Seeing as I had a baby Wednesday night, I didn't go out shopping today. I did consider it all of about three seconds but then quickly decided I'd much rather stay home and snuggle with my precious little baby boy.
I mean, wouldn't you choose time with these little ones over grocery shopping anyday? 🙂
But, I'm pretty sure that my hubby did every bit as good at bargain shopping tonight as I could have. Look what he got:
All that was $108 before coupons and sales. After coupons and sales? He paid $43.13! Yep, I'd say he's pretty good at this bargain-shopping thing.
We didn't need to buy that much this week since we're being blessed with meals from families in our church, but there were a few items we had to get (milk, rubbing alcohol, ibuprofen, and toilet paper) and I also wanted to pick up some easy snacks to have on hand for myself and the girls (fruit, cheese cubes, Kashi waffles, and Chiquita bites).
Since Jesse was going to be heading to the store anyway, I thought we might as well take advantage of the cereal deal they were running, too. Do you think we now have enough cereal to last us for awhile? All the boxes were $0.98 each after the sale and coupon–which is my target price for cereal–so I figured we might as well stock up!
Maybe by next week, I'll be ready to be back in the saddle when it comes to grocery shopping and menu-planning. In the mean time, though, I'm just enjoying the brand-new newborn days. They won't last for long and I want to soak every bit of them up!
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Merrilee Stevenson says
One gallon of milk and ALL that cereal! That’s kinda funny! You obviously married well: he can bargain shop almost as well as you, AND he’s given you three gorgeous children. You know the kudos list is much longer, and you are VERY blessed.
Also, dry cereal makes a decent snack.
Happy Mother’s day!
Alyssa S. says
Meijer has Kellogg’s cereal 5/$9 this week, so hubby went to Walmart this evening & ad-matched, used our $1 off coupons & got 24 boxes for .80 each! We will be repeating this with our other nearby Walmart within a few days!
Our cereal stash: http://twitpic.com/4ylys
Richelle F says
Looks like the cereal stash I got this week. Our Kroger would only take 2 internet coupons per transactions, though, so I had to do about 6 transactions. 🙂
Rebecca Hosea says
I LOVE< LOVE< LOVE it when you share pictures! children are true blessings! I got the nice Kroger deal as well..using all those wonderful $1.00 off coupons. Kroger here have the cereal on sale for $1.88 a box, I guess that it varies by region (maybe). The Kelloggs coupons have been reset in some areas... You can't beat $0.88 for name brand cereal! I blog about it here http://swappinspoons.blogspot.com
Wow! That’s very impressive. Even more impressive is that your husband was able to it. he should talk to my husband. 🙂
Fairy Dust says
yep, staying home and snuggling with that precious bundle sounds like the perfect plan, especiallly with a capable hubby like yours to take over for you at the store 🙂
He’s beautiful Crystal. Congrats!
Me and my daughter bought 13 boxes of cereal at .88 a piece from Scots. Here in Fort Wayne the deal was $1.88 for the Kellogs cereal and we used our $1.00 off coupons from coupons. com and Kellogs cereal site to get the boxes at a great deal. I am picking up some more tomorrow the deal ends on the 13th.
Ooh, I’m loving those pictures!
Congratulations again- he is a sweetie!
What a handsome son! Congrats to you and your family!
Your hubby’s a keeper, that’s for sure!
I took advantage of the same cereal deal so I sent 9 boxes with the postman today for the special feed the hungry-deal they had going on today.
If I remember right, I think about day 3 after delivery is when the milk usually comes in and I would definitely not want to be grocery shopping when trying to deal with that!
Glad you haven’t rushed in getting out.
He’ s so darling! I am seriously impressed that you feel enough energy to post! It’s nice that your girls are so sweet to him.
I hope you will get a nap today! People can go look at the ad scans on their own-heehee. Enjoy the sweet little bundle!
Congratulations on your new baby boy! 🙂 Blessings to your entire family!
Khara Woodard says
Congratulations on your beautiful Party of 5! 🙂
Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam says
Hee hee….my pantry looks the same with stocked cereal. My target price is $1 as well, but I stocked up and bought 20 boxes throughout the week for ONE QUARTER…..yipee. i don’t even want to tell you how much of it is gone with these boys of mine (and the girls too. 🙂
YEa for your hubby!
Dawn O says
Girl, no hurry on the grocery shopping! Please give yourself time. You don’t have to do it all. 🙂
I enjoy reading your blog.
Great job! Especially considering your new addition to your family!!
Where did you get all the cereal?
Money Saving Mom here: My apologies on forgetting to share *where* the deal was from. Many Kellogg’s cereals were on sale for $1.98/box at Dillons (a Kroger affiliate store) this week. So with the recent $1/1 coupons, we got the boxes for $0.98 each.
What store has the cereal deal?
Congratulations on the new baby! He’s a cutie. What a great hubby!
Gosh little Silas sure is a cutie. I’ve got two girls and can’t imagine what it would be like to have a little boy! I’m so used to girls, girls, girls…
I went to CVS two days after I had my baby…to get painkillers ha ha ha! I had no desire whatsoever to do any deals (although I did use a coupon!). I was literally hobbling through the aisles to get to the pharmacy. I think you’re considered off the hook!
Joanne B says
Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. What a blessing!! What a wonderful family you have. Thank you for all the deals you find I read your blog almost everyday.
Very adorable precious wee one you have there.
I’m stocking up on the cereal as well although I admit to being a bit conflicted about buying so much “sugar” cereal. I guess Frosted Flakes every once in awhile isn’t the end of the world and my husband and son love me for it!
