It’s been a super busy week of shopping. I hit 9 stores (well some stores I went to more than once) and I spent about 12 hours total between organizing and preparing for the trips and actual shopping and putting the groceries away. I saved $296.54, so that’s like getting paid $24.71 per hour. Does anyone else figure out their hourly ‘rate’ they earn when they coupon?
On my first trip of three trips to CVS, I picked up the Revlon money making deal. I used a $4 ECB from the previous week and paid $1.90. I got back a $7 ECB. That’s like making a $1.10 profit. I love these kind of deals! – I bought $7.89 worth of items for $1.90.
The next shopping trip was done over multiple transactions. All in all, I bought $55.08 worth of items for $2.05 (It was a total of $12.05 but I had a $10 CVS gift card from last week) and left with $4.87 in ECBs.
I was lucky enough to receive a $10/$50 CVS coupon so I decided to put it to get use. I had 2 coupons for FREE packages of Charmin Basic Toilet Paper (from the 5 A Day program). I bought $56.67 for $20.69 and left with $10 in ECBs for next week. It would have been $3.50 less, but I bought a $4.49 card instead of a $0.99 card. I stopped to read them and fell in love with this beautiful card for my mother in law for Valentine’s Day. Since her husband passed away, we try to give her a special card each year letting her know what she means to us.
One of my friends in Florida sent me some of the hot $3/3 Nabisco coupons. I made a quick trip to Walmart before they expired to use them to get the cups for FREE. I also used a coupon for a FREE bag of the Cars nuggets. I got $64.13 worth of groceries for $19.73.
Made another trip to Walmart to stock up on produce. I didn’t take the picture right away, so I missed a few items that I had bought. In total, I got $27.29 worth of produce for $27.29. LOL. No coupons for produce.
I made just one trip to Walgreens last week. I spent $15.57 worth of items for $2.14 (I did use $6 in RRs to pay). I left with a $5 RR plus I still have $11 left from the week before.
The first trip to Publix was awesome. I got $71.43 worth of groceries for $23.29. I had a few rain checks to use from the week before. I love using them because I never miss a sale price even when items are out of stock.
The second trip to Publix was even better than the first (they were 2 different sale weeks). I bought $72.65 worth of groceries for $17.77. It was a really great shopping trip and a really great sale week.
And I made it to Food Giant again this week where I got $81.18 worth of groceries for $40.79. That includes 3 packs of turkey bacon and 3 rolls of sausage and some clearance produce items. And no sale items. It is all regular price deals, but they do double up to $1 on Mondays. My new favorite day of the week.
Total Spent: $155.65*
*I had $10.67 left from last week that I rolled into this budget.
Total left from this week’s budget: $5.02
Go here to learn more about my weekly grocery budget.
*Note: Remember that I am building my stockpile. What you see pictured is not a week’s worth of groceries. And if you leave any rude comments about what I purchased, I will remove them. Only nicely phrased comments are allowed on this blog. :)