Showing posts with label Sprouts shopping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sprouts shopping. Show all posts

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Finals - 01-20-12

I am still recovering this week from my nasty cold and trying to get caught up on the loads of housework that needs to be done. But I feel so much better. Did more shopping this week and more savings. I scored FREE theraflu this week at CVS see below. I could have used this last week. 


Here are the links that were the clickiest from last week. Stop by to see their awesome savings and say Hi:



Kroger



10 Bush Beans $0.57 each average (they were $0.54 & $0.59 each)
1Gallon Milk $2.38
4 Libby’s Veggies $0.62 each - $1/4 Libby canned Vegetables RP 11/13/11
            -Final $0.37 each
1 Package 12 K cup coffee $7.69 - $2/1 Millstone K-Cup RP 10/23/11
            -Final $5.69

Total spent $15.25 and saved $12.23 on $27.48 worth of groceries this week. I bought more beans for pantry stock up items. This was mainly a pantry stock up trip.

Tom Thumb 1st trip 01/15/12

1 Fritos Scoops $1.99 sale – We had Fritos pies for dinner. YUM
2 18 Count Eggs $1.99 each
1 Sweet Potato fries $2.19
1 Potatoes O’Brian $2.19
1 Milk $2.38
2 Hormel Lunch Meat $2.49 – 2 $0.50/1 (One doubled) Hormel Lunchmeat SS 01/08/12
            -Final $1.74 each average
3 Hunts Snack Packs $0.99 sale – $0.45/3 doubled Hunts Snack Pack SS 01/01/12
            -Final $0.69 each
2 Quaker Oatmeal instant $3.39 B1G1
            -Final $1.70 each
1 Pillsbury Brownie Mix $0.99 sale - $0.35/1 tripled Pillsbury Brownie or Frosting RP 11/06/11
            -Final FREE – I LOVE FREE
4 Chef Boyardee $0.89 sale - $0.50/4 doubled Chef Boyardee SS 01/01/12
            -Final $0.64 each

I used $2.00 off my next purchase and a $1.00 off my next purchase catalinas that printed last time. So I basically got my milk for free this week.

I spent $20.92 and saved $22.88 on $43.80 worth of groceries this trip. I have been going to Tom Thumb more, since I can use double and triple coupons. I have been finding better deals at Tom Thumb vs. Kroger.

Tom Thumb 2nd Trip 01/17/12

3 Sliced cheese $2.00 each
1 Imperial Margarine $0.69
1 Hormel Lunch meat $2.49 - $0.50/1 doubled Hormel Lunchmeat SS 01/08/12
            -Final $1.49
1 Pillsbury Brownie mix $0.99 sale - $0.35/1 tripled Pillsbury Brownie Mix or Frosting RP 11/06/11
            -Final FREE – I LOVE FREE and I got two boxes

I paid $8.19 and saved $7.19 on $15.38 worth of food retail this trip. I went back mainly for the lunch meat and brownie mix.

SPROUTS

2 Bell Peppers @ $0.49 each
5.23 lbs Onions @ $0.49 lb.
            -Final $2.56

I spent $3.54 on produce this week.

CVS

5 Theraflu 8count $1.99 each
1 Pediacare Fever reducer $4.99
1 CVS Double Pack Womens Multi-Vitamin -$8.99

Used:
5 $2/1 Any Theraflu product SS 12/04/11
1 $1/1 Pediacare Product Printable
1 $2 ECB
1 $1 ECB
20% off my order $1.91

Received $2 ECB

OOP:
I spent $8.02 and saved $15.91 on drug store products this week. I got 5 packages of Theraflu for FREE this week. A total of 40 pills for free!

Altogether I spent $55.92 for the week and saved $58.21 for the week on $114.31 worth of food and health care needs. I am little over budget, but I didn’t get out much last week due to being sick. So it will all work out in the end. I still had more saving than half this week.

I feel my pantry is pretty stocked right now. In February it will be a year since I have started extreme couponing and my pantry is stocked more now than it ever has been. I like that I have food to cook at any time. I can also make just about any meal or snack, since I already have most of the ingredients for anything I may want to cook. Even if the kids suggest something I usually have the ingredients to make whatever they want. This has allowed me to stay at home and still cook nutritious meals and snacks for the kids.


