After all that's gone on around here this last week, I really needed to do some basic stocking up, but haven't had much time for a major grocery trip. I was able to make it to a few drug stores earlier in the week, and also ran by Kroger and Publix for a few quick deals. Here's what I grabbed at Publix:
I spent $14.76 plus $2.47 in tax, and while it wasn't a major stock up, it was a start to filling my freezer back up! You can find all of the coupons and matchups over HERE. (The only item that I'm unsure about is the Knorr Pasta Sides: they're BOGO and I had a $.40/1 coupon, but can't figure out which insert it was in, so I'm a little afraid they may have expired! And if you're wondering about the Rold Gold Pretzels, I used coupons in the Yellow Advantage Buy Flier that ends today stacked with coupons from last weekend's Lay's flier.)
I also headed to Kroger after stressing about how much to donate to local relief efforts. (Your comments on that made me feel so much better!) Guys, I couldn't believe how funny God is. 🙂
One of the major items that I wasn't ready to donate was bar soap . . . well, guess what? I found coupons for six packages of free bar soap in my coupon binder when I got to Kroger!!! I was able to grab four more to donate and two to replenish my stock. . . yippee! (I'm such a stinkin' coupon nerd, really, it's ridiculous!) I didn't take a picture of my Kroger trip as most of the items headed up to Harvest Baptist Church to help folks in that community, but here's what I purchased:
6 Boxes of Captain Crunch Cereal ($1.99 after Mega Savings; used 2 $2/3 coupons from last weekend's inserts)
4 Deer Park Water Bottles ($.49 after Mega Savings)
2 Safeguard 3 Pack Soups ($1, used $.50/1 from 5/1 PG)
4 Ivory 3 Pack Soaps ($1, used $.50/1 from 5/1 PG & recent home mailer)
2 Packages of Peeps clearanced to $.30 🙂
Use $5 Gift Card from recent General Mills Cereal promotion
Paid $5 plus $1.60 tax out of pocket!
I didn't get pictures of my donations this week, but it was amazing how quickly my bags filled up from my pantry and at the grocery store. I do want to share though that while my heart's desire is to be a compassionate penny pincher, I do believe it is important to have enough for your own family first, and then give from your abundance. If your family is in a place where finances are tight, you may not be able to give loads of your freebies right now, and that's okay. If that's the spot that you're in, truly your gift of just one item (or even just your prayers!) are a blessing to someone in need.
How’d you do this week? Leave a comment to share, and if you had a fun trip I’d love to hear how you did!
See how other folks are saving at Super Savings Saturday at Money Saving Mom, Weekly Totals at I Heart Publix, and Friday Finals at Southern Savers. To see all the top deals at Publix this week go HERE, and be sure to also check out this week’s top Kroger deals.