Five pound bags of Gold Medal flour are on sale two for $3, and 5 pound bags of sugar are two for $4. These are pretty decent prices(remember that I was paying $2.50 for five pounds of store-brand flour!), but there’s more! If you spend $30 on baking supplies, you get a $10 coupon off of anything in the store.
If you buy $30 of sugar(15 bags), the coupon effectively reduces the cost to $1.33 a bag.
If you buy $30 of flour(20 bags), the coupon effectively reduces the cost to $1 a bag(I know! That’s even cheaper than the $1.25 I got at Shoppers last week).
The coupon prints after you pay, so you can’t actually use it to pay for the flour. Here’s what I did…I bought $30 worth of sugar and flour and paid for it. Then I had the cashier ring up $10 worth of groceries(two gallons of milk at $3.50 each, a container of Hershey’s cocoa for $2.50, and some organic pears that were on sale for $.99 a pound. Oh, and some OJ concentrate, because we were out of juice), and I used the $10 coupon to pay for those things.
So, I now have 50 pounds of sugar, and I’ve added 35 more pounds of flour to my stash. Plus, thanks to the $10 coupon, I’m not going to have to buy milk, cocoa, and pears when I go shopping on Thursday.
I’m a happy girl.