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How did you do this week? The best way to learn is to visit others sites to see how they save. Please leave a comment if you don’t have a blog to share or just leave a comment. I love to hear from you.

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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Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Finals 12-09-11


I did quite a bit of shopping this week. Since I did so much shopping when it was freezing outside, my cold got worse. I was on the couch all day Wednesday and went to bed early that night. I drank a lot of hot tea with lemon and honey, since I had laryngitis for three days this week. Good thing this is not a video blog, no one could hear me. I am still sick, but feeling much better. If you would like to find more deals be sure to like Pounds4Pennies on FACEBOOK or join me in my Blog Frog Community. If you want to show a little love vote for Pounds4Pennies at TOP MOMMY BLOGS.

Visit last weeks most viewed for more inspiration:


Homemaking Mom
Blessings Multiplied
My Road to Savings


Kroger – 12/06/11

4 Barrilla Pasta $1 each - $1/2 Barrilla coupons Printable emailed coupon
            -Final $0.50 each

I spent $2.00 and saved $3.52 on $5.52 worth of Pasta. The savings reflects the stores normal price of $1.38.

CVS 12/06/11

2 Garnier Fructis Hair Gel $3.99 each
1 Listerine Mouthwash $3.69
1 Luvs Diapers $6.99
2 CVS MultiViatmins B1G1 $7.29 each
1 Candy Canes $1.27
3 Cards $10.27 – these are not in my grocery budget

USED:
2 $1/1 Garnier Fructis Hair item RP 10/30/11
1 $1/3 American Greeting Cards – RED BOX Coupon
1 $1/1 Listerine MouthWash RP 01/09/11
$1 ECB
$10 ECB

Received ECBs:
$3.00 for Garnier Fructis items
$3.00 for Cards
$1.27 for Candy Canes
$2.00 Diapers
$1.00 Listerine mouthwash

I paid $22.49 and saved $15.00 on $37.49 worth of items at CVS this week. I got one jar of vitamins, 1 card and 1box of candy canes for free this week.

SPROUTS 12/06/11

0.94 lbs Dried Cranberries @ $2.99 lb
            -Final $2.81
1 Jar Sunbutter $5.99
1 Jar Texas Honey $3.99 – Used up the rest drinking honey and lemon for my throat.

I spent $12.79 at Sprouts this week. I have two children that cannot eat peanut butter. I buy them sunbutter made from sunflower seeds. So far this one tastes the best. My daughter didn’t like the soybutter and I like that the sunbutter is more natural and tastes better. It is expensive, so I use it sparingly to try to stay within budget.

Tom Thumb 12/06/11

2 Nature Valley Granola Bars $2.99 each – Store Coupon $1.11
            -Final $1.88 each
4 Krusteaz Cookie Mixes $2.69 -  B1G1, 2 $1/2 peelie coupon right below box!
            -Final $0.85 each
2 Gallons of Milk $2.99 – On Sale $1.99 each

I paid $11.12 and saved $11.61 on $22.73 worth of groceries. This is pretty good, since I also bought milk this trip.

Walmart – Can’t find receipt

1 Package Walmart Pull ups $8.49 – Not feeling well, forgot coupons
1 Dishwashing gel $2.49 – I think

I spent around $10.98 this shopping trip.

Overall I spent $59.38 minus cards $53.11 for family budget this week. I saved $28.61. Still under budget and bought diapers twice this week. I didn’t buy a lot of food, but did get some pantry staples for my house. How did you do? I love seeing how all my readers did. Sometimes I find great deals too! Looking at how others shop helps others learn how to use coupons.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Finals Kroger- Mega Event, Tom Thumb, Walmart 11/18/11


It has been a busy week for me. I have done two weeks worth of shopping this week. I will not be shopping next week, but I will still have a shopping linky. I might have two, one for grocery deals and any Black Friday deals you want to share. Let me know if you would like to see two to see other deals people have gotten.

Visit these ladies sites to see other great savings trips. TOP Three Visited Sites Last Week:


If you are still new to couponing, now is the time to stock up on all your baking needs for the year. This is when you will find your lowest prices and great coupon matchups on items like sugar, corn starch, baking powder, yeast and more. Be sure to check expiration dates when stocking up for a long time. There is no sense in buying something to last a year even if you have a coupon, only find the expiration date is 6 months out. However, items like sugar never expire, so grab what you can to stock up now. I was so excited when I saw Tom Thumb had really great store coupons for the month of November that matched with a lot of regular coupons I had for baking items making them FREE or really cheap. Remember Tom Thumb will double or triple one coupon. So I had to make a couple of trips. This store is on my way to take my son to school, so I didn’t feel like I was wasting any gas making the extra trips. I am trying to stock up for the rest of the year for all my baking needs now and stay within budget. This is challenging.

