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.