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.