SUNDAY...........I AM A NANA!!!!!!***

For those of you in Ontario (not sure about the rest of Canada) there is a great deal at Sobey's this week.  When you buy a certain amount of Proctor and Gamble products you get $5 off; plus you can use coupons as well.

My first transaction; (I split mine up as I wasn't sure how it was all going to work) was spend $15 before taxes on certain personal use items (toiletries).  My total before taxes came to $17.96.  They then took the $5 off and in this weeks local paper was the Proctor and Gamble coupon insert, so I used $6 worth of coupons from there.  So all in all after taxes I spent $8.78 on everything in the photo.

The next transaction was for cleaning items and you had to spend $20 before taxes to get the $5 off.  I bought three of the Swiffer clothes as I use them all the time and two bottles of washing up liquid. Prior to taxes that would have cost $22.35, minus the $5 plus I had $6.50 in coupons, my total came to $13.11 with taxes.  The cabbage was $1.69 and the red onions were $2.99.


I also popped into Zehrs and picked up what's in the photo and that cost $28.09.

The day before I also was in Zehrs and picked up a family sized chicken Cesar salad, a package of garlic toast, a package of deli meat, a carton of yogurt and a package of Kellogg's All Bran.  I had FPC for the yogurt and cereal, so they cost nothing and the rest was reduced, so all in all that trip cost me $8.05.

So, so far this month I have spent $75.21 on my grocery shopping, with $45.16 in savings.

I was lucky enough to win this quilted pillow cover from Debby.  Isn't it lovely?  She is a very talented sewer and quilter.

I haven't posted on my book review blog in a while.  Not because I haven't been reading books, but mainly because I have been lazy!!  Plus the books I have been reading are my own which I purchased from Bookcloseouts.  Anyhow I decided to post a couple of reviews of books I really liked here.

23 comments:

anexactinglife said...

Congrats on the new baby; how wonderful!

And a good shopping week, too!

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Welcome to the World, Nicarah & congratulations to everyone concerned 1 A very joyous day.

Star said...

Congratulations on being a Nana Gill. You must be so excited and pleased. Can't wait to see the pictures tomorrow.

Debby said...

Nana!!!!! Congrats to you! How very exciting to have a new baby in the family. Great savings you have gotten at the store, love coupons and deal making!!

Heritage Farmgirl said...

Happy nana day to you. We have been told our granddaughter will come c-section date unknown. Will know Wed. Thanks for the Sobey's tip. Will have to think about using this deal.
Marlyn
www.onesimplefarmgirl2.blogspot.ca

Kaisievic said...

That is wonderful news, Congratulations Nana!

Miss Holly said...

Well...first...I am so so Happy about the baby !!!!! The most exciting news ever!!
What an amazing shopper you are! I am just terrible with coupons! I can see if you are attentive you really can save a lot...
Must be better at that!!!

Evelyn said...

congrats on the savings and congrats on being a nanna! will check out the book blog

Buttons said...

Great buys Gill.
I love that quilt pillow.

Grandma you are going to be great at that. Congrats. B

Jane and Chris said...

Hi Nanna!!
So you didn't get to kiss Nitara for me?.Next time.
Congrats to R and M.
Jane x

Fran said...

Congratulations becoming a Nana, how exciting for you. Lots of fun awaits you without all the sleepless nights etc. Enjoy xx

Janet said...

Congratulations Nana ! My daughter is due any day. We're staying close to the phone ! Thanks for the Sobey's tip!

Connie said...

Congrats to Nicarah's mom & dad and to you too Nana Gill.

One Family said...

Congratulations on the baby!

Rachel said...

Congrats on becoming a Nana! :) :)

John Gray said...

I liked this
A little bit of ordinary

Karine said...

Congratulations on the new baby, what wonderful news!

T'Pol said...

Congrats on being a nana!

Crafty Gardener said...

Welcome to Nitara and congrats to the whole family. Great savings on the shopping. I have to go through all the flyers for this week.

Ragged Wren said...

Congratulations Gill :)

You and the rest of your family must be so excited:)

Have a most wonderful weekend nana Gill :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...


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(¸.•´(¸.•´ (¸.•¨¯`* ♥CONGRATS NANA! ...I meal Gill!!! :-)

softinthehead said...

Congratulations Gill and welcome to the club, it is the best thing :)

Rose said...

Congrats....you will wonder what you did before she came along.