And here is the result (click on picture to enlarge):
I was fortunate that one coupon was stuck to the bottom of my shopping bag...a coupon for a FREE Digiorno flatbread melt. Wahoo! My husband will appreciate it! Note to self, stop losing free coupons....
What ended up breaking the budget? There were a couple of spendy things in this mix: 2 large packs of string cheese, fresh pine nuts ($15/lb!), 3 lbs of cherries, 3 packs of nitrate/nitrite free lunch meat, 2 boxes of Morningstar farms mushroom burgers, and my favorite...a very large container of hummus. All pretty spendy, but super worth it, even without coupons!
But what about the bag of unhealthy fluff in the back of the picture? Were they free? I hate them! How did they get in the cart? Well...today we were all a little too tired to tolerate shopping. So...when my son grabbed these orbs of synthetic puffiness, I made a
The bottom line:
Grocery shopping without coupons $90.98
Bribing your kids with synthetic puff balls $2
Peaceful shopping with no regrets....Priceless
To see how I usually save on groceries, click here.
While you're here, feel free to check out my giveaways! I give away things often! :) This week I'm giving away a free pack of Wallies Chalkboard Panels.