Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Grocery Roundup, March 16

Before I start, I have to say that I put down the sticky paper yesterday, and we've caught three mice so far. I don't know if there are more, but I'm putting down more today. I *HATE* using this stuff, and I cried like a nut when we found the first one, but it really can't be helped. Sigh.


Our grocery store is having a promotion this week where they're giving away sizeable register coupons based if you buy certain items from various categories. There are five groups of items, which are made up of paper goods, dairy, cleaning supplies, etc, and if you spend $20 on items from a group, you get a $7 register coupon good for your next trip. This is true for each group, and four of the groups offered $7 coupons, while the other group offered a $5 coupon. While I don't use anything from one of the categories, I did complete each of the other four gruops, so got $26 off my next trip, plus one $1 coupon from some deal Kraft must have been running! Hooray! I did end up getting multiples of things, like four boxes of granola bars (which were on sale 4/$10 anyway), but we'll eat them all eventually, and they keep forever, so why not? Because of that, and the good sale they were having on all meats this week, this was a two-week trip, and we probably won't have to buy meats for much longer than that.

Items Purchased: 95
Coupons Used: 15
Coupon Savings: $15.14
Store Coupons: $3.90
Club Card Savings: $43.17
Percent: 18% ($62.21)
Total Spent: $283.80
Gas Points Earned: $.60 off per gallon
Additional: $27 off a future visit

My favorite part of the whole trip is the end, when I give the clerk my club card and watch the register count down the total club savings, and then the coupons on top of that. Yippee!!! Hopefully there will be some real kick-ass sales when I go back to use those register coupons, so I can reall rack up the savings next time! I want to get my percent saved back up at least into the 20%'s.


Not Your Aunt Bea said...

That's may favorite part too. When you get to see all the savings- coupons, in-store, etc. Way to go!

Susiewearsthepants said...

Good for you on the coupons, the mice not so much. Remember my infestation? I truly feel for you. I actually bought one of those thingys that plug into the wall and we set traps. I don't know if thingy really works, or if we finally just caught them all with the traps. Either way, the mice are finally gone.

Kristin.... said...

Ugh, mice. I feel for you; I'd be freaked.

I love it when there are plenty of coupons in the paper, since we don't have anything like your club discounts here. And when we go to BJs and have loads of coupons, I'm a happy camper.