I've been trying to work on my stocking up of food and supplies. It's a slow process, but luckily I have had some extra money to take advantage of some sales and coupons when I see a good deal. With DS being gone, I've noticed an expected drop in my food expenses and am trying to funnel that into my stockpile.
My recent purchases have been for the pets. I have some buy one get one free coupons for Beggin Strips treats and have been purchasing a few each week. I haven't come across a BOGO sale on them, (which would make them free) I did get 4 last week for $.26 each bag. Last weekend we were low and I had to purchase the expensive Blue brand puppy food we have been trying for puppy's itching problem (which it has seemed to work). He went through the $32 small bag in about 10 days or so. Ouch. Went back to Petsmart last weekend to buy the bigger 30lb. bag and luckily it was on sale $5 off, so it was "only" $48. During the week I got a Petsmart email that included a $10 off your $40 purchase. I went back yesterday and fortunately the dog food was still on sale $5 off and I also got the $10 off. Saving $15 a bag on that expensive dog food is a great feeling! I will definitely have to watch for those coupons in my emails to try and keep the cost of this dog food as low as possible!
Last weekend I also got some dog and cat food for our other pets at Target. For the Purina One dog food I combined $2 off mfg. coupons with $1 off Target coupons and a sale of buy 2 get a $5 Target gift card to essentially get $5.50 off per bag. For the Purina One cat food I only had a couple of $1 off coupons, but the cat food also had the sale of buy 2 get a $5 Target gift card. I used up the $10 in Target gift cards yesterday toward the shampoo and deodorant DD needed.