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

Kroger:

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

CVS

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)

3 comments:

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 billandgrace598@charter.net

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.