Hi, I’m Mavis. I went to the store twice last week to buy food for my family. My shopping trips were so stinkin’ RAD you are going to pass out with amazement. I hope you’re sitting down.
Thanks to the Albertsons Summer Sizzlin’ Sweepstakes, we won 6 free doughnuts. I would have put all of them in the picture but the frosting was totally smeared and I almost started to break out in hives because I simply couldn’t imagine showing a photograph of ugly doughnuts. So I just left them in the sack. This whole problem could have been avoided of course if
Monkey Boy someone would have placed the doughnuts in a box.
Next time I will give more specific directions.
Luckily, my Albertsons store is part of the Preferred Rewards program that gives you a $5 store coupon for every 5,000 points you redeem. I knew I was getting close the 5,000 mark so I had my cashier ring up the free doughnuts, free tickets, free ketchup and the rewards points first, so a $5 off coupon would spit out and the bottom of my receipt. Then, once the $5 coupon was in my hand, I had her ring up the coffee. With the coupon, only had to pay $.99.
I used the $3.00 catalina coupon I earned last week and ended up only having to pay $2.81 out of pocket for 2 gallons of milk and some peaches.
If you’re new around here and thinking, Holy Crap, how do these people survive on a couple of doughnuts and milk? What are they doing? Eating dirt? Head on over HERE and you can see what I bought last week. Maybe that will help explain why I didn’t need to buy a ton of food.
So what did YOU buy last week? Did you spend a ton of dough, or just use items from you stockpile?
Total Spent This Week $3.80
Total Spent This Year $737.46
Total Spent This Year on Garden Seeds/Supplies $484.46
Total “Seed Money” donations received $8.00
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Donuts in a bag! – what the heck. LOL! I need to cash in my donuts/bagels again – those look yum… Interesting perks program you have up there. Do you have the gas rewards one too? For every $50 you spend, you get 5-cents off gas..maybe it’s 10-cents, can’t remember. And it’s the net and not the gross – so like when I bought all those olives and razors, I scored big. We just gassed up the truck and saved $1.70 per gallon!
*correction, I meant to say that it’s the GROSS and not the NET (so you get credit for the pre-coupon spend).
Good Job. I wish i lived near an Albertsons, too.