Saturday, November 22, 2014
Saturday's making the rounds
Up early, I stripped 3 beds and set to getting the laundry done. I broke down and used the dryer, as temps weren't to go above freezing, and there was a chance of rain. Heavy, flannel sheets and towels take forever to dry.
I fixed a tray of biscuits, made some coffee, poured some OJ and that became breakfast, serving homemade, organic jam from our CSA share with the biscuits. Yummy! Once I was dressed for the day, I drove the trash and recycling over to the transfer station. Glad to report that our bill was only $3.40 for the 2 week interval. Perfect.
Next: off to the city, to hit multiple shops. First up: Stop and Shop:
2 tubs Alouette garlic and herbs soft cheese (BOGO), 4 1 lb blocks Polly O low fat Mozzarella @ $1.99 ea, 5 assorted 2 L bottles of soda (77 cents ea), 1 box Ritz crackers $1.88 w/ cpn, a fancy box of tea for a gift for Xmas, O Spray cranberry juice $1.88 after cpn, box of Bell's seasoning, 6 bottles Purex detergent @ $1.99, Suave conditioner 49 cents after cpn, 2 pkgs beef mini hotdogs (for Christmas appetizers) $2.50 ea, almost 15 lb turkey @ 59/lb (for the freezer, we now have 2 stored there), 1 fresh pineapple $1.29. After coupons, I spent $55.68
Next: Aldi: milk, 3 lbs sweet potatoes, gallon egg nog, 4 fzn oj, 2 pkgs swabs, 2 qts 1/2 & 1/2, 2 lbs butter, fresh cranberries, 2 3 ct pkgs gum, pkg low fat Deli ham. I spent $33.72
Next: Dollar Tree (receipt is around somewhere, I spent about $12): 1 bottle Pepsi (was getting low blood sugar), 4 boxes cold cereal, 3 8 ct pkgs eggs, 2 2 lb bags french fries, 2 24 oz bags tater tots,
Next: Shoprite: 4 cans Delmonte beets and 4 of green beans (after sale and cpn, these were close to Aldi's prices), 3 huge boxes Scotties tissues (sale plus cpn deal), 2 jars Ragu for the pantry (sale plus cpn), 2 pkts Mrs Dash beef stew seasoning (sale/cpn deal), 2 imported chocolate bars (cpn), 2 large tubs French fried onions, 2 cans Libby corn and 2 green beans(again close or cheaper than Aldi's), marked down bananas, multiple tubs of Yoplait, 2 boxes fzn Hanover sweet potatoes (sale/cpn), several bags fzn veggies (sale/cpn), 4 1 lb rolls pork bfst sausage,
approx 2 lbs assorted Deli cheese ends (noted new price from $2.79 to $2.99/lb now), 1 bottle Suave lotion (cpn). I used a $5 rebate preloaded credit card towards these purchases (was a refund for Cascade tablets so consider it like a cpn). I spent $45.58 after the CC.
Next: Home Depot to get some replacement, whole house water filters. LL told me to get them there. Come to find out, they are only available on line BUT I can order them to be shipped to the store, and per the clerk, avoid paying shipping. I have to look into that. I did pick up a gooseneck, adjustable, brush nickel task lamp for my sewing area. I posted a "in search of" on several, local Facebook tag sale sites, and did get a few bites, including one from someone selling a great, floor lamp, but is awaiting the delivery of new furniture in a month before she would sell it. I told her fine, how much? I know she read the posted reply (date stamp reports "seen") yet she never answered me. I need to sew, and can't wait on a whim. If she was serious about setting it aside (I was willing to wait)-she'd have jumped on it. Shrug. I don't have the receipt with me, I spent around $30.
Next: CVS to pick up DD's RX (free-we have no deductible left) and some supplies for one kidlet-paid out of alternative resources so a freebie to me.
Next: local IGA: 2 lbs br sugar (sale/cpn), bag red lentils (for another Froogs recipe), 6 tubes of Pillsbury crescent rolls (sale/cpn), 4 boxes Pillsbury pie crusts (sale/cpn), 2 Hood sour cream (bogo), tub fresh mushrooms (sale), tub ice cream (sale). I spent $27.94.
Today is Saturday before the upcoming Thanksgivng this Thursday. The behavior of many that I saw out today was just plain RUDE. While it was Sat, a major shopping day of the week, and prior to a holiday, the stores weren't all that bad as far as waiting in line/service. One woman was dropping the F bomb right/left as she ranted about shopping (in a grocery store full of families that included children! @@). Cashier opens a new line, calls me and the women waiting behind me over, only to have a man fly in and cut the second woman off.
'Tis the season, I am afraid! It is for this very reason that I always aim to finish my actual store shopping before Thanksgiving as I simply abhore witnessing this side of "humanity." I much prefer the calm of my home, being able to enjoy the time with family/friends. You can keep the craziness, no thanks.