Yesterday I took Cora into town for another orthodontist appointment. (By "in town" I do not really mean the technical "in town" meaning Honolulu. When I say "in town" I mean anything out of "the country", or rather, on the other side of the Koolauloa Mtns.) In an effort to minimize travel, save time and money, I also did all my in-town shopping. Hopefully it will be enough to last me until her next appointment December 20th. Hopefully.
Cora and I made four stops yesterday after her check-up. First we visited Longs Drugs where I SCORED BIG! They had a lot of Thanksgiving items on sale and I had 13 coupons! Yeah! That's the most coupons I've used on one shopping trip in 6 months! Between the sale and the coupons I saved $64 and spent $68.70. Can I get a woohoo?!
Here are some of the "can't pass up" deals:
4# C&H Sugar$2.50 - .25 coupon from newspaper
Spam $2.09-.55 printable coupon
5# Gold Medal Flour $2.19-.25 printable coupon
1# Pasta noodles .79
Great Lash Mascara $3.71-$1 printable coupon
There were other great deals too but I won't bore you with all the details. I also spent some time at Walmart and at Costco spending $221 and $333 respectively. Not all of those items were grocery related. I had some first aid to purchase for my cut and burnt pinky and Cora's deck burn (she was running away from a bee on Monday, slipped on a piece of paper and went sliding across the textured lanai decking scraping her elbow, chest and hip.Ouch.). They are specialty supplies that I don't usually keep on hand in my first aid kits so I am categorizing them as a medical expense. I also got some fertilizer, potting soil, pots, some plant starts, insecticide and fertilizer. Those are gardening expenses that I am tracking separately from my grocery budget. The rubber slippahs and new white polo for Dave are classified under clothing. I also bought two movies categorized in the entertainment section of the budget. Those extras totaled $109 so my groceries, including toiletries, cleaners and everyday use items, were about $514. I will have to purchase more milk, eggs and some fresh produce locally before I go into town again.