Thursday, February 4, 2010

Grocery Shopping

This is quite possibly the dorkiest blog that I have ever posted. It will let you all in on a little secret of mine...I LOVE COUPONS. I can't help it. It's addicting. I love organizing all of my coupons and cutting them out when I am ready to use them, and I love handing a big stack of them over to the cashier, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE watching the price go down.


Tonight I took Keith and the kids and headed to Smiths. We needed something to do and that was our excitement for the evening...sad, I know! I was a little worried about Keith being with me while I shopped, but he didn't good and didn't say a word about anything I put in the cart. He was also a HUGE help with the kids! Gav got a little cart and got to push that all over the store and he thought that was great!


Anywho, after completing my list we headed to the checkstand. The kid scanned everything and Keith made a comment about the price going up...I mentioned that I hadn't given the cashier my coupons yet. It totaled out at $127.13. Keith was still a good sport and didn't say anything. Well after my Fresh Values card was scanned that took off $52.81 and then with my big fat stack of coupons it took off another $25.35 leaving me with a bill of $48.97!!! That is a savings of 62%! The lady behind me was watching us intently and I said, "My husband doesn't believe I know what I'm doing." When she saw that price go down she had a really shocked look on her face and said, "Man you do know what you're doing!" I know I'm a dork, but that kinda made my night. Keith's surprised look sure helped too :)


So to dorky this post up even further...here is a picture of my stash :) It's not a great pictutre because you can't really get a feel for all the stuff hiding in the back, but it'll do. Oh yea, and it's minus the $1.69 I had to spring for a new Pez...but that's nothing new! And yes, I know that's a lot of ice cream, but we have birthday coming up to use it for and you can't beat the good stuff for only $1.49! Dang, 1.5 quarts of ice cream cost me less than the Pez! Will someone please find me some Pez coupons????

7 comments:

Steve said...

We did the same thing at about the same time. We got home at 10. Amy took a picture of her food and sent it to Kelly. We got $86.00 of groceries for $33.00 (60.22% savings). Ir is a real rush!!! Love your dorky dad!!!

Me said...

I'm thinkin' The Grocery Guru better watch out........ His job may be in DANGER!!! LOL!

Soren and Sandy said...

I love that ice cream...I need to get into coupons...lol

Cory, Jeri, Brock and Parker T. said...

HOLY CRAP!!!!!

~Marjorie Webb said...

Dorky? Maybe but Super Smart! James' mom does it too. I have got to get on it!

Mom/Kim/Jewel said...

You ROCK!! I love the story and the picture!! I will keep my eyes open for Pez coupons. (Doggie coupons) Keep up the great work, maybe you could teach others. Charge a small fee, and offer them a coupon for a discount, of course!!!

tamster17 said...

I think that is great Janelle! I love to find deals and use coupons too -- but I think I need to go shopping with you so you and learn to be a pro! :-)