Monday, May 24, 2010

Finals Week of May 16-22

I didn't shop much this week and what I did was a little pricey for me anyway at Publix! Had to get a few essentials. I did do really well at HT Super doubles though and plan to go back for more today or tomorrow.

Spent: $49.11
Saved: $117.27
Trader Joes: $17.38
Costco: $26.74

I only buy a very few items at Costco and not often. I don't always count it either but this was all food- 3 items- so seems fair. I buy their organic natural Peanut Butter, just cause we really like it and there's no sugar or anything added to it, mozerella cheese sticks (the ONLY brand my 5 yr old will eat), and pork chops. Costco had the best pork in our area,  hands down. I usually buy meat at Kroger but I really don't like their pork and Publix pork is too expensive and often tough. They had a great deal too at Costco. I got 9 boneless pork loin chops for $9.20 or something like that!

HT Superdoubles
Spent: $13.34
Saved: $51.95!
Not bad for HT
I did get home only to discover the two items I REALLY needed were not to be found. Anywhere. Weird. I'm going to have to go back and get some more Thyme.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Weekly Totals May 9-15

I didn't get around to posting last week; too busy with graduations!
This week, it seems like I made quite a few little trips and 2 bigger ones. It's been a little harder to save at Publix lately with little overages.

Spent: $79.25
Saved: $267.62

Almost $30 of that was one trip to Kroger for produce and meat. I was super busy and needed to get through the week!
I did do well at Wags and CVS!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kroger Deals May 2-8

There are some good deals at Kroger this week
Pink Lady apples (my favorite) .99/lb
Red Grapes: $1.28/lb
5 lb bag of russet potatoes: $1.50
Avocados $1 ea
Tropicana OJ $2.38
-$1/2 IP (no longer available) Can buy insert ones on Ebay as we never get this one!
Split chicken breasts: .99/lb
Laura's Lean ground beef: $2.99/lb
-$1 qs  here (sign up for email newsletter, bottom left)
Kroger large Eggs: .98
Oscar Meyer Hot dogs: $1.50

And of course, Sunday newspapers for $1! (on any day BUT Sunday!)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Awesome CVS trip May 3rd

I had a great trip to CVS, despite having my kids with me (no school due to flooding).

I bought:
4 nivea body wash     $4.88 ea x 4= $19.52
1 colgate total toothpaste                     $2.99
1 smart rinse listerine for kids              $3.99
5 cases of coke products  $3.25x4 =   $13.00 (1 was free with the buy 4 for $13 get one free deal)
= $39.50 plus tax= $42.52
-$5/40 (from the scanner a few weeks back, had expired but she let me use it!)
-$2/2 any body wash that printed from the machine when I scanned my card the second time
- $4.88 BOGO Nivea q from All you May (I think)
-$4 x3 Nivea body wash from RP 5/2
-$1 Colgate from All you April
-$1 Listerine (insert don't know when)
-$1 coke from recycle bank
-$11.99 ECBs from before
= .63!!
plus a ton of tax= $3.65 oop and I got back 9 ECBs for next time!

My savings were somewhat negated by then having to buy Silly Banzs for my boys who had fiddled with the packaging so much it was coming apart, I felt I HAD to buy them, and really, I don't buy them stuff much when I shop as I'm always trying to stick to  a budget. These did NOT factor into my budget! :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Month end finals- April

I managed to stay on budget for April, although I def. could have shopped some more this week!
Spent: $402.56
Saved: $937.45
Earned: $25.49 SCR

$96.81 from TJ/WF

Finals- weekly and Rite Aid info

Since it looks like the weather is going to keep me from my final shop of the week and month to Kroger, time to post the finals.
 Week#4 April 25th- May1st

Spent: $52.85
Saved: $245.46
Earned: $18 SCR (rite aid) and $10 RR (wags)

This included 4 small trips to Publix, 2 to Wags and 2 somewhat disasterous trips to Rite Aid. I chalk the Rite Aid up to my learning curve on that one, since I've just started going there. And what did I learn?
Do NOT go to the Grassland store. The manager there wouldn't even put through my Stayfree coupon for -$2 because the product was on sale for $1.99 nor would he adjust it down to $1.99. What? I had several more problems and decided it's just not worth it. The Franklin store on 96 is much nicer and easier to deal with.  AND it's good to note here, ALWAYS check the ad. We don't not get all the national sales. I bought the Dove shampoo before i even realized it's not on sale here, only everywhere else. We get here what is known as the short ad, not the ad most of the rest of the country gets, which is LAME but there you have it.