Adding to my Pantry
There are lots of ways to add to your pantry, shopping sales, using coupons, growing your own food, foraging and bartering. I try to do them all. Sometimes I get lucky and get useful samples that we can use. This week I got 2 great samples, coffee and dog food. We will definitely use both. Companies are willing to give you a sample in the hopes that you will like it and then buy their product. Look around, you may find a sample of something you really like.
Hubby had his wisdom teeth pulled so we bought extra stuff that he can eat. We made a trip to Stop & Shop. I already had jello but he wasn't sure it was enough (it was).
While we were there I picked up some freebies. I will always take free chocolate. The cat food will go to a friend with 2 cats. Stop & Shop total was 22.22. The dairy free ice creams are not cheap.
BJ's has the cheapest Silk and milk. I picked up a few other items. Total was $33.53 on groceries.
I needed fruit. Hubby wanted cold cuts. We went to Meat Farms. The marked down racks were a bust. We did find 2 pound blocks of mozzarella on sale for $3.99 so I grabbed 2. While we were there Hubby gave me puppy dog eyes and got 2 kinds of potato salad to try since he is on soft foods all week. Total was $23.08.
Earlier in the week I had stopped at Meat Farms and grabbed what we need. I spent $7.60. The grapes were so good we finished them that day.
My sister picked up Lip and dropped off a box of cookies for each of the kids.
As always, my son was able to grab pastries that would have ended up in the garbage.
Total spent on the week was $86.43. Much better then last week. I finished cleaning out my food storage and pulled items that were past best buy or close to it so that we eat them soon. We have been eating those items up to prevent food waste.
Did you add anything to your pantry this week? Did you get any great deals?