For all of you who think you can't save money on the items you need to purchase. You can.
It finally came about that I needed all the basics, i.e. soy milk, almond milk, eggs, bread, butter, half-n-half, fruit, etc. I actually went to Publix to get a BOGO item, but they were out. So, my shopping trip didn't include any fabulous sales, and instead I purchased only the basics we needed. I still saved $16, and spent a total of $22. Not bad for items you have to have.
Today's trip to CVS was also successful. I always spend something, because at a minimum you have to pay the sales tax on what you buy. Tonight, I spent a grand total of $1.05 on the following.
2 boxes of VEET gel hair removal
2 box PAAS egg coloring dye kits
1 swiffer wetjet all-purpose cleaner
1 lysol nutra-air spray
1 bath body sponge
1 almond snickers bar (my filler item necessary to keep me above a negative transaction)