Monday, December 7, 2009

I Heart SAM'S CLUB!

Oh how I love going to Sam's. It all begins with an $ .87 Pibb Extra. I love everything about Sam's. The samples, the ginourmous bulk items, the cement floors, the produce. Sigh. I love it. You would be so proud of me. Today we made our annual trip for our Youth & Family Christmas dinner.

I've been geering up for self-control for weeks because usually I get in there and go nuts. Or buy nuts in bulk or something like that.

Today I spent less than $20. Wanna know what I got? Mamaw and Aunt Linda discovered Sharp White Cheddar Cheese. Yes mam they did. Life changing. Truly. So I got that, bananas, and a 3 pack of Vanilla Soy Milk.

When Shane and I got married we went shopping to set up our new little kitchen. We went to Sam's because when you're poor and eat free samples for dinner that's where you go. Kidding. Kindof. Anyway, I needed flour. Sam's had a 20pound pack of flour so clearly that is what I bought. Lord have mercy, I did not even bake at the time. The flour took up one cabinet out of the 4 we had. It was really funny and comical after I realized what I had done.

Today I wrote down some prices on stuff. I'm always curious how prices compare to the things I buy most at the grocery store. If you are interested in comparing these prices to your grocery store you can print this post. Oh what a bunch of bargain shoppers we are:

KETCHUP 6.27 (2) 44OZ BOTTLES
MUSTARD 4.64 (2) 30 OZ BOTTLES
HOT SAUCE 2.86 3 PK
PREGO 7.83 2 PK 67 OZ (EACH BOTTLE WAS 4LB3OZ)
PARMESAN 7.98 24OZ
RAMEN NOODLES 5.88 36 PACK
CRUSHED TOMATOS 2.68 102OZ CAN
MAC AND CHEESE 7.37 12 PK
PURE VANILLA EXTRACT 6.88 16OZ
CHICKEN BROTH 5.38 (3) 32OZ
CHICKEN BROTH 7.88 (12) 14OZ CANS
PEANUT BUTTER 7.22 96OZ
GRAPE JELLY 3.42 (2) 22OZ SQUEEZE BOTTLES
HONEY 11.33 80OZ
CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4.82 (2) 20OZ BAGS
FRUIT CREAM OATMEAL 8.46 40 PKGS
CHOCOLATE CHIPS 9.34 72OZ
LUZIANNE TEA 10.86 96 COUNT
FOLGERS 9.32 48OZ
APPLE JUICE 3.98 (2) 96OZ
SUGAR 5.69 10 LB

Is this not the most riveting reading material you've laid your eyes on all day??!!!! Now that a good time has been had by all I'm off to go do something. OK, OK, I didn't want to say but you guessed right-I'm gonna find something to clean. Unless I get sidetracked that is...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow. the price of ramen noodles has doubled since I last bought some. But, of course, that was about 3 years ago since a pack of 36 will last us about that long! Ha and thanks for the most important research. You deserve a medal. And stop cleaning, you are putting the rest of us to shame.
Beck

Betty said...

I love your new curtains. Can't wait to see them, hint hint. On your Sam trip, I bought a multi pack of large mustard. And I don't even like mustard! I had to keep it all under the bed. It's hard to go to Sams.

Scotty Smittle said...

I was there last week and they had some GOOD spinich dip. I ALMOST bought some, but the thrifty side of me said don't do it. I may go back for it though, cause sister, that stuff was dee-lish!

Scotty Smittle said...

OOPS! This is Leslie signed in as Scotty. HE's not stalking your blog!

The Merediths said...

From one cheapskate to another, (or frugal would be better to call us, I guess), I fully appreciate the time and effort that you put in documenting and then sharing the prices of items at Sam's. I have always wanted to do that, but haven't. Don't think I'm not bookmarking your post so I can see if I can find a cheaper deal other than Sam's. Oh, and I lose Kurt at least 3-4 times every time we got to Sam's because, really, I have to get every single sample before I do anything. I even leave my husband behind for free food. That's how loyal I am.