Other than shopping at Dollar Tree this week for bread, I didn’t do any other shopping.
Jesse stopped by the store to pick up milk, chocolate milk, three bunches of bananas and cereal. Plus, we bought three dozen farm-fresh eggs from my brother.
But that was it for our shopping this week. What about you?
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Thanks for the link-up! 🙂
I was bad this week and bought a crockpot buffet. That’s why we save, right? To splurge a little? LOL!
Wal mart trip this week.
*48 ounce Quaker Oats ad-matched to a local grocery store price of $2 each. I bought 2 and used a $1 off 2 Quaker Breakfast items coupon. *Free 24 oz carton of Egg Beaters (coupon for freebie reg-$2.50)!
*Free can Chef Boyardee mini raveoli (coupon for freebie reg-$.98)
*two new Scotch Bright sponges .84 each used -$1 off 2 Scotch items coupons $.34 each after coupon.
*two loaves of French bread off the quick sale rack $.80 each (to be used for an egg strata and French Toast (impulse buy but will go to good use in this weeks menu)=Total Spent w/tax $6.33 NOT BAD!!!!!
Thank you for the link-up! 🙂
I called my local Dollar Tree and found out they do carry the Nature’s Own bread…they get shipments of it on Mondays and Thursdays. I had no idea! Thanks for mentioning this or I never would have thought to look.
I went to Kohl’s today armed with my 30% off coupon because I needed some shoes. I found a pair of Naturalizers originally $60 on sale for 29.99, $21.00 with the 30% off. Before I started following your website, I went to the mall and paid $65.00 for a similar pair at the Naturalizer shoe store.
Heather Clarke says
Thank you so much for the opportunity to link-up!
Our Dollar Tree is 2 cities over, but near our church so we will be running by there after services tomorrow! I hope they have the bread! (we have 4 cities that “run together” so unless your from around here you don’t know when you leave one and enter the next lol)
Donna @ Madison Coupon Connection says
I need to check out our Dollar Tree for bread sometime, too! The cinnamon swirl does look good. I’m sure my kids would be thrilled to try it! 🙂
Our $ Tree is clear across town so I always forget about stopping by there to get bread! (Although my clear across town is only a 5 minute drive : )
Mental note: Bread @ $ Tree!
Thanks for the reminder!
My shopping trip was to Kohl’s for me, but I got a great deal! My birthday is coming up and my mother-in-law gave me a $30 gift card. Our Kohl’s just remodeled and they are having a Grand Re-Opening sale! To get people to come in they sent out $10 off anything giftcards. My neighbor gave me hers so I had $50 bucks (2 $10 gift cards and the $30 gift card) to spend. My purse is in sad shape and I found a really nice purse for $60 on sale for $30. I also found a nice sweater for $54 on sale for $27 and a shirt regular $18 on sale for $10. When all was said and done I spent about $20 (w/tax). I had to do 2 transactions so I could use both gift cards but it was well worth it! Happy Birthday to me! 😉
The Willing Cook says
Linking up for the first time. This is my first week of posting my grocery savings for the week. I hope to make it a habit. Thanks for the opportunity to share!
Just thought I’d share here so you all could get a good laugh at me!
Things I learned Monday when shopping at Aldi for the first time:
1.) Take a quarter for the cart so you don’t have to A. heft around a 25 lb toddler or B. chase a toddler around the store.
2.) Toddlers like to help carry groceries. They prefer canned corn over a pound of butter because it makes a much louder noise when thrown repeatedly on the floor.
3.) Aldi does not accept credit cards, so after experiencing Numbers 1 (parts A and B) and 2, you may now walk out of the store with no groceries.
BUT, God was so amazing, as always! I had a return at WalMart (next door), and the cash that I got from them was the EXACT AMOUNT of my Aldi’s total – to the penny! So I went back (still minus the quarter for my cart) and got my groceries after all!
LOL! Ok I’m not laughing at you, but with you. That seems like something I would do. Hey but sometimes its better just to laugh it off. Right?
Donna @ Madison Coupon Connection says
Great story, Krysten! Love it! So glad it all worked out in the end! 🙂
Ahhh, I had a similar experience the first time I went to Aldi’s. Here’s another tip – don’t forget your reusable bags or you will either be forced to A) pay for bags or B) put all of your groceries in the trunk and cringe as you hear them rolling around as you drive home.
Or C) grab a few empty boxes from the shelves and pack your groceries in them. That was what I did the first time. Now I bring reusable bags. 🙂
I didn’t have any bags with me, but I managed to fit my groceries (I only got a few things) into my WalMart bags.
It was a memorable day, for sure! I didn’t feel like laughing after I walked out the first time, but I crack up now every time I think about my little guy throwing that can of corn on the floor over and over (he was just copying me – I accidentally dropped something and he thought it looked like fun)! 🙂
I had a similar experience the first time, too. 🙂 Another thing that I learned was that the employees are not very helpful or friendly, and the cashiers just dump everything in your cart as quickly as possible after scanning it, with little regard for packages that might get split open or things that might get crushed or bruised.
