Monday, April 18, 2011

Week 3 --- $93.72 (Finally under budget!)

I think we got some good deals this week.   Here's what we bought:

Rite Aid

4 - Nivea For Men Body Wash (on sale 3.99 each)
   - used (4) 3.00 off coupons
   * received 5+Up for $15+ Nivea Purchase

1 - Sesame Street Toothbrush (3.29) ... all I can say is ouch!  I need to watch for sales and stock up on kiddo toothbrushes.

   - used $3.00 off $15.00 purchase Survey Coupon

Rite Aid Total:  $4.25 (estimated savings $21.00 - or 83.2%) and have $5 +Up for future purchase.

Albertsons

Transaction #1

4 - Captain Crunch Cereals (on sale 2.25)
   - used (4) .50 off coupons
   - received Quaker $3 instant savings for buying 4

2 - Tropicana Orange Juice (on sale 2/5.00)
   - used (2) 1.00 off coupons

   - used (3) Twice the Value Coupons (2.50)
   - used (3) 1.00 Catalina's from last week

Transaction #1 Total:  $1.50 (estimated savings $26.84 - or 94.7%)

Transaction #2

2 - Bisquick (on sale 1.50)
   - used (2) .50 off coupons

4 - Del Monte Green Beans (on sale .50)

4 - Oreo's Fudge Dip Cookies (on sale 2.49)
   - used (4) 1.00 off coupons

10 - Quaker Granola Bars (on sale 1.99)
     - used (3) .75 off 2 coupons
     - received $5.00 instant savings for buying 10

1 - Gallon Whole Milk (3.59)
   - used Free Milk Catalina from 2 weeks ago cereal sale

   - used (3) Twice the Value Coupons (3.00)
   - used 5.00 Catalina from last week
   - used 1.00 Catalina from last week

Transaction #2 Total:  $13.61 (estimated savings $52.78 - or 79.5%)

Albertsons Total:  $15.11 (estimated savings $79.62 - or 84%)

Fred Meyer

3 - 18 pack eggs (on sale 3/$5 w/in-ad coupon)

1 - Bunch of Celery (.78/lb - 1.49)

2 - Cool Whip (.99)

2 - All Detergent (on sale 2/$7 w/in-ad coupon)
   - used (2) 1.00 off coupons

4 - Farmland Bacon (on sale 2/$7 w/in-ad coupon)
   - used (4) 1.00 off coupons

3 - Wheat Thins (on sale 3/$5 w/in-ad coupon)

   - used .50 e-coupon Super Savings

Fred Meyer Total:  $27.97 (estimated savings $10.78 - or 27.8%)

Walgreen's

Transaction #1

2 - Huggies Pull-ups (on sale 8.99)
   - used (2) 1.50 off coupons
1 - Huggies Wipes (on sale 5.99)
   - used .50 off coupon
   * received 5.00 Register Rewards for purchasing $20+ Huggies products

1 - Russell Stover Candy (on sale .39)
   - used 2.00 off Register Rewards (from 2 weeks ago)

Transaction #1 Total:  $18.86 (estimated savings $10.70 - or 36.2%) and have the $5.00 Register Reward

Transaction #2

1 - Gillette Fusion Razor (on sale 9.99)
   - used 5.00 off coupon
   * received 4.00 Register Rewards

1 - Russell Stover Candy (on sale .39)
   - used 5.00 Register Reward from Transaction #1

Transaction #2 Total:  $.38 (estimated savings $11.20 - or 96.7%) and have the $4.00 Register Reward

Transaction #3

2 - Osteo Bi-Flex (B1G1 Free - 19.99)
   - used (2) 6.00 off coupons

Transaction #3 Total:  $7.99 (estimated savings $31.99 - or 80%)

Walgreen's Total:  $27.23 (estimated savings $53.89 - or 66.4%) and still have the $4.00 Register Rewards for next week.

Safeway

Transaction #1

2 - Reynolds Foil (on sale 2.49 w/in-ad coupon)
   - used (2) .75 off coupons

2 - Fresh Express Salad (on sale 1.00)
   - used (2) .50 off coupons

   - used Safeway Doubles (2.00)

Transaction #1 Total:  $2.48 (estimated savings $11.49 - or 82.2%)

Transaction #2

1 - Milano Cookies (on sale 1.99 w/in-ad coupon)
   - used .50 off coupon

2 - Kens Salad Dressing (B1G1 Free - 3.99)
   - used (2) 1.00 off coupons

1 - McCormick Pure Vanilla (on sale 50% off - 3.99)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

2 - Lucerne Cream Cheese (on sale 2/3.00)

1 - Hot Dog Buns (1.49)

6 - Buddig Lunch Meat (on sale .50)
   - used .75 off 4 coupon

1 - Whole Chicken (on sale .89/lb - 3.81)

1 - Bunch Red Grapes (on sale .99/lb - 1.66)

1 - 1 lb Baby Carrots (on sale 1.00)

   - used Safeway Doubles (2.00)
   - Misc. coupon deducted from total? (1.00)

Transaction #2 Total:  $16.68 (estimated savings $28.94 - or 63.4%)

Safeway Total:  $19.16 (estimated savings $40.43 - or 67.8%)

Week 3 Total:  $93.72 (estimated savings $205.72 - or 68.7%)

***CURRENT RUNNING TOTALS:Fruit/Vegetables ($15/wk goal): $10.15 (valued at $29.02)
Meat ($15/wk goal): $13.81 spent (valued at $21.23)
Weekly spending (less than $100/wk goal): $93.72 (finally under budget!)
Quarterly Spending (less than $1300 is goal - prefer $1200):  $310.80
Walgreen's/Rite Aid (less than $60/month goal): $50.80
Total Savings (weekly): $205.72
Total Savings (quarter): $472.56
Money added to Walmart Card: *** looks like I need to make a Walmart trip pretty soon ... or it won't have any money on it before Black Friday!

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