Monday, January 30, 2012

Week 4: January 22nd - 29th

Carry Over From Week 3:   -$15.39

Walgreens

2 - Tylenol Liquid Cold (on sale 2/10.00)
   - used (2) 2.00 off coupons
   *received 5.00 RR for next week
4 - Sunday Newspapers

   - used $5.00 RR from last week

Total:  $9.00, and have $5.00 RR left over

Walgreens (Trip 2)

2 - Tylenol Liquid Cold (on sale 2/10.00)
   - used (2) 2.00 off coupons
   * received 5.00 RR for next week

Total:  $6.00, and have $5.00 RR left over

Safeway

1 - Cheetos (3.49 on sale BOGO Free)
1 - Fritos (3.49 on sale BOGO Free)
2 - Teddy Graham Snack Bags (on sale 2/4.00)
1 - Sponge Bob Honey Grahams (on sale 2/4.00)
   - used 3.00 off 3 Nabisco coupon
10 - Powerades (on sale .69 each)
     - used .50 off Powerade Zero Coupon
1 - Cascade Gel Packs (on sale 4.99)
   - used .50 off coupon
2 - All Detergent (on sale for 3.99 each)
   - used (2) 1.00 off coupons
1 - Tub of Parmesan Cheese (on sale for 3.49)
2 - Gold N Soft Tubs (on sale 1.19 each)
   - used 1.00 off 2 coupon
2 - Tums (on sale 3.99 each)
   - used 1.00 off 2 coupon
1 - Hostess Twinkies (on sale 2.99)
1 - Thomas Bagels (on sale 2.99)
1 - Orowheat 12 grain Bread (on sale 2.99)
1 - Pkg of ER Boneless/Skinless Breasts (2.99/lb - 10.71)
1 - Pkg of Shrimp (8.99/lb - 9.35)
Green Grapes (1.28/lb - 2.82)
Head of Iceberg Lettuce (1.29)
1 - Cucumber (.88)
1 - Tomato (2.99/lb - 1.35)
Bag of Red Potatoes (3.99)
2 - Italian Blend Salad (on sale 1.99 each)
3 lb Bag Onions (on sale 1.00)
6 - Fruit Rollups (on sale 3/1.00)
1 - Croutons (on sale 1.00)
1 - Cut Melon Bowl (on sale 2.50)
Deli Ham (on sale 4.99/lb - 5.09)

   - used Safeway Doubles (2.00)

Total:  90.13

Week 4 Total:  $105.13 (which is 5.13 over --- another overbudget week!)

So I get to start next week in the negative again ... and hope to catch up and get back on budget soon (Carry Over is -20.52)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Coupons - Janurary 22nd Highlights

So, when I got home from town this afternoon I went through the paper and found the coupons that I liked best, here they are:
$1.50 off 2 M&M, Dove or Snickers (with Valentines day this will work out to be a good deal)
$1.50 off 2 York, Reeses, Hersheys (ditto)
$3.00 off 2 Triaminic Products (will match with the sale at Walgreens this week and stock up incase Easton gets sick)
$1.00 off 2 Oscar Mayer Carving Board (this will work for Todds lunches if we can get it on sale also)
$1.00 off 2 Gold N Soft

There are other coupons in there, but these were the ones made me smile the most!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Week 3: January 15 - 21st

Starting Carry-Over Amount: $21.98

Albertsons
2 - Kellogg Poptarts - 12 pks (on sale for 2.99 each)
4 - Budding Lunch Meat Packages (on sale for .89 each)
10 - Green Giant Vegetables (on sale 10 for 10.00)
     - used (3) .60 off 3 coupons
     - used (3) Twice the Value coupons

Albertsons Total:  $15.94

Walgreens

4 - Aleve 50 ct (on sale for 3.79 each)
   - used (4) 1.00 off coupons

   * received $5.00 RR for future use

Walgreens Total:  $11.16

Safeway (Friday Only)

4 - Cubes of Pepsi (5.00 each)

