I needed potatoes. So on our way home, my husband and I stopped by Stop & Shop to grab the one ingredient I needed to make my mom’s beef stew.
$102 later we walked out of the store.
“You should do the grocery shopping more,” my husband said. “You’re a better shopper.”
“Are you kidding? We just spent $102,” I said. “You would have come home with a $3 bag of potatoes.”
No matter who is the “better” shopper, we did score some amazing deals to the tune of 33% off our total bill. I’m proudest of the 20-ounce boxes of Raisin Bran we snagged for $1 each. Here’s how we did it.
$2.99 per box of Stop & Shop brand Raisin Brand (20 ounces each)
Save $1 per box as part of a weekly sale
Save $5 for every five boxes we bought (which works out to $1 off per box)
We bought 10 boxes for $1 each! There were only 10 boxes on the shelf so we took them all. They expire in July 2012 so we have PLENTY of time to eat everything.
Having cleared the shelf, I sympathized with Extreme Couponers who have been maligned for doing the same thing. I really got a thrill getting so much cereal that I love to eat for a great price!
The best part was seeing my husband’s face at checkout.
“This is so embarrassing,” he said, loading our cache of cereal onto the counter.
I laughed. “You mean because we are getting a great deal?”