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a wee bit of gloating

September 14th, 2006 at 06:52 am

Last night we hit two grocery stores, and with coupons and advertised savings, we saved a total of...

*insert trumpet fanfare here*

$52.77 !!

One grocery store has double-coupon Wednesdays. (I had completely forgotten until we were at the checkout!) I have never, ever, saved that much on groceries. SO and I were both so excited. Big Grin

Our pantry is bulging and we have enough liquid products to float a boat on. I think we're set for a while. Now to plan menus around what we have.

We looked into camping up north in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area over Columbus Day, but it's all booked! Amazing. We'll have to remember it for next year. I think we'll keep looking...I so want to camp again before the snow flies!

The doctor's appointment...I don't even want to talk about it. We'll see what the test results come back with next week.

Since Citibank is lowering the cash back on groceries from 5% to 2% next month, I'm thinking about getting a few grocery gift cards before then. Do you think that will qualify for the cash back? It would be a purchase made at a grocery store, but I'm not completely sure.

5 Responses to “a wee bit of gloating”

  1. eunkyungsuh Says:

    Good job. I'm lucky that our King Soopers doubles coupons all the time. I used to throw away those 50cent coupons, but now that they are worth $1 savings I use them once in a while. Most times, the generic is still the best buy even with the doubled coupons.

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    My guess on the gift cards is that it will count, because all they'll see is the name of the store and the amount...they won't know what you spent the money on. Worst case scenario, you don't get the extra discount, but at least you'll have the gift cards anyway...

  3. fern Says:

    Nice job saving all that in just 2 grocery trips.
    (tamborine shakin')
    (drums beating)
    (cymbal clanging)

  4. LuxLiving Says:

    Wee-hah! I'd gloat too! Good for you guys!

    Camping sounds good!

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Hey, great idea about the gift cards. I might do that, too, thank you. I already collected the maximum from my other rewards card this year, so I wanted to "use up" the Citi card now.

    Fatwallet.com has a recent thread on the current state of rewards cards. I need to check up on that. Maybe I'll get a third card if there are some better offers out there.

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