Thanks to Jessica for keeping this blog updated while I was out of town. She is now officially a co-author and will be posting here regularly (I hope!) because a) she has a knack for finding great deals and b) she's super-great. So look for more from her in the future.
Now about the great sales at Meijer this week. Aside from frozen nostrils I got the following out of my trip tonight (Carrie calls this "grocery porn"):
I bought 41 items. Here are some additional highlights that weren't mentioned earlier:
Rubbermaid totes are 3.99, used 1.00/1 from 1/4 to pay 2.99
Coffeemate holiday flavors are 1.19, used .50/1 to get each for .19
Tropicana OJ is 2.50 each, used 1.00/2 from 1/4 to get each for 2.00
Kraft string cheese is 3.00. Used 1.00/1 printable to get it for 2.00
Parmesan is 3.50; had 1.00/1 coupons
I found 6 cans of beans clearanced to .44 each which is my rock-bottom stock-up price.
I also found a large jar of Prego clearanced to 1.50; I used a .50/1 peelie on Pepperidge Farm garlic bread to get it for .50.
Total spent: 47.21
Total saved: 66.54
I also hit up Target to get some of the freebies Jess posted about earlier. I got
(2) Johnson's Buddies soaps
(1) pack of page dividers for my coupon binder @ 2.69
I used The 1.00/1 Buddies coupons (which beeped, by the way, but my cashier pushed them through) and the Target 2.00/1 Kotex in addition to the 1.00/1 manufacturer coupons. I ended up getting overage which went toward my total on the dividers and I put the rest (2.XX) on a Target gift card.
Yesterday was also produce day, so my total for the week so far is 70.21.
2009 running total: 143.16
Outdoor lounging, at end-of-season prices
2 days ago