Super Savings Saturday - $43 Haul!

I was a little concerned this week about grocery shopping.  We needed toilet paper desperately, John needed body wash and we always need milk.  Back to our $40 per week budget, after 'splurging' and stocking up for several weeks, I felt like it was going to be tight.  We really didn't need much else since we had stocked up but I still felt like it was tight.   And we had something else too that made me even more concerned about fitting into our budget.

Last week my washing machine decided to have some real issues after complaining and whining for a while.  We needed to replace the motor, which cost more than a new machine.  So then we decided to buy a new washer and dryer.  We had been saving for new machines, knowing that we had that expense coming up sometime in the not so distant future.  Our washer and dryer were 10 years old and had seen some hard use.  So, a new washer and dryer arrived on Thursday this last week.  And then I realized I didn't have any HE soap.  Opps.  I had stocked up earlier but none of the bottles were HE.  I guess the food shelf is going to get a present!  Anyway, we had to buy laundry soap too.

We went shopping tonight (Saturday) after the Harvest Party at church and I think I scored pretty well, considering we had to buy laundry soap, TP, body wash and milk all in the same run!

Here's what we got:
Store #1:
.73 lbs Roma tomatoes @ $0.99/lb = $0.72
Fresh Express Salad Kits BOGO w/store coupon: $3.99 for two - $0.75 coupon = $3.24
Birds Eye Steamfresh Frozen Vegetables 5/$4 w/store coupon = $4
Total Spent: $7.96

Store #2:
Reynolds Parchment Paper: $2.69 - $1.50 coupons = $1.19
Store Brand Hot Dog Buns = $0.79
Angel Soft Toilet Paper 24 Roll: $5.69 w/store coupon
Tide Coldwater HE 32 load = $7.99 - $2 coupon = $5.99
Campbell's Condensed Soups $1.45x4 = $5.80
Wisk 32 load $4.99 - $2 coupon = $2.99
Axe Shower Jell 2/$8 = 2/$4 w/BOGO coupon
4.03lbs Bananas @ $0.48/lb = $1.93
2 Gallon Store Brand Skim Milk @ $2.49/gallon = $4.98
Total Spent: $35.31

Total Spent At 2 Stores: $43.27

Total Saved (According to Store Receipts): $26.25

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