Sunday, April 3, 2011

Super Savings Saturday - $42.41 from a $43 budget!


After my shopping trip this last week, I had $43 and a handful of change for groceries this week.  I spent $42.41 for the entire bounty you see above!  Four of the boxes of cereal are heading to the food shelf.  We've decided to spend roughly $5 each week to bless the food shelf. So this week, cereal it was!

Here's what we bought:

Store #1:
6 boxes Kellogg's Cereal @ $1.66 each = $9.96 - $1 - $1 - $1 = $6.96 ($1.16 per box)
Apple Juice $1.88
2 Loaves white bread $3
2 Hormel Lunch Meal $5
Organic Pink Lady Apples (3lbs) $3.99 - $1 = $2.99
Total: $19.37
Saved: $9.28

Store #2:
20oz Mayonaise $2.99
Palmolive Ulta 23oz $2.00 - $0.50 - $0.50 = $1
State Fair Mini Corndogs $3 - $0.55 - $0.55 = $1.90
2.44 lbs Red Grapes @ $1.29/lb = $3.15
2lb Whole Carrots $0.98
1 gallon Skim Milk $2.69
2 blocks Cheese @ $1.66 = $3.32 - $1 - $1 = $1.32
5 boxes Nutrigrain Bars @ $1.88 ea = $9.40 - $1 - $1 - $0.75 - $0.75 = $5.90 ($1.18 per box)
Total $20.04
Saved: $25.09

Store #3:
Purex Crystals $2.99 - $2 = $0.99
1 block cheese $1.80
Total Spent: $3 including tax
Saved: $2.40

Total Spent: $42.41
Total Saved: $36.77

I also received 2 $1 off next purchase catalinas and 2 free gallon of milk catalinas good through April 16th!

Not so bad if I do say so myself!

 
A couple of quick notes about this shopping trip:  I usually bake my own bread. The last few months have been very stressful and time crunched for me.  Since I came down with another sinus infection on Friday night, John and I decided to take advantage of a 2/$3 coupon and buy 2 loaves of bread this week, rather than making them.  Buddy also loves Apple Cinnamon Nutrigrain bars and I had some coupons, so we decided to busy 5 boxes (the number required for the price deal).  This is a very quick in-the-car breakfast or an on-the-go snack for us.  Very handy if we're running out the door late.  Usually for breakfast I pair them with a banana or apple so we're not eating totally terrible. :)   The mini-corndogs are another treat - which we're saving for the kids' birthday in about a month.  I wouldn't have bought them without the sale and coupons.  Everything else is fairly typical and, like I said before, 4 of the boxes of cereal are going to the food shelf. 

For more shoping inspiration and to share your own deals, check out Super Savings Saturday at Money Saving Mom!

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