I had a hair appointment near where I tend to do the bulk of my shopping. Knowing that I would be closeby, I grabbed my coupons, the list of specials, and my grocery list of needs/requests. First stop:
Stop and Shop: 13 Yoplait and 2 Maia Greek individual yogurts (all on sale, had coupons on top of that), 2 tubes Grands low fat biscuits (had a coupon, beef eons since we had these!), 1 doz LOL brown eggs (coupon), 1 marked down (yes-marked down! as there were only 10, not 12) store brand large eggs @ $1.24,-first time I ever saw that!, 2 3 ct pkgs store brand tissues, 1 pouch Cascade dishwasher tabs ($5 rebate on those so almost free), marked down box of Italian imported shell pasta, 1 5 lb bag whole wheat flour, 2 5 lb bags unbleached AP flour, 4 4 lb bags sugar, 4 28 oz cans store brand baked beans (for pantry), 2 boxes Twinings herbal teas (sale), 4 cans Hunts diced tomatoes with garlic/onion (on sale plus cpn), 4 cans red salmon (can't remember the last time I bought this! I splurged on a $4.49/can sale for Rubensteins), 2 2 l ginger ale, 1 box granola bars (coupon), 1 pkg Oreos cookies (coupon), 1 tin Maxwell house Swiss Mocha coffee (Coupon), gallon Wesson oil ($4.99 after coupon deal), 4 cans evaporated milk-store brand, 3 4 ct pkgs Perdue all white breast meat and whole grain breading cutlets ($2/pkg after sale and coupons)
I cheat and use these for chicken Parmesan-that will be on the menu in both Nov and Dec now,
2 marked down packages of hot Italian sausage (while I prefer the sweet version, this is affordable, so that is what I will use), pkg of mandarins (coupon). I paid $94.62 CASH, saved $15.21 with manufacturer coupons. I didn't tally the store coupons as they automatically adjust the cost.
Next stop: Aldi's: 2 gallons milk, gallon cider, 3 pkgs bagels, 2 fzn OJ, butter, 2 pkgs fzn pizza rolls, 1 boz fzn mozzarella sticks, 2 qts 1/2 & 1/2, large bag of fzn Swai and fzn Tilapia, 4 tubes fzn ground turkey, 4 cubes tissues with lotion, 2 boxes regular tissues, iceberg lettuce, 3 lb bag FL Valencia oranges, 2 bags popcorn kernals,
Cheddar cheese popcorn seasoning (looking to further reduce what little "snack foods" I buy, 2 boxes cocoa mix packets, 2 "cadbury" raisin and nut chocolate bars, bananas, pumpkin flavored coffee for DD, 2 boxes "honey nut cheerios,"1 box "frosted mini wheats," 2 boxes "honey nut crunch" cereal, 1 pkg "krakus" ham,
3 bags Kitkat bars for Halloween, large can coffee, 2 bags potato chips, 1 bag "Doritos", 2 bags malt vinegar and salt chips, 2 blocks neufchatel cheese, block Havarti with dill, log of herbed Chevre, 2 boxes protein granola bars, dish detergent with shea butter to try. I spent $126.69 CASH.
Final stop: Dollar Tree: 2 8 ct cartons of medium eggs, flour tortillas, a fzn enchillada with rice and beans to try, 8 ct AA batteries, 2 bath soap dishes, 2 boxes Post great grains cereal. $9.19 CASH.
I need to tally my receipts.