Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Right place at the right time!
Late morning appointment took me to the city South of here. On the way back, I was literally driving right past a Stop and Shop, so I figured it may be a good idea to look for any marked downs. Upon entering the store, I grabbed a flyer, and noted some store coupon deals (the OJ and cheese above). I also grabbed a qt of heavy cream as Jello and pudding are my cheap go to desserts come Summer. Add a dollop of home made, whipped cream, perhaps some sprinkles-done and it's a cold dessert on the cheap, compared to ice cream never mind frozen novelties.
I chanced a look at the marked down section. This particular store keeps it all together: bakery and store label baked goods, along with crash and burn. Initially, nothing of interest in C & B but I did grab a $2 sliced Artisan loaf of garlic bread, a pkg of bakery sesame seeded sandwich rolls (for supper tonight), and 2 pies: blueberry, cherry. No way am I turning an oven on today.
Unbelieveably, I found sirloin steaks marked down to $5.09. Over my $4 price point, but I figured this splurge would be perfect for the upcoming 4th of July. 6 steaks in total. I also grabbed a pkg of ground beef @ $2.69/lb-cheaper than Aldi's fzn tubes I buy. Some is earmarked for tonight.
Having just used the last of my frozen pork chops, I was pleased to grab a 4 ct pkg of center cut chops (my preference) and a 6 ct pkg of sirloin loin chops. Into the freezer they went.
As I swung back to go to the check out, I decided to give C & B one more look through. I was glad that I did, as an employee had just dropped off a shopping cart full of C & B items! 4 cans coffee @ $1.29/can-cheaper than Aldi's, a pkg of 5 packets of Good seasoning, organic kidney beans, organic chic peas, canellini beans, refried beans, stewed tomatoes, Italian style bread crumbs, a cake mix, pineapple, pears, peaches, ziti pasta, a box of granola bars.
Another reason that I wanted to stop here, was I knew that some of their 1 lb pkgs of fzn vegetables are on sale for $1. I grabbed 2 of each.
More crash n burn, this time on taxables: a 3 ct pkg of tissues 99 cents, a single box tissues, a large box ea of gallon storage and freezer bags.
$79.74 out the door. Considering I bought meat, this is fabulous!