Sunday, February 15, 2009

Grocery Shopping

Today my in-laws had the kids, and after my husband went to work, I had a couple of hours to myself. So, after relaxing for about an hour, I decided to go grocery shopping.

Armed with my "grocery game" list, I went to Pavilions (owned by Safeway). The "list" was really good this week cleaning products especially! Also, paper towels and toilet paper. Also, mushrooms were like $.88 a package (they have been over $2 a package in the past year).

With only 30 minutes of work, consisting of cutting out coupons, I saved $58.53, of which almost $20 was just coupons.
Not bad!


dizzblnd said...

Good Job! I love saving money.. but it kills me that in order to save 50 bucks, we have to spend $200
Now didja do anything with those cleaning products, or do you lose all inspiration like me?

(Why can't we block certain users from commenting? grrrrrrrrrrrrr)

Under the Influence said...

I need to check into the grocery game.

Things must be REALLY bad now - our newspaper had NO coupons in Sunday's paper. That has never happened!

LL said...

You are simply TOO efficient. Hat tip!

Scandalous Housewife said...

Hi SL!
The Scandies are in your neck of the woods this week in So. Cal. We're on a MAY-JUH adventure looking into bringing our blog to the small screen.
What up with the weather today?

Lee of MWOB said...

Hi Julia! Wow - that was very impressive and reminds me to get my ass back into the coupon game!! I have been so very lazy recently with almost everything in life but this post is getting me back in gear!

I love how you arranged all of the groceries - that is a feat unto itself!

Happy Monday!

Janna Bee said...

Do you want to come over and do my grocery shopping? Please?

Lucy said...

I wish I had your knack. I have no patience for grocery shopping.

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

Dizz - The cleaning products should be for me, but are actually for the woman who cleans the house (G-d I sound like a douche bag).

Jo - I think it was a planned couple of times a year with no coupons.

LL - If I can't do something quickly, I usually don't do it at all.

Lee - Arranging everything on the counter was actually the part that was the most fun ;)

Janna, Lucy - I'd be happy to show you exactly how I do it.

My secret is actually

Ruth Saves $ said...

I love coupon shopping! You've done a great job. And to the person who commented about no coupons in Sunday's paper... there aren't usually coupons on Holiday weekends. It sucks, I know.