Couponing and healthy, organic, real food eating do not always go hand in hand. Many times there are coupons out there for over processed foods that are boxed, bagged and canned items but every so often you can find some really good coupons on items that you actually want to eat!!! 🙂

I am a couponer, definitely, and I aim for saving 50% on my groceries every week with coupons and with loss leader store sales but sometimes I will purchase those boxed, canned,frozen or otherwise over processed foods that I can get for free or pennies. Those items that my family cannot use will get donated to a local food pantry so I can help someone else out while saving a few bucks on my bill.

This week I found some really good sales and stayed close to my budget, always a plus! Here was one trip at Publix – Not pictured is 4 2-liter bottles of soda. My bill before coupons would have been $98, after was $50.

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Next quite a few freebies, all I paid was $3.99 plus tax for the newspaper.

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I also picked up chicken and fish for the week from Aldi’s and Earthfare plus milk, bread, cheese.

Then, my friend Christina and I took a drive out to the Buford Int’l Market AND the Dekalb Farmers Market and we found some great deals!!!

It her first trip to Buford and my first trip to Dekalb and while each place has its good things and bad things, between the two, we got what we needed and more. Still for going to both I did not go crazy and only spent just under $30.

Here is what I got for $10, the best deals for me of the day! 🙂

 

2 lbs. lentils, 1 lb org. oatmeal,1 lb. semolina, avacado, ginger, garlic,3.5lbs bananas, parsley, jicama,3 cans coconut milk, lg. container dried parley, fenugreek,arrow root
2 lbs. lentils, 1 lb org. oatmeal,1 lb. semolina, avacado, ginger, garlic,3.5lbs bananas, parsley, jicama,3 cans coconut milk, lg. container dried parley, fenugreek,arrow root

 

1 lb. Semolina flour, fenugreek, arrowroot and parsley
1 lb. Semolina flour, fenugreek, arrowroot and parsley

I get excited over these things, sorry, can’t help myself!!! If I purchased these items, especially the picture with just the spices and flour($2.25ish), I would have spend about $12 at the regular grocery store.

So it does pay to shop around, find the best deals and use coupons. I also bartered with Christina and gave her collards and fresh peanuts and I got 10lbs of sugar and cinnamon sticks, yay!

Did you find any great deals this week? Tell me about it!

Have a great day, stay safe if you are in rainy Georgia like me. 🙂

Anne-Marie

 

 

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