After Bible Study on Wednesday I went on over to Angela’s home thinking that we might swap child watching and get some errands done. Well, to make a short story shorter, Angela had this great idea to go to Safeway together. With our children. “Sure, that sounds fun!” I said, and I actually meant it then. Wow. It was crazy. Apparently our children do reasonably well while shopping with mama and syblings, but add friends into the picture and all of a sudden the store is one big playground.
Literally, ONE BIG PLAYGROUND.
Nik and Willy are running through the wine aisles screeching with excitement. Audrey is running after them saying, “Get back here boys!”, Nathan and Luke did well for a while as they were munching on their free cookies from the bakery, but that doesn’t last long enough and eventually Nathan is out of the cart and screaming bloody murder. Luke, not quite out of the baby stage yet, was mostly content to sit in the cart. One out of five wasn’t creating a ruckus:)
Through all that Angela and I did our best to contain them, but I must admit we weren’t trying too hard as we were somewhat mesmerized by the bright, orange stickers everywhere. As you can see, almost everything I bought had a clearance sticker on it, and most of them had multiples. Angela’s cart looked the same, loaded with stickers.
Here’s how I did:
1 Jennie-O ground turkey – clearanced to $2.99
1.40 lbs. Beef Sirloin Steaks – $6.99 at 50% off = $3.49
1.10 lbs. Beef Top Sirloin strips – $6.59 at 50% off = $3.30
3.43lbs. bananas $2.09
1 Kraft Mac n Cheese box $.49 with Safeway ad
1 pck 12 Lucerne string cheese $1.99 with Safeway ad
1 Adams Peanut Butter $5.79 (forgot my coupon:(
1 Bright Green Dish Soap $2.49 – $2.00 catalina – $.50 Safeway double = FREE
2 Tropicana OJ $1.97 with ad coupon – (2) $1.00 coupons 3/15 – $1.00 Sfwy dble = $.47 each
3 Kraft cream cheese $2.49 each – $4.50 in stickers = $.99 each
2 Pillsbury Brownie bags $3.50 each – $6.00 in stickers – $1/2 IP = FREE
6 Dannon Yogurt 4pcks $2.50 each – $9 in stickers – (5) $1 coupons -$.50 dble = $.08 each
3 Activia Yogurt 4pcks $2.50 each – $6.75 in stickers – 3 $1 coupons = $2.25MoneyMaker!
2 O Organics Yogurts $1.00 each – $1.50 in stickers = $.25 each
1 Cottage Cheese 8oz. $2.49 – $1.50 in stickers = $.99
– $.03 bag credit
Grand Total = $22.78
Considering I bought 3 packs of meat and 1 jar of overpriced peanut butter, (and yes, I am a peanut butter snob) that would have totalled well over $20 in these things alone, I think my crazy shopping trip went well.
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