Grocery – $75.50 bill, $83.06 in savings
Pharmacy – $5.90 bill, $6.00 in savings, 50 Optimum Points
I was hoping to hit a bunch of the stores, including Food Basics, but S decided to stay home sick on Friday and ruined those plans…
I ended up going to Loblaws, 2 kids in tow, haven’t seen my wife in a week. To say I was suffering from trying to figure out how to manage my 2 kids is a bit of a stretch, but I was having troubles. I wasn’t a full efficiency thinking about sales, but I still did AMAZING!
I keep saying again and again in my posts that I don’t check the clearance produce. I think I need to stop saying that. It is on my route, and it will catch my eye if there is something there….like there was this week. Bless the souls of the Grocery Managers that try to run the most efficient ship possible, by clearing shelves for new stuff, while the old stuff is still good. This week I got about 13lbs of apples for $5.94! Boom – Savings! The apples were in perfect shape. What am I going to do with all these apples? First thing is give some away, 2nd is eat a sh*tload of apples. Finally, if I have to, I will make some of my homemade apple sauce that M likes so much…It is a lot of apples to have in the house, even the babysitter noticed.
I managed to get a beautiful Halal roast for 50% off and a bunch of Chicken Cordon Bleu for 50% and 75% off!
One thing I hate (everyone hates?) is when stock runs out. I needed eggs, and they were out of normal priced eggs (I don’t know that makes some eggs cost twice as much, but something does). I decided to skip buying eggs, because, well, I don’t need them at twice the usual price. It was even more fun that I had S in tow saying “Daddy – don’t we need eggs?”… I told her “no, I was mistaken”…and cried a little to myself.
Luckily(?, “awesomely”?) I had to stop at a strip mall with a pharmacy. I knew that this pharmacy sold milk, so I figured I would see if they sold eggs too. Did they? YES! Of course, once in the pharmacy, you have to check out the stuff on sale. Like a 2-litre chocolate milk for $0.99! For the same price as the eggs at Loblaws I got a dozen eggs, 6 cans of tomato soup and 2 litres of chocolate milk! I was feeling like a king (of savings)!
While I’m on the topic of pharmacy savings, I always see condoms on clearance….there is something about that which gives me the heebee-geebees….I don’t know what, but it just seems wrong….
I’ve skipped a whole bunch of grocery posts, but have included the total sales AND SAVINGS in the year-to-date stuff below…Stories lost forever, like that shopping I got to do before Greg King’s birthday…but that is a story for over beers I guess!
Non-prescription pharmacy spending 2015: $366.75
Pharmacy savings 2015: $576.21
Optimum Points: 13720
Total Spending: $75.50
50% Off: $9.41
Repriced items: $71.64
PC Points: $2.20
Year to Date:
Total Spending: $1969.13
50% Off: $326.74
Repriced items: $649.31
PC Points: $71.70