Patience Pays Off

Since I am recovering from the stomach virus from hell, I didn’t get a lot of shopping done this week. And processed foods are the predominant items this week. I just don’t feel like cooking. Cooking is usually very therapeutic for me. No matter what kind of day I have had, getting in my kitchen and whipping up a roasted chicken really makes my day. That’s how I know I am really sick.

But a stomach bug can’t completely stop the show. I just about kicked myself in the behind for using my $1 off of 1 coupons for Ronzoni Garden Delight pasta at Walmart. It went on sale this week as a BOGO at Publix. I did manage to get my hands on some printable coupons for $1 off of two, so I was somewhat happy. This is a lesson learned, though. Hold on to those coupons! If you use them on a product at regular price, it is guaranteed to go on sale the following week. That is obviously some unspoken law of couponing, I have found. Anyway, I grabbed 14 boxes of pasta and while that normally would have set me back $26.46, I paid $6.23.

The Tollhouse Cookie Dough was a nice find. I wanted to have friends over and make ice cream sandwiches with all the Breyers that I bought last week, and decided to do it with cookies. Once my husband gets ahold of the cookies though, I may need to change my plans.The cookie dough sells for $3.39 at Publix, but was a BOGO this week. I used stacked printable coupons for $1.50 off of two with Publix coupons for 55 cents off of one and instead of paying $27.12 for eight packs, the cookie dough cost me $3.16. I think I might be getting the hang of this.

The Lunchables (hey, the kids are fending for themselves for a while) were on sale at Winn Dixie for $2, and I had coupons for $1 off each one.

The Method dish detergent is regularly $3.99 at Publix, but it was on sale 2 for $5 this week. I had two coupons from Whole Foods for $1 off each, so I ended up getting them for $1.50 apiece.

I still need to get Cheerios in the morning, which are a BOGO this week. If my stomach is still protesting its own existence, Lunchables may very well be breakfast.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nicole says:

    Stomach Virus’ are THE worse. Sometimes it is worse than childbirth at least you can get an epidural during birth. With a stomach virus you just have to lay there and bear it. I am glad you are getting better.

  2. I hate them, because there is really nothing you can do for relief. You just have to wait until what ever nasty bug that entered your body to find its way back out.

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