I have decided I am not going shopping in the grocery stores next week. It will be way too crowded, so I doubled my budget for this week to make up for it. Since I am still working on growing my stockpile, I am a tinsy bit over budget. But I did a lot of shopping this week. Here are the results:

SPROUTS 11/15/11

1.71 lbs Whole Wheat Flour @ $0.69 lb - $1.18
1.11 lbs Broccoli @ $0.77 lb - $0.85
1 32 oz Stonyfield Yogurt $2.50 - $1/1 Sprouts magazine
            -Final $1.50
1 32oz Stonyfield Yogurt Vanilla $2.50 - $1/1 Sprouts magazine

I spent $4.98 and saved $2.05 on $7.03 worth of produce and yogurt this week. If you use your own bags at Sprouts you get a $0.05 credit for each bag you use.

Tom Thumb 11/14/11

1 Safeway Mac and Beef $0.99 – Catalina Print FREE Safeway MAC and BEEF
            -Final FREE – I LOVE FREE
1 Wesson Best Blend oil $3.99 – Store Q $0.75/1, $0.30/1 tripled
            -Final $2.34
2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.99 – B1G1 Store coupon
            -Final $0.99 each
1 Wheat Bread $1.50

I spent $5.83 and saved $6.74 on $12.57 worth of food. I went because the mac and beef coupon was about to expire. I will probably donate this when my daughter has a canned food drive this Feb. at school. We have enough Chef already at our house.

Tom Thumb 11/15/11

1 Crisco Shortening Sticks $3.39 – Store Q $0.50/1, $0.50/1 Doubled
            -Final $1.89
1 Betty Crocker Cake Mix $1.79 – Store Q $.50/1, $0.75/ Cake and Frosting purchase
            -Final $0.92
1 Betty Crocker Frosting $1.69 - $0.75/ Cake and Frosting purchase
            -Final $1.32
2 Kraft Parmesan Cheese Tubs $2.50 – 2 $1/1 Peelies found at store
            -Final $1.50 each
2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.99 – B1G1 Store Coupon
            -Final $0.99 each
1 Mission Tortillas $2.19 – Store Q $1/1
            -Final $1.19
2 Dole Tropical Fruit $1.25 – Store Q $0.99 each, $0.50/2 Doubled
            -Final $0.49 each
1 Argo Corn Starch $1.39 – Store Q $0.50/1, $0.30/1 tripled
            -Final FREE – I LOVE FREE
1 Safeway Marshmallows $1.09 – Store Q $0.50/1
            -Final $0.59
1 Fleischman’s Yeast $1.79 – Store Q $0.50/1, $0.30/1 Tripled
            -Final $0.39
2 Bisquick 40oz $2.99 – Store Q $1.00/2, 2 $0.50/1 Printable 1st Doubled
            -Final $1.99 each
1 McCormick Vanilla 1oz. $3.39 – Store Q $1.50/1
            -Final $1.89
I spent $19.46 and saved $25.97 on $45.43 worth of retail groceries this week. The receipt printed all weird and different on this transaction, so I did my best trying to make it all match up. The regular price for the item printed all at once, then the Reward Card savings printed, then the Store Q, then the Manufacturer Q’s. It was hard to read, but it looked like every transaction took. I went back to the same Tom Thumb later in the week and it printed fine.

Tom Thumb 11/17/11

1 Marshmallows $1.09 – Store  Q $0.50/1
            -Final $0.59
2 Cans Pineapple $1.25 – Store Q $0.52/2, $0.50/2 Dole Pineapple
            -Final $0.49 each
1 Fleischman’s Yeast $1.79 – Store Q $0.50/1, She missed my coupon here $0.40
            -Final $1.29
1 Crisco Stick Shortening $3.39 – Store Q $0.50/1, $0.50/1 Crisco Product Doubled
            -Final $1.89
1 McCormick Vanilla 1oz $3.39 – Store Q $1.50/1
            -Final $1.89
1 Argo Corn Starch $1.39 – Store Q $0.50/1, $0.30/1 Argo corn Starch tripled
            -Final FREE

I spent $6.63 and saved $8.76 on $15.39 worth of groceries. I am stocking up for the holidays and on baking items for the rest of the year. I may do one more small trip to Tom Thumb this week to get the free or close to free items.

