Saturday, January 17, 2009

Our Grocery Store

Well, if you haven't heard my Mommy talking about her new "hobby" I'm shocked! She's always been a bargain hunter, but mostly with clothes. Since she's pretty much out of space in her closet and in MY closet, she's taken her obsession with finding "great deals" into the grocery store! She joined "The Grocery Game" in late October (email her if you want the link- she gets free weeks if friends sign up) and this is the result!!!
...And that's just the PANTRY! We also have a fully stocked fridge and freezer...
..and even toiletries...... here's mommy's reciept from Alberston's tonight... She spent $60 and saved just over $80. But that's nothin'! Last week, we went to Alberstons to stock up on Lean Cuisines (I went with her!)
... here's the result... (remember, there are about eight missing already!!)
By the time it was all said and done, she had only paid 80 cents each for them. If you know anything about the cost of these... you'll know that's CHEAP. (Mommy and Daddy both take their lunches to work every day- so she was excited.) The cashier and the lady behind us in line were even taking guesses at how much Mommy saved. (She spent less than $40 and saved $106) Anyhow... I wanted to share with you my Mommy's insanity. At least we're prepared to stay home in the event of an ice storm, tornado, illness or Obama presidency. And no, Mommy won't buy products we won't actually use. She has found we'll eat/use different brands, but there are many things we DON'T buy- even if they're great bargains... cause we'll never use them. I should have Mommy take a picture of all the FREE items she gets! That's cool. Weird? Maybe just quirky. I love her anyways.

11 comments:

Dani said...

Welcome to the club, saving money on everything is "my job" it allows me to be a SAHM. Having a stocked pantry and freezer means you can take advantage of bargains when they are on sale and not when you need to buy them. There are lots of blogs out there that help you get stuff for free when you use coupons and get rebates (CVS, Walgreens, etc.)

The Grocery Game doesn't include any grocery stores in my neck of the woods. :(

Gram said...

Hey, Thatch, when is mommy going to take over your whole bedroom with her stock? You better watch out. You may have to share a bed with Rudy.

C and C Mommy said...

I am coming to your house for dinner!! YUM!!

MeMe said...

My goodness!! That is a lot of food etc. I guess if you don't have electricity for some reason, you can always use the grill, sell food to the neighborhood and recoup even more money, then you can shop some more and keep your hobby going. Looks to me like this hobby will have a "shelf-life".

Grandma said...

Looks like I will have plenty to eat when I come to your house. Hope it will all be good months from now.

One Hale of a Story... said...

Thatch! Pleas have your mommy send the link to janebgh@hotmail.com That is so cool! I wanna play.

Irishembi said...

I'm so jealous! Tell Mommy to MM me the link and I'll have a look-see and maybe I can play too!

Boo said...

There is an award waiting for you on my blog :)

katherineolivia said...

What is the grocery game? Mommymail it to me please.

Jackie said...

Wow Thatch! You're mommy is a grocery shopping superhero! I've never seen someone save so much money!
It'll be great to follow along with your blog - we're new to this world :) You'll have to ask your Mommy to visit "The Other Side of the Fence" to follow along with me and your buddies Abigayle and Austin.
P.S. - we LOVE your cowboy boots!

Grananny and Grandad said...

Wow! Your Mom is a super buyer. I am impressed.