I haven't done a major shopping trip since the whole bed rest episode in December. I had no appetite & no energy to push around a full cart. Luckily, our food storage was well-stocked from previous shopping trips & buying things at the best prices when they were on sale.
I have noticed some things were running low, so I got brave & planned a big shopping trip to Smith's since my reward certificate for $26 came yesterday & they are having some great sales right now.
I used grocerysmarts.com & clipped my coupons and headed out. I won't bore you with the details, but here are my totals. My original total was $208. After my freshvalues card, coupons, discounts, etc my total was $87.48, plus I earned a 15 cent fuel reward & 500 points toward my next reward certificate!
This was for 67 items, including two bottles of Tide, dishwasher detergent, Solo plastic cups & bowls, meat, produce, enough Goldfish crackers to get us to St. George and back, a birthday gift for a nephew, 3 tubes of Colgate & much more.
Added bonus: I was at Smith's Marketplace in West Jordan, so I got a free hour of child care for Aubrey & Lydia.
It took a little effort, but it was so worth it!
After all that, we went to Harmon's for PTA day. The girls played the games & got ice cream, popcorn, cotton candy, & stickers. I also bought some cereal out of obligation for the small donation that will go to the school. I'm not shopping again for a long time!