Sunday, April 3, 2011

Week 1 - the start of the second quarter and new goals

So ... my "second quarter" is starting today will all my goals stated in the previous post.  I got a little of my shopping done today, however, I still need to make a Safeway run (tried to squeeze it in today, but with all of us still on the sickly side we decided we would tackle that store later).  Here's what I've picked up so far:

Winco

1- Nabisco Saltine Crackers (on sale w/coupon for .78)
1 - MD Toilet Paper (on sale w/coupon for 3.98)
1 - 10 lb bag of potatoes (on sale for .78)
1 - Kosher Baby Dill Pickles (2.08)
1 - Mrs. Buttersworth Syrup (2.46)
2 - McCormick Brown Gravy Packets (.52 each)
2 - Idahoan Garlic Mashed Potatoes (.78 each)
1 - Heinz Ketchup (1.98)
2 - Cocoa Pebbles (on sale w/coupon for 1.48 each)
   * I'm sure most of you wonder why I buy so much sugary crappy cereal for my 2 year old, just to ease your mind its for my 34 year old husband!

Winco Total:  $17.62 (estimated savings $2.90 - or 14.1%)

Rite Aid (first time shopping here - the employees were SOOOO nice!)

Transaction 1

2 - Scrunchie Elastic Rubber Bands (on sale for 1.99)

Transaction 1 Total:  $3.98 (estimated savings $4.60 - or 53.6%), received (2) $1.99 +Up (which is a coupon off your next purchase)

Transaction 2

1 - Gillette Fusion Razor (on sale for 9.99)
   - used 5.00 off coupon
   - used (2) 1.99 +Up Rewards from Transaction #1

Transaction 2 Total:  $1.01 (estimated savings $10.28 - or 91.1%), received $5.00 +Up

Transaction 3

1 - Gillette Fusion Razor (on sale for 9.99)
   - used 3.00 off coupon
   - used 5.00 +Up Rewards from Transaction #2

Transaction 3 Total:  $1.99 (estimated savings $9.30 - or 82.4%), received $5.00 +Up

Rite Aid Total:  $6.98 (estimated savings $24.18 - or 77.6%) and still have $5 +Up for next week

Albertsons

2 - Rice Krispies (on sale 3/$5)
1 - Corn Flakes (on sale 3/$5)
3 - Frosted Flakes (on sale 3/$5)
   - used (3) 1.00 off 2 Kellogg's cereal coupons
   - used (3) Albertsons Double coupons (3.00)
1 - Bag of M&M
   - used peelie coupon for FREE M&M w/purchase of 2 Rice Krispies

Albertson Total:  $4.00 (estimated savings $28.03 - or 87.5%) and received (2) FREE gallon of milk Catalina's for my next purchase.

Fred Meyer

1 - Pull-ups (9.99)
   - used 1.50 off coupon

1 - Always (on sale for 4.99)
   - used 2.00 off e-coupon
   - used 1.00 off coupon

1 - Green Leaf Lettuce (on sale 5 for 5.00)

1 - Romaine Lettuce (on sale 5 for 5.00)

2 - French Bread loaves (on sale 2 for 3.00)

4 - Halls Cough Drops (on sale 5 for 5.00)
   - used (4) .75 off coupons

1 - Flintstones Vitamins (on sale for 4.99)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

Fred Meyer Total:  20.47 (estimated savings $8.50 - or 29.3%)

Walgreen's

4 - Purex Laundry Soap 50 oz (on sale for 1.99 each)
   - used (4) 1.00 off coupons

2 - Wonka Carmel Candy Bags (2/$6.00)
   - 1.00 off store-coupon
   - (2) 1.00 off coupons

1 - Xtreme 3 Razor 4pk (on sale 6.99)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

1 - Scott's Natural 6 roll Paper Towels (5.00)
   - 1.00 off store-coupon
   - 1.00 off coupon

1 - Cadbury Mini Eggs (on sale for .39)

   - used 4.00 Register Reward from previous

Walgreen's Total:  $12.34 (estimated savings $33.38 - or 73%), received $2 RR from razors for next week.

***CURRENT RUNNING TOTALS:

Fruit/Vegetables ($15/wk goal): 2.78
Meat ($15/wk goal):
Weekly spending (less than $100/wk goal): $61.41
Walgreen's/Rite Aid (less than $60/month goal): $19.32

Total Savings (weekly): $96.99
Total Savings (quarter): $96.99
Money added to Walmart Card:

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