Kroger 11/15/11 MEGA EVENT
MEI = Mega Event Item $0.50 off of item

2 Gallons Milk $1.99 each
2 18count Eggs $1.88 each
1 Turkey Bacon $2.00
1 Bananas $1.18
10 Del Monte canned Veggies $1.00 – MEI
            -Final $0.50 each
3 International Delight Creamer 32oz $2.49 – MEI, 1 $0.75/1 Kroger E-Q, $1/2 Int’l Delight creamer
            -Final average $1.40 each
2 I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter $2.49 – MEI, 2 $1/1 ICBNB Q
            -Final $0.99 each
4 Hormel Turkey Pepperoni $2.99 – MEI, $0.55/2 Hormel Pepperoni Products
            -Final $2.22 each
4 Pringles Cans $1.49 – MEI, $1/4 Pringles Q
            -Final $0.74 each
1 Cool Whip $1.49 – MEI
            -Final $0.99
1 Hillshire Farms Lunch Meat $3.49 – MEI, $0.35/1 Hillshire Lunch Meat
            -Final $2.64
3 Kleenex Tissue $1.49 – MEI, $0.50/3 Kleenex boxes
            -Final $0.82 each
2 Honey Grahams $2.97 – MEI, $1/2 Nabisco Products
            -Final $1.97 each
2 Ritz Crakers $2.00 - $1/2 Nabisco Products
            -Final $1.50 each
2 Kroger Tuna $0.69 - $0.40/2 Kroger E-Q
            -Final $0.49 each
1 Heluva Dips $1.50 - $0.75/1 Heluva Dips
            -Final $0.75 each
1 Carnation Dry Milk $2.00 - $0.50/1 Carnation Dry Milk
            -Final $1.50
2 Nutri Grain Bread B1G1 $4.09
            -Final $2.05 each

I spent $55.50 and Saved $48.45 on $103.95 worth of groceries retail. This should have been more.  As I was reviewing my receipt I noticed a few price discrepancies that should have made it more like 50% savings. I am now stocked up for the winter on baking and canned goods, which is something my pantry was lacking. I can’t wait until the frozen veggies go on sale in a few months. I really would rather buy frozen, but canned it good when you need something fast.

Walmart 11/17/11

2 Huggies Slip on diapers $9.47 – 2 $3/1 Slip on diapers
            -Final $6.47 each
1 Millstone coffee $11.88 - $2/1 Millstone K-cup
            -Final $9.88 each
1 Celestial seasonings Chai Tea $2.28 - $1/1 Celestial Seasonings Tea
            -Final $1.28
1 Eight o Clock Coffee $4.88 - $0.75/1 All You
            -Final $4.13
1 White Chicken Chili Pack $1.08
2 Minute Maid Juice $2.98 – 2 $2/1 Minute Maid Boxes Printable
            -Final $0.98 each
2 lbs Sweet Potatoes $0.65 - $0.33 lb. TIME TO STOCK UP. You can cook these and freeze them
1 Marzetti Pepperocini $1.72 - $0.50/1 ALL You
            -Final $1.22
1 Ovaltine Malt $3.48 - $1/1 Ovaltine
            -Final $2.48
4 Libby’s Veggies $0.75 - $1/4 Libby’s Veggies
            -Final $0.50 each
2 Nestle Cocoa 6 pack $1.00 - $0.55/1 Printable
            -Final $0.45 each

I spent $40.02 and saved $17.35 with coupons for $57.37 items at Walmart. There were a few coupons on items that I wanted and didn’t want to wait to try to fit them into the budget, so I just got them without having to keep coming back and work them into the budget each week. Some of the coupons were close to expiring, so I used them instead of wasting that coupon.

GRAND Totals for the week. I spent $132.42 and saved $109.32 on $241.74 worth of grocery and household items this week for two weeks worth of shopping. I am a little over, but I can make that up in the next weeks.

