Yesterday was my weekly Publix shopping trip. I am so in love with this store, it’s amazing. I mean honestly, I’ve never been that attached to a store before. Usually trips to Walmart start out positive, but end in a spiral of anxiety and panic. I’ve never been unhappy during a Publix shopping trip. Come on, Publix, find my blog and make me your spokeswoman and give me a million dollars!
Anyway. Mom went with me and was able to witness first-hand the power of my superior coupon-ing skills. But I learned them from her originally, so I guess it’s really like the ultimate cumulative exam. And, y’all? I passed with flying colors. I spent $41 and saved $49. She was impressed and amazed. Or so I’d like to think.
Some of my purchases included:
- Special K cereal
- Betty Crocker boxed potatos
- Gorton’s Shrimp
- Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes (for Hubby’s breakfast)
- Campbell’s Healthy Selects soups
- Hunt’s canned tomatoes
And my favorite purchase of all, Loreal Color Vive shampoo and conditioner. They were BOGO ($4.99) and I had one coupon in my stash, went to Loreal Paris‘s Web site, pretended like I needed their help with some hair color products and downloaded a $1 coupon for my troubles (SUCKAS!) That made the shampoo and conditioner together only $2.99. Usually I just get the cheap stuff, so this was very exciting to me.
Hubby and I have been thinking about starting a diet that works for us, so I’m trying to shop more strategically. It can be hard to diet and spend less money on food because it seems like the less expensive food is the stuff that’s really bad for you. Have any of you tried diets that won’t break the bank, but will help an always hungry 30-year-old man get skinny?