I just got back from Harris Teeter- which I drove to with the windows down, by the way, because it's SIXTY DEGREES OUTSIDE! They were doing triple coupons all weekend so I took advantage of some amazing deals. I got three boxes of cereal, and the big ones, not those little baby boxes that will get me thru a day and a half, for eighty five cents a box. Two Cinnamon Toast Crunch and one Honey Nut Cheerios. We go thru some serious Honey Nut Cheerios, but I couldn't find any more dang coupons to stock up! I got a normal sized bottle of Palmolive, which is what we use, for a dollar fourteen. I got two cans of diced tomatoes for sixty five cents each, a pack of Hillshire Farms turkey lunch meat for a dollar eighty five, four tubes of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, which weren't on sale, but I had coupons for and I need for this new recipe I'm dying to try tomorrow, for a dollar thirty four each (not sure if this is actually better than the commissary, but I wasn't about to drive over there for four things). And then, my proudest moment, two tubes of the Colgate toothpaste that we always use for...drumroll please...TWENTY FIVE CENTS A PIECE!!!
So that was pretty fun. I've noticed on the blogs I use that some people get all excited about the teeny tiny stuff that they get for super cheap, or they get stuff that I don't see how they're going to use it all, or they get weird brands...it was just cool to get so much stuff, normal sized stuff, in the brands that we prefer anyway. And the drive was so nice because, if I didn't mention it before, it's sixty degrees outside!!!
One mistake I think I made was the carrots. I was going to buy a bag of shredded carrots for the dinner we're having on Monday, but it was two fifty. So I bought five real carrots instead, which was triple the weight, for a dollar fifteen. But I just know that on Monday, when it comes time to shred those friggin carrots, I'm gonna say to myself, this was stupid, I shoulda just spent the money and let someone else shred them for me. But alas. I did not, and I'm not going back again.