How did you do this week? Did you stock up on baking items? Share your results below, so others can learn from your savings trips.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Finals 11/11/11 Kroger Mega Event


To all veterans, including my dad, THANK YOU for my freedom. Happy Veterans Day on this 11/11/11. I have heard there are a lot of marriages and other celebrations going on this landmark day. Do you have anything fun planned?

I have had sick kids all week this week. The little got the stomach bug too. AUGH! So for two days I have been cooped up in the house and have not done much shopping this week. But I plan on going out this weekend and getting a few more things from other stores. I will list them here next week.

Be sure to check out these ladies posts. They had awesome savings last week and were the top three clickiest:


Kroger Mega Event
MEI = Mega Event Item -$0.50 off each item listed

1 Kroger Cheese - $1.99
3.69 lb Bananas @ $0.39 lb - $1.44
6 Aunt Annies Mac and Cheese $1.19 – MEI, $0.75/1 Printable Coupon Facebook
            -Final $0.56 average each
2 International Delight Creamer $2.49 – MEI
            -Final $1.99 each
4 4lbs Bags of Domino Sugar $2.49 – MEI, 4 $0.50/1 Domino Sugar RP 10/16/11
            -Final $1.49 each
1 Idaho Potatoes $1.00 – FREE All You Magazine Oct.
            -Final FREE – I love FREE
16 Campbells Condensed Soup $1.00 – MEI, 4 $0.40/4 Campbells Coupons SS 10/09/11
            -Final $0.40 each
8 Ricola Cough Drops $1.49 – MEI, 4 B1G1 Ricola Cough Drops 10/02/11, 4 $0.75/1 Ricola Cough Drops
            -Final $0.12 each
1 Hillshire Farms lunch Meat $3.49 – MEI, $0.35/1 Lunch Meat RP 10/16/11
            -Final $2.64
2 Hormel Turkey Pepperoni $2.50 – MEI
            -Final $2.00 – Printable coupon now available. PRINT NOW!

Altogether I spent $33.19 and saved $49.64 on $82.83 worth of retail grocery products. I know I don’t need 8 bags of Ricola Cough Drops, but I would like to give this as a gift along with some soup (I am picking more up next week) for friends who might be sick. There are several of us moms whose husbands travel from time to time and no matter what someone gets sick when the husband is gone. I can run this by quickly and cheer them up a bit.

CVS – FREE this week

Nov. 5th

1 Shick Quatro Razor refill $8.99
1 Milk $3.99

Used:

$5.00 ECB
$1.00 ECB
$5.00/1 Shick Quatro Razor or refill Printable

OOP
$1.98

Recieved:
$4.00 ECBs 

I spend $1.98 and saved $11.00 on 12.98 worth of retail items at CVS this trip. I didn’t realize milk went up to $3.99. Ouch! This is really good milk and I had $5.00 ECBs that were expiring so I combined it with an extra $1.00 to get the price of Milk down.

Nov. 7

1 Illy Coffee Drink $2.00
2 Hydro 5 Razors $10.49 each

Used:
$2.00 ECB
$1.00 ECB
$4.00 ECB
$3.50 ECB
$2.49 took off - FREE Illy coffee drink printed Nov. 5th.
2 $5.00/1 Shick Hydro razor

Received:
$10.00 ECB for Razors
$1.00 ECB for Bag Tag

I paid $0.00 for $22.98 worth of retail products at CVS this week. I LOVE FREE!


Sprouts - Farmers Market


.49 lb Peanuts - $0.98
1 lb Raisins - $1.49 - Great price on Raisins
1 Yogurt - $2.00
1 Pk Cinnamon $1.25
1 Broccoli - $1.05
1 Bell Pepper - $0.49
3 Lemons - $1.00
3 Limes - $0.50
1.74 lbs Onions - $0.85


Bag credit -$0.10


Total $9.51 on fresh produce and dairy.

All together I spent $44.68 and saved $83.72 on $128.40 worth of items this week. I think I have my groove back. I had 65% savings overall savings for this week. Unlike some couponers, I do buy fresh produce nearly every week. Fresh is better than canned or frozen. I usually budget around $10.00 for Sprouts.

