Thursday, May 25, 2017

Using the F Word

I used the F word this week.  Disappointing, I know.  Shame shame shame!

But I'd do it again under similar circumstances...

For those that may have missed my previous post involving this scandalous utterance..   FULL PRICE is the F word in my house.

I rarely pay full price for anything but I pinched my pennies and clipped my coupons and saved enough money on my grocery shopping that I splurged and bought myself a "f" treat.

What did I buy?

1 Watermelon
5 Gala Apples (even on sale, why are apples so pricey?)
1 bunch of Bananas
1 basket of Strawberries
1 basket of Blueberries
2 pkgs of Ball Park Hot Dog Buns  (Buy 1 Get 1 Free)
2.5 lbs of Ground Beef
3 pkgs of Sargento Balanced Break Snacks
1 pkg of String Cheese (Buy 1 Get 1 Free)
1 container of Cozy Shack Rice Pudding (Buy 1 Get 1 Free)
8 Dannon Lite Yogurts
1 can of Refried Beans
2 boxes of Cheerios
2 bottles of French's Mustard (Buy 1 Get 1 Free)
5 bottles of Ken's Dressings (Buy 2 Get 3 Free)
2 bags of Lay's Potato Chips
3 boxes of Magnum Ice Cream Bars (dark chocolate!)
1 Johnson's Baby Powder
1 pkg of "F"ull price treats (to be revealed at the end of the post)

Typing it all out, it doesn't seem like I bought all that much.  It certainly seemed like I did at the time.   A number of the items are for our Memorial Day barbecue.  I stocked up on salad dressing ~ they will be great to take to potlucks and leave with the hosts.  LOVE the Sargento Balanced Break Snacks.  There are 3 little containers in each package filled with different cheeses, nuts, and dried fruits.  I almost never ever buy fancy ice cream bars (regularly $5.49 a box!!! but on sale 3/$10 and I had coupons that doubled).  I couldn't pass them up.  I wouldn't buy the rice pudding either except it was on sale and with a double coupon, I only paid 25 cents for a 22 oz container.  I am so pleased with my stores sale policy that if it is a Buy One Get One Free sale, you don't have to buy two items.  You can just buy one and the price is half off.

After using my store card and coupons, my total for the above was only $68.19.  Without using either, it would have been double that.

And what was my "F" price treat?

I posted it in a small size in hopes it would be a SURPRISE. (If you click on it, you will see a bigger picture.). A few weeks ago, these were on sale ~ Buy One Get One Free....  Oh bother.  Now I'm addicted!  They are really good.  It is hard for me to rationalize paying the "F" price of $3.49 a package but I threw caution to the wind and splurged this week.

When was the last time you treated yourself? What did you buy?

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  1. Replies
    1. I wholeheartedly agree, Elizabeth!

  2. Oh my hubby loves thin & crispy cookies so he would probably love these, I am a more soft and cakey type person :)
    Since I am trying to eat healthier the things I splurge on is my Ezeikel bread, stuff like that which is never on sale :(

    1. Connie, I've never heard of Ezeikel bread. Is it a sweet bread?

  3. Dear Gina,

    That's a nice treat! I rarely pay full price for things, unless I'm at a bulk store like Costco and it works out to be cheaper. There's a new discount store that I love, that has Asian and organic foods, sometimes for a pretty decent bargain!



    1. Marqueta, Costco items are not quite full price I think. Things are cheaper there than at a regular store for me. Even the milk is almost $1 cheaper than in the grocery store. xo

  4. It sounds as if you are brilliant at saving pennies, Gina. Those cookies look rather delicious. I will forgive you for using the "F" word. =)

    1. Kim, thank you for so graciously forgiving me! :-)

  5. Good for you, Gina, and all the savings! You deserved a treat that you love, even at Full Price! You're too cute!!
    Happy Memorial Day!

    1. Kitty, I think there are 16 cookies in the bag. If I only have 2 a day with my coffee, then I hope to have enough until a next possible sale! xo

  6. I love your shopping cart posts Gina. You are a whiz at saving pennies.

    1. Thank you, Arlene. You can buy a LOT with loose change. I ALWAYS pick up money in the street if I see it.


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