First stop was Bi-Lo and I bought:
- Asian Bean Threads (I thought they would be interesting to try) - $ 1.14
- 2 Dry Roasted Peanuts -$6 - $1/2 coupon (newspaper) = $5
- Raw Almonds - $6.29 - $.50 coupon that doubled = $5.29
- 2 Organic Rice Mix - $4 - 2 $2 coupons = $0
- Organic Tamari Sauce (I didn't need this as I have soy sauce but I am trying to stay away from GMO soybeans) - $2.19
- 4 Almond Breeze Milk ( I stocked up since they are good until March 21) - $11.56 - 4 $.75 coupons(found in store)= $8.56
- Half-Gallon Organic Whole Milk (for yogurt) - $3.99 - $.55 coupon that doubled = $2.89
- 4 Kiwis - $1.76
- 2 5 oz clam shells of spinach close to date - $1.98
- Pack of 2 portobello caps - $1.49
Total after coupons and sales - $31.69 (subtotal was $50.40)
I then went to Food Lion to use a $1/$5 produce coupon.
- 10+ (I lost my receipt so I'm not exactly sure and I don't feel like doing the math) lbs bananas
Total with tax was $4.31
Then came EarthFare for what I couldn't get at the regular stores.
- Organic Cottage Cheese - $4.19 - $1 coupon = $3.19
- Organic String Cheese - $3.49
- Organic Salad (could have gotten at BiLo but was a better price here) - $3.00 - $.75 coupon = $2.25
Total = $9.04
These prices may seem crazy expensive and it is true that I could have gotten the conventional versions for much, much less, but organic dairy and lettuce are a priority for us so I am willing to pay more.
I also went shopping at the end of last since I was already going to be out and we were completely out of fresh produce:
I got a TON of produce and the rest was really good food, but if I had stuck to only buying what I know is cheapest at a store (in this case the Wasa crackers and the organic apples), loss leaders, and had gone to just one more store, I could have spent much less.
Total - $73.## (I lost my receipt)
I am linking this post to The GCC Shopping Round Up.