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I also cringe when I see someone pay $75 – 85 – 100+ on less than a full cart of groceries!
I was behind one lady and she split her transactions, but had so little sales specials that both of her transactions topped $50+…….I wish she could have seen me get rung through!
OK two cereal deals, 4 cans tomatoes, 1 fish crackers, 4 string cheese, 2 Pringles and a gallon of milk.
I used coupons, my $6 Copp’s Jingle Bucks gift card, a $1.50 Walgreen’s Register Reward and a Milk voucher…bottom line, $62.66 for $3.50 and they gave me $10 back in milk and egg vouchers. This became a money maker deal with a $3.25 profit! (I used one milk voucher on the second transaction).
YES – I love cereal deals!!!
I will repeat this on Wednesday which should have me set pretty nicely for a great first transaction in February AND let me give 15-20 boxes of cereal to my church’s food pantry…who doesn’t love that?
OK – accounting time:
-39.96 HyVee – butter
-1.90 Cub Foods – mac N cheese
-18.03 (Girls night)
-1.33 (Applebee’s overage on gift card)
-$3.98 HyVee Bacon!
$34.80 to go and we are half way through the month.
+10.00 (Mom got her five pounds of butter!)
-$3.10 for 5 bags of peanut butter cups on holiday clearance (for cookies!)
-$13.40 for HyVee today
-$3.15 for the Village Hearth Bread Outlet (2 bread, 1 English muffin & hog dog buns)
$25.15 to go
-$3.50 for today’s Copp’s run
$21.65 to go
— more than what I need for that cereal deal plan I have lined up on Wednesday and I have a Walgreen’s run planned out too!
It is now January 22nd…only 9 days left. How is YOUR budget looking?