Grocery – $178.64 bill, $127.60 in savings
Pharmacy – $25.03 bill, $48.83 in savings, 50 Optimum Points
Okay, I know. I’m mixing up two stories, it is half click bate for fable purists and half relevant to my last shopping trip…I should really have called it Aladdin and the 40 shopping carts…
Again, I’m mixing pharmacy (2 trips) and groceries (1 trip) in this blog post…
So, the other day I went to Loblaws, I walk in and there were 40 shopping carts full of 50% off stuff! … This is why it felt kind of like Aladdin…I was seeing all these treasures before me, but knew I shouldn’t pick them…and I almost made it. I ended up buying a game for S’s bday which is at the end of the month. Still, 1 thing out of 40 shopping carts is pretty good for me!
Before I continue I want to talk about the pharmacy shopping. One day I needed milk, and only milk. I like to go to the pharmacy for this for many reasons: they often have milk on sale, it is fun to check out their sales, and I am less tempted to buy repriced meat – since they don’t sell it.
This time I was not disappointed. On top of the 4 litres of milk I got at normal price, I got 2 litres for $0.99! I was there on March 31st, the same day my 15 month calendar at work expired. They had a bin full of calendars marked down to $0.50 at the cash, while I was fumbling through them the cashier told me they were actually marked down to $0.10. I bought a calendar that was marked $9.95 for $0.10! A 99% savings for something that was only 25% used! (in fact I think it might be a 15 month calendar, so I get a full year out of it!) BOOM – SAVINGS!
Back to the grocery store story. Aside from the 40 carts of 50% off stuff it was a pretty ordinary shopping trip for me (you know, TOTALLY KILLING IT!) I got two amazing roasts 50% off (I know, I used to get all my meat 75% off, but Loblaws is getting stingy). One of the roasts was originally $62 that I got $31 off from the discount and another $12 off because it was on sale. I could have bought 430 calendars with the savings from that roast alone!
I was also happy to see the return of $11/kg fancy cheese. It had been a while and I was hoping my local Loblaws was going to get back to that practice.
Also for the curious, the calendar was a Candy Crush calendar…I wanted the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit one, but I didn’t think it would go over well at work…
Non-prescription pharmacy spending 2015: $391.78
Pharmacy savings 2015: $625.04
Optimum Points: 13770
Total Spending: $178.64
50% Off: $27.67
Repriced items: $51.43
PC Points: $0380
Year to Date:
Total Spending: $2147.77
50% Off: $354.41
Repriced items: $700.74
PC Points: $72.50