Since the last time I blogged, I have worked every school day. The end of the year is a busy time of the year for substitutes and this year is no different. I still have one day to work this week, but Friday is the "official" last day of school for the year. I say "official" because some students are already out of school, like my daughter, who has been out since last Wednesday.
We've been doing some couponing recently and have same quite a bit of money in the process.
There is no picture of these, but we used coupons for $1.00 off five packages of Buddig Lunch Meat. We bought twenty packages and paid 39¢ each after sale and coupons.
The second coupons we used were for for 40¢ off Dole canned fruit. We used these at Publix where they double coupons under 50¢. We were able to purchase twelve cans of pineapple for 20¢ each.
Other coupons we used were for Hunt's tomatoes. They were on sale last week at Publix for B1G1Free. I also had coupons for Buy 3 get 1 Free. I ended up with sixteen cans of tomatoes and paid 54¢ each, a sweet deal. :)
Palmolive dish soap is on sale at Bi-Lo this week for B1G1F. We printed 25¢ off coupons from Couponaholic.net and paid 39¢ each for these two bottles. They also had 12 rolls of Charmin Basic on sale for $3.99 and I had a 35¢ off coupon, which doubled, so we paid $3.29 for the pack. I found five containers of Dannon Greek yogurt with 50¢ off coupons while I was there, which made them 50¢ each, a good price for Greek yogurt.
I've also saved money by shopping at the close out grocery store, United Grocery Outlet or UGO. Pork and beans were on sale this week at several stores for 50¢ per can, but UGO had them for 40¢, a stock up price. I bought ten cans. I also bought gelatin for 25¢ per box. They had some flavors for 17¢, but we were not fans of those flavors.
I also bought Old El Paso enchilada sauce for 59¢ per can. Canned potatoes for 50¢ per can, which I use in Tacos. Several cans of corn and green peas for 40¢ each. I bought salsa in the 7.4 ounce box for 20¢, so I bought ten of those. These are stock up prices. :)
We bought a bunch of French's mustard. Bi-Lo has them on sale this week for B1G1F and we had coupons for 50¢ off (you can even print one from their website), which doubled, so they ended up being 4¢ each. We will be donating some of these to the food pantry. The salsa was on sale and we had coupons, which brought the price down to 33¢ each.
I bought ten packages each of Oscar Meyer bologna and hot dogs because Piggly Wiggly has them on sale for 99¢ this week.
The Playtex pads were bought on sale and with coupons and we paid 99¢ each. The Chinet napkins were free combining a coupon and sale from Publix. The Hefty ziploc bags were $1.00 each combining a sale with coupons.
I also bought Charmin and Angel Soft, which were both on sale this week, using coupons. We also bought veggie burgers, which were on sale for B1G1Free.
It has been a while since I've stocked up like this with groceries, but now that school is ending for the year my income will be reduced, so I wanted to stock up and have my pantry pretty full before my income is reduced for the summer. Remember having some of your savings in the form of food can help you weather hard times when your income is lower.
I hope you have a great, frugal week ahead. :)
Live simply by not spending money you don't have.
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