Saturday, June 14, 2008

Super Savings Saturday

My first time joining in on Money Saving Mom's Super Savings Saturday! Please forgive the lack of pictures this week. I didn't think about taking them until AFTER I had put everything away LOL!

I'm beginning to think it's time for us to reevaluate our $75 a week grocery budget. Without a solid food stockpile, I find that I'm spending an additional $20 above our budgeted amount for extra need items during the week. While $90 something a week isn't bad for a family our size (3 adults, 3 kids), I'd still like to keep the grocery budget "trim" if at all possible. I think resuming our stockpiling efforts might help.

But enough about that! My fav deal this week was the 10/$10 Horizon milk sale at Kroger. These are the small shelf stable milk pouches that will be perfect for Ashleigh's lunch box (trying to think ahead LOL!). Using the $1/2 any Horizon Q from the Go Organic for Earth Day booklet, the milk comes out to .50 each! Definitely going back for more before the sale ends.

Total spent: $92.79
Total savings: $57.51


2 Eggland's Best eggs (2.59 - .35/1 Q doubled)
1 KR 16ct hot dog buns (sale 1.99)
3 jars Ragu pasta sauce (sale 1.55 - .50 KR eQ - $1/3 Q)
1 can Del Monte Organic corn (sale 1.19)
1 can Hunt's fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 lb frozen Shadybrook ground turkey 93/7
2 Armour hot dogs (sale .99)
2 Sargento shredded cheddar cheese (sale 2.34 - $1/2 Q)
1 broccoli bunch (sale 1.00)
10 Horizon shelf stable milk (sale 1.00 - $1/2 Q)

Total oop: $26.01
Total savings: $20.21

Lowes Foods:

2 Scott toilet paper 4pk (sale 2.99 - $1/1 Q)
2 Viva paper towels (sale 2.00 - .35/1 Q doubled)
1 Stoneyfield Organic yogurt (3.69 - $1/1 Q)
1 PAWS cat food (sale 2.50)
1 Smart Balance 50/50 blend (store Q 1.99 - .75/1 Q doubled)
6 Old Orchard apple juice (sale 2.00)
1 Pepsi 2Lt (sale 1.00)
1 Jiffy cornbread mix (FREE w/greenpoints)
3lb bag yellow onions (sale 1.13)
2 Nature's Own whole wheat bread (sale 1.89)

Total oop: $35.05
Total savings: $21.10

Harris Teeter:

HT apple juice (sale 1.79) -- previous week purchase
2 gallons Organic Valley milk (5.99 - $1/1 Q)
1 HT baking powder
1 Lysol toilet cleaner (sale BOGO - .50/1 Q doubled)

Total oop: $17.67
Total savings: $6.20


2 Huggies Pull Ups (sale 7.99 - $1.50/1 Q)

Total oop: $14.06
Total savings: $10.00

(Will receive $2 back through Caregivers Marketplace rebate for Huggies)


Sonshine said...

Not too bad!

I hear ya about having a stockpile makes you not spend sooo much at the grocery store! I found having my stockpile really nice and I didn't spend even $40 for my family of 7 when I had a good stockpile. Lately though I have been working at getting that stockpile back up to par so there isn't much to spend at the store each week. :)

Grace said...

Hey Mary Ellen
This is Grace from Jan 05 babies. I just clicked on your link on Money Saving Mom. I don't know if you remember me or not. I have Brianna and Luke. I just thought it was a small world that I clicked on you and I recognized your and your gorgeous kiddos. How have you been? I've just started trying to do the whole CVS deal thing anyway email me sometime

Mary Ellen (Carolina Momma) said...

Hey Grace!

I sure do remember you and your beautiful kids! Good luck with CVSing! I'll admit, sometimes it give me headaches LOL. I'll email you.