Friday, October 14, 2011

15 cents

This week I hit Winn Dixie and made out pretty well. My total was 15 cents before tax! That's right for a whopping 15 cents I got:

2 old el paso dinner kits
10 packages of pizza yeast
8 oz bag shredded cheese
16 oz italian sausage

I saved so much, I actually feel sort of bad about it. It feels like stealing. I know I had all the coupons, and I had LOTS of overage. I think what makes me feel bad is the computer requires an override every time a coupon exceeds the price of an item. The store allows overage, but sheesh...the computer shouldn't lock up every time it happens! Even when I have a coupon that is for a free item, the manager still has to come in and override.

I need to note something about the old el paso dinner kits. I don't like them. Well, let me rephrase, I didn't like them until my friend Christine over at My Bargain Quest told me she always stocks up on them for the shelf stable tortillas. I can sometimes find refrigerated tortillas on sale for under $1, but it doesn't happen often enough. Buying the dinner kits for 60 cents or less, I not only have shelf stable tortillas but also taco seasoning. It's a much better alternative than buying it all separately. Who says you have to use them together?

The other night, I made taco soup parting out a dinner kit. I still have the salsa and the tortillas. The salsa pack is just perfect for the boys to take on a camping trip without risking the salsa jar breaking open in the cooler. Trust me, that's a mess you really want to avoid.


  1. Great job! Thanks for the shout-out! How much was the yeast and the sausage?

  2. the yeast was 11 cents before coupon. the sausage was priced $3 with a $2 off coupon on the package!

  3. Go girl! Great job and you sure know a deal when you see it or make it!

  4. Awesome deal! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Btw, You've got tons of creativity and I'm admiring them all :) Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)


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