I went shopping yesterday morning without my kids, thanks to my fab new babysitter, who can change a diaper properly and is HOMESCHOOLED! That’s right, I hit the babysitting jackpot!
Here are the shopping events of note:
1. I hit the Clackamas Kmart and finally found the coveted Kmart “Beauty Book.” I have been looking for this for months. There are some great beauty coupons in this booklet, most of which can be used anywhere. There is a $2/1 Almay Cosmetics coupon, which can be used on the FAR Almay mascara at Walgreens. They were just sitting on the customer service counter.
2. I went to Walgreens to do another Schick razor deal. It didn’t work out as planned as the cashier messed with my coupons. Long story. Sometimes, the deal we plan doesn’t work out. The computer doesn’t accept a coupon, items are out of stock, or your cashier makes her own rules. Oh well, I still got a fairly good deal. And I was out in 10 minutes.
3. I stopped in at Target to see what was happenin’ with the Glade candle moneymaker. It is still going on, but Clackamas is still out of stock. I’m holding out hope that they will reappear sometime before Christmas…
I also found tons of Halloween costumes for 75% off. I picked up a SuperGirl costume for Audrey’s Christmas gift. Don’t tell.
4. I realized I needed to get some food for Nathan (baby), as he has been eating cheese, pears and clearance yogurt almost exclusively all week. Bad mama. We were also out of all of our bulk grains and cream of mushroom soup, so I stopped by WinCo. I haven’t been there in over a month. It is nice to just go up and down aisles, buying what we need without flipping through my coupon box.
Tillamook butter is on sale for $2/lb, which is my baseline price for butter, especially rBST-free butter. I bought four, thinking more sales will come up in the next few weeks for a cheaper price (notice how baking stuff is on sale everywhere? Be on the lookout for stockpiling opportunities!).
Also, Barilla regular, mini, and whole wheat pasta is on sale for $.98 a box. Use the $.50/2 coupons and get a box for $.75. Not a stockpiling price, but good if you need pasta this week.
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