How did you do this week? Link up your awesome savings below. I can't wait to see how you did this week. It is great to see how others shop to learn how to save.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Finals 10-28-11


Wow what a night. First my daughter had a soccer game after the cold front blew in while it was raining. The sign of a true athlete will play in the freezing rain. The sign of true love is the parents who sit there and cheer them on.  It was very cold and it took me a long time to warm up. Then to come home and stay up late to watch the Rangers loose last night makes for a very slow day today. Lots of caffeine has been consumed to write this post. Since I normally prepare my shopping post on Thursday evenings, I just didn’t have time last night. I will post what I spent and how much I saved. Then maybe later tonight I can update this post.

I still would like to see how everyone else did this week, so LINK UP below! Here are the entries with the most links:





Walmart



I spend $31.27 and saved $17.10 plus more, since I did several price matches, on $48.37 retail.

Sprouts

$2.28 on fresh produce

Tom Thumb

I spent $12.43 and saved $22.80 on $34.72 worth of retail.

CVS

I spend around $10.00 Saved $6.00 on $16.00 retail at CVS.



I spent around $56.00 and saved $45.90 on $101.90 retail.

How did your shopping trip go this week? Link UP below

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Finals 10/21/11


Wowee wow wow! I have such exciting news to share today. First, I am a guest blogger at Grocery Cart Challenge. I am very excited and honored to be chosen. I came across Gayle’s site and notice she was feeding a family of six with $60.00 a week. I knew I could do this too! A few years back I was trying to feed a family of three on $30.00 a week. It was difficult, but I was able to do it. The most important thing I learned was how to cook from very few ingredients and make great meals.

The second piece of exciting new I have to share is I was accepted to the Top Mommy Blogs. In order to vote for my blog and check out other exciting blogs just click the brown button located on the left or the link provided. I just received the email last night. It would be very exciting to get at least one vote.

Now on to shopping! I didn’t stick to my budget very well this week. I was kind of winging it again. I didn’t have a great plan. We were out of some items I have been searching for the past couple of weeks and needed to purchase this week. I was able to get cheese and oil on sale, but purchasing both was a bit expensive. My husband and I were dying for some wings since it has been cold and it is football season. So I splurged for wings. I have been looking for weeks and just couldn’t find any on sale. In case you were wondering, yes, they were so delicious. Still cheaper than going out and buying wings at a restaurant.

I went to Kroger twice without much savings.

Kroger 10/16/11


2 Capri sun Juice $1.29 each – I need to buy juice for my daughters soccer game

4 Kettle Chips $2.50 each – 4 $1/1 Kettle Chips RP 09/25/11

            -Final $1.50 each

1 Kroger Tortilla chips $1.00

1 Pilgrims Wings $10.49 – Shelf price said $8.19 $2/1 Pilgrims Pride Chicken
            -Final $8.49 – Should have been $6.19
2 Mission Tortillas $1.00
1 Zapps Chips $2.19 – Splurge item for my hubby

I spent $22.47 and saved $11.14 on $33.61 worth of retail. I had two major splurge items this trip the wings and the Zapps chips. This change in weather has gotten me a little off my game. I am still looking for cheap snacks for soccer. If anyone know of any great sales, please share in the comments.

Kroger 10/18/10

2 Gallons Milk $2.49
2 lbs Cheese $6.99 – Best price I have found. Cheaper than Wal-Mart
4 Progresso Soups $1.25 - $1/4 Progresso Soup Coupon GM 09/11/11
            -Final $1.00 each
1 Huggies Slip on Diapers $9.85 - $2/1 Blinkie in Store Slip on Diapers
            -Final $7.85
2 Bertolli Olive Oil B1G1 store deal $10.49 I was nearly out of oil
            -Final $5.24 each
3 Kroger Sweet Corn $0.88 each – I had an eQ for $0.60/3 that did not scan. Not Happy
            -Final $0.88 each
1 Kroger Oatmeal $1.39 on sale – Daughter wanted Oatmeal for the cooler weather.
4 Dr. Pepper 10 $1.00 each – 4 FREE coupons for Dr. Pepper 10 SS 10/09/11
            -Final FREE

I spent $40.39 and saved $24.44 on $64.83 retail. Milk went up again $0.10 a gallon. I have to say I loved it when milk was a $1.00 a gallon. I would buy four gallons a week and we would drink it all. Now I have to ration it a little at the house. I need to make sure little Face gets his share every day.

