Friday, March 13, 2015

Our Sam's Club Shopping Trip: You're Not Going to Believe It!



My husband and I went to Sam's Club this morning to pick up a few items and when we got there we discovered that they were resetting their frozen food section.   They had several items on clearance for $.51/each and people were filling up baskets and flatbeds at a rapid pace.

Being the frugal bargain hunting people that we are, we did the same thing!

Look at what we got ...



 
Everything was on clearance for $.51 each except the gallon jars of pepper slices on the left side of the picture.
 
Here's what we got, the regular before clearance price, the number of each we purchased and the total before clearance price that we did not pay.
 
 
Dark Sweet Cherries … Regular price: $9.38 (4) … $37.52
Hashbrowns … Regular price:  $4.98  (8) … $39.84
Triple Berry Blend … Regular price:  $9.68  (11) … $106.48
Supreme Stir Fry … Regular price : $7.68  (14) … $107.52
Breaded Okra … Regular price:  $6.98  (1) … $6.98
Stir Fry Vegetables … Regular price:  $7.68 (2) …$15.36
Flat bread Breakfast Sandwiches  …. Regular Price: $9.98 (3) …$29.94
Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches … Regular Price:  $9.98  (11) … $109.78
Popcorn Shrimp … Regular Price:  $8.68 (7)… $60.76
Pizza… Regular Price:  $11.98 (8) … $95.84
Shrimp … Regular Price: $14.98 (12) … $179.76
Organic Chicken Burritos … Regular Price:  $9 (2)  … $18
Chicken Piccata … Regular Price: $12.48  (10) …$124.80
 


If you subtract the prices of the 2 jars of peppers that were not on clearance, the total comes to ... $46.56.  Want to know what the regular price of all the items minus the peppers were ...$932.58!

We filled up both of our freezers and stored some in a neighbor's freezer.   We shared some with others and this week we'll be cooking and preparing some of it to take to a family who is going through a difficult time.

Our pantry got a really good boost this week!

We feel so blessed!  God is so good!

 patsi
A Working Pantry

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28 comments:

  1. Jackpot! I am so happy for you. I never hit the right time I guess. And I even ask at my Sams about where the clearance section was and I was told they don't do clearance.

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    1. I'm sorry that your Sam's club doesn't do clearance. We've been in several and have never failed to find a clearance section as well as shelved clearance items.

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  2. $932!!! that is even more than you thought! Just wow. This is the best story to read! Gods provison comes in all kinds of ways!
    You must have been so excited and coming home with this haul been hardly able to believe it.
    Well you have sure built up your supplies this week! xxx

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    1. Yes, Annabel. we can hardly believe it. We checked and double checked the totals and regular prices before posting thinking we had surely made a mistake. We have truly been blessed!

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  3. WOW My hubby won't go to any of the warehouse stores because he thinks that you really can't save money or you will buy things you don't need, I on the other hand want to go so bad. We have a pantry and a freezer, I am going to show him this.Thanks Patsi

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    1. Sam's Club is where we do the bulk of our grocery shopping. We don't buy things we don't use or that we can't turn into something we will use. They do have sales which last for approximately a month to 6 weeks at a time, they are in the midst of one right now. Good luck!

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  4. WOW, What a haul!!!! I can't get in to Sams early unless I pay another $35. I am thinking of joining Costco. But I have been looking at Sams. Haven't found anything yet though, lol. How were the crowds? Were they pucky, etc?

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    1. We do have the plus membership that allows us to get in early which, by the way, we paid for by earning points through their rewards program. Since it was an unadvertised event there were probably a dozen shoppers and surprisingly everyone was being helpful and kind. I'm sure had there been many more that things would have started to change!

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  5. What a wonderful blessing!!

    Our Sam's club rarely has clearance items. My husband was told all clearance item prices will end with a one, as example, the items you purchased for .51. At our particular Sam's Club, the few items that they do clearance are products they no longer intend to stock. I'm not sure if this is the same at all Sam's Clubs or not.

    We shop at Sam's whenever possible. Our local club is now stocking more organic items.

    Your blog is such an encouragement and so helpful. I find myself more focused on daily being productive in pantry and preps because of your blog and The Bluebirds are Nesting blog. Since we now live in an area where others are less interested in preparing, the online community has become a precious support group for me. Thank you for all you share.

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    1. Yes, all clearance items do end with a '1' but not all items that end with a '1' are clearance items. You have to read the labels. Our local Sam's club is stocking more organic also. In fact some of the items we got were organic. Isn't 'The Bluebirds are Nesting' blog great! I love reading and gleaning from it. Thank you for your encouragement!

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  6. Wow! Like winning the food lottery. The Lord helps those who help themselves!

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  7. What a huge blessing, Patsi!! I am so happy for you! :)

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    1. Thank you Dawn ... we're still in awe and wonder over the whole thing!

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  8. What an amazing blessing for you, Patsy!

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  9. Hi Patsy and Congratulations!! What a haul, almost a once in a lifetime deal! Such a blessing for you, enjoy!!
    Hugs, Nana

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  10. Praise God! You trust in Him to provide and He sure did!

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    1. Yes, He sure did Miriam! Our pantry is now overflowing!

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  11. That is so wonderful Patsy!!!! I'm so happy you "stumbled" onto that happy event. I can't think of anyone that deserves it more.

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  12. Patsy this is so incredible! I shared this with my husband, and we both agree it is just no coincidence. God provided for you and your family, so you can bless others as well because God knew you would. That's what I believe. Thank you for sharing this and letting us Praise God with you! Jehovah Jireh, our Provider!

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  13. Thank you Colette for giving praise to God ... He is the Great Provider!

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  14. Patsi, Awesome shopping trip! Your trips seem to happen on Fridays. Do you shop on any other days? And you said you shop "early". How early is that? Maybe your tips will help some of us find deals at our local Sam's Clubs. Donna

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    1. Donna, we don't have a certain day that we go shopping, the last two just happen to have been on Friday. When we do go, we try to get there around 8:00a.m. Hope this helps!

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  15. Patsy, God truly is faithful! I asked my husband to read this post so he could see how the Lord has been blessing you, and he was VERY impressed at the savings! Your blog and FB page have been a great encouragement to me, thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and blessings with others. ~ Marsha

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    1. Thank you Marsha! Your words are so encouraging to me!

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  16. Patsy,
    wow. what a fantastic bargain you found. God is awesome !!! It just amazes me, How He blesses His children, and loves us so much..
    So happy for you, that you were able to fill your deep freeze.

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  17. Wow what a bargain, God is so good!

    xTania

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