Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Recent Grocery Shopping

It has taken me a long time to figure out where to buy what food in our new city. Both to find products that are more Paleo and to find affordable. I had digital coupons figured out at Fred Meyer and expected it to be similar at Kroger. It is similar and then it isn't. I have been so frustrated when my coupons don't work as they are supposed to, but I keep my mouth shut because it is not the cashier's fault and usually not worth waiting in customer service line considering I got other good deals that did work.

I am attempting to get in a routine of going to different stores once or twice a month instead of every store every week. That has been difficult to start a routine as we had to restock our pantry. I'm getting close to a routine though. The pantry is getting stocked.

My mom told me about a family farm that sells chicken and eggs without hormones. We bought a lot of chickens and eggs two weeks ago. We bought more chickens and chicken livers for chicken liver spread this week.

I spent over 2 hours at Kroger yesterday, trying to use my coupons before they expire, trying to get what we were out of, and trying to get what was on sale. It took a long time to find a parking spot, shop in the narrow aisles, and checkout with two people with full carts ahead of me. I didn't even look at my receipt while I was still at Kroger, which is rare for me. I hoped that my coupons worked.

The coupons did work! My "reward" was 12 bottles of Izze sparkling juice for 1.47 total, just 12 cents a bottle. There were some other good deals too. I feel like I am finally getting  how to shop in our new city.

1 comment:

Kristen @ Joyfully Thriving said...

I'm glad you are getting the hang of stores in Fort Wayne...and restocking your pantry! FYI, the customer service is great at Kroger on both returns, coupon adjustments and rain checks, whenever you need them. And great deal on Izze! :-)