This was a weird day for me. I am starting to have a lot of trouble sleeping and someone sent me a message in the middle of the night–which was super nice. However, once I was awake, I was awake. I got up at 4 am after going to sleep at midnight and got busy cleaning the girls’ rooms, as they were sleeping over at my parents’ house.
I had my grocery list assembled and as I typically go to two to three places for groceries on Saturdays, I took advantage of my early morning and got started at 6 am. First stop: Walmart. I used my Shopkick app and got 25 kicks (points) for walking in and 25 points for scanning ANYTHING, and scanned a few items on the app to rack up kicks (kind of like an easy scavenger hunt!). I bought a few items that were featured on the Checkout51 app, that actually had a bonus for buying the items at Walmart (Lance Peanut Butter Cheese Sandwich crackers and Quaker Flats). I earned $2.50 towards my account with Checkout51. Total: $32.37. $17 of that (so more than half) was for underwear for the girls.
Next stop: Kroger. I got another 25 points for just walking in. I had a few coupons: $3 off in the meat department, one free cream cheese, and $1 off two boxes of Cascadian Farms granola bars and $1 off deli meats. Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt with Zero Artificial Sugars were listed on Checkout51 as having $1.25 cash back if you buy three, Kroger was having a sale of 4 for $5. With the combo of the two deals, technically one of those was free. Total: 47.04. Saved: 16% (gotta love Kroger receipts for telling you how much you save).
Finally: Aldi. They typically don’t have coupons, and I didn’t get any points for walking in (it just wasn’t set up at that location). I got .25 on Checkout51 for buying any bagged salad. Total: $60.86, including extras like two plants ($1.99 each), a peace sign for the girls room ($8), and socks ($4).
Not “frugal” in the sense of buying only what is necessary, but their little room needed a little pizazz and school starts on Thursday and so of course they need new socks and underwear!
Now, as I had the opportunity to go to three places today, I was able to compare prices for future shopping trips. Here is the beginnings of a spreadsheet based off of what I saw today. Hopefully, I will be able to fill in more next week.
If you have any more to add to this comparison, let me know!
I now have enough Shopkick points to get a small Walmart gift card just from shopping today! If I save them, I can get a bigger gift card–I have my sights set on a $50.
I also have $5.50 in my Checkout51 from this week! Once I hit $20, they send a check!!
Do you have any shopping apps that you love?