Sunday, January 18, 2009

Grocery Shopping at Meijer

Grocery Total: $64.19
Spent $17.52 & Saved $46.67
Coupons used 17
FREE items 18

I really enjoy grocery shopping on Saturday mornings. If I get up and out early enough, Meijer is dead- and I get in and out super quick. Plus, Meijer often has Super Saturday sales that have some pretty sweet deals.

One of the Super Saturday sales that I took advantage of was the Aunt Millie's bread deal. Buy one loaf get two FREE. So I used my coupon on the purchased loaf- and so I got all three loaves for $2.19.

Colgate toothpaste was also on sale this weekend- for $1.25 per tube. I had coupons for $1.50 off per tube- so I 'bought' 16 tubes (to donate) and made $4.00 in profit to help pay for the rest of my groceries.

*I had brought some extra coupons with me into the store, I enjoy doing this because I can usually makes someones day just by sharing a scraplet of paper! In the toothpaste aisle, I found a man in deep contemplation over which toothpaste to purchase. As I was grabbing my 16 tubes- he lunged in to grab one for himself. (This is a panic reaction- I always laugh!) This guy kind of eyed my pile of toothpaste and so I handed him some coup's and shared with him my toothpaste secret.

Then, as I was eyeing my bread, I found an old lady (I mean super old lady... 90 yrs.- so no disrespect ) browsing the same sale. I offered her some Aunt Millie's coupons- and I am pretty sure that she ended up using her very first ever coupon!!! I'm pretty proud of that shared coupon!

So, the nugget of truth here is share- you never know when someone will be willing to share in return!