Saturday, June 12, 2010


In terms of grocery shopping this week was a good one, but in terms of diaper shopping this week was awesome. The only problem with buying 6 packages of diapers is that we don’t even have children. Ok…so I have to admit that I have been having a baby fever, and no…I am not pregnant.

After work, I was able to stop by CVS and snatched diapers for less than $3 (they were marked down 75%) a package. I figured I could either use the diapers for baby showers or one day when we have children use them then.

I picked up several more baby items that were on clearance and utilized my extra care bucks to pay for my purchase. The best part is that I paid very little out of pocket and received 2 ECB back…woot …woot! And that is exactly why I love bargain shopping…why pay full price, when you can buy items of clearance shelf?! I spent $4.72 on all the baby items and saved $92.34

The rest of the shopping this week I did at Ingles. One day I scored an amazing deal on organic orange juice. The original price for 1 bottle of organic orange juice was $4.99, but the bottle had manager’s special sticker with $1.99. Since my mama is coming in two weeks, I have been trying to stock up on items that she loves and orange juice is one of them! I picked up all three bottles and made my way to the produce manager. I asked what will the store do with juice after the expiration date and the response was, “We can reduce it further for you.” Score!!! He reduced each bottle price to $1.49. So I paid $4.50 for 3 bottle of organic orange juice. As soon as I came home, I put the orange juice in the freezer. Woot! Woot! I also picked up several items from 50% off buggy and didn’t stress a bit that I didn’t have a coupon for the items. I felt like I was getting a pretty good deal.

On Saturday I learned that Ingles will be participating in triple coupon event, so I prepared my coupons to shop on Sunday after church. To say that the store had amazing sales would be a lie, plus I really do not like Ingles coupon policy. You have to spend $10 before 3 coupons can double in value ($0.50). To bring the total up, I stocked up on meat. My mama loves bacon, and I mean loves bacon. The petit woman can eat one package of bacon in one setting. In addition to bacon, I bought ham. It was marked down from $12+ to $5+, needless to say our freezer is full. Once my total was up, I added free beans, soap and ice cream to my cart. And oh yeah…I spent $6 on watermelon. After reading a post at This Journey about Heather's children eating watermelon, I decided to splurge on one! All in all I had a fabulous shopping week and look forward to take my mama coupon shopping when she arrives in 2 weeks!!!!

Total paid: $42.30

Total spent: $165.04


  1. wow, awesome deal on the diapers!!!! Awesome deal on everything!!!

  2. You go, girl! I love reading your blog, Oxana, because it is so encouraging...always inspires me to "do better" when I shop.

    And I am SO excited for your mom to come and spend time with you. SO excited! It will refresh both of your souls.

  3. Wow, I feel like grocery shopping when I read your blog and I'm not particularily fond of that task. I'm excited to read the posts that come after your mom's visit! Save some of those diapers for yourself when you're taking care of your little one someday and are too tired to slip out to the store :)

  4. By the way, sorry I caused you to buy your most expensive item... ha ha! Glad you saved so much that you COULD! :)

  5. I LOVE all the bargains! You're inspiring me.

    Haha, we just had watermelon tonight and I thought of Heather's post too as I cut the slices extra WIDE! :)

    And thumbs up to your mama on the bacon. :)