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

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