Thursday, December 4, 2008

Necessities, adding up to too much moola!

So yesterday, I venture out to do some errands. I was planning on making a beer lime roasted chicken for dinner, but the chicken is still frozen. Darn! I had to get some other things, so I made a pit stop at Shop Rite. I figured I'd see what sauce was on sale and make spaghetti. The only sauce I had at home was the LARGE bottles, not the smaller ones I use for spaghetti. Guess it's been awhile because I have no smaller one left...ooops. So I'm walking down the sauce aisle all ticked off that I have no sauce at home, and my Prego Q expired. Figures. So I figure we'll have cereal. We do that once in awhile, have a 'kid' night and have cereal and ice cream and cookies for dinner. So I decided last night was a 'kid' night. So then I figured that we needed milk. I have to have the Lactaid, and the big jug was almost $7...YIKES. And of course, not on sale, no Q's. Once in a blue moon it goes on sale. never get a Q. So i pick up the smaller container then walk off to get cottonelle wipes and TP. The wipes were on sale, so I grabbed one, then I go to the TP. It was originally 9.29 for a 12 pack, on sale for 7.99 and I had a Q, so that worked out. I check out and it was $13 and change...for 3 things! The day before, I went to A and P, got 25 things for 8 bucks and change....Geesh. What is this world coming to?

5 comments:

Amiyrah said...

I have to drink lactaid milk too! What I do now is buy the half gallons of organic lactaid. They always have a coupon attached right to the carton for .55/1 which doubles. So I end up paying about 2.50 to 3 bucks for organic milk that I can drink. I hate "necessities" trips too, but I always look at it as my "big" trip that I do the little OOP trips for. We hound all that we do so that when we do need to get things like milk, eggs, bread and what have you, it doesn't put a big dent in our budget. So don't let it get you down! :o)

spaghetti0625 said...

Thanks Amiyrah! I was just floored when I saw the total! I think I need to get off the 'brand' name milk, tp and wipes! I have been cutting out Q's for every tp, not just cottonelle, so hopefully that will help. organic lactaid? They make that? does it taste like regular milk? DH doesn't HAVE to drink lactaid, but b/c I buy it, he's been drinking it, so I dont' have to buy 2 milks! I'm assuming the organic lactaid is next to the regular lactaid? Sweet about the Q's!

Amiyrah said...

yup, it should be where the other organic milks are. And DH won't drink lactaid milk, but only because I get his milk for free at CVS. I tell him "hands off!" lol...I very rarely drink milk so if I take the time to get the lactaid, I would like for it to actually be there when I wake up. DH is a mid-western boy so he can drink a gallon of whole milk a day! yuck! I'll start looking for extra peelies of lactaid for you so we can both be stocked up in case there is a good sale.

spaghetti0625 said...

Thanks! I looked at Shop Rite for the Organic Lactaid...I didn't see it. Can you take a pic of yours for me? Maybe that way I'll see it LOL. I like also how the Lactaid takes FOREVER to expire! I can buy Lactaid milk in like October, and it's good until January! gotta love that!

ZM (zoeys_mom) said...

I suggest emailing lactaid to see if they will send you coupons. If so, then maybe your family would be willing to "loan" their addresses to you in exchange for other goodies you know you can get free with coupons.