Sprouts

4.18 lbs Gala Apples @ $0.69/lbs - $2.88
3.88 lbs Golden Delicious @ $0.69/lbs. - $2.68
3.47 lbs Onions @ $0.49/lbs - $1.70

Bag Credit -$0.10

I spent $7.16 and saved $0.10 on $7.26 worth of produce. I plan on making homemade applesauce and maybe some apple butter today. I have seen these on others sites and I am itching to try it. If I do, I will share on Wednesday. I didn't take a picture.

Overall I spent $70.02 and saved $35.68 on $105.70 worth of retail food and diapers. Not the best, but there were not very many good deals this week.  I needed to buy cheese and there have not been very good sales for the past couple of months and very few coupons. I had two splurge items that really put me over this week. But these will last a while for us. I can make it stretch.

If you are just starting out I am posting a series on how to coupon every Monday. You can read my first article here and my second post here. Looking to print coupons you can go to Coupons.com.

How did you do this week? Please share your shopping trips below with the linky. If you don't have a blog please share your shopping trips in the comments area. You can share more than one trip; however, I do ask to keep the trips current. The best way to learn to save money is to share so others can learn from you experience.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Finals

I went shopping this week. However I am a tinsy over budget, but we splurged on salmon that was on sale. I have been able to purchase a lot of meat lately. For me a good price is cheaper than Wal-Mart. Here is how I did this week. See LINKY below to link up any shopping you did this week.

Sprouts 10/11/11



0.48 lbs Chili Peanuts @ $2.49 lbs - $1.20
2 lbs Salmon $9.48
1 lb Carrots $0.99
3.28 lbs Yellow Onions @ $0.49lbs - $1.61
4 Cartons Strawberries @ 1.25 each - $5.00
2 Kashi Frozen Waffles $4.49 each – B1G1, 2 $1/1 Kashi Frozen items Booklet at Kroger
            -Final $1.25 each
2 Kashi Go Lean Cereals $4.99 each – B1G1, 2 $1/1 Kashi Cereal boxes Booklet at Kroger
            -Final $1.50 each

I spent $23.76 and saved $13.48, including coupons and B1G1 deals, on $37.24 retail value. I was so excited to see B1G1 at Sprouts. They do not normally advertise B1G1 deals. Then I was really excited I was going to get to use my Kashi coupons. I now have all organic cereal in my pantry. I never would have been able to buy organic cereal before I started couponing and really shopping sales.

Kroger Shopping 10/11/11

2 Dozen Kroger eggs $1.25 each - $0.55/2 Printable
2 Whole Chickens @$0.79 lb $9.12 - $1.50/$7.00 Kroger meat catalina
            -Final $7.62 for two chickens
1 Kroger crackers $1.79
1 Domino Sugar $2.19

I spent $13.60 and saved $6.29 on $19.89 retail. I almost missed the $1.50/$7 meat coupon. Be sure to check your coupons and know what you have on hand. I was running out of snacks for school for my daughter, so I purchased the crackers on impulse. Although I didn’t have a coupon for the sugar, it was still lower than the Walmart price of $2.50. I was running low.

I can’t find my Tom Thumb receipt I have a picture of what I bought and I am pretty sure I know most of the prices. Here it goes.

3 International Delight Creamers $1.99 each – In Store coupon
4 Barrilla Pasta Sauce $1.69 – 4 $0.55/1 Barrilla Pasta Sauce SS 08/28/11
            -Final $1.14 each
4 Cambell’s Soup $.50 each – 1 $0.40/4 doubled Chicken Noodle or Tomato RP 09/11/11
            -Final $0.30 each
4 Herdez Salsa B1G1 store deal $2.XX
            -Final less than $1.49 each
2 Gallons of Milk $2.39 each

The bill was around $21.00 and I  saved almost $10.00 on $30.00 retail.

Walmart

1 Pullups $9.47 - $2/1 Mailed Coupon
            -Final $7.47
1 Pullup wipes $1.64 - $1/1 Mailed Coupon
            -Final $0.64

Total $8.78

I went a little over this week at $67.14. The splurge on the Salmon really put me over. So I need to budget a little better next week. Now I am searching for Buffalo wings. My husband and I are dying for some. I haven’t seen any great prices for any lately. Please post if you find some really cheap. We want them by Sunday for the football game.

How did you do this week? I can’t wait to see your results. Sorry I am having linky issues this week. I had to get a new script. Please try to link up again.

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