I think I’m getting a reputation.
I think it’s a good one?
When I grocery shop by myself (and only by myself, when I’m with my kids I don’t have the time!) I like to browse and help others shop. I try not to be pushy, but if I see someone standing in front of something and really thinking about it AND I have a coupon for it that I don’t need, I give it to them. Randall’s seems to be the hot spot for this. Maybe because it’s so expensive?
Today, I was walking down the frozen food aisle and a woman came up to me. I vaguely recognized her, so my thoughts raced. Do I know her from church? Church where I work? The Y? A friend of my parents? A friend of my mother in law? (Can you tell I HATE forgetting people?)
She said Hi and the next words out of her mouth were “I was wondering if you could check your binder for a coupon for “x product””. Now, my binder wasn’t even with me today. Yet this women knew I had a binder!
How did she know this!
Apparently about a month ago we met in the frozen food aisle at Kroger and I helped her figure out how to do the Mega Sale deal. I do not remember this. She apparently does. She calls me the Sale Lady to her friends she says.
I’m not sure if I should be embarrassed? Proud? I think I’m just happy that I helped someone else learn the value of saving a dollar.
Long story not so short…I actually did not have that coupon. Luckily though Randall’s came out with a new coupon book that did have the coupon and I was able to tell her where in the store to grab it (GREAT coupon book at Randall’s right now, swing by and pick it up!).
I split my shopping into 2 days this week. 2 sick kids meant I could only shop when my husband was home and I wasn’t feeling too well myself.
I did Kroger and Randall’s this week. Neither had amazing sales, but I still did pretty good.
|Saved Money at Kroger|
Tuna was on sale for $.48 a can. Since it’s hurricane season here, I try to stay stocked on tuna. Can you tell we needed to use the milk right away?
Also picked up sausage, dishwasher packets, fruit, chocolate chips and some 75% off pastry. Huh, what? Oh, nothing.
Savings of 22%
|Saving Money at Randall’s|
Whole Chickens are $.59 a lb right now at Randall’s. If I had the freezer space I’d buy 20. I am being 100% honest. That’s a fantastic price. The bread was on sale so I picked up 4 loaves (Orowheat…it looks pretty healthy, but we’ve never tried it before). 6 Valley Fresh Steamers that I had coupons for and were part of the buy 5 get $5 off promotion going on right now. Tortillas, some medicine, 2 freezer Healthy Choice meals that I got basically for free after discounts and coupons and some ancho chilies.
Savings of 50%
Total for the week:
If you want to learn more about me, or how to shop smart…here are some great places to start!
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How to Make Money from Home
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