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July 21st, 2011 at 01:47 pm

ytd = April 1 2011 - March 31, 2012
Coupon total ytd = 678.52
RX total = 189.65
Discounted Gift Cards = 207.19
Total = 1,075.36

Went to King Soopers this morning and spent a lot more than usual on groceries, but I got $25 worth of wild caught salmon for free. I spent $62.40.

I had a coupon from Safeway for $10/$50 and I had 3 $5 Visa cards that I got from buying the Kelloggs cars 2 cereal last month so between those two deductions I got 3 lbs of salmon for free. The salmon was on sale for $7.99/lb

I also did 3 mega deals - buy 10 save $5 which saved me $15 and I used $19.73 in other coupons.

I spent $20 in vitamins which was a big part of the $62 I had to spend and I also got some frozen shrimp on sale for $6, which was another chunk.

I got 3 tubes of Colgate toothpaste, 4 Reach toothbrushes, 3 boxes Ronzoni Garden Delight pasta, 1 Pasta Roni and $2 in Produce for free. All of this, except the produce will be donated to the food pantry. I got the produce free for buying 4 bottles of Kraft Salad dressing. They were part of the mega deal and were .99/each after sale and coupons and then I had a coupon for $1 off produce when you buy 2 bottles of Kraft dressing.

I got 3 doz eggs for $1/each and 6 large boxes of Kleenex for .66/each. I got 3 Rice a Roni for .69/each for the food pantry - had a coupon get a free pasta roni wyb 3 rice a roni. I got 6 pouches Bumbleebee albacore tuna for .99/each and 1 was free.

Did you know they are adding soy to cans of tuna now? It's ridiculous, it's so hard to find anything without crap added to it and if you do it costs an arm and a leg. I found 5 1/2 oz cans for more than $2 without the soy. It's like paying people not to add crap to food or paying the phone company not to list you so you don't get junk phone calls, should be the other way around Smile

I also got a box of Kosher salt, a bottle of Palmolive dish soap for .39, some tomatoes, lettuce and bagged coleslaw, 2 things of Philadelphia cream cheese and Baker's unsweetened chocolate. Things sure do add up fast.

I paid with gift cards I bought in 2007 using the stimulous checks Bush sent out. Back then Bush was sending out $1200 checks for stimulous. King Soopers had a deal if you buy a $300 gift card they would add 10% more to it. So you paid $300 and got $330 on the card. I bought $2400 worth of cards using a credit card that paid me 5% back and making $240 on the cards with the 10% bonus. I started on my last one of those cards today. I had 8 and am down to 1. I've bought groceries, prescriptions, gas and gift cards with those cards in the last 4 years, they lasted a lot longer than I thought they would. This one still has over $300 on it so it should last several more months, unless I keep shopping like today.

I finished reading my book Bright Orange for the Shroud by John D. MacDonald. Mystery - pretty good.

4 Responses to “free salmon”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Wow, you did some really good shopping today. I hear you on the tuna. I've been buying the more expensive tuna for several years because of what they put in their "vegetable broth" in so many tunas. TJ's has some that aren't too horribly expensive, plus they have more meat in the cans (actually six ounces instead of the 5 plus broth in so much of the muck sold today). Fortunately we are not a big tuna eater family (mostly DH a few times a month). But the difference in flavor between the junky stuff and the good stuff is pretty phenomonal. In the old days it was all good stuff and you could get 4 six ounce cans for a dollar. I sound like my mom when the cost of a Coke was 10 cents and candy bars a nickel.

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    You had some great deals there!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    You are quite the bargainmeister! Good show!

    I share your frustration...it is difficult to buy things without other things being added.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Hey, I remember the nickel Coke!

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