Saturday, February 23, 2008

Super Savings Saturday


Whew! ‘dems alotta beans!

This past week Safeway was having a promotion that when you buy 25 participating items (there were 2000 on the list), you will get a $20 catalina (coupon same as cash) back. To be honest, there wasn’t really anything that we needed this week because I’ve stocked up so well over the past couple weeks so I almost passed on this one.

Then I saw in the lobby of my church that they were doing a food drive and I immediately thought of Safeway. I had been feeling a little like the rich man who wanted to build bigger barns to store up his growing piles of grain and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for me to give back to God. He has blessed me so favorably over the past month or so as I’ve tried in earnest to be a better steward of my His money. How could I pass up this chance to thank Him?

So trotted off to Safeway with kids in tow. I’d like to tell you that I’m starting them young - teaching them how to shop wisely and how, as good children of God, we are to give back as often and as much as we can, but the truth of the matter is, my husband was out of the house and I had to lug the little offspring along despite the fact that I loathe grocery shopping with them. They are good kids, though, and I really only had to pull them off each other once.

Anyhoo…

So, wanting to get as much as I could for as little moolah as possible, I hit the Beans and Pasta/Rice-a-Roni aisles. I got everything in the picture for $47.19 and received $40.00 back in catalinas for my next shopping trip. Not bad, eh? I nice haul to the church’s food drive for only $7.19 - plus, the knowledge that I contributed to something worthwhile. Eating and drinking is fine and all but giving back is really when the merriment begins!

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Happy shopping, everyone!

4 comments:

Michele said...

Great savings! What a great way to pay it forward! We don't have a Safeway here.

Melonie said...

As your picture loaded I actually said WOW! out loud. I'm surprised my husband didn't come running to see what was up. LOL

Then I read what you did with your "loot" and I was even more impressed. GOOD FOR YOU - and EVEN BETTER for those who will receive this wonderful food!!!

Laurel said...

You are a shopper extrodinaire!

Drama Mama said...

Well done good and faithful servant! I enjoy your blog.