My fifteen items:
5 lbs. flour Ė on sale for 1.69
Bakery cookies Ė supposed to be free, but I paid 3.99
Bread Ė on sale for 2.00
2 bottles of ginger Ė BOGO Ė 5.39
Wine Ė on sale for 6.99
Cream of chicken soup (26 oz.) Ė on sale for 1.89
Whole fryer Ė 4.96
1 dozen large eggs Ė on sale for 1.99
1 can pumpkin Ė on sale for 1.69
Kitty litter Ė 8.49
3.5 lbs. cat chow Ė 5.79
16 lbs. cat chow Ė 12.49
Gallon milk Ė on sale for 3.09
I must have miscounted in my cart, because there are only 14. Which is a shame Ė I took back juice because I thought it was over the limit. (I did get a small bottle of OJ free at work, as well as a couple of oranges, so Iím okay on that front.)
My asleep-at-the-wheel snafuís: I had a coupon for free bakery cookies, which I laid on the conveyer belt, but now that I look at the receipt, I see that it was not used. I sure wouldnít have bought cookies for 3.99 otherwise. And I bought kitty litter with a peel-off coupon, but I forgot to peel it off and use it. Thatís not so bad, I can use it next time. I donít know what to do about that cookie coupon, though. I canít prove that I had it. I guess I could plead my case to customer service and see what happens.
I guess itís just as well that there were only 14 items, because I have to go back to buy a pie pan. I decided not to buy a pie, but make a pie, for my DILís Christmas dinner. I found a pumpkin pie recipe that uses a crumb crust, but I forgot I no longer have pie pans. I donít make pies very often, and I usually use a frozen crust in a tin foil pan. I donít think I have anything that will serve as a pie pan.
Getting only 15 items is forcing some adjustments. I was going to buy two cans of chicken breast for the chicken & dumplings, but bought a whole chicken instead. That will give me extra meat and broth, and it was only one item! After much deliberation, I decided to buy the two little bottles of ginger since I got the second one free, even though I donít need that much ginger. Maybe Iíll make gingerbread for Christmas. I bought a gallon of milk, even though I donít use it up quickly. I will have to freeze some of it. I bought a bigger bottle of wine, in hopes it will last two weeks! It is cheaper that way, too. Even when it came to buying the chicken soup, I bought the big can. What I donít use in the chicken & dumplings Iíll save for something else Ė freeze it if I have to.
15 Items or Less
My fifteen items: