Note to self: Do not pick out meals for your weekly meal plan that all call for different meats.
This time I did not realize it would be a big money coster. I bought Italian Sausage for 3.99, Top Sirloin Steak 6.01 (ouch), ground beef for 3.63, and Stew meat for 3.19. Next time I will make sure most of my meals feature the same meat. Those were my biggest costs.
On to the savings!
This week CVS has select cereals on sale 2/$4! I bought Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks, and used a $1/2 coupon, paying $1.50 per box!
They also had Glade Scented oil candles on sale 2/$5. I used two coupons: $1 off glass oil holder, and buy an oil holder, get a 3 ct refill pack free! So I got the glass oil holder (actually very nice) for 1.50 and the refills for free!
I also got White-Out because I needed it for work; luckily, buy one get one free!
CVS Total Before: $21.24
Total Paid: $6.79
Total Saved: $14.45!
I got gas at Kroger, and received .10 off each gallon, thank you Kroger card.
I bought ten of those Mt. Dew energy drinks, hoping I would receive a $10 off coupon at checkout again. It didn’t happen. But at least Alex is happy.
Fruit2O Water (originally 1.29) on sale for $1, used .50 off coupon, which was doubled.
Hunt Snack Pack 4 ct ($1) used .50 off coupon, which was doubled.
Yakisoba Noodles (.99) on sale for .89, used .35 off coupon, which was tripled.
Listerine 1L (5.19) on sale for 3.99,
Reach Floss (1.49) on sale for $1,
Reach Floss (1.49) on sale for $1, used $5/3 Reach/Listerine products.
Ole Taco Shells (1.99) on clearance for .89.
Betty Crocker Warm Delights (1.99) used .50 off coupon on my Kroger card from Cellfire.com, used .50 off coupon, which was doubled. Paid .49
French’s Dijon Mustard (1.79) on sale for 1.49, used .50 off coupon, which was doubled. Paid .49
2 Reach Toothbrushes (1.99) used $3/2 coupon, paid .99 total.
Reach Flosser Stick (1.99) used $1 off coupon, paying .99.
Kroger Total Before: $58
Total After: $26.65
Total Savings: $31.35
The meat problem. 😦 Very sad about my total.
Dr. Pepper 12 pack (see on nearly free)
Totino’s Pizza Rolls 15 ct (1.99) on sale for $1, used .35 off coupon, which was tripled.
Milky Way candy bar (.99) on sale for .50, used free candy bar coupon.
3 Musketeers candy bar (.99) on sale for .50,
Twix candy bar (.99) on sale for .50, used $1 off 2 coupon.
5 Dr. Pepper 12-packs ($4.79 each) on sale for 2.72 each, buy 4 for $10.88, get one free.
Albertson’s Frozen Waffles (2.99) on sale for $1, Albertson’s has a sale where you fit as many frozen foods into a 10% of bag and you get those items 10% off, so I paid .90.
Albertson’s Total Before: $67.94 (stupid meat)
Total After: $41.49
Total Savings: $26. 45 ouch!
Grocery Total before: $147.18
Total After coupons and sales: $74.93 (way over $50 budget!)
Total Saved: $73.25 (so close to saving what I spent!) Not a very good shopping day.