Sunday, August 4, 2013

Super Savings - $30.75 budget plus some stocking up!

We had some good store sales this last week and we, after cleaning out all the change in the envelope, $20 and some change for stocking up!  Whoot!  We spent almost every single penny of it too, though we did have some change left.  Between the stock up and the CSA produce, you think we'd be all set for the week. Alas, I totally didn't realize that I was almost out of white flour - I noticed that we had a tiny amount of white sugar, but not the flour.  So making sugar cookies this week is out, but I do have quite a bit of whole wheat and rye flour as well as a few other things that I can bake with too, so we're all good!

Without further ado - here's what we got this week:

Our CSA bounty:

 Starting with the carrots and traveling clockwise we have: Carrots, loose-leaf lettuce, purple beets, kale, green beans, raspberries, kholrhabi, cucumbers, and cilantro.  In the middle sugar snap peas.  Quite the bounty! I made kale chips and will be blanching peas and beets this weekend.

We went to two grocery stores this weekend.  Here's what we got:

So, this is a wretched, overstuffed photo (next time I split up the stores) but we got quite the hall for just  over $50 total ($30.75 plus $20.47 in stock-up funds).

Store #1:
Canned Beans (3 kidney, 2 black) 5 cans @ $0.68/can with store coupon = $3.40
Canned diced tomatoes 6 cans @ $0.68/can with store coupon = $4.08
 Vanilla Hazelnut Whole Bean Coffee $4.99 with store coupon = $4.99
4lb Sugar $1.68 with store coupon = $1.68
1lb Strawberries 2 @ 2/$3 = $3
2lb Yellow Onions = $1.49
Crystal Farms Shredded Cheese 2 @ $1.77 = $3.54
Total Store #1: $22.18
Total Saved (according to store receipt): $15.56

Store #2:
23 Count Reynolds Baking Cup: $1.49 - $1 - $0.49 ("doubled" coupon) = FREE
Multigrain Cheerios $1.88 - $1 (coupon) = $0.88
Cheerios 2 @ $1.88 = $3.76 - $1 - $1 (doubled coupon) = $1.76
Honey Nut Cheerios $1.88 - $1 (doubled coupon) = $0.88
Frutare Popsicles $2.99 - $1 = $1.99
Stayfree Pads $2 - $1 - $1 (doubled coupon) = FREE
2.58lbs Yellow Peaches @ $0.69/lb = $1.78
1lb Butter = $1.98 with store coupon
Gallon Skim Milk 2 @ 2/$5 = $5
Dozen Large Eggs = $0.98
Smart Balance $3.49
Chobani Yogurt 10 @ 10/$8.80 - $1 - $1 = $6.80 (or $0.68 each)
Also used $1.50 off catalina from a previous trip.
Total spent at store #2 (including tax): $28.11
Total Saved (according to store receipt): $26.36

Total Spent at Both Stores: $50.22  ($1 leftover from what we had to spend).
Total Saved (according to store receipts): $41.92 (45.5%)

The cans of beans, tomatoes, the bag of coffee, sugar and the cereal are our "stock up" stuff.  We didn't separate it out really in price from the other items, but that's what we stocked up on.  We were completely out of onions and cheese. 

And next week I need to put flour on the list! 

What did you buy this week?

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