I love free food (even if I end up giving it to friends!)

I couldn't resist going back to the grocery store twice since my last trip... just because everything was free, except for some milk for next week. Total OOP = $2.89 and holding onto a $2.50 catalina for next week.

Transaction 1:
Breakstone Cottage Cheese Doubles (5) ~ reg 1.00 = 5.00
Chex Mix (8) ~ reg 2.29, sale 0.97 - 4*$1/2 MQ - 4*$1/2 SQ = -0.24
Chex Mix (4) ~ reg 2.29, sale 0.97 - 4*$0.50/1 MQ - 2*$1/2 SQ = -0.12
BC Gushers (2) ~ reg 2.79, sale 1.75 - $1/1 instantly WYB 4 BC - $0.50/2 MQ = 1.00
BC Fruit By the Foot (2) ~ reg 2.59, sale 1.75 - $1/1 instantly WYB 4 BC - $0.50/2 MQ = 1.00

Total : 6.64 - 2.00 catalina - 3.00 catalina = 1.64
*Got a $5.00 catalina from the Breakstone
*Got a $2.50 catalina from the Gushers/FBTF

Transaction 2:
Clearanced Bananas ~ reg 0.94, sale 0.65 = 0.65
Breakstone Cottage Cheese Doubles (5) ~ reg 1.00 = 5.00
Toaster Strudel (2) ~ reg 2.69, sale 1.99 - 2*$1/1 MQ - $1/2 SQ = 0.98
BC Frosting (1) ~ reg 2.19, sale 1.00 = 1.00 (even though I prefer my buttercream from scratch, I can't resist making money on buying frosting!)
BC Frosting (2) ~ reg 2.19, sale 1.00 - $1/2 MQ = 1.00

Total : 8.63 - 5.00 catalina - 2.50 catalina = 1.13
*Got a $2.00 catalina from the BC Frosting
*Got a $5.00 catalina from the Breakstone

Transaction 3:
Dole Bag Lettuce (2) ~ reg 1.99, sale 1.00 - 2*$1/1 SQ = free
BC Gushers (4) ~ reg 2.79, sale 1.75 - $1/1 instantly WYB 4 BC - 2*$1/2 MQ = 1.00
BC Frosting (3) ~ reg 2.19, sale 1.00 - $0.50/1 MQ = 2.50

Total : 3.50 - 2.00 catalina = 1.50
*Got a $2.50 catalina from the Gushers
*Got a $2.00 catalina from the BC Frosting


Transaction 4:
Breakstone Cottage Cheese Doubles (5) ~ reg 1.00 = 5.00
Johnson's Buddy Bar (4) ~ reg 1.06 - 4*$1/1 MQ = 0.24
BC Fruit By the Foot (4) ~ reg 2.59, sale 1.75 - $1/1 instantly WYB 4 BC - 2*$0.50/2 MQ = 2.00
Toaster Strudel (4) ~ reg 2.69, sale 1.99 - 4*$1/1 MQ - 2*$1/2 SQ = 1.96

Tax : 0.25
Total : 9.45 - 5.00 catalina - 2.00 catalina - 2.50 catalina = -0.05
*Got a $2.50 catalina from the FBTF
*Got a $5.00 catalina from the Breakstone

Transaction 5:
Chocolate Milk ~ reg 1.79 - 1.79/1 WYB two milk = free
Milk (2) ~ reg 2.29 = 4.58
BC Fruit By the Foot (4) ~ reg 2.59, sale 1.75 - $1/1 instantly WYB 4 BC - 2*$0.50/2 MQ = 2.00

Total : 6.58 - 2.50 catalina - 5.00 catalina = -1.33
*Got a $2.50 catalina from the FBTF


TOTAL spent this weekend : 1.64 + 1.13 + 1.50 - 0.05 - 1.33 = 2.89 (saved 127.04)

January total: 32.27 + 45.76 + 65.57 + 2.89 = 146.49 ($53.51 left for the month), saved 456.47
Currently holding onto a $2.50 catalina for next week and $10 gift card for Family Fare

3 comments:

Katie Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:28:00 PM  

I think I should just go with you next time you go grocery shopping and fill my cart up with all the same stuff...it hurts my head to think through all the coupons and deals :) Nice work though!

meredith Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:30:00 PM  

Tiece - this is impressive! My only question - can one survive on gushers and cottage cheese? You should include the meals that result from your grocery trips - I really would love to see how it all comes together!

Leticia Saturday, January 16, 2010 10:08:00 PM  

Katie~ Join me anytime!!!

Mer~ I totally agree! We don't actually eat cottage cheese at all (I tried it on the kids, but no go) :) It was all given to our friends! As for the gushers, our kids don't really get them except on special occasions (like potty training)... a single package (not box) lasts about a week! I gave some of those away too :) Honestly, I've been cooking a lot from our stockpile. We've been eating a lot of chicken, pasta, yogurt, fruits and vegetables. The chicken needs to be replenished soon!


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