Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Weekly Shopping Trip

I had about $50.00 left in my August grocery budget, so I decided to use it to stock up on some items that we were running low on. Please keep in mind that this was not a shopping trip where I was trying to plan meals from, only one to stock up on items. I went to several different stores and focused on getting the best deals at each store.

I ended up spending $41.35 and saving $137.01!!


4 Gain Detergent $5.00
-used 4 coupons for $1.00 off Gain Detergent (found in 8/14 RedPlum insert)
1 Tide Detergent $6.00
-used 1 coupon for $1.00 off Tide Detergent (found in 7/31 Proctor and Gamble insert)
1 Charmin Toilet Paper $4.00
-used 1 coupon for $1.00 off Charmin (found in home mailer...not sure which one)
1 Miracle Bubbles (summer clearance $0.50) (bought as filler item)
2 Wrapping Paper (clearance $0.25 each) (bought as filler item)
-used $16.00 in Register Rewards
Final Price: $9.74 PLUS I received a $10.00 Register Reward for purchasing $30.00 of Proctor and Gamble products; saved $39.73


1 Diet Coke (2 liter) $0.99
-used coupon for $1.00 off any Coke product (received from Recycle Bank)
3 Herbal Essences Hairspray Clearance priced $1.09
-used 3 coupons for $1.00 off Herbal Essences or Aussie Product (found in 8/7 RedPlum insert)
2 Scope Outlast Mouthwash $3.99
-used 2 coupons for $0.75 off Scope Outlast (found in 7/31 Proctor and Gamble insert)
1 St. Joseph's Aspirin $2.00
1 Orbit Gum $1.37
-used coupon for $1.00 off Orbit Gum (received from CVS price scanner)
-used $7.00 in Extra Care Bucks
Final Price: $2.26 PLUS I received $6.00 in Extra Care Bucks...$4.00 from the Scope and $2.00 from the Aspirin: saved $25.96

Office Max:

10 Folders $0.01
3 Rulers $0.01
Final Price: $0.14; saved $5.34


2 Diet Pepsi (12 pack) $2.50
-used 2 Target coupons for $1.00 off Diet Pepsi (found here)
3 Suave Deodorant $0.97
-used 3 coupons for $0.75 off Suave Deodorant (found in 8/14 RedPlum insert)
2 packages Papermate Pens $1.00
-used 2 Target coupons for $1.00 off any Papermate product (no longer available to print)
2 Rimmel Eye Shadow $2.49
-used 2 Target coupons for $1.00 off Rimmel (found here)
-AND used 2 coupons for $2.00 off any Rimmel product (found here)
Final Price: $2.80, but I paid with a Target gift card that I earned several weeks ago, so final price was FREE; saved $16.23


3 Velveeta Cheesy Skillets $1.99
-used 3 coupons for $1.00 off Velveeta Cheesy Skillets (found in 8/21 SmartSource insert)
Grapes $0.98/lb
Final Price: $5.16; saved 7.95


2 HEBuddy Grahams $1.50
-used 2 coupons for $0.50 off HEBuddy Grahams (yellow in store coupon)
4 Keebler Chips Deluxe $2.38
-used 2 coupons for $1.00 off 2 Keebler Cookies (found in 8/7 RedPlum insert)
4 HEB Chips Galore $2.00
-used 4 coupons for Buy Keebler Cookies get HEB Chips Galore FREE (yellow in store coupon)
6 Eggo Waffles $1.97
-used 3 coupons for $1.00 off 2 Eggo Waffles (found in 8/7 RedPlum insert)
6 Dan-o-nino $1.87
-used 6 coupons for Buy Eggo Waffles get Dan-o-nino FREE (yellow in store coupon)
1 Welch's 100% Grape Juice $3.58
-used 1 coupon for $1.00 off Welch's Juice (found in 8/14 SmartSource insert)
1 Tony's Pizza $2.58
-used 1 coupon for Buy Welch's Grape Juice Get Tony's Pizza FREE (yellow in store coupon)
1 Pringles Grab 'N Go $0.59
-used 1 coupon for Buy Welch's Grape Juice Get Pringles Grab 'N Go FREE (yellow in store coupon)
2 Casa Fiesta Refried Beans $0.78
-used 1 coupon for $0.55 off 2 Casa Fiesta Beans (yellow in store coupon)
2 Oscar Mayer Lunchables with Fruit $1.50
-used 2 coupons for $1.00 off Lunchables with Fruit (found on a tearpad at a convenience store several weeks ago)
1 Fresh Express Salad $2.00
-used 1 coupon for FREE Fresh Express Salad (mailed to me from Vocalpoint)
Bananas $0.48/lb.
Final Price: $24.05; Saved $41.80

Not a bad shopping day. I haven't found a lot of good sales on back to school snacks for the kids, so I was excited to stock up on cookies. Based on the picture above, it looks like I only feed my children junk food. My kids LOVE fresh fruit and veggies, and those items can easily blow our grocery budget. I stock up on other grocery items when I can find them at their lowest prices so I have that extra room in our budget to purchase more produce.

No comments:

Post a Comment