My husband and I had a trip to Chicago planned for this weekend and I decided to make a quick stop at the local Jewel and take advantage of the current Conagra Catalina deal. I just wanted to show you my haul. I did a total of five transactions. I had a lot of Conagra coupons that I got in the mail and a few free item coupons that I got directly from the manufacturer. My husband tallied my receipts and according to his math I got $121 worth of food for $21. Most of it is, of course, going to my stockpile. We eat a lot of popcorn so I was happy to restock again. Last time I stocked popcorn was back in November and I was on the last box. I am also good for a good six months on hot dogs, which is perfect because grilling season is just around the corner. I also decided to use the last of the $10 catalinas and I bought nuts and blintzies for my husband for being such a good sport with me at the store. He was keeping the baby entertained.
Also, I used the self-checkout in a couple of my transactions and hanging from the catalina machine was a coupon for FREE fresh bakery bread. The last user (or maybe even the one before?) didn’t take it. Who would leave a coupon for a FREE item behind? Not me! That made for yummy garlic bread with dinner last night.
Finally if you hadn’t heard, Stamp Out Hunger a food drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers will be this May 9th. To participate all you have to do is place you bag with the food you are donating next to your mailbox. Last year I donated some cans of soup I got for free at Walgreens and more. This year I intend to give some of the peanut butter I got from this Conagra deal and other canned items I have on my pantry.