Who said a lunch hour is just for eating? Today, I used my lunch hour for a little couponing fun. Not far from work, nestled next to a fancy, fancy country club (the Porsche club sponsors roadside cleanup for this place LOL!) and some luxury apartments is a quiet, little Lowes Foods. I know you're saying, "Who wants to spend their lunch hour at the grocery store?" But I really enjoy coupon shopping (and shopping in general)! It's such a rush to pay half price or less for things you used to pay full price for. And to walk out of the store marveling at the savings total on your receipt instead of fretting about the amount you spent. Plus, I get to shop alone (read: kid-free) and during a time of day when the store isn't busy.
I just needed a few things from Lowes this week, mostly stockpile buys. Here's my little haul:
3 Curves Fruit & Nut cereals (sale 2.00 - .75/1 Q doubled = .50ea)
4-1lb Low Sodium Smithfield bacon (sale 2.50 - .75/1 Q doubled = 1.00ea)
2 Barilla Whole Grain penne (sale 1.00 - .50/2 Q doubled = .50ea)
4 Barilla Whole Grain spaghetti (sale 1.00 - .50/2 Q doubled = .50ea)
1 lb fresh strawberries (sale 1.89)
LF cream cheese 8oz
LF kitchen drawstring trash bags 20ct
Total oop: $16.51
Total savings: $24.87
And I earned more green points to use for deals later!
I did get a few chuckles when I put 4lbs of bacon in the office fridge. But once they found out I only paid $1 each, they were quite amazed!