It was yet another round of "Mega Event" at Ralph's this week, coupled with an 8-hour "midnight madness" sale. Lately I've been less than impressed with the mega items, but this week there were some great deals to be had on items I actually wanted to buy! The sale continues this coming week, although from a quick look at the new ad it looks like there are some different items.
All in all, I managed to come in well under my $45 weekly target and fill a lot of space in the cupboards.
You know you're doing it right when the manager is checking you out and comments on your coupons "making it practically free"! (He said it in a nice way :) I told him I loved their Mega Events!
2x Taco Doritios = 1.98 (Midnight Madness Item)
Snapple Iced Tea @1.00 - .55 MFC (doubled to $1) = FREE
Cream of Potato Soup = .79
2x Uncle Ben's Ready Rice @1.99 - $1/2 MFC = 2.98 **
2x Carnation Evaporated milk @ 1.29 - .50/2 MFC (doubled to 1.00) = 1.58 **
3x Bumble Bee Tuna @ 1.25 ea -2x $1/1 MFC - .55/1 MFC (doubled to $1) = .75 **
Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter 2.49 - .40 MFC (doubled to .80) = 1.69 **
YoPlus Yogurt 2.99 - 1.00 MFC - 1.00 shortcuts e-coupon = .99 **
6x Hormel Chili @ 1.38 ea - 2x $2/3 MFC = 4.28 **
5x Del Monte diced tomatos @ .99 ea - $1/5 = 3.95 **
Radishes = .50
Apples = .54
-10.00 for buying 20 Mega Items (denoted with ** above)
Fresh and Easy
Cheap tuna in large quantities: that's worth an extra stop on the way home!
10x tuna = 5.00 (.50 ea wyb 10)
Hot dog buns = .88
Well props to Ninja Hubz for this trip, because I realized at about 8:30 on Halloween night that the good soda deals at Vons ended that night, so I sent him to the store with coupons and a detailed list. Sometimes that doesn't go well, because he occasionally decides to stray from the list. But he did perfect this time - nothing extra, and he didn't lose any coupons. Yay Ninja Hubz!
Goldfish crackers = 1.00
Yakisoba noodles @ .88 - .50 MFC (doubled to .88) = FREE
Friskies cat treats 1.99 - Free MFC = FREE
4x Coke 2-liter @.88 = 3.52
3x Coke 12 pack 6.99 (wyb 3) - $2/3 MFC = 4.99
Well I didn't realize this until I started typing in my receipt here, but apparently I got my bulk white pepper for free. I think that sometimes if their bulk codes don't go through the register right, they just skip it. I remember seeing the casheir put the pepper on the scale, then take it off and do the paprika, but I was focusing on scanning my debit card at the time so I wasn't really paying attention. I imagine that with the number of times they forget my reusable bag credit, it comes out even in the end :)
Green Leaf Lettuce = .99
2 lbs carrots = .99
Spinach = 1.19
Cucumber = .50
Apples = .79
.77 lbs wild rice blend = 1.53
.12 lb Paprika = .96
white pepper = free
Weekly Total: 36.02
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