Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Coupon Renaissance

I have been cruising blogland for a little bit now, and I am blown away by all of the mad skills people have.  One thing that I have been watching and wishing I could get in on, are the coupon and crazy grocery deals that some are getting.

Yesterday, I think I may have finally got in the game.  As I have mentioned, we are finally moving into our house this weekend.  I have had very little storage space to utilize for stocking up on great deals and have had to shop on a very limited basis.  We do however, have an upright freezer at my sisters house (our fourth storage place) lol.. she also is housing our hot tub, our motor home and one child.  She is also my post office.  Well after reading NW coupon lady's blog about Albertsons having their double coupon event ending yesterday and some other deals available there, I went down and grabbed a Sunday paper and got the insert and found some coupons for things we needed that we could double and also noticed that they had a buy one get one free meat sale.

Well... I grabbed the baby from daycare after work and went to Albertson's to see what I could do. 
Here is how I did:  (Sorry no pictures, I am still having to store things at sisters where I did not have a camera)

1 pkg Hamburger Buns
1 package of Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese
1 Freschetta Pizza
2 boxes Granola Bars (Nature Valley)
3 Boxes GM cereal
1.5 lb Hamburger
1 Package Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (About 5 large)
2 Beef Roasts
2 pkgs Pork Chops
2 Large London Broil Steaks

Off the shelf price:  115.06
MY price with the double coupons for the Pizza, granola bars and Cereal, and the BYGO?
Yep.... 60.06!!!!  WOWSER

I LOVE that!!!!  I can't believe it!  I have makings for like 9 or 10 meals for our family for 60.00!!!  I still have items in the pantry for side dishes I can use all next week!  I will only have to get some basic supplies (Flour, Yeast, Sugar, Milk, Eggs and some Bread) and some lunch items and we are set for at least a week and a half.. How WONDERFUL!  I think I am so hooked now.  I can't wait to try this on a full scale and see what I can accomplish before Thanksgiving!

Happy Wednesday everyone.. and wish me luck.. we are signing our loan documents and papers today at 1pm!!  Whoooooo Hooooo!  And the other GREAT news?  It is supposed to be dry and clear alllll weekend.. which means we won't have to move in the RAIN!  We love this!


Lori E said...

Once again I have to cry Canada and tell you we don't get very good deals here at all. Even with coupons I don't think I have ever seen a double coupon day. Sigh.
Good for you.

Sharon said...

AWESOME! How cool is that? Well done frugal mama!

Lori E said...

My Writer's Challenge link is up. Why not add a story to the rest. Just tell us about something really nice someone has done for you.


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