It was interesting today: I was given $25 to buy the ham for Sunday and didn’t spend $25 for the entire purchase (I know, shocker!)
I HAD planned on the asparagus, but it was the thick stems instead of the thin, tender ones. Based on my experience, those tend to be more woody and tough when steamed, so I passed and grabbed a couple of sweet potatoes instead.
The ham was a gimme: I was going for the Cook’s $0.99/# ones instead of my Hillshire Farm that I “earned” the right to buy at $1.49 a pound. Granted, the HF is a better ham, but after you stack the meal with all sorts of other yumminess, it’s OK. The Sugardale that was substituted for the Cooks is actually falls in the middle, so all it good.
Yes, I took it to the meat counter and asked the butcher to slice it for me, it’s ready to drop in the roasting pan, add that crushed pineapple with cloves and bake off.
Other than a bag of onions, I really didn’t need anything else today…but HAD to get something as I had my minimum purchase and didn’t want to waste the double coupon opportunity! (I know, pathetic, LOL)
Milk, hashbrowns, Stove Top and free eggs. that became my plan!
I DID miss the new Hungry Jack shelf stable potatoes on the shelf and asked for help — I really was looking for a bigger box. Seriously bigger. They are the size of a milk pint from school, as you can kind of see from my picture. Inside that box is one pound, or six servings, of hashbrowns and they charge $2.29 for it. Shame on them! You can get a five pound bag of spuds for under $2 !! This is a HUGE mark up and waste of packaging…but might come in handy if you have no chest freezer or were a camper. (My idea of roughing it would be staying at Howard Johnson’s or Holiday Inn…)
I bought two.
So, enjoy my summary, it took me a bit of work today as my register take is missing almost an inch of ink down the middle and I had to actually do the math myself.
See? That’s how much I love you all, LOL!
One transaction today:
2 boxes overpriced Hungry Jack Potatoes @$2 (they were on sale)
1 bag Nestle chocolate chips (you will see why in a day) @$2.00 (normally 2.59)
5 boxes assorted Stove Top @$1.50 (normally $1.99)
1 ham @$ 11.35 (was $26.24)
1.16 pounds sweet potatoes @$.69/# or $.80 (was .92)
3# bag Yellow onions @$1.69
Half & Half @$1.59 (normally $1.85)
Large eggs – 18 count $1.99
1 gallon milk @$3.39
Coupons used: $1/Deans milk (doubled), two $1/2 Stove Top (doubled), $1/2 Hungry Jack (doubled), $1 eggs WYB Hungry Jack (doubled), B4G1 Stove Top
Final total $52.50 for $22.92. I was given $25 so I came out with a $2.08 profit, LOL! If I hadn’t been given the money I would have had a 56% savings day.
My Monthly Total:
$100.00 (starting budget balance)
-$1.89 Copp’s –4/2
-$3.46 Wags –4/5
-$8.69 Copp’s –4/6
-$2.11 Wags –4/6
-$4.07 Copp’s –4/9
-$.98 Walgreen’s –4/12
-$3.70 Copps– 4/13
$75.00 to go!
-10.13 A &W
$64.87 to go
-7.98 HyVee– 4/16
-10.23 Copp’s– 4/16
+2.08 Copp’s —
$46.74 to go
OK, time to get off the computer and make some quiche! Have a great day!