Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fabulous Full Freezers

Today was a bittersweet day.  My wonderful AA had the nerve to get pregnant and want to take some time off to give birth and care for her little girl.  Can you believe that?  Today was her last day in the office and tomorrow begins the long, dark, painful three month period without her.  We're all very close in the office so it definitely won't be the same without her there.  Not to mention the mountains of work she does without even blinking an eye.  She sometimes tells me that she's done everything, is there anything else that needs to be done?  (FAINT)  If I suddenly disappear and you don't see any posts from me for a week or so, please come round and dig me out from under my desk.  Anyone looking for a part-time gig?  Anyone?  Please?

To try and cheer myself up, I went back to S&S (it didn't help much).  This store had a better selection than the store yesterday, but I was still hoping for some better frozen fruit.  I got three packages of whole strawberries and one of strawberries and bananas, but that's all they had.  I would have loved some peaches.  The plan is to use the fruit for homemade ice cream and I'm not sure how the bananas are going to taste.  I may pick those out, not a huge banana-fan am I.  Here's what I got:

Stop & Shop

  • 4 Dole Frozen Fruits $3.19 each ($3.69 shelf price), used two $1 off 2 coupons (3/4 RP)
  • 4 Green Giant Steamers $1.66/7 each (three for $5, $2.59 shelf price)
  • Total was $17.43 - only got back a $5 catalina instead of $10.  Must have been one of the Green Giants - I read there were spotty problems with these.  In this order, I got broccoli with cheese sauce, natural blend and market blend.
Then I did another transaction and rolled a $10 catalina

  • 2 Green Giant Steamers $1.66/7 each (three for $5, $2.59 shelf price) 
  • Breyers Ice Cream $3 ($5.29 shelf price)
  • 4 McCain Fries $2.50 each ($3.85 shelf price)
  • Used $10 catalina, total was $6.34 and got back another $10 catalina
I think I'm done for the week.  My freezer is packed jam full!


Simplysara said...

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Please feel free to contact me if you are interested and it's totally cool if you don't want to approve my comment, I just couldn't find another way to contact you.

spaghetti0625 said...

The nerve of her!!! hahahaha. Same thing here....the girl that I am very close with went on MAT leave on March 2nd...and was planning to come in the following week as she wasn't due til the 11th. her dr. said no, but she said she may come in anyway because she'd be bored at home and didn't want to eat up her leave time. Well, March 3rd she went into labor and March 4th she called me at 1am to say that I'm an auntie!!! she'll be out. It's been so quiet and boring here. Then the other guy I work closely with went on vacation Wed, so now I'm still the newbie and all alone! And of course without fail, EVERYTHING went wrong yesterday!

Please dig me out too if you don't hear from me! :)

frugalsuz said...

Alas, I have no budget to get office supplies, let alone hire anyone to help out. Thanks for the offer though!

That's life huh? Everything always happens at once!