I had such a fantastic coupon shopping trip today at both Albertsons and Fred Meyer, I couldn’t wait to share it with you! I didn’t need to get tons of groceries, so I just “cherry picked” some of the deals that I wanted to stock up on!
I spent $4.85 for everything pictured and saved $38.14! That’s a savings rate of 89%!
The Ken’s Dressing is FREE this week and the selection at my store was excellent. I plan on popping these in my church’s food pantry donation box this week. The kind folks at Albertsons sent me a couple FREE coupons for the Steamfresh, too. AND, I had one final $1/1 Essential Everyday coupon (expiring today!) that I was able to snag a much-needed bottle of Worcestshire Sauce for just $0.29!
The cashier at my store was so friendly today too, and was excited to see the deals I got. She said all the couponers that come through her lane are so friendly. So, virtual high-five to my coupon buds out there for being courteous at checkout – it’s always wonderful to hear good things about couponers!
Fred Meyer was super fun too (please note this photo also includes the Albertsons stuff!):
I had some pretty spectacular deals here:
Simple Truth Organic Salads $2 this week
$1 mailer coupon – did you get this too?
Bottom line: $1
FREE Eggs mailer coupon – did you get this too?
Bic Disposable Razors $3.09
$3/1 coupon from 8/5 SmartSource
Bottom line: $0.09 (HELLO, HOTNESS!!)
FREE Herbal Essences – from Facebook offer I shared back in June
Whenever I get these free shampoo or conditioner coupons, I look for the 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner varieties!
See the super cute baby bananas? So my daughter asked me to make banana bread and I found these cuties on the discount produce shelf for just $0.34/lb! I ended up buying both bunches for just $0.71 total. What we don’t use for banana bread will be frozen for smoothies.
The Dial Liquid Soap is $0.79 with in-ad coupon this week (limit 2), but the regular shelf price is still just $0.88. I found that strong enough to just go ahead and use up all four of the $0.35/1 coupons I had (from 8/19 Red Plum).
The Hershey’s Simply Pleasures were priced at $3, and while they’d be just $1 after last weekend’s $2/1 insert coupon, I decided to hold out.
Between both stores, I spent just $17.43 on everything pictured above! Fred Meyer’s savings are a bit tricky to calculate, but I estimate I easily saved about $60 or more today.
Here are some other “deals” I’ve snagged recently:
Last weekend I picked another 7 quart-size freezer bags’ worth of blackberries! Seriously, you can’t beat FREE produce! My goal is to pick enough to take us through a good several months’ worth of smoothie making. I also picked enough to make my son some homemade blackberry ice cream…
Which also has turned into the making of homemade blackberry milkshakes. (Oh my, these are too good for words, folks.)
If you missed it, you can read my post on blackberry picking. I hope I can encourage some of you to get out there and get picking!
I’ve also been enjoying lots of home-grown onions! I finished drying them, and lopped off the top stems yesterday.
And here’s an exciting development: the first of my cucumbers! One of the advantages of growing your own vegetables is the opportunity to try varieties you don’t often find at the stores, or even the farmer’s market. This is a “lemon” heirloom cucumber. Isn’t it beautiful?
I’ve also been eating more kale, chard, parsley, rainbow carrots, and a few tomatoes (though not tons just yet!). We’re at the part of the year where the garden has definitely made an impact on our grocery bill!