On Thursday, I had to take Finn back to the doctor for his ears again. He still has a double ear infection. The doctor moved us to a stronger antibiotic and is sending us to an ENT on Wednesday. Hopefully we can get this taken care of and no more ear infections!
On Saturday, Chloe and I both began feeling sick. She ran a fever part of the day. She took her first nap in months, on John. They were watching TV. I looked over and she was out. Later that day, she just laid on the couch staring off in space most of the evening. I started running a fever, too. Ears and throat hurt. No fun over all.
Despite the flu and feeling miserable, I decided to get my shopping done Sunday. Thanks to my wonderful mother-in-law, I only had Chloe (and that was only for half the trip. She decided she wanted to stay home after the first half of the shopping.) (Laid out below for anyone who wants a breakdown. I'm not sure what the savings are for Aldi's so there's no GRAND TOTAL).
Chloe helping me carry in the groceries - Check out the shoes.
When I got home from getting Finn from Grandma's, Chloe and John curled up in bed while Finn and I watched Bubble Guppies. Minutes into the show I noticed he was asleep.
Then, after putting Finn in his crib to finish his nap, I went to talk to John and Chloe. This is what I found.
I must admit everyone got to take a nap, but I still had to run out to the gas station to pick up some papers for a friend. So by the time I got home, everyone was awake again...
We started at Meijer. I wanted to use my Good Start coupon and gift checks. I also picked up a good price on printer paper (which I was out of, thanks to my daughter and her coloring!) and a notebook I wanted for my coupon binder. I also got 2 bottles of KC Masterpiece for $0.28 each!!!
1 Notebook - $0.99
1 Printer Paper - $3.49 (originally $3.99)
2 Good Start Formula - $24.48 ($12.24 each)
2 KC Master Piece BBQ - $4.58 (originally $2.99 each)
2 Wheat Bread $2.00 (originally $1.25 each)
1 Large Fountain Soda $0.99
$2.00 off KC Master Piece - instant savings
2 - $1.00/1 KC Master Piece
$10.00/2 Good Start Powders - Meijer Catalina
$0.25/2 Meijer Bread
$11.50 Good Start Check
$4.50 Good Start Check
Savings: $29.87 - 82%
Next Stop Aldi's (Trip #1)
2 - 1 gallon Milk - $3.98
1 - bunch bananas - $1.05
1 - can diced tomatoes - $0.55
1 - bag vegetable chips (no pictured) - $1.69
2 - Rising Crust Pizzas (DELICIOUS!!!) - $7.98
1 - Crunchy Granola Cereal - $1.99
1 - Graham Crackers - $1.19
1 - Trash Bags - $4.99
1 - Chocolate chip cookies - $1.79
1 - Zip Top Bags - $1.89
1 - Multigrain Cereal - $2.69
1 - Honey Crunch/Oats - $ 1.89
1 - Apple-Cinnamon Crispy Oats - $1.59
2 - 85% Lean Beef - $5.38
2 - American Cheese - $1.98
1 - Fig Cookies - $0.99
OOP: $42.10 (Not sure how much of a savings this is over grocery store, but it was a huge cart for cheap!)
After Aldi's we dropped everything at home and off to Kroger.
8 pack Brawny Paper Towels - $13.99 (Ok, I just realized the price on these and I'm mad at myself now...I
thought they were under $7.00, which is why I got them. Arggg....)
2 - Shower Poufs - $3.18
1 - Bertolli's - $6.42
2 - Tyson's Chicken Ready to Serve - $6.98
10 - Yoplait Yogurt - $6.00
4 - Oscar Meyer Cracker Combos - $9.96
2 - Knorr Sides - $1.00
1 - Ronzoni Pasta - $1.99
1 - Totinos Pizza - $1.29
1 - Tomato Paste Tube - $2.99
1 - Private Selection Ice Cream - $5.49
1 - Tidy Cat Litter - $2.49
2 - Ragu Sauce - $3.48
1 - Single Roll Bounty Paper Towels $1.49
1 - 4-pk "Puppy Juice" $0.99 (that's what Chloe called it b/c it had Clifford on it)
AFTER the return to store to correct the Kroger Plus and E-Coupons that didn't come off:
But I have now discovered, they owe me an additional $4.35, so OOP: $45.99 (and the Brawny may have been on sale, I'll have to check).
Savings: (After I get everything fixed) 32% (not great) (I did use coupons, but it was so convoluted when it was all said and done, I have no idea what!)
Back to Aldi's to get generic Gatorade, left with more than that:
20 - Bottles Generic Gatorade $13.40
1 - 8-pk Elmo Juice $1.98
2 - Self Rising Pizzas - $6.98 (Yes I got more)
OOP - $24.03
2 - Jumbo packs Huggies Diapers - $17.98
2 - 8-ct Excedrin - $1.98
1 - $1.00 donation to ALS (to put me over $20.00)
$4.00/$20.00 from CVS
$3.00/$15.00 in Baby Supplies
Savings: $10.63 - 48%
PLUS: I earned $1.98 ECB from the Excedrins, $3.00 from the Huggies and $1.00 from my Green Bag Tag! Yea!!!
Not a bad day..