Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Finals

Wow I have been busy this week. I have started several posts only not to finish them, so I have saved them and will post these next week. I am hoping to do some work this weekend to make posting during the week a little more frequent and easier to do during the week.

I had little face with me when I went shopping at Wal-Mart and he was not totally cooperative at check out. It was after I got home that I noticed many items rang up at a higher price than on the shelf. Be sure to check the prices as they ring you up at Wal-Mart.


1 Lemon Juice $0.88
1 Lime Juice $0.88
1 Terra Sweet Potato Chips $2.58 - $1/1 Terra Chips SS 08/28/11
            -Final $1.58
1 Millstone Coffee K-Cups $11.88 – Price on shelf $11.28
1 Libby’s Cream Corn $0.75 - $1/4 Libby’s canned Vegetables RP 08/28/11
            -Final $0.50 each
10 lb Bag of potatoes $3.00

I spent $20.22 and saved $2.00 on $22.22 worth of retail groceries. I also purchased a couple of items for my daughter’s birthday party this weekend. This food come out of the party budget. One thing was hot dog buns. The shelf price was listed at $0.88; however, it rang $1.25. I was not very happy when I looked at my receipt and discovered that.

Tom Thumb had something similar to a Mega Event also. When you buy eight or more qualifying items you get the discount price. The price off varies from item to item.

Tom Thumb
MEI= Mega Event Item

3 Wolf Brand Chili $0.99 – MEI $0.75/3 SS 10/02/11 (I think)
            -Final $0.74 each
2 Betty Crocker Cake Mixes $0.99 each - MEI
5 lbs Brown Rice $0.35 each– MEI
1 Nestle Toll House Dk Choc Morsels – MEI, $0.50/1 doubled Nestle Dk Choc. SS 08/21/11
2 Dole Pineapple $0.99 – MEI, $0.50/2 Doubled Printable
            -Final $0.49 each

I spent $8.42 and saved $12.35 on $20.77 worth of groceries retail. I love chili and soups and I am so glad they are back in season. I started in Feb. with couponing and stockpiling and I didn’t get a good stockpile of my favorite chili, Wolf brand. I am stocking up this time to make sure I have some over the summer when I want chili dogs and chili con queso.


1 Hogie Rolls - $1.00
5 Mission Tortillas $1.00 each – $0.55/1 EQ at Kroger
            -Final $0.89 each
3 Dozen eggs $1.25 each
2 Whole Chickens $0.79 lb $8.41 total
I spent $17.61 and saved $8.32 on $25.93 worth of groceries. I have purchased a lot of varieties of meat lately, since they have been on sale. I may go back and get more chicken. I really would like to do a crock pot chicken.


2 Listerine Total Care $3.99 each
2 Edge Shave Gel $1.99 each
1 Huggies Pull ups $8.99

2 $1/1 Listerine Total Care SS 07/31/11
1 Edge Manufacture FREE Q
1 $0.75/1 Edge Printable
1 $1.50/1 Huggies diapers SS 09/11/11
$4.98 in ECBs

$4 ECBs from Listerine Total Care
$1 ECB for Huggies

I spent $9.73 and saved $11.24 on $20.97 retail worth of healthcare items.

I spent $55.98 this week Woo Hoo! Under budget this week! I have to say I am surprised. I didn’t plan as much as I normally do to make sure I stay under budget. I really thought I was over. I need to stay under budget for the next few weeks in order for my budget to work out, and figure out how to start stockpiling soups for this winter. My pantry is already stocked and shelves in my laundry room and my top shelf in my closet and cabinets in my kitchen. Where am I going to put it? Hmmm I feel like a project for additional shelves is needed for the closet under the stairs. We will see if I can get my husband to take on this challenge one weekend soon.

How did you do this week? Share your shopping trips below.


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