Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Final 12-16-11

I see the sun! I see the sun! It has been nearly a week here in Texas with no sun and raining for three days. While we need the rain due the drought, we are all going a little stir crazy. I have been trying to find some creative things for me and little face to do. I think he is more than ready to get outside today.

I am trying to still stay within my grocery budget while shopping for additional food Christmas gifts. This has been an amazing challenge. As I have said before, I love challenges. I am still under budget again this week. Can I get a woot woot!

I also wanted to say I document all my food and family necessity purchases here. I have noticed some coupon sites only document what they spend at a certain store or just what they bought with coupons. I document all my fruit and produce, milk, eggs, diapers, vitamins and ect… I want to show you how to buy real food for your family for a small budget and how to save money while using coupons to save even more money. I want to share my tips with you to stay connected join Pounds4Pennies on Facebook.

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KROGER 12/15/11

3 Chex Cereal $2.00 each - $1/2 eCoupon from Kroger – I want to make some Chex Mix
            -Final average $1.66
1 MillStone Coffee $7.69 - $2/1 K-cup RP 10/23/11
            -Final $5.69
1 Carnation Instant Dry Milk $2.00 - $0.50/1 Carnation Dry Milk RP 09/25/11
            -Final $1.50
1 Butterscotch Chips Kroger $1.79 - Needed these for some cookies I want to make
1 Whole Wheat Artisan Bread $1.00 Managers Special
1 Huggies Diapers $4.89 Managers Special!
2 18 count Eggs $1.88 each

I spent $24.03 and saved $8.62 on $32.65 worth of groceries. It is more around $16.00 in savings since the diapers and bread were managers special they do not reflect in the savings.

WALMART 12/10/11

2 Wolf Brand Chili $2.00
8 Cans Libby’s Veggies $0.75 – 2 $1/4 Libby’s Canned Veggies 08/28/11
            -Final $0.50 each
1 Carmex Lip Balm $0.98 - $1/1 Carmex RP 10/30/11
            -Final FREE + $0.02 overage
4 Johnson RED + First aid Kits $0.97 each - $1/1 Johnson Red + item SS 11/06/11
            -Final FREE + $0.21 Total Overage
2 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa $1.28 each - $0.50/2 Swiss miss Hot CoCoa SS 11/13/11
            -Final $1.03 each
1 Can GV Tomato Paste - $0.44 – For yummy chili
1Benadryl Itch Pen $2.28 - $2/1 Benedryl Product RP 06/19/11
            -Final $0.28
2 Arm and Hammer Washing Powder $3.24 each - $1/2 A&H Washing product
            -Final $2.74 each

I spent $15.20 and $9.50 coupon saving on $24.70 of household items. I am planning on making my own clothes washing soap soon.

SPROUTS 12/10/11 
Picture with Walmart Items above.

.91 Lbs Rolled Oats @ $0.74/lb - $0.67
2 Stoneyfield Yogurt $2.79 – 2 $1/1 Stoneyfield Yogurt coupons Sprouts Magazine
            -Final $1.79 each

I spent $4.25 and saved $2.00 plus more, since there was a sale on all bulk items.

TOM THUMB 12/10/11

8 Progresso Soups $1.11 – 2 $1/4 Coupons
            -Final $0.86 each

I spent $6.88 and saved $12.24 from sale and coupons on $19.12 worth of soup.

I spent $50.36 this week and saved $32.36 on $82.72 worth of family necessities this week.

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  1. Great job! I appreciate that you put all your trips up and letting people see realistic shopping trips. It is frustrating seeing only portions of "great deals". Keep up the great work...I love your site!

  2. That's amazing! Shopping around really is the best way to keep the grocery budget low.

    I agreee about the part deals post, they don't show the whole picture.

    Thank you for linking up your savings at the Weekly Savings Linky @ Frugality Is Free.


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