Last week was pretty low key. I only used 1 coupon. I stocked up on milk and bread, scored some free organic food, and bought a few special ingredients. But besides that, grocery shopping was pretty much a snooze fest. It just goes to show you, some weeks are better than others. It’s okay to slack off and give your coupon scissors a break every once in awhile.
Here is what I purchased, as well as picked up for free last week:
The trick to getting out of Costco without spending an arm and a leg is to go in with blinders on. Walk with purpose, and no matter what, do not grab a cart. Find bananas. Look straight ahead. Go to register. Pay. Leave. Go home.
Question: How many people do you know that can walk in and out of Costco in 3 minutes or less without spending over $2? I’m telling you, it’s the only way to shop.
* If you decide to go around noon, allow an extra two minutes so you can stop and get free samples.
*Vitacost $ Free
Have you signed up for Vistacost yet? Let me tell you a little secret.
When you sign up for Vitacost, the nice people over there will email you a code for $10 off your first order. But it gets even better. Vitacost has a referral program. In fact the links in this post are my referral links. Why am I telling you this? Well, you too can create your own Vitacost referral link and then share your link with family and friends via your blog, email account, Facebook and Twitter pages. When people go through your link, they will get $10 to spend and you will earn $10 to spend. Pretty sweet if you ask me.
Fred Meyer $10.34
I need to buy a cow.
Fred Meyer $9.03
And a pig.
Local Produce Stand $2.50
And an avocado tree. Monkey Boy was craving chips and homemade guacamole so like a good mommy I made him some.
I have a feeling I will be buying a lot more cheese here pretty soon. Good food is addicting isn’t it?
Unidentified Store $ Free
*Tomorrow I’ll show you what I was able to reclaim from the boxes and what I did with it.
So that’s the skinny on what made it’s way in to my kitchen last week. How did you do? Did you finally get up the courage to ask your local store for their “scraps” yet?
Total Spent This Week $26.74
Total Spent This Year $481.70
Total Spent This Year on Garden Seeds/Supplies $412.40
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