The first time I went to Aldi, another customer (a deaf guy) showed me how things work there; I thought they should have hired him because he was more helpful than the employees. Since then, I’ve noticed customers helping each other and asking each other questions often. I didn’t like Aldi at first, but now I do most of my grocery shopping there.
Ericka Lewis says
I think that depends on which Aldi’s you go to. Mine has very nice employees and they are quite helpful. If it’s really busy, they do scan quickly, but I don’t think it’s out of rudeness but because a lot of the things have to be typed in so it’s more time consuming and if there is a line they obviously need to get it done as soon as possible to not get everyone upset behind you.
Yes, I’m sure it does depend on the location. At ours there’s not usually much of a line, and still I haven’t found the employees very helpful, but I’ve gotten used to it. I shop there for the cheap prices, not for the customer service. 🙂
Thanks for all of your great ideas and savings. You are the best, Crystal! I have cut our grocery budget in half in a short time thanks to all of your help 🙂
April @ Northwest Ohio Savers says
Thank You Crystal!
Bananas, grapes on sale for 99 cents per pound and 2 loaves of bread was it for this week, thanks to you and your wonderful website. I have saved so much and stocked up, I could probably live off the pantry and freezer for 2 months.
Forgot to mention that I got a great deal on yogurt this week – 5 cups of Yoplait greek yogurt for 60 cents total at Giant Eagle! Wish I could have bought more but I didn’t have more coupons. Other than that, I didn’t buy much this week but I did get a free pound of beef tips from a local butcher shop for signing up for e-mail specials – who would have thought?
I’m shocked that you had to buy cereal this week! I always seem to have at least 6-10 boxes in my stock – but I’m sure you didn’t let your hubby pay full price! : )
LOL. If I bought cereal, it would be gone within a few days, no matter how much I tried to stock up. The more I bought, the more my hubby and kids would eat. 😀 I don’t buy cereal, though. I make granola because it’s much cheaper in our house.
went to walmart got 20 travel size purex, 2 right gard deodrant, 17 travel size pert shampoo and dove body wash, cream cheese 2 packages of string cheese, 2 shirts a pair of pants a baby sleeper and several other things (66 items total) and paid a total of 5.12 down from 102.00. so excited first time ive been able to pull something like this off! (gonna donate all the travel toiletries to the homeless shelter 🙂 ) double good deal 🙂
We just grabbed some milk and eggs on our way back from looking for clothes for our 3 year old son for a wedding we have to go to next week.
After finding a few nice four piece outfits for less than $20 (he’ll get at least two years of wear out of the size we saw), I found fantastic shoes on clearance for $4 !!
I had no plans on purchasing anything today, but I had to jump on that. My kids, thankfully, do not outgrow shoes quickly and they each got a pair which should get them into the fall holidays! Yay!!
That bread was a great find, Crystal!! Have to see if we can find it out here in PA…
Enjoy your evening.
We took a break from grocery shopping last week and boy, do I really enjoy those weeks! I do love saving money and getting deals, but I also love the break. And I’m definitely checking out my Dollar Tree for that cinnamon bread because I love, love, love it but never buy it. But for $1 I definitely would buy and freeze for sure! 🙂
I don’t plan to blog about this, but I wanted to share anyhow. I scored a great deal at Target today! I printed Target’s $3 off Liz Lange apparel coupon and found a pair of maternity pants on the clearance rack for $4.98. Then when I checked out, another $3 off Liz Lange apparel coupon printed! I’m hoping to score another great clearance purchase to help get me through this pregnancy! 😉
Not sure where you are from, but a Target that is 22 miles from me has a TON of stuff on clearance for really resonable prices! I just wish I had a reason to buy them!…Hopefully again soon : )
Kellie if you want I printed off 2 of the Liz maternity coupons from target and I don’t need them I didn’t realize they were maternity ones I would be happy to send them to you instead of going to waste. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org I know how pricey those clothes can be .
Thanks, Brandy! I probably won’t use that many, though. Our Target doesn’t have the greatest clearance (really tiny maternity section), so it often takes awhile before I find something super cheap that will fit. I appreciate the offer, though! 🙂
Milk Donor Mama says
I had sick kids all week 🙁
I got out to a rummage sale (I needed an hour to myself after caring for two sick kids the past two weeks) and got some dress up clothes, a few things for my daughter and son, and a few things for me plus some household and crafty items for just under $10. Then we went into our new Goodwill store and they hand infants clothes for 4/$1.49 and pieces of fabric for $.29 (pieces ranged in size from scrap to a yard or two). And at our other thrift store, I got seven grab bags of vintage sewing supplies for just under $9. Lots of things to keep us busy!
Thanks for the heads up on the dollar tree for bread. I swung by my local one and they have it! Since my husband packs a few sandwiches for lunch each day bread can really add up. They didn’t have the cinnamon swirl today but I’m going to check in a few days – we LOVE cinnamon bread at our house but I rarely get it but I think that’s about to change. Thanks so much!
Thanks for the link-up.
I wish I could find that bread at my Dollar Tree.
Me too! 🙂
Alea Milham says
We just bought produce, milk, and eggs this week. It always feels good when we don’t need many groceries!