Saturday, January 8, 2011

Grocery Shopping Challenge Staying On Budget 1/6/11

Grocery shopping challenge staying on budget for the week ending 1/6/11.
Using cash in the envelope helps me stay on budget. When cash is gone it is time to stopping shopping for groceries or take it from another envelope.
This week I went to Walgreens, Target, Super One and Cub. Cub is always a stop since our bank is there and we can take out cash for the week to go into our envelope system.
Cub for milk $2.99 total spent

Walgreens for coupon deals
4 butter ball broth for 4 for $2.00 after sale and store coupon
Folgers coffee 2 for $4.50 after sale and store coupon and manufacture coupons
cough drops $2.29
Total spent at Walgreens $8.79

(1) Reach floss 97 cents
(2) 4 packs of Scott Toilet paper $1.64 after Target coupon
after using manufacture coupons this store visit cost us $1.58
clerk kept looking at coupons trying to find something to cause me a problem but no luck.

Super One visit 1
2 Kellogg Special K 2 for $5.00 ( I was able to use my coupon of buy 1 get 1 free)
4 Store brand diced tomatoes 44 cents each
1 package of 6" taco tortillas on sale with store coupon 88 cents
2 loafs of bread 2 for $3.00 with store coupon
1 Peter pan peanut butter 99 cents with store coupon
1 corn chips $2.00
2 boxes of pasta $1.39 each
2 packages of malto meal frosted cereal 88 cents each on sale
1 hunts tomato paste 69 cents
5 chi chi salsa $7.40
1 onion 68 cents
2 mini french beads 97 cents each with store coupon
2 I can't believe its not butter $1.88 each before using my coupon for b1 get 1 free
2 coffee mate $2.99 each before using 2 coupons of $1.00 off each
cottage cheese $1.99 with store coupon
6 yogurt 44 cents each on sale before coupon

After using store coupons and vendor coupons and advertised savings total spent $30.28 with a savings of $35.21 a total savings of 53 percent.

Next trip to Super One not as good. Wanted ground beef for dinner and not on sale
Ground beef $3.70
1 bag of Idaho potatoes $2.98
Sour cream $1.99
Shredded Taco cheese $1.49
total spent $15.15 savings of 7 percent.

Total spent for the week $63.72
$3.72 over weeks budget not horrible
$176.28 left on month's budget

I am sharing this at
Grocery cart challenge
Southern Savers
Addicted to Savings

Living Well Spending Less
Thanks for stopping by... lets keep saving together and please remember
Never under estimate the value of a small amount of money... Grace

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