Safeway (Friday Only) Total:  $24.80

Safeway

4 - Pop Secret Popcorn (on sale 1.49 each w/in-ad coupon)
1 - Poptart 12 ct (on sale 2.69)
5 - Filippo Extra Virgin Olive Oil (used rain check for 5.00 each - regularly $11)
   - used (5) 1.00 off coupons
6 - Swanson Chicken Broth (on sale 10 for 10.00)
   - used (3) .40 off 2 coupons
12 - Gatorade (on sale .89 each w/in-ad coupon)
1 - McCormicks Country Gravy (1.69 each)
4 - McCormicks Brown Gravy (.99 each)
1 -Brawny Paper Towels (on sale 5.99 each)
2 - Danimals Yogurt (on sale 1.69 each w/in-ad coupon)
2 - Precious String Cheese (on sale 3.99 each)
   - used (2) 1.00 off coupons
1 - Gallon Whole Milk (on sale 2.79)
1 - Loaf of Bread (on sale 2.50)
1 - Pkg Eat Right Chicken Breasts (on sale 2.99/lb)
1 - Bunch of Bananas (.59/lb)
2 - 10# bags of Potatoes (on sale 1.49 each w/in-ad coupon)
1 - Jar Minced Garlic (1.99)
2 - Bags of Salad (on sale .99 each)
   - used Safeway Doubles (2.00)

Safeway Total:  $85.47

Week 3 Total:  $137.37 (way over budget ... oooppps not a good couponing week!)
less my carry over of $21.98 still makes me starting next week in the negative w/o even buying papers (-15.39 to start my week 4 - BOO!!!)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sunday Coupons - January 15th Highlights

So, Todd picked up some papers (4) while he was running errands in town.  Here is the highlights that I see in tomorrows Sunday Paper!

$1.00 off 2 Hormel Pepperoni (great for Homemade Pizza or Pizza Bread)
$1.00 off 4 or more rolls Scott Towels
$1.00 off Sucrets (it is winter!)
$1.00 off 6 or more rolls Viva Towels (I wasn't sure about these, but they hold up pretty well!)
$2.00 off Tylenol Cold Liquid Product (I swear by this ... I can't use Niquil keeps me awake allnight - but this stuff makes me sleep like a baby)
$1.00 off Precious String Cheese (we can't run out of it at our house or Easton is very unhappy)
$1.00 off Wisk - might turn into a good buy?
$1.00 off 2 Ziploc Bags
$1.00 off Flippo Berio Olive Oil (I am loving this coupon, because Safeway in Forest Grove was out on Friday when it was on sale for $5.00 and I got a rain check!!!)

There are other coupons in there, but these were the ones made me smile the most!

Week 2: January 8 - 14th, 2012 ($95.89)

Starting Carry Over Amount:  $17.87

Our weekly shopping kinda got messed up this week ... I didn't spend as much time as I wanted with the adds ... I was to busy stocking Target :)

Fred Meyer

4 - Fred Meyer Bacon (on sale for 2/6.00 w/in-ad coupon) - worse case this will be used in soups
6 - Trident Gum (on sale for .69 each w/in-ad coupon)
   - used (2) 1.00 off 3 coupons
3 - Hunts Pudding (on sale for 10/10.00)
   - used .50 off 3 store coupon

Fred Meyer Total:  $16.64

Safeway

4 - Del Monte Green Beans (on sale .79 each wyb 4+)
2 - Quaker Instant Oatmeal - Raisin and Spice (on sale BOGO Free @ 3.49)
4 - Quaker Dipps Granola Bars (on sale 1.88 each w/in-ad coupon)
   - used (2) .75 off 2 coupons
2 - Nabisco Saltines (on sale for 1.59 each)
2 - Best Foods Mayo (on sale 2.49 each w/in-ad coupon)
15 - Powerade (on sale .69 each w/in-ad coupon)
2 - Hefty Zip Bags (on sale 2.99 each w/in-ad coupon)
   - used 1.00 off 2 coupon
1 - Gallon of Milk (2.79)
1 - Aleve - 50 ct (on sale for 5.49)
   * gave 1.00 off coupon however was not on the receipt
2 - Hostess Products (on sale 1.79 w/in-ad coupon)
1 - Franz Bread (on sale 2.50)
1 - Family Package Boneless Petite Sirloin (on sale for 2.49/lb - 12.18)
1 - Iceberg Lettuce (on sale for .99)
1 - Bag of Caesar Romaine Lettuce (on sale 1.99)

   - used Safeway Double (1.50 deducted)

Safeway Total:  $70.17

Target

2 - Suave Deodorants - powder fresh (1.4 ounce) 1.07
2 - Suave Deodorants - sweet pea and violet (1.4 ounce) .97
   - used (4) .75 off coupons

Target Total:  $1.08

Other - 4 Newspapers - Sunday Early Edition bought on Saturday ($8.00)

Week 2 Total Spent:  $95.89 ($4.11 left over from $100/wk budget)
Current Carry-Over Amount:  $21.98

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Target 70% off Toy Clearance Trip