Money Saving Mom here: I debated on buying the Frosted Flakes, too, since those are more sugary than we usually buy. (We’re mostly Cheerios, Raisin Bran, and Mini-Wheats people around here.) But I’m being a little lenient right now so we “splurged” and bought them. 🙂
Joy Freed says
Congrats on the new baby — definitely a cutie! (Great name too!) Your cereal stash looks about like ours from this week. : )
Susan Hackney says
Congrats on the new little one. I would totally stay home and love on him. Makes me want one to love on too.
Your hubby did a fantastic job!
Frances Frugal Fairhope says
I don’t think I would move from that spot if I had those precious babies at home.
My local supermarket, Berkots, was running a special on Kellogs cereal 6/$10. Combined with the $1/1 MF Coupons I ended up paying about .67 each! Needless to say, I bought 18 boxes of cereal. You just can’t beat that when it costs about $4 a box these days!
Caroline Grossman says
I am an avid reader of your blog and am so thrilled to read about your delivery and that God has blessed you with Silas. Blessings to your family and congratulations on your newest gift from God.
Noah Heutchy says
I think I have about 30 boxes of cereal in my pantry right now! All for $1 or less a box. I just keep buying it when it’s cheap, and stocking up, since it lasts a while. You really can’t have too much, and if you do local food banks are always grateful!
Katie Dayton says
We are crazy about cereal in my house. Well , my husband is. Check out this post
Thanks for all your work you put into the blog, I LOVE it!
Modern Day Mom says
Congratulations on the New Baby!
Enjoy snuggling that sweet boy! Jesse did a great job.
Congrats on the new baby.
You taught you’re hubby well.LOL
Robine Wright says
Congradulations! I know your Mothers Day will be fantastic. Thank you for all your work on this site. It has changed my family! Happy Mothers Day!
Jennifer Wood says
Congratulations! He is beautiful!
Your new little one is so cute and precious! I love those new baby cheeks! Congratulations to all of you! 🙂
Forget the shopping – I’m impressed that you’re still blogging! But thanks – I sure appreciate all your tips!
Oooh, he is SO sweet 🙂 🙂 I loved the newborn days!! Enjoy!!
Deal Squealer says
Congrats on the Baby! Here’s my link to my savings!
Utah Deal Diva- my fun trip to Target!
Liz@Hoosier Homemade says
Mr. Linky has been having issues all week. I will try back again, but for now, here is my link –
$.09 Easter decorations
Brandy Brooks says
I don’t have my own blog really but I’d thought I’d share real fast in the comment section. We have Grocery stores in our area called Farm Fresh, they double coupons everyday up to .99 but on Wednesdays now they double up to and including $1.00
So I did the cereal deal also! We got 11 boxes of cereal for right around $5 the corn pops were free because they were 2/$3 and all the other boxes were.50 each because they were 2/$5 and they were the BIG boxes too!
side note: the smaller boxes of the same cereal were 2/$6 were the bigger were 2/$5 both at everyday prices, so strange. it reminded me to always check price thoroughly lol
Jennifer D says
CONGRATULATIONS on your little miracle! He’s absolutely adorable and soooo precious (okay–don’t post any more pix..you are going to make me want another!!) Oh- enjoy him every second–you know how fast it goes! My thoughts are with you all!
I stocked up on Kellogg’s cereal too! Mine was only .58 a box after sale and coupon 🙂
jennifer barham says
happy babymoon! enjoy these quickly-fleeting days of holding a smooshy newborn in your arms. i think you should give yourself at LEAST 2 or 3 wks off shopping. jesse’s doing fine 🙂
CONGRATS! He’s a cutie, too – love those cheeks! 🙂
You hubby’s a pro at shopping! Good for him!
He is soooo cute- and what a sweet, sweet big sister!
I can’t get to Mr Linky, it’s not coming up on your home page:(
Where is the Mini Wheats coupon? I can’t find it anywhere?
THanks! Happy Mother’s Day!
Money Saving Mom here: There were $1/1 Mini-Wheats coupons on Coupons.com but I think they are no longer there. However, there is still one here:
I also used the $1/1 coupons from the VocalPoint mailer.
Tracey - Girls to Grow says
Mr. Linky doesn’t seem to be working for me, so here’s the link to my Super Savings Saturday post:
Emily Wallace says
I am so happy for yall! God has blessed you so much. I know I do not even know you but I feel like I do through blogging. I knew it was a boy! Tears of joy filled my eyes reading this post. Let us know how we can pray for yall.
Sarah J. - UNDER on $30 grocery budget for the 3rd week in a row! says
Sarah J. – UNDER on $30 grocery budget for the 3rd week in a row!
Mr. Linky is having issues. Here are my savings: http://abusymomoftwo.blogspot.com/2009/05/cvs-deals-54.html I got all of this for a net cost of $.58.
Julie Nickerson says
Way to go Jesse on the bargain shopping! That is impressive!!!
Love the pic of your little one hugging Silas! so cute!
haha!!! all the cereal!! check out my savings post!!!
carrie holmgren says
He is SO handsome! Oh! makes me want to just squeeze him! God bless you and your dear family! Congratulations! If I were you, I’d never leave him for a grocery store!! 🙂
Wow that is lots of cereal….
I would totally take loving on the new baby over grocery shopping. Your husband did an amazing job, he is a great shopper.
IMO you can never have enough cereal! I stock up like crazy too. I see the laptop is never far away Crystal 🙂
Mrs. Mordecai says
I’m glad you got the cereal! It’s great to have around for quick breakfasts when you have a new baby.