Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Finals - Kroger, Tom Thumb, CVS and Sprouts

I have been super busy this week. I am planning my stepson’s birthday party. We are hosting a Wii party this year at our house. I can’t wait to share the pictures of all the things I have made to make this a great birthday for him. There was not a lot of stuff out there for Wii party ideas, so I had to come up with a few of my own. I will take lots of pictures and share on Wednesday.

I am also a team coach for my daughters DI team. DI is a great organization where the kids put on a skit based on criteria provided and also have an instant challenge. It teaches leadership and developing new skills. Any and all schools can participate, even homeschooled children. You just need to get a team together. We are in our build phase for our set and I have been having girls over at my house painting, sawing, drilling. Whatever it takes to get the job done. Needless to say I am exhausted.

With these two events going on this week, my life has been a little chaotic to say the least. I did manage to get some shopping in. My grocery bill is a little over budget, but some of these items are for the party. As you may also see, it is mainly snacks. We had run out of just about everything except crackers. So I made sure we stocked up. We will see how long this holds us over.

Tom Thumb 01/23/12

3 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers $1.00 each
            -Final $1.00 each
1 Pepperidge Farm Naturals crackers $2.50 - $0.50/1 Pepperidge Farms Natural doubled
            -Final $1.50
4 Boxes Nature Valley Granola Bars $1.77 – 2 $0.75/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars
            -Final $1.40 each average – WE LOVE THESE
4 Betty Crocker Simply Fruit roll ups $0.99 must by 4 – 2 $0.50/1 Betty Crocker Fruit Roll ups, one doubled, one did not
            -Final $0.62 each average
1 Package Black Beans $0.99
2 Pace Picante sauce $1.99 - $0.50/2 doubled Pace Picante Sauce
            -Final $1.49 each
2 V8 Fruit Fusion $1.99 - $1/2 V8 Fruit Fusion Printable
            -Final $1.49 each
1 V8 Fruit Smoothie $1.99 - $1/1 V8 Fruit Smoothie
            -Final $0.99
1 Pillsbury Frosting $1.99 - $0.35/1 Pillsbury Brownie or frosting
            -Final $0.94 – This is for the party
2 7 Ups $0.88 each – This is for the party
1 Starkist Tuna $1.19 - $0.50/1 Starkist Tuna pouch
            -Final $0.19 – Great Deal! STOCK UP!
2 Bear Creek Soup B1G1 $4.49 - $1/1 Bear Creek Soup
            -Final $1.75 each – Unadvertised deal
3 Kleenex Tissues $0.85 each - $0.50/3 doubled Kleenex tissues
            -Final $0.52 each
1 Loaf French Bread $1.99

I spent $32.68 and saved $51.06 on $83.74 worth of groceries and products for my family. I found several unadvertised deals at Tom Thumb this week. Some are good until the end of February.

Kroger 1/24/12

5 Boxes Barilla pasta $1 each – 5 $0.55/1 Barilla Whole Grain Pasta
            -Final $0.45 each
2 lbs. Kroger Cheese $2.99 each
2 Bags Tortilla Chips $1.00 each – One for the party
4 Progresso Soups $1.00 - $1/4 Progresso Soups
            -Final $0.75 each
4 Brawny Paper Towels $1 each – 2 $1/1 Brawny Printable, 2 $0.55/1 Brawny Printable
            -Final $0.23 each
4 Angel Soft Bath tissue $1 each – 4 $0.45/1 Angel Soft Bath Tissue
            -Final $0.55 each

I spent $16.59 and saved $18.71 on $35.30 worth of groceries and products at Kroger.

Tom Thumb 01/24/12

1 Pepperidge Farm Naturals crackers $2.50 - $0.50/1 Pepperidge Farms Natural doubled
            -Final $1.50
1 Starkist Tuna $1.19 - $0.50/1 Starkist Tuna pouch
            -Final $0.19
1 Whonu cookies $2.50 - $1/1 Whonu cookies
            -Final $1.50
4 Mrs. Bairds Natural Bread B1G1 $3.19 - $0.55/1 Mrs. Bairds Bread
            -Final $1.32 each

I paid $8.47 and saved $13.07 on $21.54 worth on retail groceries. I am able to make two Tom Thumb trips each week, since this is on the way home from my taking my son to his Mommy’s day out program at my church.


4 Voskos Green Yogurt $2.00 each
I spent $8.00 on my favorite yogurt this week at Sprouts.


2 Gallons Milk $3.29 – 2 $1/1 Oak Farms Milk, $1 ECB
            -Final $1.79 each, Received $2 ECBs

I spent $3.58 on really good milk at CVS this week and saved $3.00.

This is everything for the week. I spent $69.32 and saved $85.84 on $155.16 worth of groceries and necessary items my family needed this week. I am over budget, but I did buy several things for the party this week. It doesn’t look like there is much I want for next week.

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  1. Oh wow, you did fantastic. Especially with the boxed pasta! I wish I had access to such deals, but none of those stores are around me. Sadly.

  2. Great job! I hope you are feeling better and have finally kicked that nasty cold! Can't wait to see the pictures from the Wii party. Sounds like lots fun and I'm sure everyone will have a blast. Happy Birthday to the birthday boy!

  3. Nice shopping.. and you bought a lot for the money!
    Hope to see you over @ the Savvy Squirrel.!

  4. I am feeling better this week. Thanks for the wonderful comments. I try to buy only whole grain pasta for my family and Barrilla has been having some great coupons lately.

  5. you are a busy lady. your food bill is great to view! good for you...satisfying right?


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