Saturday, July 7, 2012

Super Savings Saturday - Spent $63.35

We're still at the no-picture edition - sigh.  I really do need to get that camera battery replaced. Or figure out how to take tolerable photos with my iPod. :)

We had some "extra" money left after buying groceries last week ($25 + change) so we bought ahead some sausage for our camping trip later this summer and some bacon as well.  Yum.  I also took advantage of the Kellogg's deal (8/$20) and received coupons for a free gallon of milk and free dozen eggs on a future visit.  Milk runs anywhere from $1.99-$5.00/gallon here and eggs run about $1.50, so that's a savings of at least $3.50 on a future visit to the store!  Plus, since the milk coupon is good up to $3.50, I can buy the Kemps brand and save the top for our kids' school!  I'm hoping to do a "Pantry Challenge" month in August and really take stock of things around the house here. I guess in the meantime, since this month is rather crazy, I'm not being quite as careful as I could be with our grocery shopping as I could be.

Okay, enough about that. Here's what we bought:

Store #1:
Butter Kernel Canned Corn (4) and Canned Beans (2) :  $0.89x6 = $5.34
Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage: 2/$5 x 2 = $5
Hormel Black Label Bacon 1lb: $2.99 with store coupon
Bing Red Cherries: 2.31lbs @ $1.79/lb = $4.55 (Hubby loves these and this is a really cheap price here)
IttiBitz Ice Cream Cups: $0.80x5 - $1 = $3

Total Spent Store #1: $20.88
Saved: $9.18 (according to store receipt)

Store #2:
Store-Brand Popping Corn 1lb: $1.59
Kellogg's Cereals (6) and Nutrigrain Bars (2): 8/$20 - $1 - $1 - $1 -$1 - $0.70 - $0.70 = $14.60 for 8
Farmland Thick Cut Bacon: $2.99 with store coupon
Always Sanitary Pads 16 ct: $3.25- $1.50 = $1.75
Old Spice Body Wash 64oz: $3.50 - $0.50 - $0.50 = $2.50
Personal Size Seedless Watermelon: $2.99
Cantaloupe: $2
Bananas 2.15lbs @ $0.39/lb = $0.84
Red Anjou Pears 1.8lbs @ $1.89/lb = $2.68
Pint Blueberries $1.88
Whole White Mushrooms $1
Store Brand Skim Milk Gallon $1.99 x2 = $.398
Payday Bar (for Hubby as a treat this weekend since he's preaching 4 services!) =$0.89

Total Spent Store #2: $42.19 including $0.24 tax
Saved; $28.12 (according to store receipt) + received coupons for a free gallon of milk and free 1 doz eggs at a future purchase

Total Spent: $63.35. Saved: $37.30  or roughly 58% + free gallon of milk and dozen eggs at a later date

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