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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Preparedness Wednesday: March in Review

  • Hung energy efficient curtains in front of the biggest window in my house (Saved $21 using coupons at Bed Bath and Beyond)
  • Planted a garden
  • Planted a pomegranate tree
  • Fixed one toilet so it didn't take literally hours to fill with water after flushing
  • Sorted through and packed up clothes that are too small for Thing 1 and Thing 2
  • Worked a couple extra shifts to put money into savings (or car repairs)
Food Storage:
  • 24 boxes of Annie's pasta and cheese in various varieties (49 cents each)-Smiths
  • 6 packages of various pastas (Free with coupons)-Smith's
  • Multiple cases of water My husband mocks me for purchasing bottled water. 1.39 for 24 bottles after catalina deal at Smith's (Plus I found a couple $1 off coupons which made two of them 39 cents per case)
  • Canned tomatoes, beans, green chiles and mushrooms (48-70 cents each) from Lin's Case Lot Sale
  • Sliced almonds from Costco


  1. I can't believe you found Annie's pasta for fifty cents. How did you do that?

  2. A couple times a year Smith's has it as one of their Mega Event items. (They have numerous Mega Events throughout the year where you only get items at a given price if you purchase 10 participating items.) My kids and I love Annie's pasta, but otherwise it can be kind of pricey. In Feb when I was in Cali we stopped at a Ralph's (another Kroger store) and I found that all of the Mega Event items that I saw were priced the same as the ones in Utah. So I *suspect* that the Kroger chain is consistent about their Mega Event Item prices nationwide. (Don't complain to your cashier if you discover that I am wrong.) If you follow me on Facebook, I post great deals as I find them.