Total spent: $3.53 – the most I’ve spent in a while!
Total before coupons: $44.20
A 10 pound bag of sugar
1 Sunday paper
3 packages of sponges
Half a pound of mushrooms
1 pizza pan
1 pizza cutter (3 guesses what we’re having for dinner tonight!)
About half a pound of fair trade & organic coffee – I noticed we were running dangerously low, even though I just bought a bag on Wednesday! This has definitely been a quad-shot week.
Another coffee canister, free with coffee
As you can see, this was an “expensive trip” for me. I did two transactions, and the first one came to $1.54, after I handed all my $2 catalinas to the cashier. He said, “Do you have a dollar [ONYO]?” He was surprised when I said no, because it’s rare for them to see me spend more than a dollar at a time! But then I pointed to all the ONYOs that had printed out, and said, “But I’m still getting all those back, so I don’t feel too gypped.” We both started laughing. My Safeway is seriously awesome.
For the second transaction, I used the ONYOs that I had gotten back to pay for the coffee and pizza cutter. It’s hard to estimate your total right to the penny when you’re buying things that are sold by weight, so I just have to take my best guess. The total this time was $1.99. I suppose I could have used an extra ONYO during each transaction and gotten change back, but I don’t like doing that, so I just got it as close as I could. I figure $3.53 for $44 worth of groceries is still a good deal, not to mention that I still have $6 worth of ONYOs to use later.
I’m going to have fun with the pizza stuff. When I’ve made pizza in the past, I would just put it in a square baking pan, so this will be nice. I made a pizza earlier in the week using my new bread maker, and it was so good and simple that I couldn’t wait to make another one!