I tried something new this week and it didn’t work, so I didn’t get as many deals as I usually do, but here it is anyway. I usually go to a store on the day they start their deals and for HT, that’s on Wednesday. But, we’ve had a busy week so I didn’t get to go until Sunday afternoon. I thought that would be ok since HT stocks on Saturdays, but items were out anyway. And, since I waited to get my act together, a lot of the coupons I needed to print were no longer available. I won’t do that again! I also bought some produce at HT, which I usually don’t do. Aldi & Food Lion have much better produce prices so I was pretty much shocked at the price of the produce I bought. Here’s what I got:
Philidelphia Cream cheese: On sale for $1.50. No coupon used because it ran out before I could print it.
Suddenly Pasta Salad (2): On sale for $1 each plus I had a $0.50 off coupon which doubles to $1.00 making these $0.50 each.
Skinny Water (2): On sale for $1.65 each, plus I had a $1.00 off coupon which made these $1.15 each. For some reason, I thought these were going to be cheaper – again, not on my A game today.
Luigi’s Italian Ice (2): On sale for $2.00 each, plus I had a $0.75 off 2 coupon which doubled to $1.50 plus I had a $0.75 ZVR (HT online coupon) which does not double making these $0.87 each. A really great price since regular price for these is $4.00 each.
Utz Tortillia chips: On sale for $1.74. No coupon, but I needed them for an event that evening.
Chinet plates: On sale for $1.89 plus I had a $0.55 off coupon which doubled to $1.10 making this $0.79.
Green Peppers: $1.79 for the pack. Not a bad price, but Aldi carries them for $0.50 a piece for a better deal but I needed these for a recipe.
Strawberries (2): 2 for $6. NOT A GOOD PRICE! I almost got sick when I saw how expensive these were. Buet, I needed them for an event that evening. This is what happens when I wait until the last minute to go shopping!! And, I just want to say that these were the WORST strawberries I’ve ever purchased! All of the ones at the bottom were squished and gross and almost every one had a spot on them. I still can’t believe I paid $6 for nearly rotten strawberries. Uhh!
Total for this trip: $17.50. Not terrible – but next week will be better!
The next day, I headed to Aldi to get some produce and other items for our July 4 cookout with our family. You can’t use coupons at Aldi but their prices are amazing. In the future, I need to just suck it up and make the trip to Aldi when I see expensive food at HT and don’t have a coupon. I would have saved so much money by doing that the day before! Here’s what I got at Aldi:
Strawberries (2): Each package was $1.29. And, they are beautiful strawberries! So together, I paid less than HALF of what I paid for two packages at Harris Teeter and these were better!
Sweet Corn (3): Each package of 4 was $1.29 making it $3.87 for 12 ears of corn.
Artisan Lettuces: $1.99
White Icing: $1.29 – again, too much to pay for icing but I needed it for a recipe.
Frozen Stir Fry veggies: $3.49
Snickers Ice Cream bars: $2.79
Hot dog buns: $0.79
Kraft Olive Oil Mayo: $2.89. This is too much to pay for mayo, but this specific kind is one we use in a lot of recipes.
Total spent: $22.11. So even without coupons, I think I scored at Aldi. HT better put out some great deals this coming week to get back in my good graces!