Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I finished the book

I have been remiss (ok, I happen to like that word) in not sharing that I finished the book ( While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty)about a week ago!!


Anyway, I was thinking of maybe doing a new format-what about if everyone who read the book left a comment on this post? Or do we like the "talking" format and we should set a time?

Let me know-it's probably better for me to talk about the book sooner rather than later-otherwise who knows what I might forget!

Anyway, this post was just supposed to be about the book but then something wonderful happened. Again- for the second time!

I found out about another Dominick's that is closing (Foster and Sheridan) and almost everything is 50% off. So of course I had to go. And of course I did not have my coupons with me yesterday (they are heavy-but I am starting to leave them in the car) so I had to drive all the way home just to drive all the way back to almost where I work. But it was worth it. I got so much food and saved so much money!!

Now, I am not a coupon guru like Sara or Shosh but I am trying to learn. So I have hesitated to share when I find good deals because I can't go into a store, walk out with a ton, and have spent nothing. But I am going to share now because I just got so much I can't resist talking about it!

Here are some pictures of my spoils:

So here is a rundown of what I bought:

2 bags of goodnites (like pullups), 4 cans of stir-fry veggies, countless bags of bisli, 1 can of frosting, 5 boxes of jello pudding, 2 boxes of lipton tea, 2 powdered creamers (for work), jars of bbq sauce and marinades, icing and a number 1 candle (M is turning 1 in a week), 2 cans of enchilada sauce, 1 jar crushed garlic, 2 jars of pickles, 1 bottle rice vinegar, 4 muffin mixes, 2 bags of sliced almonds, 1 box of cornflake crumbs, 2 cans chicken soup, a number of bags of kosher candy, 3 boxes of immodium (don't ask), 2 sudafed, 1 advil, 1 kids mucinex.

Not pictured: 8 boxes of pizza bagels, 1 morningstar farms, 1 box cinnamon waffles, and 2 pantyhose. Oh, and a bunch of snacks that are a cross between fruit roll-ups and fruit leather. Which I am annoyed that I bought because they were not half-off-they were considered produce and I didn't know that til after I bought them. But at least they are healthy.

I ended up spending $138. 06 as you can see by my receipt.

But I saved $153.83. That is a total of $291 dollars worth of groceries!!! I am proud of myself because I mostly bought kosher brands of food that don't go on sale (they had a lot of kosher food there, not sure why) and also lots of medicine.

I hope I get to go back!! I now have a $5 off of $50 coupon that is burning a hole in my pocket and I NEED to use it. This coupon stuff is a little addicting I think. I hope this wasn't too boring!! But if anyone is hungry feel free to stop by!!


DESJ and Company said...

I went tonight!
15 boxes bagelfuls, 2 rice vinegars, and 1 bottle dovi eye drops...$5.11 and received $2 cat so $3.11 net!!! 93% savings :)

DESJ and Company said...

I forgot-I also went earlier-bought kosher stuff, then went back with coupons. I bought 3 boxes of the mini pizza bagels and 3 canisters bread crumbs, as well as a bag of lunch bags. $15. Straight 50% savings.
Thank you so much again for the tip!

shalva said...

this is tempting, i might have to make a detour on my way home - i have been too lazy to really do the research and read all the couponing blogs but i really want to start getting into it...and also, i picked up the book from the library this week & i started it but i have this bad habit of being in middle of a few books at once so i will need to remember to finish this one - hopefully over the weekend.

Rach said...

i finished the book too-

i say set a date and let's do this thing

Aliza said...

Elisha, Great coupon shopping! A Super Saver is born! I personally don't clip coupons (I have zero patience for it) plus our stores only take them on Wed and the highest amount per coupon is a dollar. Why spend all that time for a few bucks? I know I should but I don't get kosher coupons and the big stuff I stock up on at SAMs. I'm happy for you though, it is a great feeling!