Thursday, January 7, 2010

January Shopping Trip 1

In case you all haven't heard yet, I'm participating in a month-long Eat from your Pantry Challenge. So far, it's going really well. Except that as of dinner time tonight we were down to half a gallon of milk, and in this house we can go from half a gallon to NONE practically overnight (no joke- we've run out before between the time I go to bed and the time I wake up). Clearly, we needed to head out before this happened, mostly because the toddler doesn't handle "we're out of milk" well. Both boys were sleepy/cranky so I sent the husband with a list and some coupons- and he did really well!

Safeway: $19.07 spent, $22.90 saved (55%)
  • 6 gallons of milk: $11.94
  • Seattle's Best Coffee: $3.49 (after $1.50 coupon)
  • 4 boxes GM Cereal: -$2.28 (after promo, ecoupons, two $1 printables, and one FREE item coupon)
  • Eggs: $2.29
  • Sour Cream: $1.49
  • Bananas: $1.32

Okay, so the coffee doesn't follow my rules, but the cereal overage almost offset the cost and I'm nearly out. Hopefully, the amount of milk we bought will last for a while- it's easier not to shop when you're not going to the store in the first place!


  1. He did a great job! My hubby's a little intimidated by the whole couponing thing, but said he's willing to try it sometime, so I'm glad.

  2. Nice! I am way to much of a control freak to let my husband try this yet. Glad the pantry challenge is going so well for you. I have massive stocking up to do this week myself and won't fare nearly so well I'm sure!

  3. Great job on the cereal! What a deal!

  4. I sent my husband to the store to pick up bread once and he came back with a loaf for $4.29. I just about died and have not sent him again. I'm glad the pantry challenge is going well but I miss the deals that everyone gets.