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Friday, January 16, 2009

My Hobby

One of my hobbies is trying to see how many groceries I can get for the smallest amount of money. I do this with the help of one of my favorite websites http://www.pinchingyourpennies.com/ . It has allowed me to do two things:

1)Keep our grocery bill low

2)Slowly build our food storage

Sloan and I try to be frugal and our goal is to keep our grocery bill low because we would rather spend our money on other things. I love couponing, and I try to plan my meals around what's on sale and combine those sales with coupons. At two recent sales at Albertson's, I got the following:
1st sale:
168 Pampers diapers
1box Rice Krispies
1box Cascadian Farms raisin bran
1box Froot Loops
1box Frosted Flakes
2 boxes Fruit Roll-ups
2 boxes fruit snacks
2 boxes Fiber one granola bars
1 box Fiber one toaster pastries
2 boxes Fiber one pancake mix
1 box Fiber one muffin mix
3 boxes Hamburger Helper
1 bag Cheerios snack mix
1 6-can pack of Slim Fast shakes
1 box Slim Fast meal-on-the-go bars
1 box Slim Fast snack bars
1 box Bisquick
1 box Betty Crocker instant potatoes
2 bags Malt-O-Meal Blueberry muffin top cereal
My total was $29 and change
2nd sale:
4 boxes Quaker instant oatmeal packets
2 canisters Quaker oats
2 boxes Quaker granola bars
4 boxes Life cereal
4 boxes Raisin Bran
8 jars Beech-Nut baby food
2 jars Beech-Nut white grape juice
1 box Beech-Nut Rice Cereal
My total was $23 plus dollars, but I used $20 in free grocery certificates from the last sale, so it was only $3.28 out of pocket for me.


Natalie and Ryan said...

Wow Holly you are amazing! You need to teach me sometime! Congrats on a good hobby!

Danielle said...

I love pinching your pennies! Such a great site. I use to use it all the time when we lived in Logan. But here in Okeyville no one really lists all the sales and coupons that go with them. And I'm too lazy to figure out what is the best deal and isn't. So sad!
Great job though! That's quite the accomplishment! I really need to get back to doing that...

Jane said...

That's great Holly! I use coupons, price matching, etc. quite often but I've never done as well as you. I will have to check out that website.