Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Weekly Shopping Trip

You may recall from last week that I have been over budget and have been trying to catch up. I had $22.91 to spend this week on groceries and I am pretty excited that I actually did it! I spent $22.70 and I am all done.

Here is how it went down:

Albertson's is still having their double coupons until today so I headed over to see what I could see. My friend Elisa had some extra doubles from the ad inserts and she gave me some milk coupons too! Love her! I was able to get:

1 Quaker caramel corn rice cakes - $1.99 (-$1.00 off coupon doubled) = FREE

1 Quaker cheddar cheese rice cakes - $1.99 (-$1.00 off coupon doubled) = FREE

2 Darigold chocolate milk - $2.00 (-$1.00 off 2 coupon doubled) = FREE

1 Pepperidge Farms pretzel crisps - $2.50 (-$.75 off coupon doubled) = $1.00

2 bagged salad - $1.98

1 12 pack Scott TP - $6.99 (they matched the Walgreen's coupon for this week)

Net OOP: $10.77

Next I went to Fred Meyer. I got:

3 gallons milk - $6.57

4 onions - $.77

6 apples - $2.03

1 loaf bread - $1.34 (w/ in ad coupon)

1 Buttoni Linguine - $1.49 (-$1.00 off coupon) = $.49

Net OOP: $11.93

It was fun to be so creative this week because we really NEEDED milk, bread, and TP - necessities in my book. I really wanted to stay within budget, buy we also needed pepperoni for pizza night - not a necessity. My husband also really wanted some kippered snacks, and I wanted some FM ice cream (on sale for $2.50 this week with in ad coupon). I had everything above in my cart except only 2 gallons of milk and I called my husband with the dilemma...get pepperoni, kippered snacks, or ice cream. We finally decided on ice cream, then he asked me how much milk I was getting. According to him 2 gallons wasn't nearly enough, so I put the ice cream back and got some more milk. If I got the ice cream it would have put me over budget - so I resisted and it feels so good!

For more shopping trips check out The Grocery Cart Challenge and Money Saving Mom!


Elisa and Morgan said...

Behold, the power of resistANCE!

Good job :)

Jennifer said...

I love reading about your shopping trips. Way to resist the ice cream!! :)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! I visit every day and the deals and freebies you come up with are unbelievable!!... but i can only dream of getting 3 Gallons of Milk for 6.57.... one Gallon of the cheapest stuff is $3.85 here.....

SavingSomeGreen said...

Thanks Everyone!

Fred Meyer has had some awesome deals on I hope they keep it coming - we drink a lot!

matress said...

Give me some tip how to avoid that shopping?

Erica said...

Good Job being self controlled. It's certainly not easy sometimes.

Latte said...

Wow you are so good! Thanks for sharing that.


Missy said...

I enjoyed reading your blog! you did really good!

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