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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I'm addicted to coupons and every penny counts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your success stories with me as well.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My favorite time to go to the grocery store

Grocery shopping is fun for me....as long as I can go alone. Taking a 4 month old makes it more difficult. His car seat takes up the front part of the buggy where I normally put my coupon book. If the buggy isn't moving he starts to whine. He will only last so long before he has a melt down. Yes, even at 4 months he knows what a melt down is. :)

So, I've started going grocery shopping first thing in the morning. I'm talking about 7 am. Thursday morning seems to be the best day of the week for me because there are very few people shopping that early in the morning and the shelves are fully stocked for the weekend crowds. Also, they seem to have more meat and produce on discount on Thursday mornings.

I got to Ingles at 7:15 am this morning and was finished in exactly one hour. Instead of bringing my large coupon book, I only took out the coupons that I thought I would be using. There were a good amount of sales this week at Ingles, a lot of baking items I needed for all the holiday baking I will be doing the next couple of weeks.

I spent a total of $78.65 for 61 items and saved $62.27 with coupons and store sales. These groceries should last us the next two weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go on the savings today! I love going shopping first thing in the morning as well. It gives me a jump start on the day. Plus you can score some great markdowns on the produce, meat, deli, and diary items! I was able to get chicken that was marked down this morning at Ingles for $0.49 a pound.