Yesterday, I spent $120 at Fry's.
I'll let that sink in a moment.
My kids eyes grew wide to see the total climb and climb. "Gosh, Mom," my daughter said, "I can't remember when you've spent that much."
Neither can I. So I went to the handy dandy savings spreadsheet on the CouponSense website, sorted by out-of-pocket amounts on my list of savings and...
Since joining CouponSense, the most I spent on groceries in a single trip was about $81. On March 31 of last year and again on October 11.
Most of my shopping trips are in the $0 to $40 range. Cool.
Yesterday, I went hog wild, so to speak, on salmon. Fry's has Wild Caught Sockeye for $4.88/lb. I get a senior discount (no, it's not mine, it's the husband's), so I took advantage of an additional 10% savings on everything.
The Sockeye is well worth it. The fillets are boneless, flash frozen (as in, frozen on the boat shortly after being caught) and are shrinkwrapped in about 2 to 2.5 lb packages. I purchased 8 packages or about 19 pounds total. That's good for 8 to 15 meals with plenty of leftovers. We're having some tonight, in a maple/orange/soy glaze. Super easy.
If you're going to eat fish, eat wild-caught. Farm raised is fed corn and doesn't have near the nutrients, nor those healthy Omega-3s as wild. Wild-caught has a lot more flavor, also.
Here's what else I bought at Fry's:
Tuna - 50c/can
Whole peeled Italian style canned tomatoes - 59c/can
Ice Cream, Kroger Deluxe - $1.99 (I'd have bought more, but there just isn't room is any of my freezers...just as well, I suppose) and...
I need that salmon. My memory is going. Anyway 74 items, including those 8 salmons for $120 total. All good stockpile items.
I also bought 7 4-roll packs of toilet paper for free. Plus tax.
I had a coupon. I have a bunch more of the same coupon. I'm going to buy more today.
Off to google salmon recipes.