September 21, 2010

Grocery Deals in September

I haven't done this for a long time, so I am posting my grocery deals from last Friday.  There were some great deals and here are the highlights.

Charmin 12 double roll toilet paper was $4.74 after coupons;Tidy Cat was $1.00 and I had four $1.00 off coupons so I got four 10 lb. bags of cat litter free; the salad mixes were 50 cents; red peppers were 3 for $2.00, brown sugar was $1.00 for a 2 lb. bag, the milk was 79 cents, potatoes were $1.00 for a 5 lb. bag, and yes, there are some processed foods in there.  Banquet chicken patties - $3.99; bologna was $1.00 for 16 oz.

I rarely buy the chicken patties but sometimes you have to have something like that in the freezer for a quick Saturday night lunch or supper and as for the bologna, well.... I have been craving bologna sandwiches for the past few weeks.  I haven't had them in years and no, I am not pregnant!!!

I also bought a 26 oz. container of Tide "Release" Laundry Stain Booster for 49 cents after I used an in store coupon and a manufacturer's coupon.  This is a good example of teaming up those coupons.  The in store coupon had Tide Release for $3.49 and I had a manufacturer's coupon for another $3.00.  Normally I wouldn't buy this product but I still clip the coupons and file them away in case this type of scenario happens.  I won't pay full price for this product.  I won't even pay the full price less the $3.00 manufacturer's coupon but I will pay 49 cents when I team the in store and the manufacturer's coupons to try this product. 

More good deals:  A 5 lb. bag of all purpose flour was on sale for 79 cents and I was able to get Playtex tampons - 18 count for $2.00 after using a coupon. 

At Wal-mart Wisk laundry soap was on sale for $4.97 a 32 load size and I had two $3.00 off coupons.  When it is this low I buy it and alternate using my homemade soap with the commercial detergent.  My teenage son likes men's body washes and I had some coupons.  BOGO for the Axe body wash ($2.97 each normal price and with BOGO were $1.49 each) and $2.00 off the Gillette body wash (came to $1.50 net) which also came with a free small deoderant.  Body wash is one of those unnecessary items since a bar soap will clean you just as well and for a lot less.  But, if you find a product that your teenage son likes and that product helps him get clean and smell great, I'm all for it - as long as it's on sale and I have a coupon.

Why I bought what I bought.  When toilet paper, tampons, soaps, flour and sugar are on sale, I buy these items no matter what.  These are items that are going to get used up in a relatively short time so why not stock up and save?

I haven't bought this much in a long time as I have such a stocked pantry and freezer and it hasn't been necessary, but I really wanted to take advantage of some good sales on items that I know I can donate to the food pantry.  Have you ever thought about donating items such as tampons?  They are expensive and when I can get them for $2.00 a box, I buy extra to donate.  What about dish soap or laundry soap?  All of this adds up and can be very helpful to someone who his living on a very limited income.

What grocery deals have you found in your area? 

1 comment:

Maureen said...

I am soo envious, I just know if I lived in the States that I would be a coupon cutter, I would love to be able to buy products as cheaply as you can.

My biggest bargain this week was 2 punnets of Strawberries for $2.00, and they were gorgeous and sweet.