Thursday, January 1, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip

I'm still sticking with my $50.00 per week budget. I am so proud of myself. These past few months were really the first time I have ever even attempted a budget. I love to challenge myself to see how much I can get, and I have been pleasantly surprised each time!

This week I went to Walgreen's, Walmart, Albertson's, and Fred Meyer. I got some great coupons in the mail from Fred Meyer (2 FREE bagged salad, B1G1 FREE batteries, $.49 Cottonelle TP), but they didn't have anything I wanted :(. I was bummed. I was really happy with how I made out at Walgreen's (like a bandit!)

Here is how it went:

2 Dixie Plates - $3.98 (w/in ad coupon)

1 huge bag of candy (tootsie rolls, Jr Mints, dots) - $1.00 on clearance

2 Ocean Spray cranberry drinks - $4.00

12 dessert cups - $.96 (on Christmas Clearance 6 red 6 green)

3 bags of Hershey's Kisses - $1.86 (Christmas Clearance)

2 bags of Butterfinger bells - $1.24 (Christmas Clearance)

1 Revlon Matte Eyeliner - $9.99

2 over the door wreath holders - $1.48

2 Tuf paper towels - $1.18 (w/in ad coupon)

1 box Glad trash bags - $5.99 (w/in ad coupon)

1 Dawn dish soap - $.99 (w/in ad coupon)

Total before coupons: $34.64

Coupons I used:

2 $.55 off 1 Ocean Spray

2 $.35 off Dixie Plates

1 $.25 off Dawn

1 $1.00 off Butterfinger bagged candy (this made these $.12 per bag!)

1 $1.50 off Hershey's candy (this also made these $.12 per bag!)

1 $1.00 off Revlon

Net Total: $29.08 used $18.70 on Walgreen's gift card

Net OOP: $10.38 (amount taken from my budget)

I will also get a $10.98 rebate for the Revlon eyeliner!!! Woo hoo!

For more awesome Walgreen's scenarios check out The Centsible Sawyer's Drugstore Divas!

My next stop was Walmart - again not my favorite place, but they had the best price on Valley Fresh Steamers, and I wanted to use my coupons before they expired. There were also a few FREEbie items. Here is what I got:

12 Instant Lunch - $3.36 (I can't help it, we love these)

2 Kotex Pantyliners - $2.00

2 Suave lotions - $1.94

10 bags Valley Fresh Steamers - $11.70

2 Lil' Smokies - $5.00

1 Pillsbury Pizza Crust - $1.94

1 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls - $1.48

1 Meadowgold butter - $2.25

Total before coupons: $31.45

Coupons I used:

7 $1.00 off VF Steamers

3 $.50 off VF Steamers

1 $1.00 off 2 Lil' Smokies

1 $1.00 off Pillsbury pizza crust

1 $1.00 off Pillsbury crescent rolls

2 $1.00 off Suave moisturizer (making these FREE!)

2 $1.00 off Kotex (making these also FREE!)

Net OOP: $15.95!

Next was Albertson's where I bought 4 gallons of milk. Sorry no picture!

2 Skim Milk - $4.00

2 Whole Milk - $4.58

Net OOP: $9.09

Finally I went to Fred Meyer where they hardly had anything on my list. Again, sorry no picture!

4 boxes Nabisco Crackers - $5.00 (w/in ad coupon)

6 2 liters of Big K soda - $2.00 (w/in ad coupon)

1 Kroger Pepperoni - $2.50

1 Kroger Mozzarella Cheese - $3.50

Net OOP: $13.78

Total for the week: $49.20!!!


Michelle said...

Bummer that FM was all out of the coupon specials. I haven't made it over to use mine but at least they are good for another week. Maybe by the early part of next week they'll be restocked. I bet we could use them at Albertson's otherwise since it was all on name brand stuff they carry.
Good job sticking to your budget.

Boyd Team said...

My fridge is jam packed with free steamers too! I freaked out when they dropped the coupon price to $.50. Boo!

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