Monday, May 25, 2015
A filled pantry, for the most part
As Summer approaches, so do the worst months, financially for me, as I do not draw a salary for 10 weeks. I have 3 paychecks left this school year, then won't get paid again until Sept 15th. I plan for this, one of the ways that I do so, is to make sure that the pantry and freezer are full. We will continue to receive weekly organic CSA pickups, well into the Fall. It was prepaid back in Feb and April (I am able to do a split payment). I culled through the coupon box, and lists of Memorial Day sales/promotions in hand, I headed out to 2 stores to see how I could do. Items purchased with coupons are in bold.
Store #1: Shoprite: 4 Tide simply, 1 Purex power shot, 2 SR lite mayo, 2 16 oz Ken's dressings, 5 each 29 oz Red Pack diced tomatoes with garlic onions and herbs as well as 5 tomato puree (used to make my own marinara), 2 Knorr noodle pouches, 2 SR cold cereal, 1 Campbell's creamy herb sauce, 2 SR marshmallows (Smores were a real hit the other night!), 4 Goya low salt beans, 1 Sara Lee bread, 4.35 bs ground London broil (loss leader @ $2.49/lb), 2 family packs of BSCb @ $1.99/lb, 1 4 ct pkgs Perdue chicken patties @ $1.88 (marked down), 2 tub margarine, 4 Ball Park beef hot dogs @ $2.49, 1 Sargento tastings Asiago, 1 lb Deli counter meat, cheese ends (see separate post), 2 Oil of Olay body washes, 1 Suave body wash, 1 Herbal essences body wash, 1 Tresseme conditioner, 2 Suave shampoo, 1 VO5 shampoo, 1 Oil of olay lotion, 4 Men's deodorant, 2 pouches cough drops, 1 toothpaste, cherries, 1 small canister Kraft seasoned Parmesan (see other post), 1/3 lb Deli counter sliced cheese (see other post). I spent $143.17, saving $26.60 with coupons and 10 cents with bottle returns.
Store # 2: Walgreens: 3 cans (limit) of salmon on special with coupon @ $1.99/each. $5.97 out the door.
Store # 3: Stop & Shop: -1 sour cream, 1 pkgs cheese singles (see separate cheese post), 1 gallon milk: YES! a MILK coupon 2 S & S ice cream, 2 bottles sesame oil, 2 Purex detergent, 4 Wacky Mac, 2 Minute Rice (new Jasmine and Basmati flavors, used a BOGO coupon), 2 4 lb bags Domino sugar, 1 box of 225 bonus count Lipton tea bags, 3 12 count double rolls pkgs of Northern TP (sale matches what I pay @ Aldi's), 3 4 ct pkgs of Perdue whole grain chicken cutlets (see other meat post), 6 ears of butter/sugar corn, 1 Pom juice, 2 lbs strawberries. I spent $66.24, saving $17.53 with coupons and bottle returns.
Yes, I need to tally my receipts, get a clear picture of what I have left to work with this Summer. Pantry is bursting, which is a comfort.