I hate, despise and loathe shopping of any kind. Whether it be for clothes, shoes, food or whatever, I hate it. If I had a boyfriend or husband they would NOT be holding my purse while I go in the dressing room to try on 10 different outfits.
I would rather have a damned beer and watch hockey! Or play a video game. Or even better….have sex…are all freakin’ four at the same time!
(yeah, even I wonder why I’m not some geek/nerd/sports fanatics’ dream come true)
Anyway, my routine is that every other wednesday, I go grocery shopping. That is something I have to do because, unfortunately, eating is not an option.
I load up the eCoupons onto my Ralphs card, gather as many paper coupons as I can and then get to this daunting task. I know the lay out of the Ralphs by my house so I can get in and out of there fairly quickly even if my list is pretty big. I usually start at the fruit section, then cheese, drinks, snack, household, cat food and so on until I’m at my final destiantion, the frozen beef.
I usually lose control of The Boy back up at snacks. He starts bouncing all around, smashing into other people’s carts which stimulates the flood of apologies from me until I finally get to the “BE STILL!!!!” part of our shopping trip. Hence, why I like to keep shopping trips short.
But you better believe that I threw a bottle of this into my cart. I knew I would need it later…
Due to my move, I hadn’t gone full grocery shopping in a month. To give a picture of it, before I scanned my Ralphs card and applied coupons, the total was well over $300.
I ended up saving $88 on this trip after Ralphs card and coupons.
But I think the most strenuous part of last night was having to lug all those bags up a flight of stairs for the first time. I live in an upstairs unit now. For the past 2 years I lived in a downstairs.
I really felt that at one point, my heart was going to explode in my chest.
Regardless, I did save $88. In the past, I have saved up to $120 on grocery shopping trips before but it really depends on what I buy and what coupons I can snag.
After all that, I did recieve good news in my mailbox that wasn’t a bill. I’m getting $420 of my $600 deposit back from my previous apartment. Pretty good and I could use it right now to tie up loose ends. Now I just wait for the actual check, which I should get within a week.