This week I started with a budget of $75.29. I had my regular budget of $55 plus $20.29 left over from last week. I write these posts to keep myself on track- If I have to come home and record it right away- I can see how much I am spending out of pocket!
My final weekly totals:
*WOW I feel like I spent a lot this week but I was still under my $55 a week budget.
Now, “normal” people may look at this and say “She didn’t buy any REAL food! How does she feed her family buying just this?” It’s because I have a stockpile! This week it was shampoo, tortilla chips, a few veggies & fruits, some sausages and cookies…yeah real healthy. But it’s because my stockpile supplies everything else for our meals!
I have realized that I go to the store FAR too often- but I blame much of that on my job!- finding deals! I like to try the deals I share!
TRIPS 1 &2:
(4) Grande chips used (4) .75/1 coupons = FREE + .07 in tax
Total value: $12.03
3 transactions @ 2 stores’
12 Pantene used B1G1 coupons
4 Secret Deodorant used $1/1
Total value: $71.74
OOP: $15.50 submitting for a $10 MIR
Savings (before rebate) 78.3% (after rebate) 92.3%
SAVINGS: 81.5% before rebate
Left over in budget: $59.72
2 Keebler Cookies
1 Nabisco Cookies
1 Hillshire farms gourmet creations
Left in budget: $58.11
Have you ever had a trip you wish you could start all over? I did today. One coupon refused to scan at Lowe’s Foods. And since it was an internet coupon they wouldn’t accept it. Put that item back.
Then I forgot to give my coupons to the cashier at Harris Teeter and since I was getting something for my mom the high total didn’t alert me! We had to rering the order. THEN I realized one of my coupons was expired! My kids were all excited over the pink lemonade I bought it anyway!
4 Grande chips & 1 Pop tart at Lowes foods (my 2nd coupon would not scan- sigh)
1 HIllshire Farm Gourmet Creations
2 Davidson Eggs
1 Simply Lemonade
Left in budget: $53.28
I went to Aldi & Harris Teeter today:
At Aldi I splurged on Chocolate donuts. My twins and I needed a pick me up after leaving their dad & older sister at their airp
(2) pks Green Peppers
2 24 pk Water (not pictured)
Left in budget: $40.04
(3) Mission tortillas $3.09
2 24 pk waters (not pictured)
Total OOP: $0.00 (used ECB and previously earned ECB)
2 Pepperidge Farms cookies
1 Witch Hazel
OOP: $0.00 (used a $10 gift card I got when we had a RR printing issue and they gave me a gift card instead)
12 Nivea creme tins
Received: $20 gift card
Total Value: $41.48
Recieved: .75 ecb, $9 RR, $20 Target gift card
Left in budget: $30.35
(2) Grande Chips
(3) Ball Park Buns
(2) lunchables (no coupon- marked down)
Tota value: $17.79
Left in Budget: $25.36