Friday, January 06, 2012

HT Super-Dups - 1/6

Today is "el Día de los Reyes" in Spain (or Three Kings' Day, or Epiphany).  Our family across the pond has the day off and spent the day enjoying each other's company and opening gifts.  We saved a few little gifts from Christmas to open today, but we haven't gotten around to it yet.  My treat to myself, though, was to get back on the coupon wagon and hit up Harris Teeter's super doubles sales.  It feels good!  Here's what I came home with:
In list form (with the final price after coupon/sale):

  • 1 bottle Soft Scrub - $1.99
  • 1 4oz can HT green chiles - 77¢
  • 2 bags Snyders tortilla chips - $2
  • 1 box Banana Nut Cheerios - $2.12
  • 6 Clif bars - $4.10
  • 1 8oz box Annie Chun brown rice noodles - $3.49 *no sale/QP for this one :(
  • 4 boxes Honey Bunches of Oats cereal - 94¢
  • 2 jugs HT premium orange juice - $4.54
  • 10 Yoplait yogurts - $5
  • 2 Chobani yogurts - 80¢
  • 2 1/2 gals Smart Balance milk - $1.50
  • 2 HT soda 2 ltrs - $1.74
  • tax - $1.10
TOTAL: $30.09
TOTAL SAVED: $38.90 = 56%

Definitely worth the trip.  Now if I can keep the momentum going, but without buying so many deals that I blow the budget :)

Feeding my family on the cheap... Soli Deo Gloria.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

AO Update

I realize that after many months of not blogging, the LAST topic anyone who reads this expected me to blog about would be my produce delivery :)  However, I've been meaning to do this math again anyway, so I went ahead and figured I'd share it with the world while I was at it.  Here's a picture of the box of organic produce that I received from Absolute Organics just today:

And here's the cost comparison if purchased at my local Harris Teeter:

  • head of cabbage - $2.07* (assuming it weighs 3 lbs - who knew they sold cabbage by the pound? and i'm too lazy to go weigh it now that i've put the scale away.)
  • 3 kiwi - $2.37*
  • 1.5 lbs banana - $1.50
  • 2.5 lbs pink lady apples - $7.23
  • 2 red navel oranges - $2
  • 1 bunch kale - $2.49
  • 2 yellow bell peppers - $5.58
  • 4 lbs potatoes - $8
TOTAL: $31.24 at HT and the * indicates that that item is not available organically.  Not to mention that HT won't deliver to my doorstep.  And I paid only $30 for 100% organic produce dropped at my door.
I can honestly say that I don't think I've ever owned a cabbage before!  I have no idea how this is going to work out, but I have 2 recipes that I'm interested in trying with it, so when I saw it on the list I decided to take a leap and go for it!  Within the next week or two I hope to try Lynn's Coconut Milk Asian Noodle Soup and Vonda's Spiced Cabbage and Apple Slaw.  And you can bet your bottom dollar that the kale and potatoes will end up in a Kale and Potato Spanish Tortilla on a day when I have plenty of time to be in the kitchen!
So, nearly 2 years after starting to receive Absolute Organics deliveries, I'm still glad to be getting them and we're still eating more (clean) produce and saving money in the process... Soli Deo Gloria.