So, for those of you who don't know:  Target has great toy clearance sales twice a year (one in January and the other at the end of July).  I have been patiently stocking Target this week waiting for the moment the doors opened and the toys were finally marked down to 70% off (from the 30 and 50% off they have been since late last week).  Well, it finally happened this morning and here is what I picked up:

1 - Paper Jams Guitar (reg. price $17.87 - clearance price $5.36)
1 - Video Recorder (reg. price $39.99 - clearance price $11.98)
1 - Remote Control F350 Dually (reg. price $69.99 - clearance price $20.98)
1 - Hot Wheel Collectable Train (reg. price $4.27 - clearance price $1.28)
1 - Hot Wheels 8ft Race Track (reg. price $79.99 - clearance price $23.98)
1 - Hot Wheels Monster Truck Rock Ramp (reg. price $20.87 - clearance price $6.26)
1 - Cranky Crane and Thomas Train Plastic Set (reg. price $59.99 - clearance price $17.98)
1 - Vtech VReader (reg. price $49.99 - clearance price $14.98)
1 - Leap Frog Alphabet Take-Along (reg. price $19.99 - clearance price $5.98)
1 - Large Wooden Puzzle - Vehicles (reg. price $10.99 - clearance price $3.28)
1 - Large Wooden Puzzle - Animals (reg. price $10.99 - clearance price $3.28)
1 - Hot Wheels Speed Shop (reg. price $30.77 - clearance price $9.23)
1 - K'nex Roller Coaster set (reg. price $49.99 - clearance price $14.98)

That was my trip to Target this morning ... my total was $139.55 (which is quite alot ... but if I look at how much I would of spent at full price $465+ it was worth it!)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Week 1: January 1 - 7th, 2012 ($82.13)

So 2012 is here and I haven't put anything on any of my blogs for months now (since August) ... but I am going to try and at least restart this one.  I have found that I stayed more within my budget and was better about shopping when I was documenting it (even if no one reads it - which is ok).  So, here is my first week of shopping ... with still $100/week budget.

Target

3 - Oral B Floss (.97 each)
   - used (3) 1.00 off coupons
3 - Flintstone Vitamins - 60 count gummies (on sale 6.59 each)
   - used (3) 2.00 off coupons
   * received $5.00 gift card for next purchase for buying 3
1 - Flintstone Vitamin - chewables (on sale 5.93) ... Easton usually has these and we haven't had the gummies so these are for backup!!!
   - used 2.00 off coupon

   - used (3) 5.00 gift cards from previous purchases

Target Total: $2.61 and have a 5.00 gift card.

Safeway

2 - Orville Popcorn, 3pks (on sale 2/4.00)
4 - Idahoan Instant Mashed Potatoes (1.15 each - I know cheaper at Walmart, but wasn't going to make the extra trip)
2 - JIF Peanut Butters (on sale 2.49 each w/in ad coupon)
2 - McCormicks Country Gravy (1.69 each)
4 - McCormicks Brown Gravy (on sale .88 each)
1 - 8pk Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate (on sale 4.99) - total splurge, but if I went to Starbucks it would be SOOOO MUCH more!!!
2 - Capri Sun Roaring Waters (on sale 1.79 each)
2 - Hefty Kitchen Bags *buy 2 save $3.00 on each (5.99 each w/savings)
   - used (2) 1.00 off coupons
2 - Grands Biscuits (1.99 each)
  - used .30 off 2 coupon
1 - Gallon of Milk (on sale 1.99 w/in ad coupon)
2 - Cool Whips (on sale 1.90 each)
2 - GoGurts (on sale 2.00 each)
1 - Garlic Bread (2.29)
1 - Thomas Bagels (on sale 2.49 w/in ad coupon)
1 - Franz Bread (on sale 2.50)
1 - Whole Chicken (on sale 4.53)
Bananas - .59/lb (2.04)
Apples - 5 lb bag (on sale 2.99)
Oranges - 8 lb bag (on sale 3.99 w/in ad coupon) 
Potatoes - 10 lb bag (on sale 1.49 w/in ad coupon)
2 - Fresh Express Salad Bags (on sale 2.00 each)
2 - Croutons (on sale 1.00 each)
  - used Safeway Doubles (1.30 total)
  - used $10 off $75 purchase
Safeway Total:  69.52 (estimated 42% savings)

Other - Weekly Newspapers:  10.00 (5 - Sunday 1-8-12 early edition bought on Saturday)

Week 1 Total Spent:  $82.13
Carry Over for Next Week:  $17.87