I get a lot of great deals when I go shopping, but sometimes there are things that I just really need that aren't on sale or that I don't have a coupon for. In those instances, I just try to get the best deals I can and leave it at that. Today I needed a few things for M's family birthday dinner tomorrow night & I just had to suck it up. In order to save as much as possible, I bought mostly store brand items. The steak, cucumber, & wine were all on sale, and I had coupons for the pineapple and the meat. Altogether, I spent $17.50 on $24.49 worth of groceries, a savings of 29%.
And just in case you were wondering, here's tomorrow's menu (based on Maggie's favorites):