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A whooooole mess of groceries...Mike helped me arrange it...somewhat haphazardly...that's part of the charm!


OK, I realize It’s probably impossible to see the groceries I bought today from this Dali-esque photograph…but, Mike wanted to help arrange it, and men like to balance things in precarious towers and strange positions.

Here’s the side view of the “Castle of Groceries”:

See? He does have some wonderful balancing skills...


Anyway, I slacked off on my shopping last week because I had too much going on (and missed out on all those great butter deals…dammit!) But here are my stats for this week:

Total Amount of Voucher from Loose Change Deposited in Coinstar Machine: $43.78


What I Bought at Shop ‘n Save:

  • 3 lbs of chipped ham from the deli
  • 2 packages of French Onion Soup mix (for the two delicious pot roasts I plan on making in the next couple weeks! Awwww, yeah!!)
  • 1 package of General Tso’s Seasoning Mix (Mike’s fave…we cooked it up tonight with some chicken and fried rice…super yum!)
  • 2 Ortega Complete Soft Taco Kits
  • 2 Cans Ortega Re-fried Beans
  • 2 Bottles of Ortega Taco Sauce (medium for me, hot for Mike)
  • 4 Bottles of KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce
  • 2 Bottles of Clorox Bleach (with nice scents like lavender and citrus…I hate that bleach smell.)
  • 2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 bags of Heluva Good shredded cheese (cheddar/pepper jack blend, our fave…rock-botttom price, my Shop ‘n Save DOUBLED the internet coupon…wish I had used the rest there…we froze the excess cheese)
  • Milk
  • 5 lb bag of sugar
  • 2 lb bag of brown sugar

Total Spent: $24.26

Total Retail Value (before sales, coupons, and store promotions): $50.39


What I Bought At Giant Eagle:

  • 5 boxes of Totino’s Pizza Rolls
  • 2 boxes of Bagel Bites
  • 4 boxes of Green Giant frozen veggies (a variety…as summer draws to a close, I’m losing all those wonderfully fresh and free garden vegetables I got used to enjoying!)
  • 3 bags of Giant Eagle hamburger buns
  • 2 Suave Professionals Shampoo/Conditoners
  • 4 (1 gallon) bottles of Swiss Iced Tea/Lemonade combo drink (INCREDIBLY addictive!!)
  • 3 packages of Kraft Singles (16 count)
  • 2 boxes of Cheddar Kashi Crackers
  • 2 boxes of Kashi TLC Bars (dark chocolate cherry and sweet honey oat)
  • 6 Go Lean Kashi single bars
  • 1 container of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cooking Spread (Santa Fe)
  • 2 containers of Pillsbury Grands! biscuits
  • 1 container of Heluva Good! French Onion Dip

Total Spent: $29.58     Total Retail Price (before sales, promotions and coupons) $84.26


What I Bought at Rite Aid

  • 2 Garnier Fructise Shampoos
  • 4 Garnier Fructise Hair Stylers (various)
  • 1 Got 2 B flat iron hair styler
  • 4 packages of Carefree panty liners
  • 1 package of straws
  • 2 single serving bags of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (minis)

Total Spent (after two transactions using +Up) $6     Total Retail Value: $30.49    +Up Remaining: $3.00

Remember: I have TONS of tuna, chicken, ground meat, pork and beef stockpiled, as well as fresh garden veggies that I get from my friend’s gardens…so don’t judge my diet based on this list! The whole purpose of “extreme” couponing and “stockpiling” is to be able to pick and choose the best deals each week…only the ones that you need, and only the ones with the greatest savings!! Mike had to rearrange our entire freezer to make room for tonight’s new additions, there is TOO MUCH going on in there. Again, I need the space for a chest freezer!!


Grand Totals:

Total Spent: $59.84 ($43.78 from loose change)

Actual Price of all Goods: $165.14 (with $3 +Up remaining for next week’s Rite Aid trip!)

Total Savings of $105.30

Not too shabby!! Looking forward to next week’s haul, and sharing all the great deals with everyone…I’m working on some right now!

Feel free to leave your own brags/comments about your weekly haul in the comment area below (or click the tab at the beginning of the post).



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