Hubby finished jury duty last Friday. So things are getting back to normal again around here. So over the weekend, I got my lists together for my last stockpile shop.
Even though we got 6 inches of snow that day, I went shopping to 3 different stores, paid my water and sewer bill at town hall, and picked up two prescriptions.
Here is what I bought:
Dollar Tree - 24 oz. spaghetti - $1.00
2 Appleton Farms butt portion hams $ 1.09 a lb.= $12.09 and $ 10.09
15 lbs. of Russet baking potatoes - $ 3.49
1 rye bread - $ 1.69
1 frozen corn - $ .95
4 bags of fresh cranberries - $ .99 each
2 stuffed tortellini - $ 1.99 each
2 sharp cheddar cheese - $ 1.49 each
4 brown gravy mixes - $ .35 each
1 can mushrooms - $ .59
6 cans of whole potatoes - $ .65 each
1 can organic diced tomatoes - $ 1.69
1 American cheese singles - $ 1.69
1 Canola oil - $ 1.85
Total $ 50.35 - $ 10.00/50.00 Aldi's cpn=$ 40.35
1 bag of baby carrots - $ 1.50 - got $ .25 Ibotta rebate( final cost: $ 1.25)
3 bananas - $ .33 - got $ .25 Ibotta rebate( final cost: $ .08)
2 Garden Fresh Gourmet Tortilla Soup on sale B1G1F= $ 5.99 - used $ 2.00/1 Q and submitted for $ 3.00 Ibotta rebate(final cost: $ .99 for both)
1 large eggs - $ .79
1 sour cream - $ 1.99 - $ .45Q dbld = $ 1.09
2 Thomas English muffins on sale B1G1F - $ 4.39
20 roll Tops toilet paper - $ 9.99
4 panty liners - $ 1.29 - $ .50Q dbld = $ .29 each
6 - 32 oz. Swanson unsalted chicken stock - $ 3.00 each - 4 $.50Q dbld & 1 $1.00/2Q = $ 13.00( this gave me 200 gas points = $ .20 off per gallon)
Total Top's OOP = $ 37.13 with tax and I got $ 3.50 back from Ibotta
Total OOP for all 3 stores was $ 78.48.
I always buy my spaghetti at Dollar Tree when there isn't a better deal because their packages are 24 ounces.
I almost purchased those hams last week. I am so glad I waited since Aldi's had the $10.00 off coupon in Sunday's paper. $ 1.09 a lb. for these hams was the best price in my area. Hubby loves ham and bean soup. So that will be on the menu later in the week. The other one I froze.
Baking potatoes at $ .23 a lb. is a good price here. I am storing them in the basement. They were nice and fresh and hard so we will see how long they last.
Cranberries at $ .99 a bag is a terrific price for us so I bought 4 bags even though I have about 6 left from last year. They are used in muffins.
I have been stockpiling oil for a while now. I have about a 9 month supply.
I was hoping they would have loose carrots but they didn't so I got the bag which was the cheapest in the store. The bananas were $ .39 a lb. I usually get 2 carrots and 3 bananas to get those $ .25 rebates on each but I didn't luck out on the carrots this time. However I needed them.
I rarely buy soup but the girls in a Facebook group that I belong to have been raving about it. With such a good deal, Hubby and I will have two lunches totaling $ .99.
The toilet paper was 2312.5 sq. ft. which works out to $ .004 a sq. ft. This is a great price. I always try to buy under $ .02 a sq.ft. So when I see a price like this I always pick up a package or two. I am pretty well stocked so one was enough this time.
I always like to have chicken stock on the shelf so I buy it this time of the year. With the coupons and the gas points it was a no brainer. I right now have banked $ 1.00 off per gallon of gas. However we can continue to earn for a couple of weeks. So when I fill up next, it will be cheap gas.
It was a pretty good shopping and errand day. However I am looking forward to mainly eating from the stockpile now. My plan will be to buy necessities that I don't have in the stockpile, fresh produce, or free or just pennies items for a while. So my grocery shopping will be cut way back.