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I have to admit, I didn’t do a lot of shopping this week. There wasn’t much that I needed and the sales weren’t particularly appealing to me. I did run in to PetSmart yesterday because I needed cat food and litter. I had very few coupons (one for the Tasty Treasures Friskies canned food…my cats really, really like this food). I ended up spending about $26 for two weeks worth of food and litter. I swear, those cats don’t have a clue as to how good they actually have it! I’m going to have to search to come up with a bunch of coupons for my next trip to PetSmart…..maybe they’ll have one of those $5 off your entire purchase coupons soon…keeping my fingers crossed on that one!
I didn’t go to CVS at all this week. I really didn’t see anything in the ad that I needed and I was so tired after work each day that I just wanted to go home. I’m pretty well stocked up on health and beauty supplies as well as cleaning supplies, so unless a great bargain presents itself, I’ll likely just skip the trip…well, unless I have expiring ECBs…I’m sure I can always come up with something to use them on…saw a couple of deals that I’m interested in for the ad that starts tomorrow, so I’ll just have to check out those ECBS.
I did drag myself to Kroger this morning. I didn’t buy groceries at all last week, so I was in dire need of bread (I made waffles the other day so I’d have something to spread my peanut butter on before work for the latter part of the week), milk and produce. I did buy one transaction of the frozen foods mega-deal (fish, veggies, veggie burgers, a free box of the Stouffers farmstyle meal for one, a free box of Magnum ice cream bars as well as another box that I had a $2 coupon for). My freezer is fully stocked, so I won’t be doing that transaction again any time soon.
I bought a lot of fresh produce…had intended to go to the farmers market, but was in quite a bit of pain this morning, so settled for getting everything at Kroger. Mmm…fresh cherries, strawberries, blackberries…I love fresh fruit when you can find something that tastes good other than apples, oranges and bananas.
I also bought another heirloom tomato plant and a Cubanelle pepper plant…hope to get both of those planted tomorrow. This little Kroger store in my neighborhood has a lot of locally grown heirloom plants for sale. It seems like they do a much better job with that than the other, larger stores in town.
I ended up spending $77 today, saving $54. Not my best trip, but not too bad considering this was two weeks worth of groceries along with the plants, a book (I know, I know…I just couldn’t resist the new paperback by one of my favorite authors), and 2 packages of Angel Soft TP…oh, and the 4 6-packs of diet Pepsi. One of these days I’m going to kick that habit for good, just not today. But at least I got the shopping done for the next week or so, and bought a lot of healthy food to last me a while. Now to figure out what to cook to take to work next week. Oh well, I’ll worry about that tomorrow!
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